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Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

These Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns are so easy to make and taste so much better than store-bought! They are made with a few simple ingredients and have a hearty texture to hold up to any delicious burger toppings. These are the perfect way to eat your carbs while also adding some nutrition to your diet.

Personally, I love making my own bread rolls, buns, and whole wheat bread. It’s so satisfying knowing you made something yourself, and that it cost much less than buying it at the store. Plus, homemade bread is much healthier than bread from the store because it doesn’t contain unnecessary preservatives or ingredients. Whole wheat bread from the store contains an average of about twenty ingredients, whereas this bread only has eight. So, if you’re trying to be more health-conscious, bread baking at home is the way to go!

For a healthy dinner option, you can pair these whole wheat burger buns with some Healthy Turkey Burgers!

Bun Ingredients

  • Active dry yeast
  • Warm water
  • Unsulphered molasses
  • Olive oil
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Medium egg
  • Fine sea salt
  • White whole wheat flour
  • Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Sesame seeds

Ingredient Notes

The ingredients for these buns are simple and should be easy to find. However, there are a few tips to make sure you get the best-tasting and textured buns.

For example, the yeast that is used for this recipe is important for the perfect burger buns. My recommendation is always for Red Star Active Dry Yeast because I get great results with all the loaves of bread that I make. Their Platinum yeast also works really well but is a little bit harder to find. You can easily buy Red Star in bulk on Amazon if you do a lot of bread baking.

To help with the proving and flavor of the dough, I used unsulphered molasses, but not blackstrap. I often use molasses in my bread because it helps add moisture and gives off extra flavor. Raw honey is another great option though, and I use that in its place sometimes.

The apple cider vinegar is another tip I’ve picked up on helping with getting fluffy loaves of bread. I often add it to my whole wheat bread because it helps with the density. Plain white vinegar can also be used if you don’t have apple cider vinegar available.

Bun Making Equipment

  • Stand Mixer with dough attachment
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Parchment paper
  • Large sheet pan

Recipe Notes

  • If you knead the dough by hand instead of using a mixer, it will take closer to 10 minutes of kneading.
  • For shaping the buns, I used this video tutorial for easy instructions.
  • Store hamburger buns in an airtight container or wrapped in foil at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • After the buns are baked they can be frozen for up to 3 months. Place them in two ziplock bags and freeze them until you’re ready to use them. Defrost at room temperature for a few hours.
Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
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I hope you enjoy these Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns, and they add some deliciousness to your summertime grilling! When you try out the recipe, I would love for you to comment below to let me know how they turn out or if you have any questions.

Fill these delicious buns with Vegan Chickpea Burgers for a meatless dinner option.

Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

Alyssa
These Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns are so easy to make and taste so much better than store-bought! They are made with a few simple ingredients and have a hearty texture to hold up to any delicious burger toppings.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Proofing Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Bread, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 210 kcal

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer with dough attachment
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Parchment paper
  • Large sheet pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Active dry yeast
  • ¾ Cup Warm water 105 degrees F.
  • 1 Tbsp Unsulphered molasses
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ tsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Medium Egg
  • ¾ teaspoons Fine sea salt
  • 1 ½ Cups Whole wheat flour
  • ¾ Cup Unbleached all purpose flour
  • Sesame seeds for topping

Instructions
 

  • In a stand mixer bowl, add the warm water, molasses, and dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand 5 minutes to activate the yeast and let it bubble.
  • Add in the oil, vinegar, egg, and salt until combined. Measure the flour into the bowl and lightly combine. Turn on the mixer to a medium speed and knead for 6 minutes. The dough should pull away from the sides and be smooth and elastic.
  • Grease a large bowl and place the dough in the bowl. Lightly spray the dough with non-stick baking spray and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough rise 1 hour or until doubled.
  • Punch risen dough down and divide into 6 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a bun shape and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets, giving each one 4 inches or more.
  • Cover buns with plastic wrap again and let rise an additional 30 minutes, or until doubled in size. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Lightly spray the buns with water and sprinkle them with sesame seeds.
  • Bake hamburger buns for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack before slicing and eating.

Notes

  • If you knead the dough by hand instead of using a mixer, it will take closer to 10 minutes of kneading.
  • For shaping the buns, I used this video tutorial for easy instructions. 
  • Store hamburger buns in an airtight container or wrapped in foil at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • After the buns are baked they can be frozen for up to 3 months. Place them in two ziplock bags and freeze them until you’re ready to use them. Defrost at room temperature for a few hours.
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4 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns”

  1. I can’t wait to try these this summer when we fire up the grill for burgers! I imagine home baked buns with charcoal grilled burgers will be beyond delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    I always say to myself that I should make buns instead of buying them and now I have the perfect recipe! These look so fluffy and delicious and I can’t wait to make them next time we grill!

  3. 5 stars
    this is great for snacking too! I like home baked breads because they are delicious and also easy to make.

  4. Gabriela Herrera

    5 stars
    This recipe is perfect for all the grillling we will do this summer and National Hamburger Day is just a few days away.

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