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 on the inside and are slightly crusty on the outside. The gluten-free recipe is easy enough for even novice bakers.

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

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

During 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 or two, and the gluten-free cheese buns become garlic bread. YUM!

Gluten-free cheese buns with only four ingredients. Amazing!

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

the 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 keep in mind 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 in my list of special ingredients. Well… it’s because everyone has salt in the pantry. 


cheese buns, gluten free


how are these easy gluten-free cheese buns made?

Since we have only four ingredients, this gluten-free bun recipe can’t be too 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.

To shape the buns, I used a large cookie scoop. 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 your hands all messy.

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. Sometimes I use poppy seeds. They work well too.

The baking time is about 35 minutes. First, the oven temperature is at 400 F, and then the temperature is reduced until the buns finish baking.

If you are not that into baking, try this gluten-free cheese buns recipe. 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 with. Enjoy!


  • 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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