Paleo sweet potato burger buns in the air fryer. These sweet potato burger buns are delicious and a fun alternative to traditional burger buns. Perfect for if you follow Paleo, the Whole30 or a low carb lifestyle.
We first tried Paleo sweet potato burger buns a few years ago during our very first time at the Paleo diet lifestyle. It was the summer of 2015 and it seemed like such a fun way to enjoy burgers while attempting to lose weight.
Every other Paleo burger recipe I see involves lettuce leaves. But what about those of you that want comfort food and don’t want to eat any lettuce?
But the first time we did them we made them totally wrong. You see we sliced the sweet potato way too thick and you ended up with these enormous things that looked totally weird on the plate. And there was no way you could have held the burger with its Paleo sweet potato buns in your hand and took a bite.
Plus, we hadn’t made it in the air fryer.
Which was the BIGGEST MISTAKE.
You see the air fryer makes everything so crispy and heavenly that its just so wrong not to make them like this!
The next around we did them smaller and cooked them in the air fryer. They were cute, and they tasted amazing and were perfect for us.
After that instead of lettuce around our Paleo burgers we have used these sweet potato burger buns method instead.
Plus, as well as using them as Paleo burger buns they also have a range of other uses:
- Add toppings to them instead and make pizza
- Cover them in garlic and rosemary for an alternative to scalloped potatoes
- Have them as a breakfast alternative to toast
Paleo Sweet Potato Burger Buns In The Air Fryer
When I make my burgers at the same time as sweet potato burger buns I appreciate that I only have one air fryer and can’t cook everything together. Therefore, I cook my Paleo Mediterranean Burgers first, then place them in the oven on its lowest setting to keep them warm. Then while the Paleo burgers are keeping warm I will cook the sweet potato burger buns in the air fryer.
They don’t take long to cook, and you can cook enough burger buns for 8 people at once if you want to. Or I like to chop some sweet potatoes into fries and cook these at the same time.
Paleo Sweet Potato Burger Buns Are This EASY:
#1 Peel and slice your sweet potatoes
You want to make your sweet potatoes into shapes that are similar to the size of a scalloped potato just much thicker. For thickness I always say the thickness of your thumb. Or the thickness of a medium pizza crust.
#2 Season your sweet potatoes
I then season my sweet potatoes with my favourite seasonings as well as adding a little olive oil to give the sweet potatoes moisture.
# 3 Cook For 10 Minutes
The great thing is that they only take 10 minutes to cook in the air fryer. You could also cook your burgers in a pan and the time they take to cook, you can be cooking your Paleo burger buns in the air fryer.
My Top Tips For Making Perfect Sweet Potato Burger Buns
I find that the easiest way to check whether or not your Paleo sweet potato burger buns are done or not, is to squeeze them with your thumb in the centre. If it is NOT soft and squidgy then it needs longer. If it is soft to touch, then they are ready!
I use a hamburger press to make my burgers. Then I use the hamburger press as a guide for my sweet potato burger buns. I always make sure the sweet potato slice is a centimetre thicker around the edge than the burger. That way you know the burger won’t fall out of the buns.
Or a plan B is to use some basic biscuit cutters and then use the medium one for the burger and the larger size for the sweet potato shape.
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- Peel and dice your sweet potatoes into the shapes of burger buns.
- You need 2 medium slices for each burger you are making. You can cook up to 16 slices at once in the air fryer, before your air fryer becomes overcrowded.
- Using your hands rub the olive oil over them.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Cook for 10 minutes at 180c/360f in the air fryer.
- Place your Mediterranean burgers in between two sweet potato burger bun slices and serve.
I just seasoned my sweet potatoes in salt and pepper. But you could use whatever seasoning you like. I’m going through a Mediterranean phase now and love thyme and oregano on everything! To check if your sweet potato burger buns are done, place your thumb in the centre of them. If they are soft on touch and allow you to press them in, like you’re mashing potato then they are done. We used our Mediterranean Paleo burger recipes as the burger filling of choice. You can get the recipe here.