Hamburger Buns


Hamburger Buns

With summer in full swing there are sure to be lots of outdoor grilling days ahead, and for those grilling days you’re going to need a great hamburger bun that is so tasty and so easy to whip up they’ll quickly become a grilling staple.  These buns are modified in shape only from this French Bread roll recipe, my go-to recipe practically every time I make rolls, which is once or twice a month.  Seriously, we use them for EVERYTHING.

I make a batch or two and then freeze them so we can just pull a few out when we want grilled hamburgers, or grilled chicken or salmon sandwiches.

They’re so easy to make and taste so much better than store-bought hamburger buns.  Here are the few steps to creating your own:

#1.  After making the dough and going through the first rising, divide the dough into 12 parts.  I like to weigh mine so they’re all the same size.  Each will weigh around 3 ounces, depending on how much flour is used in the dough.

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This is what your little dough pieces will look like at this point.

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#2.  Roll each of the pieces of dough into round balls.  I like to lightly spray my countertop with cooking spray and use my hand and the counter to roll the balls into their round shape.  Place them on baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray.

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#3.  Flatten each ball with your hand.  You’ll probably need to go through and flatten each one about 4 times because the dough bounces back to it’s roundish form.  I start with one and flatten it and then go through and flatten all of them and then repeat that 2 or 3 more times.

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This is a different angle to show how flat the buns will look after flattening them.

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#4.  Loosely cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Cover the pans loosely but seal the edges the best you can so the dough doesn’t dry out.

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#5.  After the rolls have risen they will touch the plastic wrap and look like this:

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After taking off the plastic wrap the rolls are ready to bake.

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#6.  Bake the rolls.

Hamburger Buns ~ In just a few steps and about 2 hours you'll have amazing hamburger buns.

That’s it!
In just a few steps and about 2 hours you’ll have amazing hamburger buns.

After cooling they’re ready to slice open for eating or freeze for later.

I hope you enjoy your tasty homemade hamburger buns.

Hamburger Buns

Hamburger Buns


  • 1-1/2 cups warm water
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4-5 cups all-purpose flour


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the warm water, yeast, sugar, oil, salt, and 2 cups flour.
  2. Begin mixing {using the flat beater} and continue to gradually add the rest of the flour. When you have added about 3-1/2 cups of the flour the dough should be mixed well enough that you can switch to using the dough hook. Use a knife or spatula to scrape the dough off and make the switch.
  3. Continue kneading with the dough hook and add in the remaining flour until the dough doesn't stick to the sides of the bowl.
  4. Knead for 5 minutes.
  5. Lightly oil the bowl {I just use the mixing bowl} and cover tightly with plastic wrap.
  6. Let the dough rise until doubled ~ about 1 hour.
  7. Lightly punch down the dough and turn it out onto a lightly greased countertop.
  8. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces {I use a scale so they are all the same size} and form them into round balls.
  9. Place the rolls on a lightly greased baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap lightly sprayed with cooking spray. {I don't pull the plastic tightly over the top of the pan. I loosely cover it and then seal the plastic around the top edges of the baking sheets.}
  10. Let them rise until they get to the top of the plastic wrap ~ about 45 minutes.
  11. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake for 12 - 14 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through. {I bake mine for 14 minutes.}
  12. After removing from the oven take the rolls off the pans and place on a cooling rack, and brush the tops with butter.


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7 Responses to Hamburger Buns

  1. Kay June 19, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Great step by step instructions Lori… they look beautiful. I will have to give it a try.

  2. Lisa June 26, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    These look delicious! Visiting from the Merry Monday linky party. I’ve pinned to try them.

  3. Knott February 25, 2016 at 4:42 pm #

    Wondering if they could be mixed by hand…

    • Lori February 25, 2016 at 11:56 pm #

      Yes, you can mix these buns by hand – it would be just like making bread or other rolls and mixing and kneading by hand. Good luck… let me know how they turn out.

  4. Donna March 25, 2018 at 6:54 pm #

    Just saw recipe today! I have a bread machine, if I set to the dough stage about how much flour should I add 4 1/2? Also, have you ever added flavors like onion or something new?

    • Lori April 5, 2018 at 4:40 pm #

      Hi Donna, I’m not sure about measurement changes for a bread machine since I don’t use one. Maybe you could look at other recipes you use for your machine and make the adjustments. I haven’t added any flavors, but I think it would be delicious to do that. Good luck. Let me know how it all works out for you.

      • Janet August 15, 2018 at 9:47 am #

        Usually any bread recipe can be used your bread machine. I have used as much as 5 1/2 cups of flour in a machine that can make a 2pound load of bread..Just to set to dough cycle on your bread machine.

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