Homemade Hamburger Buns In One Hour
Today, I’m sharing my homemade hamburger buns recipe with you. I really don’t like going to the grocery store, unless it’s for a case lot sale. You know by now I love making bread, any kind, anywhere. I love it! My friend from southern Utah got me started making hamburger buns.
She could mold them perfectly, me not so much. I kept trying and trying to make them look as beautiful as hers, but they never did. So, I ordered this pan to give me some help.
Plus, I don’t need a lot of hamburger buns, I only need a few, like six, maybe. Yes, six would be perfect. I would have some for lunch the next day. This recipe makes 12, so you can freeze some.
This hamburger bun recipe doesn’t require eggs in the dough, this is critical when we have issues getting eggs at the grocery store. Those of you who have chickens are so lucky to have fresh eggs. I tip my head to all of you.
You know how frustrating it is when you want to make sloppy joes and you have everything but the buns? Yeah, me too. Or pulled pork sandwiches? You know what I’m saying. We need a small recipe to make those buns, so here it is my friends.
These homemade hamburger buns are semi-soft on the outside and soft on the inside. They make the perfect bun for any filling!
Homemade Hamburger Buns In One Hour
Items You May Need In The Kitchen:
- Mixing Bowl, Bread Maker, Bread Mixer, or KitchenAid Mixer
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Cookie Sheet with Parchment Paper
- Hamburger Pans
- Serrated Knife
Homemade Hamburger Buns
Step One: Gather Ingredients
The first step is to gather your ingredients which are so simple, and I love that this recipe doesn’t need eggs. This is the same recipe that makes two loaves of bread, or pizza dough, it’s so versatile!
Step Two: Mix Ingredients
You can use a mixing bowl, a bread maker, or a bread mixer like I did. I used my Zojirushi bread maker, did I tell you I love it even more than my Bosch? I still need my Bosch for making several loaves of bread and dozens of cinnamon rolls, but this machine is awesome. I dump everything in and push a button to have it mix, knead, and rise. I don’t bake any bread in it, even though I could.
Step Three: Use Machine
I turned the machine to mix it, knead it, and let it rise. Here are instructions on how to make bread using the machine: Bread Machine Bread-How To Make It. Or you can mix this small batch by hand.
Step Four: Cut Bread Dough
I use a dough scraper to cut my bread dough instead of “pulling the sections” apart. I cut the dough into 12 pieces as evenly as I could.
Step Five: Mold Dough Pieces
You mold them in a ball and push them down to flatten them in the hamburger bun pan, or on a cookie sheet. I really like to use the special pan since it helps keep the buns shaped the way you want them.
Step Six: Cover & Let Rise
Cover the unbaked hamburger buns with greased plastic wrap and let them rise for about 30 minutes.
Step Seven: Bake
Remove the plastic wrap and bake them at (425°F) = (218°C) degrees. Bake these for about 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
Step Eight: Remove & Cool
Remove the baked hamburger buns from the pans and let them cool on a cooling rack.
A serrated knife works best for slicing hamburger buns, or bread for that matter. Slice these and use them for homemade hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, or whatever sounds good for dinner.
Homemade Hamburger Buns Recipe
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 4 cups bread flour or white flour
- 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons dry instant milk
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons butter (softened)
- 1 tablespoon SAF Instant yeast
Preheat the oven to (425°F) = (218°C) degrees.
1. Now, you can make these in a large bowl, but I use my Bosch bread mixer or my Zojirushi bread maker. As you know, I dump everything in the mixer (yep, I'm a dumper). I wait until the bread dough pulls away from the mixer (using the Bosch).
2. I add just a little flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl (only if needed).
3. Now sprinkle some bread flour on the counter and knead the bread dough for about 2-3 minutes and divide the dough into 12 pieces.
4. Grease a cookie sheet or hamburger bun pan and set it aside. Now you roll the pieces into balls and flatten them with your hands.
5. Place each flattened ball onto a greased or parchment-papered cookie sheet or in the hamburger bun pan.
6. Cover the pan(s) with greased plastic wrap and let rise for about 30 minutes. Bake at 425 degrees for about 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
How do I store the leftover baked Hamburger buns?
I use my bread bags because they are cheaper than the boxed baggies. Bread Bags and Ties These easily hold a full loaf of bread, or about 6 buns.
Can I freeze these after baking them?
Yes, you can, I have frozen them for up to two months in a freezer bag. With just the two of us, we often freeze loaves of bread and these buns.
Can I make these into Hot Dog bun shapes?
You sure can, I love hot dogs! This dough is so easy to make, you will love this recipe. I don’t have a hot dog bun cooking pan, but I’m sure they have them available. You creative cooks can get away with shaping them yourselves by hand.
Please let me know if you make your own hamburger buns. This is one more way to teach our kids and grandkids to cook from scratch! May God Bless this world, Linda
24 thoughts on “Homemade Hamburger Buns In One Hour”
Amazing! These were great! Definitely a hit with the family- I won’t be buying buns from the store again!
Hi Heidi, thank you for 5 stars, my sweet friend! These are so easy to make and will save us so much money! Linda
I don’t have a hamburger pan, can I just shape them and use a flat cookie sheet?
HI Deborah, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! Yes, I used to make them on a cookie all the time. Either way works! Linda
Great! I’ll try some soon. It’s almost 106 degrees here. The AC is working overtime. It’s 82 in the house. We’re working on getting a mister on thenAC to help with the cooling. I’m dreading seeing the electric bills.
Hi Deborah, oh the utility bills are out of sight these days! A mister sounds awesome! If I use the oven at all, I use it early in the morning when it’s a little cooler. I have three fans in my room. Today it’s 91 outside and 78 inside. I need to find those deals you wet and put around your necks. These work, you rewet them to stay cool. They are washable. https://www.mission.com/products/cooling-neck-gaiter-mask Linda
Thanks for sharing making hamburger buns. I’m definitely going to do some hot dog buns too.
I seldom buy them at the store anymore so this will be a win for me.
I usually take some dough from the bread I’m making I think
I’ll definitely try your recipe and do it separately.
Thanks again for sharing another excellent idea.
Hi Cindy, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! Thank you for your kind words! Now, I want to barbecue some hot dogs!! LOL! Linda
You bet and now you have me wanting to barbecue some hot dogs lol
Hi Cindy, Mark and I just went to a neighborhood park party a week ago and they had hot dogs and hamburgers! They were so good! Linda
Pretty awesome to get lots of delicious hamburgers and hot dogs. I’m all fired up and going to get some made here soon.
HI Cindy, oh my gosh, I love hearing this!! Linda
Oh my goodness! These are better than store bought! Thanks for sharing
HI Alli, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! These are so easy to make and yes, they taste better than store bough!! Yay! Linda
Thanks can’t wait to try these.
Hi Janet, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! These are so good!! Of course, I love to bake! Linda
Thank you sooo much for sharing! I’ve always wanted to try making hamburger buns. You make it look so easy!! Can’t wait to try making them :)❤️
Hi Camille, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! These are so easy to make and taste so good! Linda
Sometimes I think you read my mind very often your post of the day is something i’ve been thinking about for a time and wondering where to find the recipe, almost always in a few days or weeks there it is in your daily post. Guess we are on the same mindset, thanks so much for all you do for us preppers.
HI Tuckerhollow, thank you for the 5 stars, my friend. Yes, we must be in the same mindset! We’re going to need to know how to make so many things ourselves with stuff we have in our own homes. Thank you for your kind words, Linda
Exactly what I needed when my grandson was visiting last week! Now I’ll be ready for his next visit and he can help make these. I’m going to try using a giant muffin pan to bake them since I don’t have the bun pan. Could probably use a smaller muffin pan for slider buns.
Hi Alice, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend!! Yes, the small muffin pan would be great for sliders!! The giant muffin pan would work great!! Have fun making them! Linda
You really need to add more stars to your recipes. I can’t tell you how much this recipe is going to help me. I have been buying organic hot dogs made the German way but my problem is they are too big for the buns and I can’t find 15″ hot dog buns. I could order them made but that would be too expensive and I was wondering what I could use to hold them and you sent this recipe. Thank you so much.
HI Jackie, thank you for the 5 stars, my friend! Now I want to order some organic German hot dogs!! They sound so good! Linda