We are heading to Las Vegas for a few days and I always make sandwiches for the drive. I decided to see if I could make sandwich buns from my simple whole wheat bread recipe and look how they turned out! They will soon be salmon sandwiches with lots of lettuce along with a bag of sliced carrots and peppers.
I used the exact recipe for my simple whole wheat bread without changing a thing but instead of shaping it into a loaf, I cut it into 8 pieces, shaped each one into a ball, put them on my baking sheet and flattened them with my hand. Here’s how they looked before rising…
And here they are after 35 minutes in my warming drawer…
I baked them at 375° F for about 12 minutes. I’ve already made dinner rolls from this recipe and now if you’re wondering if you can make whole wheat sandwich buns or hamburger buns like these, yes you can.
Don’t want whole wheat? You can make these easy buns with white flour using my white bread with egg recipe. I made sesame seed hamburger buns using white flour and they turned out fantastic.
So whole wheat or white, plain or sesame seed, just use my easy bread recipes to make your own healthier homemade buns. Click here for the whole wheat buns recipe. – Jenny Jones
I am wondering if these rolls can be frozen and reheated like the other roll recipes. Any suggestion?
I wish the brand of flour used in the recipe was noted because you read people’s reviews and they claim the recipe came out great but not for me. I use(not anymore) Wegmans flour and I don’t get these results so I think brand makes a difference.
I use whatever flour is at the store, from King Arthur, Bob’s Red Mill, Gold Medal, and Arrowhead Mills.
Hi Jenny love your bread recipes and have made all your recipes but lately after taking out of oven and rested a bit the top gets crinkly any idea why
I think the buns might have overproofed before they were baked so the tops wrinkle when cooled. Also need to be sure the gluten has developed to assure the gas is trapped in the dough. Also if dough is slack too much moisture can also cause issues. I wrestle with the issues every time I make bread. I think my no name store bought flour is sub par to name brands as well.
Great recipes. Simple white and simple wheat recipes have worked very well. Great finished product. I am new to this. You have inspired me. Thank you so much.
Hello Jenny. Is the sugar/honey absolutely necessary in this recipe, or can it be left out? Many thanks! Looking forward to trying!
Hi Jenny, Thank you sooo much for all of your easy and delicious recipes. I love every recipe I’ve tried so far. The wheat bread is the best bread ever. Your jelly donuts are amazing. Everyone loved them, and wanted to know where I bought them. I will be trying them with the custard filling next, and with your chocolate frosting on top it will taste like a Boston cream donut. So yummy!!
Thank you so much for the good whole wheat homemade bread I love. And I can have whole wheat sandwich buns. Our stores only have the too large ones. I l Iike the regular size. Ty again.
Finally a recipe that works consistently – thanks Jenny ?
Jenny I am so glad I found you!! I am a senior disabled women and have a tough time cooking like I used to. Your recipes are no nonsense straight to the point, simple! Makes me excited to get back into the kitchen again. Thank you so much and my husband thanks you too!
Jenny I am so glad I found you!! I am a senior disabled women and have a tough time cooking like I used to. Your recipes are no nonsense straight from the point, simple! Makes me excited to get back into the kitchen again. Thank you so much and my husband thanks you too!
I’m glad to hear it, thank you.
Great recipe. I’ve been looking for a whole wheat recipe that makes soft sandwich style loaves. My husband refuses to eat the denser whole wheat bread. So I’m looking for something similar to Wonder Bread soft slices. I think this recipe will do the trick.
Jenny, can this easy recipe be made with oatmeal and all purpose flour?
My husband and I really like to thank you for your whole wheat bread recipe. we love it.
Since I saw your info on how to make sandwich buns instead of a loaf of bread, that’s all I’ve been making. 1 recipe makes me 4 days worth of buns, and they always turn out perfect. Thank you so much for this one little hint.
I don’t have a warming drawer. How long should I let the rolls sit before I bake them? Really looking forward to making these!
Until the are doubled in size, preferably in a warm spot – it can take up to an hour: https://www.jennycancook.com/where-to-rise-dough/
Thank you so much for the recipe, finally i can accomplish dinner rolls, sandwich buns and whole wheat bread all with the same recipe which i am successful in making. They taste delicious and my kids are happy as they get wonderful soft bread. I will keep on checking the latest recipes.
Hello Jenny! I’ve tried your whole wheat bread recipe before and it was super successful and awesome! Didn’t know I could turn that into dinner rolls!
I wish you could continue your YouTube channel.. 😀
Jenny, you are brilliant! I ve never thought of leaving my dough in the warming drawer for rising. I have to try this soon.