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gf df hot dog buns & bonus chili recipe

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I don’t eat hot dogs too often, but when I do, I want an AMAZING bun that reminds me of the glutenful buns I used to love. There aren’t many gluten free hot dog buns available in stores and the ones I have tried we either too crumbly, too soggy, or the bun to dog ratio was considerably off.

For this hot dog bun recipe, you can determine the dimensions of your gluten free hot dog bun based on the pan you use and also the volume of your bun depending on the amount of dough you use. You are in full control of your buns!

Make smaller buns for hot dogs, larger buns for Italian sausage and brats, and even larger buns for lobster rolls! (that recipe is coming soon!)

And, because good, gluten free hot dog chili is also hard to find, we have included a bonus recipe

No go forth and have a proper chili dog!!!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns when baking this bread, please send me a message here and I will get back to you in 24 hours or less.

Check out our gluten free hamburger bun recipe HERE.

Check out our gluten free sandwich bread recipe HERE.

discover. cook. enjoy.

Gluten-Free Victoria Wolf

BONUS Hot Dog Chili Recipe

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ yellow onion
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Cook the ground beef and onions together until the meat is browned. Add the rest of th ingredients and simmer until chili thickens about 23-30 minutes. Enjoy!!

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GF DF Hot Dog Buns

The amazing taste and fabulous texture of these buns will have you eating more hot dogs, brats, and more.
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 25 minutes
Course bread
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 281 kcal

Suggested Tools

Stand Mixer
Soda Stream
Probe Thermometer
Digital Kitchen Scale
Precision Scale
#6 Disher
Glass Measuring Cups
Cooling Racks
Small Whisks
Hot Dog Pan Individual 7"
Hot Dog Bun Form

The Ingredients

Dry: Flours and Starches

  • 45 grams garbanzo flour
  • 90 grams sorghum flour
  • 105 grams tapioca starch
  • 105 grams corn starch

Dry: Supplemental

  • 18 grams soy milk powder
  • 25 grams sugar
  • 8 grams kosher salt
  • 5 grams xanthan gum
  • 4 grams gelatin, unflavored
  • 1 grams baking powder

Wet Ingredients

  • 16 grams honey
  • 60 grams sunflower oil, can use canola
  • 35 grams egg whites, Kirkland brand at Costco is the best!
  • 4 grams vinegar, white distilled
  • 1 large eggs

Yeast and Water

  • 6 grams yeast, dry active NOT instant
  • 2 cups carbonated water, use club soda or make with a soda stream

The Process

  • Depending on the pan you use and the amount of dough per bun, this recipe makes 6-8 buns. Double the recipe to make more and then freeze them.

Getting Ready

  • Gather all your ingredients and group by type. Also. gather all the equipment needed for measuring and mixing.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Measure the Dry Ingredients

  • Measure the garbanzo, sorghum, tapioca, and corn starch and place in the stand mixer's bowl.
  • Measure and add the supplemental ingredients to the same bowl as the flours.

Measure the Wet Ingredients

  • Measure each of the wet ingredients and then put in a small bowl. All the wet ingredients need to be in one bowl.

Activate the Yeast

  • Measure the yeast into a small bowl.
  • If using club soda, measure 2 cups into a 4 cup measuring cup and heat to 110 degrees in the microwave, about a minute. Use a probe thermometer to test the temperature. If you heat the water to over 110 degrees, wait for it to reach 110 before activating the yeast.
  • If using a soda stream, temp the water coming out of your facet to 110 degrees, fill the soda stream bottle, and carbonate the water. Measure 2 cups of the carbonated water into a 4 cup measuring cup.
  • When you have your 110 degree water ready, begin whisking the water as you add the yeast slowly to the water. Keep whisking until nearly all the yeast has dissolved. You should see foam when you do this. If you do not, your yeast may be out of date or bad.

Time to Mix and Proof (Rise)

  • Attach the mixing bowl to the stand mixer, attach the mixer's paddle attachment and raise the bowl into the mixing position. Set to speed 1 for 15 seconds to combine the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients while the mixer is still set at speed 1. You will need to use a spoon to get the honey out of the bowl. Now, add the yeast and water slowly. Once it is all added, increase the speed to 2 until all the water is incorporated into the dry ingredients. Increase the speed to 4 and mix for one minute. Increase the speed to 5 and mix for one more minute.
  • When the mixing is complete, the dough should be soft and silky, similar to frosting. Lower the bowl and remove the paddle attachment. With a wet spatula, scrape the dough from the sides of the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set on top of your stove for 20 minutes (oven is on and set to 400 degrees).

Scoop and 2nd Proof (Rise)

  • Gather your hot dog bun pan(s), bowl to scoop dough into, small bowl of hot water, #6 disher, kitchen scale, and cooking spray. Set the small bowl on top of the scale and tare to zero. Spray your disher with cooking spray. Spray your pan. Scoop dough into the bowl until you reach the desired dough amount in grams for one bun.
    Recommended: individual pans: 100 grams; hot dog bun form: 80 grams each slot.
    Pour dough in the bowl into one of the hot dog bun pan slots. Wet your fingers before you touch the dough to help with the stickiness. Repeat for the other slots in the pan.
  • Shake the hot dog bun pan back and forth to distribute the dough evenly. If using the form, shaking will not work and you will have to use your fingers. Using fingers dipped in water and then shaken off, smooth the dough on the top if it looks uneven or is climbing up the side of the pan. Place the pan on top of your stove for 15 minutes.

Baking the Buns

  • Put the hot dog bun pan(s) into the 400 degree oven on top rack which should be set near the middle of the oven. Bake for 13-20 minutes. Every oven is different your buns may take more or less time to bake. The buns are done when they temps at 201 degrees or have achieved a golden brown appearance.

Cooling, Slicing, Storage, and Reheating

  • You can immediately remove the buns from the pan and put on a cooling rack. Leave on the cooling rack to cool before you slice the buns, or leave them unsliced until you are going to use them. Do not slice the buns when they are hot.
    If the buns in the form appear to be sticking. Fully freeze the buns in the form and then remove them from the form.
  • Store in the fridge for up to one week and in the freezer for up to three months. When you want to use a bun, remove from the freezer and place in the microwave for 30 seconds on high. Remove the bun and slice. The interior may still be slightly frozen and that is okay. Return to the microwave and heat for another 30 seconds or until the bun is heated through and soft. Eat straight out of the microwave or toast. Enjoy!



Although any certified gluten-free flours and starches will work wonderfully, I recommend Bob's Red Mill:
Soy Milk Powder can be found in most natural food stores and some grocery stores. If you are not dairy-free, you can replace it with milk powder. Find Soy Milk Powder Here:
Find Knox Unflavored Gelatin at your grocery store.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns when baking, send me a message:


Serving: 1bunCalories: 281kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 6gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 477mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 36IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
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