Homemade Hamburger Buns From The Bread Machine

I’m so stinkin’ excited about this recipe for Homemade Hamburger Bun!  I’ve tried one other recipe that was good, but not as good as this one.  I’m sticking with this recipe because:

~ They are hearty but still soft
~ Easy to make, utilizes the bread machine
~ The recipe makes enough to freeze some for later
~They can be used for more than just hamburgers.  (chicken salad, egg salad, dinner rolls, hot dog buns)
~They are inexpensive

I grilled hamburgers for dinner tonight.  They made me happy.  Quite frankly, the whole meal made me very happy. (*warning-brag fest coming up…)  These buns turned out great, I used fresh herbs from my herb pot to season Roasted Red Potatoes, the lettuce for our burgers was from the garden, and dessert…  oh… dessert is gonna be so good!  After I publish this post, I will be off to my local co-op to get some plain vanilla ice cream.  I have been up to my elbows in strawberries the last few days, and thought that Banana Splits would just do our bodies some good.:)  I have fresh chopped strawberries, bananas, and I’m going to make Homemade Chocolate Syrup.  I think I’ll grab some nuts while I’m there at the grocery store.  YUM!
I just love summer. (sigh)

The original recipe for these hamburger buns was posted over at Bliss Tree.  I use the same ingredients but different method.  She said you can use these as either Hamburger or Hot dog buns.  If you have a minute, you should check out her post.  She goes on a rant mid post that made me smile (and after eating homemade jam made from freshly picked strawberries today, I totally get her)-you’ll have to click on over to know what I’m talking about.  Oh, and if you don’t want to make these in the bread machine, click over to her recipe.

Homemade Hamburger Buns (using the bread machine)
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter, melted

1 tablespoons honey
1 egg, room temperature
4 1/2 cups flour (unbleached, whole wheat, or a mix) ( I used 3 cups whole wheat, 11/2 cups white)
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast (or one pkg)
1 1/4 teaspoons salt

~Pour milk, water, melted butter and honey into a glass bowl.  Microwave until warm, just to take the chill off.  Add the egg.
~Pour into bread machine.  Measure flour and put on top of wet ingredients.  Make a little well in the flour, add yeast and salt.  
~Set machine to dough cycle.  When finished, take dough out, knead for a few turns, then divide into 16 pieces (12 for larger buns).  Roll into balls, place on greased sheet (I used parchment paper instead), flatten tops down a bit, cover with a cloth and let rise 30 minutes until about doubled.  
~Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

*You can brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle with poppy seeds, sesame seeds, coarse sea salt or whatever you would like.  I forgot this step, but I bet they would be pretty!
This Post Is Linked To:
Thrifty Thursday @ Tales From Bloggeritaville

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  • Beth
    September 23, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Just made these this morning and they were easy and delicious! I did the egg wash with sesame seeds an they are so pretty. And they taste 100% better than whole wheat rolls from the store! I used all organic White Whole Wheat Flour from King Arthur Flour.

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  • Jamie
    January 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Wow, Amy! These were fantastic. I found your recipe yesterday when I googled hamburger buns and my family (and I) are in love. I hope you don’t mind, but I shared the recipe on my cooking blog ( linking back here!

    Blessings, Jamie

  • Amy Bowman
    October 30, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Hi Heidi!
    Thanks for your sweet comment.
    If you are going to freeze, do it before you let them rise. Then thaw, and let rise.

  • Anonymous
    October 30, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Sounds so very good 🙂 I, too, am serving them with pulled pork tomorrow! I know this is a rookie question, but do you freeze the dough before or after it has risen? Does it seem to matter? Thanks so much for sharing your thoughtful insights – whether it’s into your fight-to-be-proud-of against cancer or to your kitchen. always look forward to your posts!

  • Lindsey
    October 24, 2010 at 1:25 am

    @Amy – You typed 2 1/4 Tablespoons of yeast instead of teaspoons in your recipe.

    I just finished baking these buns. We will be eating them with pulled pork tomorrow evening. I used 2.5 C of bread flour and 2 C of wheat flour. Mmm Mmm good 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  • Eddy
    October 23, 2010 at 11:06 am

    you can use my machine to make some bread and cake

    thank you!!

  • Amy Bowman
    June 14, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    @ meeks-you are welcome
    @ Leslie-yes, try the buns, you’ll be glad you did! I’m curious about the jam recipe..hugs back!

  • Leslie, the Home Maker
    June 11, 2010 at 12:47 am

    That seems easy enough! Who knew?
    I am so simple, I have only ever made bread in the bread maker!
    I did notice the other day a recipe for jam that came in the cooking manual!
    My daughter wanted to try it…
    Thanks for broadening our cooking horizons!
    Also, I was so very touched by your sweet note to me! I blushed.
    Have a blessed day making your home–I am inspired by the sharing of your life through your blog!

  • meeks
    June 10, 2010 at 9:08 am

    I’m totally sold! Thanks for the recipe!!

  • Amy Bowman
    June 10, 2010 at 5:11 am

    @ jen-let me know how you like them.
    @ Sarah- i stopped over to check out your fries, so glad i did! Yes, let me know what you think..
    @ Laura-there are directions for a non- bread maker version…it is mid post, click on BlissTree. She said she can make them in under an hour!

  • Laura
    June 10, 2010 at 3:02 am

    These look delicious!! I wish I had a bread machine.

  • Sarah @ Mum In Bloom
    June 10, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Another great recipe Amy! I love summer too…
    I love that this uses the bread machine as it’s such a time saver. You should check-out the homemade steak fries I made today that would go nicely with this dish. I’ll post back when I make these as I will certainly do so soon 🙂

  • jen
    June 10, 2010 at 1:37 am

    I’ve been wanting a good recipe for buns in my bread maker. I’m gonna try this one. Thanks.

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