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Amazing Homemade Hamburger Buns

Our homemade hamburger buns are incredibly soft and delicous, and perfect for burgers and sandwiches. This recipe makes 8 giant buns.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword hamburger buns, sliders
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 275kcal


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp butter softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsp water


  • sesame seeds optional
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter to brush on rolls


  • In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until foamy (about 5 minutes).
  • Mix in egg, butter and salt.
  • Mix in flour one cup at a time.
  • Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth (or use your bread hook/paddle on your kitchenmaid).
  • Place in a well oiled large bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow dough to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  • Shape into 8-10 balls. Place buns on greased baking sheet.  Gently press down on each ball of dough to create a flat top. Allow to rise for 30-40 minutes.
  • Mix egg white and 2 Tbsp water together. Brush over rolls. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. (This step is optional)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Rotate pan halfway through.
  • Brush buns with melted butter.



You can bake both pans of buns at once. Halfway through the baking process, rotate pans and swap positions.
Store cooled buns in air tight container or bag until ready to serve.


Calories: 275kcal