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Why buy hamburger buns when you can make your own? These soft, chewy hamburger buns taste 10x better than store-bought and are SO easy to whip up!
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Homemade Whole-Wheat Hamburger Buns

Why buy hamburger buns when you can make your own? These soft, chewy hamburger buns taste 10x better than store-bought and are SO easy to whip up! Perfect for any kind of summer sandwich!
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 1 dozen hamburger buns

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg active dry yeast 2-1/4 teaspoons
  • 1 cup warm water 120F
  • 1/2 cup warm milk 120F
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large egg room temperature (lightly beaten)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 to 4-1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg white lightly beaten
  • Sesame seeds

Instructions

  • In a stand mixer bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand 5 minutes, then stir in milk, oil, honey, egg, and salt until combined. Add 4 cups flour and mix on medium speed until a dough forms. Continue mixing until dough pulls away from sides, adding more flour if necessary.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface and gently knead until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Let dough rise 1-1/2 hours or until doubled.
  • Punch risen dough down and divide into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a bun shape and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. (space buns about 4 in)
  • Cover buns with plastic wrap and let rise 20 minutes or until puffy. Remove wrap and gently flatten each bun slightly. Cover buns with plastic wrap again and let rise an additional 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  • Brush buns with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake hamburger buns at 375F 18-20 minutes, or until golden-brown. Cool on a wire cooling rack.

Notes

Store hamburger buns in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. Buns may also be frozen up to 1 month.