Homemade Hamburger Buns

These Homemade Hamburger Buns are simple to make and nothing is better than homemade bread. You don’t need to be a professional baker!

Sloppy Joes on Homemade Hamburger Buns with coleslaw

Why, you ask. Why make homemade hamburger buns? Well, we all agree that there is nothing better than homemade bread! Trust me when I tell you that these are really easy to make and taste so good. Why serve something out of a plastic bag when you can serve complete wonderful freshness?

The prep time is only about 20 minutes and there is no special equipment needed. Do allow about 2 1/2 hours to let the dough rise (time enough to prepare the rest of the meal).

Dough rising in bowl

Working with dough sounds intimidating but I’m here to tell you, you can do this!  It’s always fun to remove the kitchen towel to see that the dough really did double in size just like the recipe said it would.

Unbaked buns on baking sheet rising

When beginning the recipe, just be sure that your yeast begins to get frothy before you proceed. If your yeast does not start to bubble, that can mean one of two things:

  • Either your water wasn’t warm enough. It should be between 105°F and 110°F.
  • Or, your yeast is no good.

In either case, you need to toss out the yeast water and start over.

And look, they will rise again on the baking sheet.

Baked homemade hamburger buns with sesame seeds on baking sheet

Oh, they smell so good!  What, you can’t smell them?  Ok, you need to make them in your kitchen!

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Homemade Hamburger Buns

You do not need to be a professional baker to make these homemade hamburger buns! These buns are simple to make and nothing is better than homemade bread!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
rising time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Keyword: Hamburger Buns
Servings: 8 buns
Author: Kyle


  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 packet yeast, ~2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • large eggs, divided…not separated
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • Sesame seeds


  • Line a large baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle the yeast into the water and leave for 5 to 10 minutes until it starts to look frothy, then stir to dissolve.
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, butter, sugar, 1 egg, and salt.
  • Add the yeast water and combine all ingredients with a rubber spatula.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 – 10 minutes until the dough is soft and smooth.
  • Grease a large bowl with the olive oil and place the dough in the bowl.  Turn the dough over once so that it picks up a bit of oil on both sides.
  • Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let the dough rise for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, turn the dough out on a floured surface and divide the dough into 8 pieces.
  • Shape each piece into a flat disc about 1/2 inch thick and place each on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Drape a piece of plastic wrap over the baking sheet.  Do not seal tightly.
  • Let the buns rise another 45 minutes to 1 hour until they have doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Beat the remaining egg with the milk.
  • Lightly brush the tops of the buns with the egg wash without deflating the dough.
  • Sprinkle each bun with sesame seeds.
  • Bake for 15 – 17 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool completely, slice, serve and Enjoy!
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Need a burger recipe? Why not try Jurga’s Grilled Hamburgers?

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  1. Kyle | 1st Jul 16

    Thank you Janet for being a Gr8 Friend! Let us know how your buns turn out. We think you will love them. Have a wonderful 4th!

  2. Janet DeBiaso | 1st Jul 16

    This bread lover will definitely try this. You great eight gals and your recipes are simply amazing!!!

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