Homemade Hamburger Buns In One Hour
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Homemade Hamburger Buns In One Hour

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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

Homemade Hamburger Buns In One Hour

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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. My Zojirushi bread maker is so easy to use! 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. Just 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.

Mixing the Dough

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.

Let the Dough Rise

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.

Cut The Dough

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.

Hamburger Bun Pan

Step Six: Cover & Let Rise

Cover the unbaked hamburger buns with greased plastic wrap and let them rise for about 30 minutes.

Cover and Let Rise Again

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.

Ready To Bake

Step Eight: Remove & Cool

Remove the baked hamburger buns from the pans and let them cool on a cooling rack.

Finished Baking

Finished Product

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

Homemade Hamburger Buns Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Homemade Hamburger Buns In One Hour
Homemade Hamburger Buns
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Let Rise
30 mins
Total Time
52 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 buns
Author: Linda Loosli
  1. 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.

Final Word

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

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  1. 5 stars
    Amazing! These were great! Definitely a hit with the family- I won’t be buying buns from the store again!

      1. 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.

  2. 5 stars
    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.

  3. 5 stars
    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 :)❤️

      1. 5 stars
        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.

        1. 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

  4. 5 stars
    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.

    1. 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

  5. 5 stars

    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.

  6. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness. I received a bread making machine for Christmas and decided to branch out from the standard loaf. I was hoping this would be an hour process. Instead it turned into over 3 hours. Namely because I substituted 2% milk for the powdered. I think I miscalculated the conversion because I ended up with a stick gloppy mess. But after adding enough flour to fix the consistency, they ended up AMAZING! Thank you for posting this recipe. Going to definitely try it again and just use a little less milk.

    1. Hi James, this is so awesome to hear! I love my bread making machine! You can make so many things in it. Life is good when you make homemade bread or hamburger buns. Linda

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