Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a recipe I developed. For the flours I use metric weight measurements for accuracy. If you don't have a metric scale, you can use 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 2 1/4 cups bread flour; that doesn't translate exactly to the metric measurements I use but it will produce a similar result. Time does not include time for rising as rise time will vary.


  1. Heat water to 110 degrees f.
  2. Mix dry ingredients.
  3. add oil and water.
  4. Mix until the dough is formed.
  5. let rest 5 minutes.
  6. Knead in a stand mixer using the dough hook for 3 minutes
  7. let rest for 5 minutes.
  8. Knead an additional 3 minutes.
  9. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and let rise until dough is doubled (about 1 hour).
  10. Divide dough into 8 pieces, roll out to flatten each piece and then bring 2 opposite ends together and then bring the other 2 ends together, shaping into a ball.
  11. Place seam side down on a oiled baking sheet (or place on parchment paper lined baking sheet).
  12. Cover with plastic wrap and let buns rise until quite puffy.
  13. Bake in pre-heated 375 f oven for about 15 minutes.
  14. Cool on wire rack.
Most Helpful

I've made these buns twice now. The second time I cut down the sugar substantially to about 2 Tbsp (I'm not a big fan of sweet buns). It worked like a charm. So fluffy and delicious. Thanks!

spacekadet October 14, 2008

Another great recipe Len! I made these tonight using the dough setting on the bread machine. Perfect!!! This is the best hamburger bun recipe I've tried. Thanks for sharing a recipe I'll use for all the burgers I make. Made for PAC Spring 2010.

CJAY April 07, 2010

Wonderful! Great for hamburger buns. We are actually going to try them as rolls tonight with dinner. I just did water w/yeast and sugar then added the olive oil, then added all the dry mixed together. Good directions on kneading and resting!

Mara #2 December 24, 2008