Low Carb Cauliflower Bread Buns

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One of the hardest parts about adjusting to a new diet like the paleo diet is managing cravings for those old carb heavy foods that you know and love. For me personally, bread has always been my Achilles’ heel. The smell of homemade bread baking? Forget about it, I’m all in on carbs as soon as I get a whiff. So it’s obviously important for me to have recipes to turn to that are 100% paleo friendly to help me manage those cravings. That’s where recipes like this one for making low carb cauliflower buns enter the picture.

cauliflower bread buns

Low Carb Cauliflower Bread Buns

How to Make the Best Low Carb Cauliflower Bread Buns

I’ve been making these bread buns quite a lot lately to go with my dinner as a side. They’re just so good when they’re served warm. They’re also super easy to make, which means preparing them along with your dinner is a breeze.

cauliflower bread buns

You’ll first need to preheat your oven to 400°F and then pulse your cauliflower florets in a food processor until the mixture resembles rice. Take your rice mixture, add it into a bowl, and then mix in two eggs, almond flour, and smoked paprika. Sprinkle in a bit of salt to taste.

cauliflower bread buns

You can then line a baking sheet with parchment paper and use a half-inch measuring cup to distribute your dough into four equal portions on the pan. Bake your buns at 400°F for 30-40 minutes, long enough for a toothpick inserted into the center of the bun to come out clean.

cauliflower bread buns

Allow the buns to cool completely before serving.

How Long Will These Bread Buns Keep at Room Temperature?

These cauliflower bread buns will generally keep at room temperature for a couple of days. To be perfectly honest though, if you’re planning on keeping them as leftovers, I would recommend keeping them in the fridge, or even the freezer, instead.

cauliflower bread buns

Leaving bread buns out, whether they are carb-heavy buns or not, will dry them out more quickly even if you store them in an airtight container.

Best Way to Store Homemade Cauliflower Bread for Later

The best way to store your homemade cauliflower bread for later is to simply store it in an airtight container or plastic Ziploc bag. As I mentioned above, while you can store your buns at room temperature, I would recommend keeping them in the fridge instead.

Alternatively, you can wrap them individually in plastic wrap and then put them in a freezer bag if you would rather freeze them instead.

cauliflower bread buns

3 Other Great Paleo Uses for Cauliflower Florets

If you have been on the paleo diet for a while now, then I’m sure you’ve learned to love cauliflower by now. It just works so well for so many different things, making preparing paleo friendly versions of some of my classic favorites a breeze.

Here are three other great paleo uses for cauliflower florets that you guys should try out:

cauliflower bread buns

What Else Can I Use Besides Almond Flour?

If you would rather not use almond flour when making these bread buns for whatever reason, there are a few other options that you can use instead.

1. Coconut flour

Coconut flour makes for a great substitute that provides an abundance of medium chain triglyceride fatty acids along with modest amounts of protein and dietary fiber.

The type of MCT fats found in coconut flour have been shown to help with weight management. (1) Along with the protein and fiber content, coconut flour can help to make these bread buns quite a filling snack indeed.

cauliflower bread buns

2. Cassava Flour

Cassava flour is another great alternative that you can use instead of almond flour.

It provides trace amounts of dietary fiber and essential vitamins and minerals, but more importantly it contains resistant starch. This type of starch is similar to soluble fiber and it may help to reduce the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes thanks to its ability to promote improved blood sugar control and feelings of satiety. (2)

(You may also like: 61 Easy Paleo Bread Recipes)


    • 1 pound cauliflower florets
    • ½ cup almond flour
    • 2 eggs
    • ½ tsp smoked paprika
    • salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles rice.
  3. Place the cauliflower rice in a bowl.
  4. Add the eggs, almond flour and smoked paprika.
  5. Season to taste with salt.
  6. Mix to combine.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Use a ½ -cup measure to distribute the dough into 4 portions on the prepared pan.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing.


Serving Size





Total Time

40 minutes minutes

Prep Time

10 minutes minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes minutes

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