Bread Machine Burger Buns

These bread machine burger buns are about as easy as you can possibly get. That’s why I have a bread machine. I can’t bake anything from scratch. Believe me, I’ve tried and tried. So without shame, I use my bread machine any chance I get, for anything from pizza dough (absolutely incredible) to these fantastic buns.

These buns have a nice little crunch with a soft interior. They’re a little sweet and moist. Perfect for burgers. Or sliders.

Bread Machine Burger BunsShown above are my awesome Louisiana burgers, served on homemade buns. These bread machine buns are a bit easier to make than my bun dough made using a mixer, but just as great.

Bread Machine Burger Buns

Course Bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 12 buns
Author Mike


  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk warmed slightly
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 3/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted


  • Add ingredients EXCEPT for the butter to bread machine in the order listed.
  • Select the dough cycle.
  • When completed, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 1" thick large circle.
  • Using a 3 1/2" round cookie cutter (or a similarly-sized glass), cut the dough into 6 rounds. (For slider buns, use a 1 1/2" cutter)
  • Transfer to a greased cookie sheet. Brush the tops with the butter.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Transfer to an oven preheated to 350 F and bake until golden brown, 10-15 minutes.
  • Let cool before slicing.