Sometimes I get so caught up in “What crazy elaborate hard thing can I attempt next?!?!?!” that some of the really basic things that I want to try get left on the back-back-back burner. So I finally tried my hand at making homemade hamburger buns! I wanted something super easy and simple. Not fussy in any way.
These buns are super fast to make – taking only about 40 minutes start to finish. They are soft and chewy and slightly dense. And they had great flavor! I might never buy store bought hamburger buns again, these were just so darn good and so darn easy! A few of them grew a couple of scraggy cracks in areas, but this will just showcase how awesome and homemade they are, right?
Quick and Easy Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
by The Gingered Whisk
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Keywords: bake bread sandwich
Ingredients (6 big buns)
2 TBSP active dry yeast
1 cup + 2 TBSP warm water (110-115 degrees)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2.5 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
In a large bowl, stir the yeast into the warm water.
Add the oil and sugar; let stand 5 minutes.
Add the egg, salt, the whole wheat flour and enough of the all purpose flor to form a soft dough.
Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic (about 3-5 minutes).
Divide into 6 pieces and shape each piece into a ball.
Preheat oven to 425F.
Place 3″ apart on a greased baking sheet, cover, and let rest for 10 minutes.
Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove to wire racks to cool.
** Optional: before placing the buns in the oven you can brush egg white on top and sprinkle some sesame seeds or dried onion flakes on top.
Jenni lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her amazing husband, two girls, two dogs who think they are children, and a feisty cat. She is the creator of The Gingered Whisk, a recipe blog dedicated to finding easy, healthy-ish, and tasty weeknight meals that kids and adults alike will love. She is super passionate about helping every member of a family learn to love great food. When not cooking, eating, or thinking about food, she is often hiking around area parks, creating intricate legos castles with her girls, watching nerdy tv with her husband, or curled up in a corner somewhere reading a good book.