This fluffy, soft, homemade gluten-free hot dog buns recipe makes the perfect buns for gluten-free hot dogs and sausage! Load them up with hot dogs and your favorite toppings! I share easy-to-follow tips on which flour blends to use and how to rise the dough properly.

Some baked hot dog buns cooling on a rack.

Gluten-free hot dog buns seem more difficult to find in grocery stores lately. I always say homemade is better than store-bought, and this easy gluten-free hot dog buns recipe is a winner! Hot dogs are an American classic; now you can make the best buns for them! They hold up well to adding lots of toppings, too!

Use this awesome gluten-free dough to make Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns, too! I have so many easy gluten-free bread recipes to try. I can’t wait to hear which ones you make!

Recipe At A Glance:

  • Skill Level – Advanced beginner.
  • # of Ingredients – 7
  • Flour Blends Tested – Authentic Foods Steve’s GF Bread Blend and Cup4Cup.
  • Cook Time – 1 hour with rise time.

Why I love this gluten-free hot dog buns recipe:

  1. They are so fluffy, like classic hot dog buns. If you use one of the two recommended gluten-free flour blends below, your buns will have the perfect texture!
  2. You can freeze these gluten free hot dog buns so that you always have buns on hand for making hot dogs.
  3. I share simple step-by-step directions so you can make this recipe successfully the first time.
  4. I know many of you are intimidated by gluten-free baking, especially with yeast. I will share all of my tips and tricks so that you can make this easy recipe.
  5. You can find the ingredients to make this recipe at most grocery stores.

Allergen Information:

This hot dog bun recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free (if you use a dairy-free flour blend and plant-based butter), soy-free, and nut-free.

A hot dog in a gluten free hot dog bun on a white plate.

Check out ALL of my yeast-based recipes using Authentic Foods Steve’s Gluten Free Bread Blend.

Photos of the buns ingredients.

Ingredient Notes:

  • Gluten Free Flour Blend – This is the single most important decision you will make when baking gluten free. I highly recommend Authentic Foods Steve’s GF Bread Blend for this recipe. A close second would be Cup4Cup. (Note: if you use Cup4Cup, you will need to add more flour.) These two blends are really good for bread and roll baking. These flour blends rise the best. This means your hot dog buns will have the perfect texture.
  • Xanthan Gum – If your blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum, psyllium husk, or guar gum, you must add 3/4 teaspoon as a binder.
  • Active Dry Yeast – I have not tested this recipe with rapid yeast. Be sure the yeast you choose is gluten free. One variety of yeast, Red Star “Platinum,” is NOT gluten free!
  • Eggs – Use size large.
  • Sugar – This is for activating the yeast. You can also use honey.
  • Butter – Use unsalted butter. Dairy-free butter works well in this recipe.
  • Water – I recommend using purified water. Chlorine tends to kill yeast, making the dough rise less.

Tips For Sucess

1. You only get one good rise. Shape your hot dog buns before the rise.
2. Yeast likes a warm environment for rising. I preheat my oven to 200º F, then turn it off. This is a nice spot to rise dough.
3. Wait until the buns are cooled before cutting into them.

How To Make Gluten Free Hot Dog Buns:

Preheat your oven to 200º F. Make sure your oven rack is in the middle position. When the oven reaches 200º F, turn off your oven.

Yeast proofing in a glass measuring cup.

Step 1: In a small bowl, add warm water, yeast, and sugar. The water temperature should be around 110º F, not much hotter, or the yeast will die. Let the yeast mixture sit for 5 minutes until it is bubbly and frothy.

Photos of steps 2 and 3, of the ingredients in the mixer and the final dough.

Step 2: Add the yeast mixture and the rest of the wet ingredients (egg and melted butter) to the bowl of a standing mixer. Use either a paddle attachment or a dough hook. Mix on medium low speed to whip the wet ingredients together. Turn off the mixer.

Step 3: Mix the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, and salt) on low speed. Gradually increase the speed until your dough is formed. If you use Authentic Foods Steve’s GF Bread Blend, you will find a nice workable dough. Cup4Cup tends to be a softer dough; you will need to add more flour to the dough and dust your work surface with extra gluten-free flour if you use this blend.

🥣 Sandi says: If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can also mix your dough by hand in a mixing bowl.

Hot dog and hamburger buns rising on a baking sheet.

Step 4: You will only get one good rise, so you must shape your dough before rising it! Break off pieces of dough and shape them into long, 2-inch wide logs for hot dog rolls. Place the buns on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.

Step 5: Cover the buns loosely with plastic wrap and place them into the warm oven to rise. Allow the buns to rise for 45 minutes or until they double in size.

Brushing egg wash over a hot dog bun.

Step 6: Remove the buns from the oven and remove the plastic wrap. Preheat the oven to 400º F.

Step 7: Whisk an egg in a small bowl. Use a pastry brush to brush the egg wash onto each bun. Do not press hard. This will help your buns get that nice golden brown color.

Step 8: Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes until they are done. The actual baking time will vary depending on the size of the buns you make.

Step 9: Remove the baked buns from the oven. Cool on a wire rack.

Cutting a hot dog bun so I can add a hot dog.

Serve these sides with hot dogs:

Hot dogs are the ultimate picnic food! I recommend serving them with this Gluten-Free Deli-Style Macaroni Salad and my Loaded Gluten-Free Potato Salad.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Store these gluten free hot dog buns the right way! Learn How to Store Gluten Free Bread so you can keep it fresh.

Why didn’t the yeast get bubbly?

If your yeast didn’t get bubbly, there are three possible reasons: Either your water was too hot, you used tap water, or your yeast expired.

Why didn’t the dough rise?

If your dough didn’t rise, it might have been too cold or hot where you were rising your dough. Some gluten-free flour blends do not rise well due to their high starch content. Some brands like King Arthur Measure for Measure and Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 state on their bag that their blends are not good with yeast recipes. Also, check the expiration date of your yeast.

How do you store these gluten free hot dog buns?

Store your gluten free hot dog buns in an airtight container. They will keep fresh in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You will need to soften them by microwaving them for 15 seconds. You can also freeze them in a freezer bag.

More Gluten Free Bread Recipes:

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

Baked hot dog buns cooling on a rack.

Easy Gluten Free Hot Dog Buns Recipe

Sandi Gaertner
This is an incredible recipe for fluffy gluten free hot dog buns.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rise Time 31 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 1 minute
Course Gluten Free Bread Recipe
Cuisine American
Servings 8 buns
Calories 226 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast * see note
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups warm water * see note

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 200º F and then turn the oven off. Be sure your oven rack is in the middle position.
  • In a small bowl, add warm water, yeast, and sugar. Be sure your water temperature is around 110º F and not much hotter. Let the yeast mixture sit for 5 minutes until it is bubbly and frothy.
  • Add the yeast mixture and the rest of the wet ingredients to the bowl of a standing mixer. Use either a paddle attachment or dough hook.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed. Gradually increase the speed until your dough is formed.
  • Note: Cup4Cup tends to be a softer dough; you will need to add more flour to the recipe and dust your work surface with extra gluten-free flour if you use this blend.
  • With wet hands, shape each into a ball, then press down slightly so they resemble hot dog bun shapes. Place onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Cover the gf buns loosely with plastic wrap and place them into the warm oven to rise. Allow the buns to rise for 45 minutes or until they double in size.
  • Remove the buns from the oven and remove the plastic wrap. Preheat the oven to 400º F.
  • Whisk an egg in a small bowl. Use a pastry brush to brush the egg wash onto each bun. Do not press hard. This will help your buns get that nice golden brown color.
  • Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes until they finish baking. Note the actual baking time will vary depending on the size of buns you make. Cool on a wire cooling rack.

Notes

  1. I highly recommend using Authentic Foods Steve’s GF Bread Blend for this recipe. It is the best blend for yeast bread recipes. My second choice is to use Cup4Cup. With Cup4Cup and other blends, you will need to add more flour. Steve’s has a bigger liquid requirement than other blends.
  2. Xanthan Gum – If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 3/4 teaspoon.
  3. Yeast – double check the brand you use is gluten free. Red Star “Platinum” is NOT gluten free!
  4. These buns will keep fresh for up to four days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It is best to store them in the freezer and reheat as needed.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bunCalories: 226kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 7gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 93mgPotassium: 49mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 191IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg
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