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Sweet Potato Buns by Jennifer Robins of Predominantly Paleo (Grain Free/Nut Free)

Posted on June 26, 2015 by Alyssa Cassidy

Jennifer has been blogging over at Predominantly Paleo, and making everyone drool in the process. Her foods are fun, exciting, many times AIP friendly, and she's got a fun attitude about bringing real food back into the kitchen. If you're grilling burgers or hot dogs, these buns are a great way to top em' without the gluten and junk. 


Truth be told, I have been living without buns for so long now that I am past the mourning period.  I mean sure, it really stunk for a long time but then I realized how bloaty and gross most bread-stuff made me, even the gluten free varieties.

So I put on my big girl pants and adapted to my non-bun lifestyle. And really for the most part I am ok with it. I get to avoid feeling grody and weighed down afterwards. And bonus alert: I get to keep my pants buttoned.  Those around me seem to appreciate that.

Anyway, there are times that the idea of a bun creeps into my head and I also realized that there are many people who have not gotten over the absence of the bread. So for you my friends, I know your loss well and I empathize.

This bun is a little crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. It holds together well for sandwiches, burgers, or for eating straight out of the oven – not that I would ever do that. Ever. Nor would my kids. Swear.

Sweet Potato Buns (Grain Free/Nut Free)


  • 1/4 cup palm shortening melted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal (i grind my own)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs

1. Preheat oven to 350

2. Combine all ingredients in blender, I use the Nutribullet

3. Let batter sit for a few minutes to thicken

4. Spoon batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet, you can decide how big you want your buns

5. Bake for 20 minutes for smaller buns, 25 minutes for bigger ones

6. Remove from oven and cool slightly

Find her Happy Hamburger recipe here, and a how to on making these into hot dog buns, here.


Jennifer is a wife and mother of 3 in pursuit of better health for her family.
After being gluten free for 4 years, and having a multitude of chronic health issues, she realized there was still too much processed “food” in her pantry and change was needed. Jennifer began feeding her family more meals from WHOLE foods and less from boxes. Her recipes are predominantly paleo, meaning they are free of grain, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar, but make allowances for a few treats and sweets. She believes food can be medicine when used appropriately and that a few changes now can equate to huge benefits later. Healthy food does not need to be flavorless and void of personality, which she aims to accomplish through her many recipes. Find Jennifer on the Predominantly Paleo blogFacebookPinterestInstagram, and Twitter. Her cookbook, Down South Paleo, will be released August 11th- don't miss it! 

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