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Homemade Hamburger Buns

Recipe for Homemade Hamburger Buns - Amanda's Cookin' @aformaro

I really do enjoy making bread, so when I started seeing recipes around the Internet on making homemade hamburger buns, I knew I wanted to try it. They really were delicious, but I’ll be honest. It’s not something I’m going to do every single time I make hamburgers. I wish I had the time to do that, but alas, with everything going on in my life I just don’t. I suppose if I were more organized, I could, and you might be! But I’m not. :-P

Recipe for Homemade Hamburger Buns - Amanda's Cookin' @aformaro

I really enjoyed making them though and they tasted great, so it would be a fun way to spend time with my daughter in the kitchen, or to impress guests. ;-) After all, how many people can say they’re eating hamburgers on homemade hamburger buns??

Recipe for Homemade Hamburger Buns - Amanda's Cookin' @aformaro

I found the original recipe on Taste of Home but changed it a little bit. I didn’t use the egg, I used SAF instant yeast because I like it and I’m impatient, and I brushed them with some melted butter.

Recipe for Homemade Hamburger Buns - Amanda's Cookin' @aformaro

I actually made these quite a while ago, and you may have seen a few posts on Instagram about it too.

Recipe for Homemade Hamburger Buns - Amanda's Cookin' @aformaro

First, proof yeast in warm water with the sugar. If it gets all bubbly like in a few minutes, you’re good to go. Add the oil , the salt and enough flour to form a soft dough. I used it all. I used my KitchenAid mixer to make this. You could certainly do it by hand too. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 3-5 minutes by hand. Do not let rise. Divide into 8 pieces; shape each into a ball. I always weigh mine first if I have to divide it into equal pieces.

Recipe for Homemade Hamburger Buns - Amanda's Cookin' @aformaro

I have this trusty OXO kitchen scale that I use ALL THE TIME. It’s my kitchen lifesaver.

Recipe for Homemade Hamburger Buns - Amanda's Cookin' @aformaro

Place 3 inches apart on baking sheet. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes. The picture above shows the rise in ten minute increments.

Recipe for Homemade Hamburger Buns - Amanda's Cookin' @aformaro

Brush tops with the melted butter.

Recipe for Homemade Hamburger Buns - Amanda's Cookin' @aformaro

Pop those babies in the oven and bake at 425° for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe for Homemade Hamburger Buns - Amanda's Cookin' @aformaro

Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. All that’s left to do is fill them with something juicy and chow down!

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Homemade Hamburger Buns

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 8 buns

Serving Size: 1 bun

Homemade Hamburger Buns

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons SAF instant yeast
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Line an insulated baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, proof the yeast in warm water with the sugar.
  3. Add oil, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough. You may use all the flour, I did.
  4. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 3-5 minutes by hand. Do not let rise. Divide into 8 pieces; shape each into a ball. Place 3 inches apart on baking sheet. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Brush tops with the melted butter. Bake at 425° for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
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10 Responses to Homemade Hamburger Buns

  1. 1
    Blanche says:

    Do you think the mixing could be done in a bread machine. Than removed for the next step and baking?

  2. 2
    Kelly says:

    These look fantastic, Amanda! I’ve never made homemade hamburger buns. Pinning for use this summer. THANKS!!

  3. 3

    I’ve been looking for a good recipe for hamburger buns. Can’t wait to try these!

  4. 4

    These are a serious upgrade from the Wonder buns of my youth. I don’t even think I’d need the burger!

  5. 5
    taha says:

    I put my buns in the proofer and let them rise but it takes more then an hour to rise them ..its frustrating why is this happening?

    • 5.1

      Hi Taha. Without more detailed information, I’m afraid I can’t quite answer that question. A number of factors could be the cause. Your yeast may be expired, the water you used may have been too hot or too cold, the ingredients may not have been measured properly, the temperature of the room can make a difference, and so on. Did you proof your yeast first to make sure it was still active?

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