Homemade Hamburger Bun Recipe

hamburger buns

Summer BBQ time is here.  I love walking around the neighborhood on a summer evening and smelling all the wonderful smells coming form my neighbor’s backyards as they fire up their grills!  One of our good old summer stand by dinners is hamburgers on the grill.  I keep hamburger patties frozen in the freezer and we can just grab how ever many we need for however many people are there for dinner.

Sometimes though the problem is I don’t have any buns.  I use to always run to the store to pick up a pack but I have discovered that mixing up a batch of homemade hamburger buns is almost as easy as making an extra trip to the store and oh so much tastier.

Making your own hamburger buns is really easy.  Honest!  Once you enjoy a homemade hamburger bun it’s a little hard to go back to the store bought kind.

I just mix up a batch of dough in my Kitchen aid and then form it into buns instead of rolls or a loaf of bread.  This recipe makes 8 good size buns.

homemade hamburger buns

Let the dough rise for about 45 minutes or so. Give them a nice egg wash and a sprinkle of poppy seeds or sesame seeds if desired and they are ready to go into the oven.

homemade hamburger buns

Aren’t they pretty!??  The best part is they are delicious too.  They are so good in fact you will probably be tempted to eat one or two without the hamburger!

homemade hamburger buns

If you are grilling hot dogs instead of hamburgers just shape the dough into a hot dog shape and you are good to go.

homemade hamburger buns

If you end up with a few extra they freeze well too so the next time you pull a few burgers out of the freezer you’ll have the buns to go with them!

homemade hamburger buns

For other delicious bread recipes try these:

30 Minute Rolls

Easy French Bread

Slider Bun Recipe

English Muffin Bread



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Homemade Hamburger Bun Recipe
Serves: 8 hamburger buns
  • 1 C warm water
  • 3 Tbsp warm milk
  • 1 pkg active dry yeast
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten and divided
  • 3⅓ C bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • poppy seeds and/or sesame seeds for top if desired
  1. In a bowl combine warm water, milk, yeast and sugar. Let sit until foamy.
  2. In a bowl combine flour and salt.
  3. Add in butter and rub into flour with your fingers. It will form crumbs.
  4. Mix in yeast mixture and 1 egg.
  5. Knead until smooth and elastic. Dough will be slightly sticky.
  6. Allow dough to rise for 1 hour or until doubled.
  7. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces and form each into a ball.
  8. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  9. Cover loosely with plastic wrap sprayed with non stick spray and allow to rise for about 1 hour.
  10. Brush tops with remaining beaten egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds if desired
  11. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    I totally agree! I discovered this when I didn’t want to run to the store to get some buns. A fresh warm bun with a hamburger or bbq beef, to. die. for.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ll have to try that egg wash and see what it does. :)

  2. says

    These look so yummy and simple to make! I have been looking for a hamburger recipe as an alternative to store bought as we try to eliminate processed foods from our diet. I’ll have to try these for our next cookout. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Crystal says

    I’ve never made homemade buns, but I’m definitely going to try! These look amazing!! I’m always needing hamburger buns in the summer and these will be wonderful. Thanks for the recipe!!

  4. says

    Stopping by from the Southern Lovely Show & Share. I like the idea of making my own buns…can’t wait to try this recipe! I would love to have you share it at The Shady Porch Rock N Share link party too! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  5. says

    YUM…I make homemade buns all of the time, but I cheat a little bit. I use my bread machine to do all of the hard work for me :) I’ll have to try them as hot dog buns, don’t know why I never thought about it. Have a wonderful day Leigh Anne :)

  6. says

    Not sure these would make it until the burgers were grilled, so gorgeous! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  7. fabio says

    thank you for the recipe, i love hamburger and was looking for a long time for this buns.
    Now, i don’t see anyone that actually made this buns recipe so i tried and this is my suggestion: 3 tbsp of sugar is way to much, the buns are to sweet. My dough did not rise enough so a bit dense inside the roll. Maybe it was to cold or i did not put enough yeast. Dividing by 8 balls the buns are small so i recommend dividing by 6 so the stuffing stay inside the roll.
    otherwise it looks beautiful thank you again

      • Debra says

        I did try them before my post and my family LOVED them…and I wasnt sure so just wanted to touch base about covering them …gonna make them again today, thank you for sharing!!!! My husband thanks you too he ABSOLUTELY loved them (truly the way to his heart is his stomach…lol) Debra

  8. Candice says

    Hi? These look so so delicious! But I use only whole wheat when baking. Have you tried these with a white whole wheat flour? Thanks

  9. Kathy says

    Thank you for an awesome recipe…I made it vegan…I didn’t use any egg…I used almond/coconut milk, smart balance instead of butter, unbleached all purpose flour, and added 3 tbs of vital wheat gluten…this is by far the best and easiest recipe for hard rolls…mine came out huge!!!! Just beautiful!!! The taste phenomenal!!!! Thank you!!!!

  10. Melanie says

    Perfect recipe!! I, as one of the other members, used my bread maker. Added the ingredients according to the bread maker’s manufacturing suggestions. I used the dough cycle. And, of course, did the rest by hand. Soooo good. Tried another recipe because I didn’t have the milk once. And much preferred this recipe. So I am back!! Thanks again for sharing.

  11. Kirsten Stevenson says

    I made these buns today. I had never made homemade bread before so I was very nervous how these would turn out. They were absolutely delicious! They were very easy to make and I plan on making them over and over again!


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