Whole Wheat Burger Buns

Whole-wheat burger buns

I hate store-bought burger buns. They are too soft, too sweet, and don’t hold weight. I rarely make burgers but when I do, I want them to be works of art. Hence, these whole wheat burger buns.


1 cup whole wheat flour flour + 3 tablespoons
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp yeast
1/2 tbsp sugar
1 egg
1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)
1 tsp sea salt (optional)


1. Mix the yeast and sugar in the milk and let it froth.
2. Mix the salt and flour in a bowl, make a little well in the middle, and add the egg and milk mixture and mix well till the dough comes together.
3. Transfer the dough to a floured counter, and knead for 8 – 10 minutes, till the dough is soft and springy.
4. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a tea towel. Leave in a warm place to proof for an hour or so.
5. Punch the dough down, and shape into buns. This is enough dough to make 2 big ones, but I made a couple of tiny ones as well, for my kids. You can double the recipe easily.
6. Pre-heat the oven to 400F.
7. Let the buns proof for 30 mins or so.
8. Brush the buns with a touch of egg wash, top with sesame seeds and sea salt (if using).
9. Bake the buns for 15 minutes, till the buns are golden brown.
10. Cool the buns for 15-20 minutes before slicing for burgers.


3 responses

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  2. Hey! Yeah, one egg is enough for the flour given, 2 eggs will make the dough sticky, and will make the bun more soft.. You could easily double the recipe, this will make 2-3 regular size buns or 4 slider size buns.

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