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Bread Machine Hamburger Bun Recipe

  • Author: Brittany Dixon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 150 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 12 hamburger buns 1x


With the help of a bread machine, homemade hamburger buns are really easy to make! A good bun makes all the difference in taking a burger from fair to outstanding, so pull out a few simple ingredients and wow your family with this bread machine hamburger bun recipe!



  • 1 1/4 c milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 3/4 c bread flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds


  1. In the bread machine, place the following ingredients in order: milk, beaten egg, bread flour, sugar, and salt.
  2. Make a small indentation in the middle of the ingredients and pour the yeast into the hole.
  3. Push bread machine to dough setting and hit start.
  4. Once the cycle is complete (1 hour and 50 minutes on my machine), place dough onto a floured surface and roll out to 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick (1/2 inch will create slightly thinner buns while 1 inch will create large, fluffy buns).
  5. Using the open mouth of a mason jar or a 3.5″ round cookie cutter, cut out 12 circles and put them on two baking sheets.
  6. Place the baking sheets in a warm place and allow to ride until they double in size (about one hour).
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of each bun with the egg white wash and sprinkle on sesame seeds.
  9. Bake 10-12 minutes until baked through and slightly golden on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Enjoy!


If you prefer a more brown top, broil the buns at the very end for about 30 seconds. Keep a close eye on them to ensure they don’t burn.