Paleo Small Buns/Cowboy Biscuits Recipe

Here’s a simple little recipe to quickly whip up a small bun for your pork or beef sliders using paleo-approved ingredients.

This very easy recipe produces a small paleo and gluten-free biscuit you can cut in half and use as a bun to pile on the beef or pork for a slider. And yes, I’ve got the perfect recipe for the pork: Paleo Barbecue Pulled-Pork Sliders.

Before you try this recipe I want to be clear these buns more closely resemble biscuits in density and texture – they are not a light and fluffy wheat bun clone!

This one will work well as a sturdy holder for paleo sliders, or as a “cowboy biscuit” all by themselves. 

easy paleo and gluten free recipe for slider buns
These buns are on the small side – ideal for slider-sized sandwiches such as this Paleo BBQ Pork Slider (recipe here)

Personally, I prefer to use my Paleo Tortilla recipe as a wrap when creating any kind of paleo “sandwich” for my meals.

I know some people will find this recipe useful, but I just want to be sure everyone understands this recipe will not duplicate the texture and taste of a traditional hamburger bun. :)


simple recipe to make small paleo and gluten-free buns

Paleo & Gluten-free Small Bun Recipe

by Trina
Quick and easy paleo and gluten-free recipe to whip up a small bun/biscuit. Cut in half and use for sliders or other small sandwiches. Or, enjoy these as guilt-free biscuits.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 small buns/biscuits


  • 1 cup of tapioca flour
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1/4 cup almond milk or coconut milk
  • 2 eggs – whisked
  • 1/4 cup butter or ghee – melted
  • Sesame seeds for topping – optional


  • 6 buns


  • Preheat oven to 350º F
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Mix all dry ingredients together in a medium bowl
  • In a separate smaller bowl, mix eggs, honey and milk together
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and combine
  • Add the melted butter or ghee and stir
  • Let the bun batter rest for 3-5 minutes, then stir again
  • Scoop batter up with large ice cream scoop or a 1/4 measuring cup (batter will be sticky)
  • Place batter scoops on parchment lined cookie sheet – leave scoops mounded on sheet; don’t flatten
  • You should have a total of six scoops
  • Sprinkle tops with sesame seeds if desired
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes (buns should be golden around the edges)
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool
  • Cut the bottom third of each bun to create a top and bottom and fill as desired
Keyword buns, biscuits, paleo bun, gluten-free, paleo bread, slider bun

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  1. These are amazing!!!! Thank you so much

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hello Trina,
    Made these and they were ok but I think they are more like biscuits instead of buns, they are very dense and I think the salt should be taken down a little, but that’s just my opinion and thank you for sharing all of your great recipes.

    1. I appreciate you comments. I like that they are light, but I agree they are more like a biscuit. I would like to work more on a recipe more like a hamburger bun. Paleo makes it difficult but I will get it done. I just need more hours in the day! :)

  3. Thanks!! I have a paleo “english muffin” recipe that I was about to use as a standby that is very similar, but I like that this has been tested in larger quantities and without a lot of molding (drop biscuit style), though I suppose a cupcake pan could also work if it turns out more liquidy.

    Do you think I could serve these in place of biscuits for an easter brunch? Or leave them for ham sandwiches after?

    1. They are very much like a biscuit. I think they would work well with ham too. Give them a try. I’m still working towards a really good roll or bun, but need more hours in my day to get it done! :)

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