Enter coconut flour flatbread. The idea behind this is simple; coconut flour held together and moistened with eggs and oil, flavored with salt and (optionally) honey, with baking powder to make it rise. Thankfully everybody in the family can have at least a little egg, or this would never work. But work it does, and it even holds up remarkably under the strain of my chronic Burger Over-Stuffing Syndrome (not actually a real medical condition). Behold:
Yes, that’s two pieces of lettuce, a fat burger, four slices of tomato, two slices of avocado, who knows how much cucumber, liberal mayonnaise, and mustard. Although I could barely take a bite out of that monster – it was so tall! – the bread held up to the end. Impressive, huh?
Yes, this flatbread is a little bit yellow. That's from the eggs and coconut flour. It also tastes nothing like any type of burger bun you’ve had before. But it is a nice flavor. Slightly sweet (from the coconut flour and honey) with a hint of cornbread (also from the coconut flour?) and a flavor of coconut (also from, did you guess it? The coconut). And it was a huge hit. All of the kids loved it - at last, something that didn't give them issues and wasn't a lettuce wrap!
Yes, this is one recipe that we will make often. Try it, and maybe you'll find a reason to like it as well!
Flat-Bread Burger Buns*
Makes about 8 pairs, or 16 separate flatbreads
- 3/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 8 eggs
- 1 scant tsp salt, or according to taste
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
- 1/2 Tbsp baking powder (note: may need to increase for lower altitudes – this is for a high altitude)
- Heat oven to 350* Fahrenheit
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
- Thoroughly whisk the wet ingredients in a separate bowl
- Pour the wet into the dry, mixing thoroughly.
- Let sit for a couple of minutes. Mean while, get out a backing sheet and grease well with coconut oil.
- Put pairs of evenly sized dollops of batter on the pan. Then gently flatten out with a spoon to desired thickness. Remember that these will rise and spread a tiny bit while cooking.
- Bake for 10 to 15 min, or until done. You might like to cook until golden brown, but I preferred to remove them when the edges were barely starting to brown.
- Remove from pan with a spatula. Be careful, because these stick and you will have to scrape the bottom to keep them intact.