In honor of your Memorial Day cookout ( or “BBQ” if you’re not from the South), a homemade hamburger bun recipe!

I make mine with freshly ground hard white wheat, but you can use bread flour as well. The dough is mixed and kneaded in the bread machine, so it’s super easy to make!

Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

  • 1 1/4 c. warm milk
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 3/4 c. whole wheat flour (I use hard white wheat)
  • 4 tsp vital wheat gluten
  • 1 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • *2 Tbsp more melted butter
  • *optional: sesame seeds

Put ingredients in order in your bread pan (except those w/*); set your machine to the dough setting. When complete, dump the dough out onto a floured surface. Cut the dough in half, and roll each piece out into a 1″ thick circle.

Using a drinking glass, cut each half into 6 rounds, re-kneading and re-rolling the dough as needed to make your pieces. Place on greased baking sheet about 2″ apart; brush tops with melted butter. If you want to sprinkle sesame seeds on top, do it now.

Cover and allow to rise about 1 hour, or until doubled. Bake at 350* for approx. 12 min, or until tops are browned. Allow to cool completely before slicing.

Make them. Because they are SO much better than store bought… and because you can.

A big thanks to all of the men and women who so bravely serve our country, and to all who have given their lives for our freedom. We honor you.

Enjoy your Memorial Day.