Delicious Hamburger Buns

Hi Guys!!!! This is the same recipe as my Molasses Sandwich Bread. It’s so delicious, Friends!!! All you do after making the dough and letting it rise, is divide it into 4 oz dough balls, roll them out, place them on a baking sheet, and bake them!

So much better tasting and more healthy than store bought buns!!! Plus, they freeze really well! I routinely make them for the two of us, freeze the majority, and just pull out a couple, as needed, for us to eat. Microwave them for 30 seconds, and voila, you have nearly fresh, preservative-free, home-made buns. 😊 YAYYY!!!!!!

See my recipe below! Happy Baking, Y’all!!!!

Delicious Hamburger Buns

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  • 2 cups warm Water (480 mls)
  • 2 TBSP Yeast (20 grams)
  • 1 cup plain Yogurt (270 mls)
  • 3 TBSP Butter, melted (45 grams) *(You can also use your choice of oil instead of butter)
  • 3 TBSP Molasses (60 grams)
  • 3 TBSP Sugar (37 grams)
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 7-8 cups Bread Flour (~1 kg—depending on the type of flour you are using and the runniness of your yogurt)
  • 1 Egg + 1 TBSP water, beaten and brushed on rolled buns
  • Sesame Seeds for sprinkling on top of the buns, optional


Start with ½ a cup of warm water and add your yeast to it.  Stir it well and set it aside for about 10 minutes to bubble and froth. 

Meanwhile, in a separate, large bowl (or your KitchenAid mixing bowl), pour the remaining 1 ½ cups of warm water, the yogurt, melted butter, molasses, sugar, and salt. Use a whisk to mix it all together. 

Once the yeast/water mixture has sat for about 10 minutes, add it to the bowl and give it another whisk so that it’s all evenly mixed.

Gradually start to add the flour, mixing as you go, until you have a nice ball of dough.  Knead the dough for about 8 minutes, adding small amounts of flour, as needed, if it’s too sticky. You want the dough to spring back at you when you gently poke your finger into it.

After kneading, grease a large bowl and place the dough in it to rise.  Cover it with plastic wrap, and set it in a warm place for about 1 to 1 ½ hours, or until doubled in size. Punch the dough down.

Divide the dough into 4 oz dough balls.

Roll the dough balls with the palm of your hand on the countertop. Place them on a greased cookie sheet. Press them down with the heal of your palm.

Allow them to rise an additional 15 minutes.  While they are rising, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. After the second rise, brush them with the beaten egg/water mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place the rolls in the preheated oven. 

Bake the rolls for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove them from the oven and let them cool on cooling racks.

These are great for cheeseburgers, hamburgers, sloppy joes, or any old sandwich. Enjoy! 😊