How to Make Sweet Potato Buns

One of my Whole30 meal prep staples: sweet potato buns! I love my lettuce wraps, but sometimes you need something a little heartier and more filling. I use sweet potato buns in those instances. They are perfect for sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches and burgers. Basically anything you would have put on a bun before your grain free, paleo, whole30 life. When I posted these on Instagram I never expected I would get the response that I did. SO many people wanted to make them! And some people even thought I was eating a sandwich between two blocks of cheddar cheese. I am definitely not doing that. Follow my simple recipe here to start making some sweet potato buns!

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Sweet potato buns are super easy to make and make for a delicious alternative to the standard bun or lettuce wrap when you are going through a whole30, are eating grain free or are doing a paleo diet. Sweet potato buns are perfect for sandwiches and burgers of all kinds!

Lots of questions on Instagram about how these sweet potato buns stay together. I have had no problem having these stay together as I eat them because of my trusty sidekick parchment paper. I always wrap all of my sandwiches (no matter which kind of bun I’m using) with some parchment paper to give them better hold. You can see in the video below exactly how I wrap it up with the help of the parchment. Another tool I use in the video below is a basting brush. I use this to make sure that I am getting an even coat of avocado oil onto each bun. Not enough oil and it will be dry, but too much oil and it will be soggy. The salt that I have been using lately is Redmonds Real Salt and it adds incredible flavor while cooking and is loading with nutrients that iodized table salt is missing.

Some other tips for making the most perfect sweet potato buns ever are use your sharpest knife! Sweet potatoes can be very tricky to cut through from raw. You can even see me struggle a little in the video. If you can’t cut through it or you don’t have a sharp knife, you can microwave the sweet potato for a little like 30 seconds to soften it slightly and make it easier to cut through. As you can see I like thick sweet potato buns because I want this to be a filling and satisfying meal. If you would prefer thinner buns just slice the sweet potato thinner and adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Sweet potato buns are super easy to make and make for a delicious alternative to the standard bun or lettuce wrap when you are going through a whole30, are eating grain free or are doing a paleo diet. Sweet potato buns are perfect for sandwiches and burgers of all kinds!

Once you have your sweet potato buns thoroughly cooked you get to the real fun part: what will you put between them? My favorite is certainly a turkey sandwich - as evidenced by how many of those show up on my feed. I am also thinking that a breakfast sandwich would be delicious on these buns. I want to buy a smaller sweet potato and make little burger sliders on them. The possibilities are endless and they make doing a Whole30 a WHOLE lot more fun

Sweet potato buns are super easy to make and make for a delicious alternative to the standard bun or lettuce wrap when you are going through a whole30, are eating grain free or are doing a paleo diet. Sweet potato buns are perfect for sandwiches and burgers of all kinds!

Sweet Potato Buns

prep time: 10 minscook time: 40 minstotal time: 50 mins

ingredients:

  • 1 large, round sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven  to 400F
  2. Slice the sweet potato into  cross sections so that you have 1/2" thick rounds
  3. Place sweet potato rounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  4. Brush both sides of each round with avocado oil
  5. Sprinkle rounds with salt
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, flip and bake for an additional 15
  7. Cool and use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator
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