40-Minute Hamburger Buns Recipe
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40-Minute Hamburger Buns Recipe

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Here on our ranch, I cook for three men who love hamburgers. These fluffy yet hearty buns are just right for their big appetites. I also serve the buns plain with a meal. —Jessie McKenney, Twodot, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + resting Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + resting Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 195 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil and sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 3-5 minutes. Do not let rise. Divide into 12 pieces; shape each into a ball. Place 3 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  3. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Bake at 425° for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as 40-Minute Hamburger Buns in Best of Country Breads 2000, p45

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ZiaMtz User ID: 8937860 254419
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

"Hi, has anyone tried halving the recipe? Was it still successful? Thank you."

Uhmanda6 User ID: 8928540 253769
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2016

"I followed the recipe and did not like these at all. They were very heavy, dry on the outside and seemed almost undercooked inside. And the flavor was not good. Also if you make 12 they will be very small. I made 8 and they were almost the right size"

duckmichelle User ID: 7095674 253378
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2016

"Is this really 2 tablespoons of yeast or 2 teaspoons?"

Vickylynn00 User ID: 8921093 253165
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016 Edited Aug. 30, 2016

"Jvallas - yes, 2T of yeast is correct. That's the secret to the fast recipe. The added yeast gives a very quick rise and has no ill effect on flavor.

This is my second time to make these and they're great. Very easy to do and has a big impact. I look forward to making these many times in the future."

ehadlington User ID: 5931937 253163
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016

"This is my new go to recipe for buns. Quick, easy and so yummy. I don't often have time to make buns from scratch, but can't eat store bought buns. I'm so grateful for this recipe. Thank you!"

jvallas User ID: 232625 253115
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2016

"Is 2T yeast the correct amount?"

bakeathomemom User ID: 8919811 253066
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2016

"This recipe is amazing as is. The first time I made it, I was looking for a quick and fairly easy recipe for hamburger buns. They were amazing and delicious! I have made it atleast 50 times since. I and have tried many many recipes for bread, and consider myself a pretty decent baker, but this is by far one of my favorites. Not only can you make super quick and delicious hamburger buns, they make delicious yeast rolls. I add just a bit more sugar, make the rolls a little smaller, and coat with butter after baking. Yummmm."

amsm User ID: 8302234 252508
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2016

"These are great because you can have homemade in less than an hour! The bread was soft and tender with great flavor. We will make these again!"

dawnyd100 User ID: 6007551 250436
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2016

"This is a great recipe."

Kim.kratka User ID: 8891984 250303
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2016

"I have made these twice. I used organic white flour the first time and organic gluten free flour blend the second. Both turned out amazing!"

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