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Easy Hamburger Bun Recipe

This easy hamburger bun recipe is quick, delicious and perfect for your next cookout. Fresh baked hamburger buns are always worth making!

Homemade Hamburger Buns Recipe

BBQ season is in full swing here and with that comes plenty of burgers. I’m sure you can agree that nothing beats a really good burger.

But a bad bun can ruin the whole thing. You will never have that problem with today’s recipe.

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These soft buns are so much better than any store-bought buns you could find. You may never go back!

Homemade Hamburger Buns Recipe

Not only is this homemade hamburger bun recipe delicious, but it is also very easy to follow. A great recipe like this is the easiest way to get started with making yeast dough.

Aside from a short 10 minute rest, you don’t have to worry about letting the dough rise, so there isn’t a huge time commitment. Let’s get started!

Homemade Hamburger Buns Recipe

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Supplies needed:

Hamburger Bun Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ cup avocado oil
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3 – 3 ½ cups all purpose flour

Topping:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Sesame seeds
Hamburger Bun Yeast Process

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Prepare a parchment-lined baking sheet and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, add warm water and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes, until the yeast is nice and bubbly.

Hamburger Bun Yeast Mixture

3. Once yeast has bubbled, add sugar and oil, then stir gently.

4. Add the beaten egg into the yeast mixture and stir to incorporate.

Hamburger Bun Flour Mixture

5. Add 3 cups of the flour and knead dough for 5 minutes.

Hamburger Bun Dough

6. Gradually add the remaining flour, a little at a time, as needed.

Hamburger Bun Process

7. Once dough is kneaded into a soft dough that is no longer sticky, cut it into 8 equal pieces.

8. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece of dough into a ball.

Hamburger Bun Rising Process

9. Place dough balls on the prepared baking sheet. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. 

Hamburger Bun Egg Wash Process

10. After 10 minutes, beat one egg yolk with water, and brush the egg wash over the tops of each dough ball. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

Hamburger Bun Baking

11. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Hamburger Bun Recipe

Tips and Tricks:

  • If you don’t want to mix the dough by hand, put everything into the bowl of a stand mixer and use the dough hook attachment. Alternatively, you could also use a bread machine.
  • Substitute some of the white flour with whole wheat flour.
  • Instead of sesame seeds, try topping the buns with poppy seeds or bagel seasoning.
  • If you are at all unsure about the freshness of your yeast, test it before you start your recipe. There is nothing worse than having to throw your dough out because the yeast was no good.
  • Store buns in an airtight container at room temperature. If you want to make them ahead of time, they can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
Hamburger Bun Recipe

While this recipe makes the perfect hamburger bun, you can also make smaller dinner rolls or hot dog buns with the dough. Make whatever shape or size you want, adjusting the baking time as needed.

Use them for pulled pork sandwiches, sloppy joes, or eat them hot and fresh from the oven. You truly can’t go wrong.

Homemade Hamburger Buns Recipe

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Easy Homemade Hamburger Bun Recipe

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Homemade Hamburger Buns Recipe

Hamburger Buns

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

This easy hamburger bun recipe is quick, delicious and perfect for your next cookout. Fresh baked hamburger buns are always worth making!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • ½ cup avocado oil
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3 - 3 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Prepare a parchment-lined baking sheet and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add warm water and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes, until the yeast is nice and bubbly.
  3. Once yeast has bubbled, add sugar and oil, then stir gently.
  4. Add the beaten egg into the yeast mixture and stir to incorporate.
  5. Add 3 cups of the flour and knead dough for 5 minutes. Add the remaining flour, a little at a time, as needed.
  6. Once dough is kneaded into a soft dough that is no longer sticky, cut it into 8 equal pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each piece of dough into a ball.
  7. Place dough balls on the prepared baking sheet. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. 
  8. After 10 minutes, beat one egg yolk with water, and brush the egg wash over the tops of each dough ball.
  9. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 781Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 132gFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 20g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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