Homemade Hamburger Bun Recipe — 77 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These were the easiest and most delicious hamburger buns we have ever had. My grandson loved them, as did the entire family! Thank you for this recipe. We truly won’t purchase buns from the store again!

  2. 5 stars
    I made these buns for a family cookout and everyone loved them!! I won’t be buying hamburger buns from the grocery store anymore!

  3. 5 stars
    Best hamburger bun recipe I have tried yet! Picky sons called to asked where I bought the hamburger buns I gave them. They were disappointed they couldn’t just go to the store to get “the best buns they have ever had!” Now I’m making these buns on a weekly basis for them, keeping a couple for my husband and I. My sons are each getting a bread machine for Christmas after they discovered how good (and easy) homemade can be! This recipe is getting a huge “thumbs up” from this family!

  4. I have a batch of these raising on the counter. I’ve been making my own bread for decades and this is the best hamburger bun formula I have ever tried. It is the second time and I could not be happier. So easy to shape! Thank you!

  5. This recipe was so easy, it should be a crime! Thank you for sharing it with us. My husband wholeheartedly agreed that he will never purchase hamburger buns again. Thank you again!

  6. This is my go to.recipe for hamburger and pulled pork buns. This last batch I brushed 1(2 the buns with milk and 1/2 with egg. Liked the egg best, nice glazed, slightly crunchy top for my pulled pork. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. This is the first time I’ve used the dough setting on my Zojirushi, I needed some burger buns so I figured I would try your revised recipe. Wow, I consider myself obsessively picky about what makes a “good” bun/roll…and these are pretty much the best I’ve ever had. I brushed extra virgin olive oil on them after I divided/rolled the dough and put them on the pan to rise, since some other recipes suggested butter or oil. I also let them rise for an hour. 400 degree oven, 13 minutes seemed about a perfect time after checking them. These came out extra fantastic.

    I’m going to try making sub and hotdog rolls with this recipe too.

    Thank you very much for the recipe and website!

  8. can I use tepid milk in place of water, just like the hot dog bun recipe, which is fantastic.
    What is the quality difference between the two.

    • I would think the milk would work. Let me know if you try it.

      The hot dog bun recipe produces a much softer bread. It needs to be soft so that the bun doesn’t break in two when you add the hot dog.

  9. I tried these out – taste was great and they are “Sturdy”. But I think I made the mistake of not flattening them out more before the last rise because they were very dense. Thanks!

  10. I just made these substituting one cup of whole wheat flour for one of the cups of bread flour. I added a few extra tablespoons of water. They came out super awesome!

  11. Nummy Buns! Oh my, these turned out amazing! My husband and I had to eat one right out of the oven, with butter and peach jam. We couldn’t wait til dinner for the hamburgers. I’m going to make a second batch right now and try freezing a few. Thank you for this super easy and delicious recipe!

  12. I made these wonderful buns and was impressed! I have not purchased buns all summer. You mentioned these freeze well, do you freeze the dough or baked buns?

  13. These are so good, I made ‘9’ buns, they tasted great. I flattened them quite a bit and made them larger with lots of space on my big baking pan. Now my husband proclaims, ‘great, we don’t have to buy hamburger buns anymore’! I also tried the recipe and made hot dog buns, long rolls of dough, made 10, also very good. I also like my bread machine, use it mostly for doughs. Thanks for the recipe.
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  14. Love this recipe. Can’t eat store bought buns anymore. Great with hamburgers off the grill and garden tomatoes. I have a picture of the 9 buns if there’s a way to post it.

  15. Totally love your bun recipe. No more store bought buns for Hamburg, sloppy joes, etc. Tried with regular and rapid rise yeast, both were good. Thanks for this recipe. Subscribed to your newsletter too.

  16. Hey Marsha,
    My bf’s sons have food allergies to eggs, nuts, sesame, sunflower and lobster. They use the breadmaker pizza dough. I decided to be brave today and try making hamburger rolls. I found this recipe!

    Is there an order for placing things in the machine? Liquids first, etc.?

    Is it supposed to be super sticky to my hands? I added flour and rolled the buns. The consistency was great!

    I got 9 rolls that could be fraternal nomtuplets lol But I did it! I’m so proud.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will be back for more! Happy July 4th!

    • Hi Melanie, I’m so glad you like the recipe! Follow the instructions that came with your bread machine in terms of which ingredients to put in the bread machine first. with my machine, I add the liquids first.

      I find the dough to be kind of medium on the stickiness scale. 🙂 I flour my hands to work with the dough.

  17. Second time ive made them and they are awesome!NO comparison to store bought!These are so easy and delicious;great flavor and texture!

  18. 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!

  19. 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


  20. 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!

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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!

  25. 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

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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…

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