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Whole Wheat Buns For Burgers & Sandwiches

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon (3tsp) yeast (you can get by with 1 packet, which is 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 3 cups flour + about 2 Tablespoons more for kneading
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Warm the cup of water until it's just a little warm to the touch. You're looking for about 110ºF, but not too hot or the yeast will die. Stir in the honey and the oil and add the yeast. Give it one more quick stir and set aside to proof.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour and salt.
  3. When the yeast concoction has doubled in size, stir in the milk, then combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Stir with a fork or wooden spoon until you can't stir it anymore, then dump it out onto a dry surface and knead, adding a little flour as necessary, for about 5 minutes. Return to bowl, cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. When the dough has doubled, preheat the oven to 350ºF. Punch down the dough and form into 12 equal tall, tight buns. I made 12 small ones to go with my Lentil Turkey Burgers, but I've made various sizes.
  5. Let rest about 5-10 minutes, then bake on 350ºF for 15-20 minutes. Let cool, and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 80 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
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