Quick and Easy Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

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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.
DIY Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns - quick and easy and delicious!

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 hamburger buns that only take 40 minutes to make! Chewy, soft, and delicious!
Yield: 6 buns

Quick and Easy Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

Quick and Easy Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

These soft yet dense homemade hamburger buns will take your next grill out to the next level.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes


  • 2 TBSP active dry yeast
  • 1 cup + 2 TBSP warm water (110-115 degrees)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour


  1. In a large bowl, stir the yeast into the warm water.
  2. Add the oil and sugar; let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Add the egg, salt, the whole wheat flour and enough of the all purpose flor to form a soft dough.
  4. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic (about 3-5 minutes).
  5. Divide into 6 pieces and shape each piece into a ball.
  6. Preheat oven to 425F.
  7. Place 3" apart on a greased baking sheet, cover, and let rest for 10 minutes.
  8. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 409 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 403mg Carbohydrates: 62g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 11g
(slightly adapted from Taste of Home)


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    Amrita Vishal
    January 11, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Wow you made them so perfectly. ..love the use of whole wheat..must try them soon

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    [email protected]
    January 11, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Wow, these sound super easy! I'll have to add them to my "breads to try" list!

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    shelley c.
    January 12, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    Delicious buns in less than an hour? Pinning these NOW!!

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    January 12, 2013 at 6:17 AM

    You nknow..I need to eat more whole wheat..not to mention bake with whole wheat flour! These hamburger buns look spectacular!

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    Holly @ abakershouse.com
    January 15, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    Gosh, only 40 minutes? I could manage that, thanks for the recipe. Pinning these for later.

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    Torta di Rose
    January 15, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    They are a good idea to make! By

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    Ella- Home Cooking Adventure
    January 16, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    That is a recipe I really want give a try:) I love breads of any kind though I still haven't made hamburger buns:)

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    January 21, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Oh no! Im about to put these in the oven and there's no temperature on the recipe! HELP!

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      January 21, 2013 at 11:49 PM

      Hi Emily! The oven should be at 425!

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      January 23, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      They came out perfect. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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    April 28, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Just tried these {and I am NOT a baker} and they came out fantastic! They were light and fluffy and amazing. Thank you so much!

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    April 28, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Just made this and they came out perfectly! Thank you for sharing!

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    May 29, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    I made this and instead Of shaping it into buns, I put it into a buttered loaf pan and baked it like that. It came out PERFECT and I loved it soooooo much! Thank you for sharing! I defienetly will be making this again soon.

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    May 29, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    I made these and instead of shaping it into buns, I put it in a buttered loaf pan, let it rise, then baked it. They came out PERFECT and I loved it soooo much! Thank you for sharing and I will definitely will be making this again!

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    August 31, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    These were SO easy and came out beautifully! I can't wait to eat them.

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    August 31, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    These are so easy and came out beautifully!

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