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Whole wheat burger buns

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


This is an ideal recipe which makes that rustic soft bun that toasts well, takes in all the juices without becoming mushy. Its a soft whole wheat healthy bun. Whole wheat healthy bread.


  • 1/2 cup water plus 1/4 cup barely warm water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon melted butter to brush the buns
  • 2 tablespoon all purpose flour for kneading- Bench flour



Prove the yeast

  1. Mix in the yeast, warm water and a pinch of sugar and set aside for 5 minutes to foam

Flour mixture

  1. Mix salt, whole wheat flour and all purpose flour with a whisk to combine

Kneading and baking

  1. In a big bowl combine the yeast mixture, water, sugar, butter and the flour mixture briefly and set aside for 15 minutes to hydrate the dough.
  2. Now knead the dough for a good 5 minutes by hand until the dough comes together and forms a rough ball. It will still be very very tacky.
  3. Place the dough in a clean bowl ,cover it and let it rise in a warm place for one hour until doubled.
  4. After risen, deflate the dough gently and divide it into 6 equal parts.
  5. Shape it into 6 smooth balls using the cup of your hands.
  6. Place it in an oiled sheet pan, gently press the tops, brush the tops with butter and sprinkle the seeds generously.
  7. Now let them rise again for about an hour. In the mean time preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C. Bake the buns for about 15-18 minutes, turning the pans once to help in even baking. Once out of the oven cool the buns on a rack.
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Bread
  • Cuisine: American