Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

If you love the idea of homemade hamburger buns but would prefer something using whole wheat, look no further. This simple recipe uses 100% whole wheat flour and bakes up into big, soft, and chewy buns that are perfect for a burger.
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Rise: 1 hour 40 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Total: 2 hours 25 min
  • Yields 8 buns
Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
  • 12 ounces whole wheat flour (about 2 ½ cups)
  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine whole wheat flour and water. Stir with a dough whisk or wooden spoon until combined. Let rest for 30 minutes to allow water to permeate flour.
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Put milk and butter in a microwave safe measuring cup or dish. Microwave on high until warm and butter has melted, about 1 minute 30 seconds.
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • Add water, honey, yeast, and salt to warmed milk and melted butter. Stir to combine.
  • Pour wet ingredients into reserved flour. Mix with a dough whisk until ingredients have fully combined into a very wet mixture.
  • 14 ounces whole wheat flour (about 2 ¾ cups)
  • Add additional flour to dough and mix with a dough whisk or wooden spoon until full incorporated and a rough dough has formed.
  • Knead By Hand
  • Stir well with a dough whisk until a rough ball of dough starts to forms. Turn out onto a clean work surface and knead by hand until dough is soft and smooth, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • or Knead with Stand Mixer
  • If you prefer, you can use a mixer to knead the dough. Place dough in the bowl of a stand mixture and mix until dough is soft and smooth, stopping machine two or three times to scrape dough from hook if necessary, about 10 minutes.
  • Rising and Shaping
  • cooking spray
  • Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap or dish towels. Let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Divide the dough into 8 pieces and shape each piece into a flattened ball. Place the buns on a greased baking sheet, cover, and let rise until they've almost doubled in size, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Baking
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Bake at 350°F until buns are golden brown and an instant read thermometer inserted into the center registers 190°F, about 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack. Cut in half and use to serve your favorite burger.
  • Freezing Leftover Buns
  • Cut buns in half and place in a freezer-safe zip lock bag. Put in freezer. Buns will keep for up to 6 weeks.
  • To reheat, remove desired buns and reheat in microwave on medium until thawed, about 1 minute per bun.
From MakeBetterFood.com. . (http://makebetterfood.com/recipes/whole-wheat-hamburger-buns/). Adapted from Heavenly Homemakers.
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