Recipes and Cooking Whole-Wheat Hamburger Buns 5.0 (1) 1 Review It only takes 20 minutes of prep to make your own whole-wheat buns for burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, and more. By Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke is a culinary specialist with the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen. Her work includes recipe testing and development, food styling, and the creation of food video content. Her work expands across many of the Dotdash Meredith food brands including Magnolia Journal, Allrecipes, and various special interest publications. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in culinary science from Iowa State University and a Master of Science degree in food science from Kansas State University. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 2, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 20 mins Rise Time: 2 hrs Bake Time: 20 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 40 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 8 (4-inch) buns Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup warm water (110°F to 115°F) 1 tablespoon sugar 1 pkg. active dry yeast 2 eggs 3 tablespoon butter, melted 1 teaspoon salt 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional) Directions In a large bowl stir together 1/2 cup of the whole wheat flour, the warm water, sugar, and yeast until smooth. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes or until foamy. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour, one of the eggs, the melted butter, and salt. Beat with a mixer on medium 3 minutes. Gradually stir in as much of the all-purpose flour as you can. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in remaining all-purpose flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes). Shape into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning to grease surface of dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size (1 hour). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat dough into a 10x6-inch rectangle. Cut into eight pieces and shape into balls, tucking edges underneath. Flatten balls to 1/2-inch thickness. Arrange 1/2 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Dust with additional flour. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size (1 hour.) Preheat oven to 375°F. In a small bowl whisk together remaining egg and the milk. Gently brush tops of buns with egg mixture. If desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake 20 minutes or until tops are light brown (buns will stick together slightly where they touch). Remove; cool on a wire rack. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 254 Calories 7g Fat 42g Carbs 9g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 254 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 58mg 19% Sodium 346mg 15% Total Carbohydrate 42g 15% Total Sugars 2g Protein 9g Calcium 26mg 2% Iron 2.4mg 13% Potassium 166mg 4% Folate, total 88.5mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.