4 – Ingredient Gluten-Free Cheese Buns

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4 – Ingredient Gluten-Free Cheese Buns – who said gluten-free baking has to be complicated? These buns have a sourdough texture and are slightly crusty on the outside. The best part, this gluten-free bun recipe is easy enough for even novice bakers.

ways to serve cheese buns

These gluten-free cheese buns make a tasty addition to breakfast and brunch, or serve them with warming soups and stews.

I often grill them on a barbecue when the hot weather hits and serve them with sliders, like these turkey burgers. What I love about these gluten-free buns, they toast well.

During the cold winter months, I make them into garlic rolls. Slice the buns in half and generously spread garlic butter on each side. Pop them under a grill for about a minute, and the gluten-free cheese buns become delicious fresh garlic bread. 

gluten-free cheese buns using only four ingredients

Sounds too good to be true? It’s true 🙂

the recipe details

To start, you only need one flour. I used Bob’s Red Mill baking flour and found that the flour worked beautifully. The only thing to remember is that the gluten-free flour blend must include xanthan gum.

Next, you will need plain, thick Greek yogurt, cheddar cheese and baking soda. That’s it for special ingredients. I omitted salt from my list of special ingredients. That’s because everyone has salt in the pantry. 


cheese buns, gluten free


gluten-free cheese buns recipe details

Since we have only four ingredients, this gluten-free bun recipe can’t be that complicated, and it isn’t. In fact, the recipe is super easy.

First, mix the flour, baking soda and cheese. Then, add the yogurt and mix until a sticky dough forms. That is all it takes to make the dough. 

I used a large cookie scoop to shape the buns. You can also use a large spoon or an ice cream scoop. This way, you don’t even have to touch the dough and get messy hands. Another two recipes you may enjoy is Gluten-Free Parker House Rolls or Easy Gluten-Free Butter Rolls.


cookie scoop

Spoon the dough onto a baking sheet in even mounds. If you like, you can sprinkle the tops with sesame seeds. I love sesame seeds and use them often on rolls, bread or buns. The seeds add a nice flavour to savoury baked goods. Or I may use poppy seeds. They work well too.

baking temperature

The baking time is about 35 minutes. The oven temperature starts at 400 Fahrenheit, and then the temperature is reduced until the buns finish baking. There is nothing complicated about this gluten-free recipe.

If you are not that into baking, you must try to make these gluten-free cheese buns. This recipe is probably one of the easiest ones I have on the blog. And if you are a novice baker, this is an excellent gluten-free recipe to start baking. Enjoy!

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  • 1 cup gluten-free baking flour (must be baking flour and not all-purpose flour)
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. Pure sea salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup plain full-fat thick Greek yogurt
  • Optional topping: 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
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  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking pan with parchment paper
  • In a small bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt. Add cheese and stir to combine
  • Add yogurt and mix forming a dough
  • Using an ice cream scoop or a large spoon, scoop out 6 balls and place on a prepared baking pan about 1 1/2-inches apart. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if you wish
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 375 and bake for 20 more minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet
  • Note: this recipe makes 6 small buns or 4 large ones. If you choose to make the large buns bake them for 10 minutes longer. The buns should be golden brown colour
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    2 Responses to 4 – Ingredient Gluten-Free Cheese Buns

    • Mary Wahl February 11, 2022

      Comment–what is the difference in the flour? That is in the all purpose and baking flours?
      Also just wanted to say I’m scrolling through the pages of all your recipes, and forgot what I was looking for in the first place! There a lot I want to try!

      • Kristina February 12, 2022

        Mary, the baking flour has less protein, this keeps the cheese buns softer

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