Whole Wheat Hamburger Bun Recipe

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If your family is anything like mine, then they love a good burger. Grilling out is such a fun way to add flavor to otherwise dull hamburgers and making homemade hamburger buns is like the icing on the cake. 

I hope you enjoy this simple and delicious hamburger bun recipe.

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Whole Wheat Hamburger Bun Recipe

Whole Wheat Hamburger Bun Recipe

These flavorful and light, homemade whole wheat hamburger buns will quickly become a favorite in your home. They are soft and delicious!


  • 2 cups warm/hot water
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4.5 - 5 cups freshly milled whole grain flour(I like a 50/50 mix of hard red and hard white wheat)
  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tsp vital wheat gluten
  • 1 tbsp sunflower lecithin
  • Egg Wash(optional):
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp water
  • sesame seeds


  • Grind wheat berries to make flour
  • Add water to the mixer and turn on low

    pour salt into hot water to dissolve

    add olive oil and honey while mixing

    add half of the flour

    add yeast, lecithin and gluten

    continue mixing

    add the remainder of the flour until the dough starts to become less wet and pulls away from the sides of the mixing bowl

    knead in mixer or by hand for 7-10 minutes until smooth and elastic

    cover dough and allow to rise until double in size

    once doubled, separate dough into 12-15 balls of dough, depending on the size of the buns you want to make

    shape the buns by using the palm of your hand and tucking the dough into the center of the ball creating a smooth surface on the outside

    place the shaped buns into a greased casserole dish

    cover and allow to rise until double in size, again.

    once doubled in size and fluffy

    preheat oven to 400* F

    mix up egg wash and brush it over the top of the fluffy, not-baked hamburger buns then sprinkle with sesame seeds

    bake for 10-14 minutes depending on bun size

    buns are done when the tops are golden brown


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