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How to Make Whole Wheat Hamburger and Hotdog Buns From Scratch

I enjoy baking my own breads and treats for my family on the weekend as a healthier and tastier alternative to store-bought options.

Home made hotdog and hamburger buns

Home made hotdog and hamburger buns

Way Better Than Store Bought

These homemade whole wheat buns have a better taste and texture than anything you can buy in the store.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

1 hour 30 min

20 min

1 hour 50 min

8 hamburger OR 8 hot dog buns OR 4 of each

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  • 1/4 cup Water, Warm
  • 1/4 cup Plain yoghurt
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp Liquid egg white
  • 3 Tbsp White sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Margarine
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/4 cups Whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup White flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp Dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp Liquid egg white
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame seeds


  1. In the measuring cup or another bowl, add the dry yeast to the warm tap water. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add all dry ingredients and margarine. Stir to mix.
  3. Add the yeast/water mix to the dry ingredients, and stir with a large wooden spoon to blend.
  4. When the dough is blended, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, sprinkle a little more flour on top of the dough, and knead for 5 minutes.
  5. Let dough rest for about 10 minutes.
  6. Using a kitchen scale, cut dough into a sections weighing 3 oz or 85 grams each. And roll into balls.
  7. For hamburger buns: Press balls flat with palms of hands to form 3-4" circles, and place close to each other on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  8. For hotdog buns: Roll balls into 6" long cylinders, and place close to each other on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  9. Set baking sheet and buns aside to rise for 1-1 1/2 hours.
  10. Brush tops of risen buns with liquid egg white, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  11. Preheat oven to 375 F and bake 20 - 25 minutes until tops are golden brown.
  12. When done remove buns from pan, and place on wire rake to cool.

© 2017 Wes Clark

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