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Hamburger Buns With the Bread Machine – Updated — 45 Comments

  1. Greetings from Hickory, North Carolina!

    I stumbled across this recipe as I was looking for a way to make my own sandwich rolls with my bread machine. Have you ever tried this with any wheat flour? I wanted to make a batch today and I’m too lazy to drive to the grocery store. I had exactly three cups of flour in my bin so I put 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour in with it… We’ll see how it goes 🙂

    • Hi John! Thanks for leaving a comment. I haven’t tried it with wheat flour. My other half doesn’t like it and views any use of wheat flour as some sort of a conspiracy. 🙂 I would imagine that what you’ve done will turn out fine. Let me know for sure though.

      This is one of my favorite recipes. I hope you like it too!

      • They tasted fantastic. On my first run I might have left them in the oven just a tad too long. I took them out at 15 minutes and they had a nice golden brown top, but the top was just a tad crunchy. As for being a great bun, I think I succeeded. On my next run I might pull them out a minute or two sooner…

  2. I do believe you are the answers to my problem of sizing. one time they are too small and the next time to big! never thought of making 9. We are trying your recipe tonight.

  3. I love love love these rolls! I’m making them right now! I haven’t bought hamburger buns since I’ve found your recipe! My whole family loves them!

    I use 3 cups bread flour and 3/4 cup of freshly ground wheat flour. I have also added chia seeds and that gives a nice extra texture.

  4. My friend gave me her old breadmaker about a month ago and I LOVE it. i found your website and have bookmarked it so I can always find good bread recipes. 🙂
    I decided to be brave and try the dough setting today and do hamburger buns (we’re having a party tomorrow!)
    When they first came out of the oven, they seemed a bit hard on top, but they are SOOO good. So crispy and delicious. I can’t get over how hearty they are.
    I followed some of the other advice and subbed in 1cup whole wheat flour, I added a few chia seeds too! Yumm.
    Needless to say that people haven’t even tried them yet (besides me) but I’m hooked! never buying rolls again!! Thanks for the amazing recipe!

  5. Hi…I have been using your recipe for a while now and it works very well. The one aspect of this recipe is the fact that the buns hold together. It doesn’t matter how juicy the burger is or how large the bun never falls apart. It holds all the goodies inside. Just the way a burger bun should. Excellent job on the recipe, it works especially well with the Zoiurushi machine.
    Thanks!

  6. I have been looking for a good hamburger bun recipe and this looks really good. I will be making them soon! Do these freeze well?

  7. I can’t wait to try this! I’ve had a hard time finding an egg free bun recipe. And as for store bought, they always have soy, another allergy for my little one.

    I did get a chuckle out of your photo of the buns cooling. After making such a big deal about sizing and making 9 – the photo has 8. I’m assuming that was because of space restrictions, but still funny. 🙂

    • Let me know how you like the buns.

      That is funny about the photo. 🙂 It’s from the first version of the article when I made 8 buns per batch. I’ll have to take a new photo the next time I make hamburger bunts.

  8. Hi. I am new to bread making and also using the bread machine. ( I made bread once my hand, and once was enough) 🙂
    I have a question about this recipe. So we are to use active bread yeast and not Rapid rise/Bread Machine yeast? Correct? Thanks.

  9. Hi There,
    I just found your site and am so excited to try these buns. I just got done shaping them and now they are rising again. I am just a little confused about sizing because, even though I did seperate the dough into 3 seperate balls and then again so that it made 9, Some of my rolls are quite bigger then the others. I’m sure it just takes practice.
    Thanks for the great site. I am sure I will be using your recipes over and over again.
    Heather

  10. Ok. I followed the instructions… but Im a little worried. I dont have the same bread maker so I put it on “8” and its in the process. I also didnt use warm water which i remembered thats what recipes usually call for (I realized this too late). Im worried it wont work. Is it important to use warm water? I never use my bread machine so Im full of doubt. 🙁

    • Andrea, How did it turn out? Even if there were problems I hope you keep going with your bread making. It gets better and better. Also, I really believe that it’s a big health benefit to make our own bread products. Hang in there!

  11. These buns sounds fantastic BUT, dear Bread Machine Diva, I will have to someday send you my own not-yet-patented burger bun recipe. Very yummy and they even make good rolls to eat plain (or with butter and jam at breakfast).

    Maybe they are just a teensy bit less healthy than yours…….

  12. So quick, so easy, so delicious! I have tried a couple of other recipes but this one is perfect. I brushed the risen rolls with milk and sprinkled with sesame seeds and we had them with my super healthy home made burger patties (laced with hidden veggies) Kids loved them and I will never buy rolls again. I usually can’t get through a whole burger but I couldn’t stop eating the roll.

  13. Thank you so much for this recipe! My second batch of rolls just came out of the oven. They are very easy to make and put store bought rolls to shame! Can’t see any reason to buy hamburger rolls again. Amazing!

  14. I made these and we all love them at home!!!!!!!!!
    Finally a decent recipe, it holds up great in the freezer or for lunches the next day. Hubby loves them

  15. We love these hamburger buns! I’ve tried several different recipes but these were the best and a hit with the family. Thank you for sharing!

  16. I found this recipe yesterday, and am making them now. I followed the recipe to the letter, but the dough that came out of my Zo was way to tacky to use as it was. I had to kneed in more dough to make it workable. Any idea what I could have done wrong? I measured all of the ingredients by volume, except the flour, which I measured by weight.

  17. We get our water from the towns system, so a well is in the mix somewhere. I will try the bottled water. When I make bread in the machine, it does well, I get thick crusts, but everything else is ok with it.

  18. Love this recipe….it is so easy….my picky hubby loves them. I make hot dog buns from this recipe as well.

  19. We ran out of rolls one day, and I was too lazy to go to the store, so I found this recipe and made my own. (I think it actually took less time to make these than to run to the store.) These are delicious! I make my own bread every week, but I didn’t think I was capable of making a hamburger bun.. It’s so easy! I even make hot dog buns from the same dough. Thank you!

  20. Hi Marsha,
    In the process of making these hamburger buns.
    Unfortunately, I used all whole wheat flour with a tablespoon of vital wheat gluten. Not sure how this will turn out.
    I realized I should of mixed white flour along with the wheat flour but it was too late so I’m going to see what turns out.
    I’ll post later to tell you.
    Thanks,Linda

  21. Marsha,

    OR anyone on this site know why sugar is in the recipe? I am wondering if it’s for acting as a preservative? Or will the texture be affected if omitted.

    Can’t wait to try this one

    Mike

  22. These are great. What I do is split the dough in equal portions. Then, using a kitchen scale, cut each portion in 5ths. Each 5th creates a good size bun. I do 5 hamburger buns and 5 hotdogs buns. These work great because my son cannot have any soy product. He LOVES them!

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