Homemade Sandwich/Hamburger Buns

Soft Whole Wheat Sandwich Buns

Soft Whole Wheat Sandwich Buns

Make healthier, soft, whole wheat buns in an hour. Be sure the egg and oil are at room temperature and be sure to aerate your flour before measuring. No mixer? Just mix it in a bowl by hand but knead longer, about 150 turns. (This recipe also works with my White Bread With Egg Recipe.) - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Makes: 8 buns

Soft Whole Wheat Sandwich Buns


  • 2 cups (240 g) whole wheat flour (Aerate Flour Before Measuring - See How)
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons (1 packet / 7g) instant yeast (or active dry yeast)
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup (240 mL) milk (reduced fat or whole milk), heated to 120-130° F for instant yeast (or 110-120°F for active dry)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 mL) olive oil (or any vegetable oil)
  • 1 egg
  • about 1/4 cup additional bread flour


  1. Place flours, yeast, sugar & salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in milk, followed by oil and egg.
  3. Beat on high for 2 minutes.
  4. On low speed add about 1/4 cup bread flour until dough forms a mass.
  5. Place dough on floured surface and knead 50 turns.
  6. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Meantime, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Cut dough into 8 pieces. Shape each into a ball and place on baking sheet.
  8. Flatten each ball to about 1/2-inch thickness / about 3 1/2-inches across.
  9. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm spot until they double in size, about 30-35 minutes.
  10. Meantime, preheat oven to 375° F.
  11. Bake for 12 minutes.

Note: To see step-by-step photos in my blog, click here.

11 Comments on "Soft Whole Wheat Sandwich Buns"

  1. Kevin

    Made this recipe today and they came out great. I am on a low sodium diet so I omitted the salt. I did end up needing to add more than the 1/4 cup of flour, it was closer to 1/2 cup.
    For my needs, they were pretty big. I think the next time I make these I will divide them into 10 pieces instead of 8.

  2. Suzanne

    Sounds good……..can i make dough in bread machine and bake in oven?

  3. Beth

    Can I use a food processor instead of a stand mixer?

  4. Rena

    Thank you Jenny for sharing your wonderful recipes with us.
    You are incredible.
    God bless you and keep you safe

  5. Nicole

    Jenn your humour is so plaisant but your recipes, the best. AND, I have been baking my own for *50* years now ! Yep, celebrating my golden anniversary?

    I too mix and match and improvise. But you make it differently ?

  6. Anne

    Doubled the recipe. Got 8 – 4oz beautiful hamburger buns and 1 beautiful loaf. Took 18 minutes for buns. 30 minutes for loaf. Very good recipe!

  7. Jenn

    After making your easy bread recipes, I will never buy bread again!

  8. Patricia

    Thank you Jenny for this simple easy recipe for buns. Made it today and they are so delicious. I used coconut sugar instead of regular sugar.

    Have a great day from Canada?

  9. Sandy

    I made this easy recipe tonight for dinner. These worked out really well and this was with some minor changes. I used almond milk and only 1 T of the sugar and if I can find any more yeast during the Coronavirus, I will definitely make it again & again & again. We loved it. Thank you.

  10. Sharon

    No questions, just a quick THANK YOU for your great easy recipes! Someone just introduced me to your recipes–I made lemon brownies and Dutch oven bread. Both are delicious and easy to make.

  11. Mihaela

    Hello Jenny, I love your simple, easy and fast to prepare recipes. Re these buns, can I continue to knead them in the mixer as I am not that good at hand kneading? Thank you.

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