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Wholesome Burger Buns

I make this recipe on a regular basis in the summer months when we're grilling up our favorite burgers.—Loraine Thomas, Kamsack, Saskatchewan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    16 buns


  • 1-1/4 cups water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted sunflower kernels
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast


  • In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  • When cycle is complete, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 16 portions; shape each into a ball.
  • Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray; flatten slightly. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 158 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
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  • CookerBee
    Aug 24, 2014

    These will work great for the purpose I had intended for turkey burgers. I like the use of all purpose flour with the wheat flour as opposed to using bread flour. It makes them much less dense. My only changes were using Gold Medal White Whole Wheat flour and I left out the 2 seeds, but added sesame seeds to the top on the last rise. They were super easy in my bread machine. I baked them on a sheet lined with parchment paper and sprayed with PAM. I sprayed the buns after shaping too, to get the sesame seeds to stick and to cover with a piece of plastic wrap while rising. I let them rise for 40 minutes and they took 27 minutes to bake. TY

  • Foreverdixie
    May 26, 2012

    We made these for our end of the year school celebration. They had great taste and we made them without the poppy and sunflower seeds because we didn't have any. Just make sure that if you keep your yeast in the refrigarator, let it come to room temperature first or else they'll be flat.

  • crop
    Jan 29, 2011

    can these be made with out a bread machine