100% Whole Wheat Burger/Hot Dog Buns

"I found a recipe on the internet and substituted and added different ingredients to make a white hamburger bun recipe 100% whole wheat and healthy. I have been making them for years and my family and friends just love these buns! Never will I buy buns again! As with any bread machine recipe, add flour and/or water as needed. You can add other ingredients such as dried onion flakes, ground flax seed or whatever. Sometimes after cooling I wrap and freeze them and defrost as needed. I hope you will love this recipe as much as I do! Also, this recipe also makes great dinner rolls. Just divide dough into 12 to 24 balls, depending on the size of roll you want."
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Ready In:
2hrs 15mins
8-10 hamburger or hot dog buns




  • Place all ingredients in order according to your bread machine.
  • Select ‘dough’ cycle.
  • Allow cycle to run.
  • Dump out onto lightly floured surface. Divide into 8-10 pieces(I make 8 hamburger,10 hot dog).
  • Shape each piece into a hot dog or hamburger bun.
  • Place on greased cookie sheets (or bun pans), cover; let rise 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes until golden.
  • Cool on wire racks.

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  1. Diane D.
    I love this recipe. I add 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour and leave out the wheat gluten. It is hard to find and expensive. STILL works perfect. I don't use a bread maker, but use my kitchenaid. I let it rest for 1 1/2 hours for the first rising and follow the recipe after that. It also works fantastic as a sandwich loaf
  2. His daughter
    These buns deserve 10 stars!!!! I just made a batch of them, and they are hands down the most delicious rolls I have ever had in my entire life! I've never had whole wheat buns that were this soft, and the taste is superb. And, if that's not enough, they were a cinch to make. I will NEVER buy burger buns again. Thank you! 5/15/09 I have made these rolls a number of times already. If you don't like the taste of whole wheat, but want the added nutrition, I started making these with Bob's Red Mill White Whole Wheat Flour. No one can believe that they're whole wheat! Everything else I do exactly as the recipe says. They're absolutely amazing!
  3. TLashier
    I made the recipe exactly as written and it was unreal. I have searched for a decent whole wheat bun recipe and this one goes into the permanent file. OUTSTANDING!! Thanks Chef #468972!
  4. huladiva25
    I just made these as I wanted a "healthy" version of burger buns. OMG they are so delicious!!!. Following the tip from another reviewer, I added 2tbs of flaxseed meal to the mix. I also used cocunut/avocado oil instead of Canola. My husband is picky when it comes to breads but he just keep kept saying these are so good he wants to eat them by themselves. I made a lentil burger to accompany these marvelous buns. Great recipe, will make again for sure!
  5. Gator Bake
    I agree with the other reviewers. This recipe is amazing. Great hot dog buns, hamburger buns, and dinner rolls. I have made this with KAF whole wheat flour and chapati whole wheat flour. I have also made this using maple syrup with the same delicious results.


  1. Lightchild247
    These turned out nice and light. I replaced 1/4 C of the flour with potato flakes and added a little dab of orange juice concentrate to the water because, according to King Arthur Flour, it cuts the tannic taste you can get with whole wheat.
  2. Sheba Girl
    Definitely a five start recipe! Who new you could make hamburger buns healthy and delicious? I'm on a mission to eliminate white flour from my diet, and this recipe uses all whole grains without sacrificing any flavor. I even substituted 3/4 cup flour for ground flax seed and dusted the tops of the buns with chopped oatmeal. Definitely will be the one recipe I'll use from here on out. Just a tip: I found it easier to "shape" the prepared dough by laying it out in a rectangle and cutting the individual buns out of it. That way they look like they came from a professional bakery.



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