Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

Homemade whole-wheat hamburger buns are perfect for the grilling season. They're so much better and healthier than store-bought ones!


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


First, in a bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water. Let stand 5 minutes, then stir in milk, oil, honey, egg, and salt until blended. Add 4 cups of flour and mix on medium speed until a dough forms. Keep mixing until the dough comes off the sides, adding more flour if needed.

Then, turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently until smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl, turning it once to grease the top. Let dough rise for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled.

Prick the leavened dough and divide it into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a bun shape and place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. (space the buns about 4 inches apart)

Cover buns with plastic wrap and let rise for 20 minutes or until puffed. Remove the film and lightly flatten each bun. Cover buns again with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 more minutes, or until doubled in size.

Brush the rolls with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake hamburger buns at 375F 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool on a cooling rack. Happy Cooking Time.