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 Best Ever Homemade Hamburger Buns from Marty's Musings

I don’t know about you, but I always thought making bread sounded so hard. Hours of slaving over the dough.

The Best Ever Homemade Hamburger Buns from Marty's Musings

Not anymore. I’ve discovered a secret weapon. The bread machine!

 The Best Ever Homemade Hamburger Buns from Marty's Musings

This homemade hamburger buns recipe is just a measure and go one, but if you’re new to a bread machine I’ve left you a note on the recipe card to help you out.  

Best Ever Homemade Hamburger Buns from Marty's Musings

Don’t they look amazing?

A sandwich sitting on top of a paper plate, with Bun and Hamburger 

My family will tell you that once you taste these buns they will beg you not to go back to store bought!  

Homemade Hamburger Buns from Marty's Musings

Homemade Hamburger Buns

Your family won't want to go back to store bought with this amazingly easy recipe for homemade hamburger buns with the bread machine.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Author Marty's Musings


  • 1 1/4 cup milk slightly warmed
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2 tbs butter softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 3/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp active dry yeast


  • Place all ingredients in pan of bread machine in order listed.
  • Select dough setting.
  • When cycle is complete, turn out onto floured surface.
  • Cut dough in half and roll each half out to a 1" thick circle.
  • Cut each half into six 3 1/2" rounds with top of a drinking glass as a cutter.
  • Place on greased baking sheet equal distance apart and brush with melted butter.
  • Cover lightly with plastic wrap and towel and let rise until about doubled in size, about one hour (or as long as necessary to achieve desired thickness.)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 9-12 minutes.


With the bread machine it helps when I check the status of the dough in the first 10 minutes or so to see if the dough is "wet" enough or if it's too "wet" and I need to add a little extra flour. Temperature and humidity affect the dough texture. If the dough is too wet it can be sticky and more difficult to form into rounds.
If the kitchen isn't warm enough (or I want the dough to rise faster) I will cut the stove on to warm up for just a few minutes before I set the dough to rise on top of the stove.
Do you have a favorite go to topping for your hamburger? I’d love if you’d share!

Below are some of our family favorite bread recipes.

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A sandwich cut in half

A piece of cake on a plate, with Bread and Banana

A piece of cake on a plate, with Bread and Banana

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  1. Your hamburger buns look delicious! I’ve been making homemade bread/buns for 7 years now and we love it. Just a tip, if you don’t have an hour for your bread to rise, you can do a quick rise in the oven. While you are cutting out your dough, set your oven on it’s lowest temp (mine is 170 degrees). When you have all your buns on the cookie sheet, place them in the oven and TURN IT OFF. Let the buns rise for 20 to 25 minutes (check periodically) and then take out gently and set oven for your baking temperature. And then bake as normal. This is especially nice in the winter when the kitchen is cold.

  2. These look awesome! but I don’t have a bread machine, do ya think I could make them without the machine? Does the machine just do the mixing?

    1. Hi, Lucinda. I’m sure you can make these without a bread machine, but I wouldn’t know how long to tell you to knead the dough. You can try looking online and seeing if you can find a good recipe. I just love the bread machine because it does most of the work for me!

  3. Can you do this without a bread machine? And if so do you have recommendation for how? Obviously I don’t have a bread machine which is why I am asking ๐Ÿ˜‰ I try my hardest to make everything from scratch but I have yet to find a good hamburger bun recipe, I’m hoping this could be it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Vanessa, I’m so glad you found my hamburger bun recipe. It really is so good for not too, too much effort. They’re also great toasted with jam ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I love bread of any kind, especially when it’s homemade and hot from the oven and it makes your house smell like a bakery ๐Ÿ™‚ These hamburger buns look easy to make – next time we have burgers, I’ll try these buns. Might make them with whole wheat flour and see how they turn out.

    My burger toppings are the the usual condiments with onions & lettuce & tomatoes. But the best hamburger I’ve ever had was at a restaurant in PEI – I can’t remember everything that was on it, but I do remember the fried dill pickles. YUM!

    1. Hi, Kelly. I’m smelling your homemade bread even as I write this! I love these homemade hamburger buns because they are so much better than store bought. Fried dill pickles? I’ve never tried any which is a shame since I’m a southern gal!