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Bread Machine Burger Buns

Make shiny, beautiful burger buns with a soft crumb. It's easy to get perfect dough when you use your bread machine!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
rising time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American, european
Keyword: bread machine burger buns, homemade burger buns
Servings: 8 rolls
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Katie Shaw



For the Dough

  • 3 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cups water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast

For Topping

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds or poppy seeds optional


  • Add all ingredients to the bucket of a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the DOUGH cycle and press start. Keep an eye on the dough for the first few minutes of mixing. Add more water if it is dry and crumbly, and more flour if it is too sticky. The dough should be smooth and slightly sticky to the touch but should completely clear the sides and bottom of the bread machine bucket. Allow the cycle to finish.
  • Remove the dough when the machine beeps and cut into eighths with a sharp knife. (It is easiest to divide into half, then quarters, etc.). Gently shape into rolls by pulling down the bottoms of the dough to smooth out the tops.
  • Place the rolls on the baking sheet and flatten them slightly. Cover with heavily greased plastic wrap. Place the baking sheet in a warm place for the rolls to rise, until they are very puffy, about 45 minutes. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat your oven to 375° with the rack in the center
  • Bake for 14-17 minutes until deep golden brown. Rolls will appear very browned due to the egg wash. Remove and cool on a wire rack. Allow to fully cool before slicing and serving with burgers. For best results, toast with butter on a hot skillet turrned to low. Eat within a day, or freeze for longer storage.


Don't limit yourself to burgers; these buns are great for pulled pork, chicken sandwiches, and more.
Try topping with poppy seeds or everything bagel seasoning.
I recommend SAF instant yeast for bread machine baking, and this basic bread machine, perfect for kneading.


Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 3mg