Quick and Easy Homemade Hamburger Buns

Honestly, I’m not the kind of person to go to the trouble of making my own hamburger buns. But it was one of those days where I realized I’d planned burgers for dinner but forgot to get buns. I’d already been to the grocery store several times that week (I think I’d actually been earlier that day!) and I just didn’t feel like going again.

I’d seen several recipes floating around for quick homemade hamburger buns, so I figured I’d give it a shot. Well, I was pleasantly surprised! The whole process took less than an hour, and was almost as quick and easy as making a trip to the store. And the homemade buns were, of course, so much better than any store bought variety. I topped mine with an “everything” topping of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic powder and dried onion, but they’d be great with no special toppings and all. These quick and easy homemade buns really made our burgers taste extra special.

Quick and Easy Homemade Hamburger Buns

Quick and Easy Homemade Hamburger Buns
 
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Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups bread flour
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Add oil and sugar and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the egg and salt.
  3. Add the whole wheat flour and 1 cup of the bread flour. Gradually add the last cup of flour until a soft dough forms (you may not use all the flour).
  4. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, 3-5 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into 8-10 equal pieces (depending on the size of bun you want) and shape each into a ball.
  6. Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bake buns for 7-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from pans to wire rack to cool.

Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Food.com.

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Comments

  1. These buns look good, and I like the addition of whole wheat flour.

  2. These buns look great! Nothing more delicious than homemade bread….something about it says love…thanks for sharing!

  3. 30 minutes only??! And they look so soft and fluffy! I used to make homemade buns quite frequently, but who has time for all that kneading and rising these days? I cannot wait to try these. :D

  4. Made these last night. Hard as a rock. Followed recipe to a T.

  5. Made these today and this is now my go-to recipe for hamburger and hot dog buns! My husband couldn’t wait to bite into them and he is very pleased! They turned out very soft. It was my first time using the Platinum Yeast and I will continue using it. Thanks for the recipe!

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