The Best Summer Hamburger Buns

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Here in the U.S. it’s summer and with summer comes grilling season.

Being the bread lover that I am, I of course have a favorite bun recipe, a bun recipe that always begins to resurface this time of year.

It comes together as simply as a basic bread recipe and the buns can easily be frozen making it easy to use what you need and save the rest for later.


Perfect Summer Hamburger Buns
Recipe type: Bread
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Serves: 12
These slightly sweet buns sit perfectly with smoky grilled meats.
  • 1 ¼ cup milk, warmed to about 100 degrees
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 ¼ t. yeast
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 ¾ cups all purpose white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  1. Combine the milk, sugar and yeast. Mix well and allow to sit 5 minutes.
  2. Add the vegetable oil, salt, and flours. Stir with a wooden spoon and eventually with your hands until everything comes together into a uniform dough.
  3. Allow to rise in a covered, oiled bowl 1 hour.
  4. Remove from bowl onto a floured surface.
  5. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. Roll into small balls and flatten.
  6. Place onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Cover and allow to rise 1 hour more.
  7. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 25- 30 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
  9. Slice and serve or cool completely and freeze in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bun Calories: 200 Carbohydrates: 26 Sugar: 6 Fiber: 2 Protein: 5

Nothing says summer like grilling, and there is nothing better than wrapping your tasty grillings in the perfect bun. These delicious rounds are slightly sweet and mingle with that smoky grill flavor perfectly.

What are your favorite summer grillings to lay in a bun?

The Wisconsin in me is about to come out. I love a good brat, especially a cheddarwurst. Unfortunately, this favorite could cause a heart attack on impact so I try to save them for after a full day hike. And now that I’m making buns, it may be time to plan a sunrise summit…and a cheddarwurst dinner!


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4 Responses to The Best Summer Hamburger Buns

  1. These look great! I’ll have to try these. Thanks for the recipe!

    • brookeO says:

      I’m glad you like them. They are rally tasty summer buns. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. These look awesomely easy! I will have to try them. :-)

    • brookeO says:

      They come together quickly and freeze really well. I always make them in batches and pull them out as I need them. I hope you like them!

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