Homemade hamburger buns


Over the weekend I had planned to make grilled chicken breast sandwiches. About an hour before I was going to start putting things together I realized I didn’t have any buns! A normal person would jump in the car and buy a package at the store, but I thought – I bet I could make some!

A quick google search and I landed on what looked like a great recipe from Taste of Home’s website for 40 minute hamburger buns – I didn’t have to let the dough rise!

Their recipe said it made 12 buns, I made 10 – each dough ball weighed 2.75 ounces

2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil and sugar; let
stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, salt and enough flour to form a
soft dough.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
3-5 minutes. Do not let rise. Divide into 12 pieces; shape each into
a ball. Place 3 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Bake at 425° for 8-12 minutes
or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 195 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Here’s what they looked like before going into the oven –

And here’s after they were baked:

These were amazingly great! I will definitely make these again!

So salad club at my office was super deluxe this week, as you can see by my salad this is why I enjoy it so much!

And we had my daughter Claire’s softball game last night – still chilly out! We had a tough loss, but most of the girls didn’t even know – after the game, since I’m the scorekeeper they would ask – did we win? So I guess if they don’t realize it during the game, that’s a good thing!

She got to play catcher too – kind of a hard position because even at 10 years old some of these girls can already pitch 30-50 miles an hour – it’s crazy!

Did you play any sports as a kid? My twin Biz and I were lucky played softball, tennis, volleyball, basketball, soccer, ran track, gymnastics etc! Maybe that’s why we were skinny as kids! Ha!

Have a great day!


  1. Homemade bread can make all the difference, whether it’s for a sandwich or simply covered with a little butter. Glad they worked out!

  2. I made my own hamburger buns once too!! They were really good, but I have to admit I went back to store bought. haha It’s just a lot easier!
    I didn’t play any sports as a kid, but I did take gymnastics and hours and hours of ballet and dance lessons per week. We also played outside like it was our job!

  3. Cindy says:

    I made this for dinner tonight, it came together so quick and everyone loved it! Including Mr. Picky 4 year old that won’t eat anything besides
    hash browns and chicken nuggets. Thanks for a great recipe!!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Great! Glad they turned out. I thought they were super easy too. If you have any leftovers, you can make an egg sandwich with cheese for breakfast the next day!

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