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One Hour Soft Homemade Hamburger Buns With No Egg

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Hamburger buns are the perfect accompaniment to any hamburger. These one-hour soft homemade hamburger buns with no egg are hearty and fluffy, and they hold up well to the weight of the burger and toppings. Hamburger buns come in a variety of flavors, including white, wheat, and even sweet.

They can be toasted or left plain, and they can be topped with a variety of condiments, such as ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and relish. Hamburger buns are a delicious and versatile food that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

All kinds of sandwiches like burgers, BBQ pulled pork, ham & cheese, and even egg and sausage breakfast sandwiches taste amazing on these homemade burger buns. They would also make delicious dinner rolls. 

Made with yeast and a few other simple ingredients these buns are beginner friendly and only take around twenty minutes of hands-on time. Impress your friends and family or even yourself by making these homemade super easy one-hour soft homemade hamburger buns with no egg.

Kneading the dough entirely by hand is a great alternative if you don’t have a stand mixer. Use a Danish dough whisk to mix the dough by hand before kneading. Shape the dough into a nice smooth ball with even tension. The dough is done kneading when it holds its shape and springs back slowly when pressed gently. 

Ingredients For One-Hour Soft Homemade Hamburger Buns With No Egg

  • 3 tablespoons of active dry yeast
  • 1 3/4 cups warm water (90 degrees)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 4 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom (optional)

Variations for the flour would be to substitute one or two cups with whole wheat flour or bread flour. For the oil, you can use mild flavored olive oils (regular or extra virgin), coconut oil, or vegetable oil. 

Add your choice of seasonings to change up the flavor profile. Cardamom is my favorite spice to use in bread or bun recipes- the aroma and the taste are delectable. Oregano, basil, rosemary, garlic powder, and cracked black pepper would all be great choices. To make one-hour soft homemade hamburger buns with no egg all you need is six simple ingredients plus water. 

Instructions To Make One-Hour Soft Homemade Hamburger Buns With No Egg

1. Make the yeast mixture. In the large bowl of a stand mixer combine yeast, sugar, cardamom, one cup of flour, and water. Whisk gently and cover with a tea towel to rest for about 5-10 minutes to prove yeast.

2. After bubbles have formed add the remaining ingredients Add 4 cups of flour (reserving 1/2 cup of flour for later), oil, and salt.

3. Fit the mixer with the dough hook attachment and knead the dough on speed 2 for about 5 minutes. Add in the remaining flour until the dough pulls away from the sides, add more flour if needed.

4. Place the dough onto a floured surface and shape it into a ball. Using a kitchen scale, weigh the dough and divide that number by 12. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces either by eye or using the scale.

5. Shape each piece of dough into a ball by hand, smoothing and rounding it. Place them on a silicone or parchment-lined baking sheet.

6. Gently press down on each bun to flatten them slightly. Cover with a tea towel (or plastic wrap lightly) and let the buns rest for 30 minutes while the oven preheats to 425 degrees Fahrenheit or 218 degrees Celsius.

7. Brush the tops, score and sprinkle with seeds if desired. Bake the buns for 9-11 minutes. The tops should be golden brown.

8. Cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

How To Make The Beginning Yeast Mixture

In the large mixing bowl of a stand mixer (or any bowl if you are hand mixing) add your yeast, sugar, cardamom, and one cup of flour and whisk together. Doing this first gives the yeast a chance to start thriving and growing before the rest of the ingredients are added.

Fill a two-cup measuring cup with 1 3/4 cups of  90-100 degree water. Make sure the water is at the right temperature (roughly 90 degrees) using a digital thermometer.

As you become more familiar with bread making you will be able to tell by touch if the water temperature is right. If you don’t have a thermometer, a little warmer than room temperature will do. (Water or any liquid that is greater than 120 degrees will kill the yeast.)  Stir it all together and cover it with a towel. Let it rest for 3-5 minutes and you should see lots of bubbles.

Two tablespoons of yeast make these delicious burger buns rise to the occasion. Buying active dry yeast in bulk can save you a lot of money if you like to bake often. It is a good idea to store the yeast in an airtight container in the freezer to keep it dormant until you need to use it.

A typical packet of yeast is equal to 2 1/4 teaspoons. Having a larger quantity means you can easily measure out any amount depending on your recipe. Instant yeast would also work in this homemade hamburger bun recipe.

Combining The Ingredients For One-Hour Soft Homemade Hamburger Buns With No Egg

After 3-5 minutes of rest time, you should see bubbles or foam from the yeast, which means the mixture is ready for the rest of the ingredients. Start with the canola oil, then the add remaining flour reserving around half of a cup to add in at the end if needed. Lastly, add the salt on top of the flour. You should avoid adding salt directly to the yeast because it can inhibit its growth. 

Turn the speed to low with the dough hook attachment fitted to the mixer. Mix for 2-3 minutes creating a soft dough. Add a bit more of the reserved flour if the dough isn’t coming together. Just enough so it pulls gently away from the sides.

Kneading the dough entirely by hand is a great alternative if you don’t have a stand mixer. Try using a Danish dough whisk to mix the dough by hand prior to kneading. Shape the dough into a nice ball with even tension and check for spring back. The dough is done kneading when it holds its shape and springs back slowly when pressed gently. 

Shaping The Dough 

Turn the yeast dough onto a lightly floured counter and tighten it into a smooth ball. A kitchen scale is a must for evenly sized buns. Weigh the dough ball in grams and divide that number by 12. That is how much dough you want for each hamburger bun. 

Take each section and pull and stretch it into a nice smooth round ball. This can be done in your hand, swirling it on the counter, or however, it works for you. Get out a baking tray or cooking sheet (lined) and place your dough balls in rows leaving about an inch or two space between them. Gently press down to flatten them just a little. This will give you the best results for the shape. 

Baking the One-Hour Soft Homemade Hamburger Buns With No Egg

Cover the buns with a tea towel and let the dough rise and relax for 30 minutes in a warm place. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and set the baking pan on the warming stovetop.   This recipe only requires one rise which speeds up the overall time. No need for a second rise or a long rising time.

Topping the Buns

Score the top of the buns with a lathe or razor – this allows the steam to escape from the top and gives a better spring in the oven. You can really get creative and make fun patterns if you want!

Brushing the tops of the buns is also optional.

  1.  Warm milk makes the crust slightly soft and chewy.
  2.  Egg wash makes the crust shiny and very chewy.
  3.  Melted butter will give you a softer crust.
  4. Plain they will have a harder crust.

Any of these options produce a wonderful bun. If desired, top the burger buns with sesame seeds, coarse sea salt, turbinado sugar, poppy seeds, chia seeds, or fennel seeds.

Baking The Buns

With the oven preheated to 425 degrees F, these one-hour soft homemade hamburger buns with no egg will bake up very fast—in only around 10 minutes. Start checking at the 8-minute mark. You want to see the tops turn a beautiful golden color. Mine baked perfectly in 10 minutes. 

After the homemade buns come out of the oven let them sit for a minute and then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.

Quick Tip

Use a spray bottle filled with water and spray it into the oven several times to create steam and immediately close the oven door (you can also throw a couple of ice cubes into the bottom of the oven). As a result, the steam helps my baked breads rise better.

20 Ideas of what To Eat With One-Hour Soft Homemade Hamburger Buns With No Egg

  1. Hamburgers
  2. BBQ pulled pork
  3. Ham and cheese sandwich
  4. PB&J 
  5. Grilled chicken sandwich
  6. Breakfast sandwich with eggs, sausage, and cheese
  7. Sloppy Joes
  8. Fried Chicken sandwich with cole slaw
  9. Roasted Vegetables and fresh herbs
  10. Butter it up for a dinner roll
  11. Garlic bread
  12. Mini Pizzas
  13. Meatball subs
  14. Buffalo chicken sliders
  15. Bacon, Lettuce, and tomato sandwich
  16. Philly cheesesteak on a bun
  17. Roast beef sliders
  18. Chicken parmesan with marinara on a bun
  19. French Dip
  20. Po Boys

How to Store The Burger Buns

These buns store really well. They stay fresh on the counter for up to 4 days, in the refrigerator for a week, and in the freezer for 6 months. Wrap them in a plastic bag or other airtight container however you choose to store them. You can place parchment paper between them for freezing. 


Wrapping Up The One-Hour Soft Homemade Hamburger Buns With No Egg

In conclusion, making one-hour soft homemade hamburger buns without eggs is a quick and easy process that anyone can do. This is a great recipe for beginners to try yeast bread. It’s an easy recipe to follow and helps you create beautiful hamburger buns that level up your sandwich game.

The ingredients are simple and the steps are straightforward. The result is a delicious, fluffy bun perfect for any burger or sandwich. So next time you’re in the mood for a burger, give these homemade buns a try. You won’t be disappointed!

I always say a good bun makes the sandwich perfect.

Cheers, 

Sarah

One-Hour Soft Homemade Hamburger Buns With No Egg Recipe

Yield: 12 buns

One Hour Soft Homemade Hamburger Buns With No Egg

One Hour Soft Homemade Hamburger Buns With No Egg

These one-hour soft homemade hamburger buns with no egg are hearty and fluffy, and they hold up well to the weight of the burger and toppings.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of active dry yeast
  • 1 3/4 cup warm water (90 degrees)
  • 1/2 cup canola
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 4 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom (optional)

Instructions

1.  In the large bowl of a stand mixer combine yeast, sugar, cardamom, one cup of flour, and the water. Whisk gently and cover with a tea towel to rest for 5-10 minutes to prove yeast.

2. After bubbles have formed add the remaining ingredients Add 4 cups of flour (reserving 1/2 cup of flour for later), oil, and salt.

3. Fit the mixer with the dough hook attachment and knead the dough on speed 2 for about 5 minutes. Add in the remaining flour until the dough pulls away from the sides, add more flour if needed.

4. Place the dough onto a floured surface and shape it into a ball. Using a kitchen scale, weigh the dough and divide that number by 12. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces either by eye or using the scale.

5. Shape each piece of dough into a ball by hand, smoothing and rounding it. Place them on a silicone-lined baking sheet.

6. Gently press down on each bun to slightly flatten them. Cover with a tea towel and let the buns rest for 30 minutes while the oven preheats to 425 degrees Fahrenheit or 218 degrees Celsius.

7. Brush the tops, score and sprinkle with seeds if desired. Bake the buns for 9-11 minutes. The tops should be golden brown.

8. Cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes

-You can use mild flavored olive oils (regular or extra virgin), coconut oil, or vegetable oil.

-Buns can be stored on the counter for 4 days, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, and in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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