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Homemade Hamburger Buns

I was really happy with how these homemade hamburger buns came out. They weren’t as thick as store-bought buns, but they were very soft and tasty.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, homemade
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 buns
Calories 276kcal
Author Mike



  • Place the milk and butter in a small pan. Heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat and let cool to 110° F.
  • Stir in the yeast and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a mixer bowl fitted with a dough hook.
  • With the mixer running on low, pour in the milk mixture. Knead until the dough forms a ball. Add more flour if the mixture is too moist.
  • Increase mixer speed to medium-low and let the dough knead for 5 minutes or until it is smooth and elastic. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in a warm place.
  • Lightly flour a work surface. Roll out the dough until it is a 10" x 7 1/2 " rectangle. Cut into 2 1/2" squares if making full-sized buns, or 1 1/2" squares for sliders.
  • Transfer dough squares (you can actually form them into rounds if you want) to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for another 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Whisk egg together with 1 teaspoon warm water and brush on top of the dough squares. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and poppy seeds, if desired.
  • Bake until buns are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely then cut in half.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 604mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 303IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg