Erma Kauer’s Hamburger Buns

Erma Kauer’s Hamburger Buns

Today I am sharing a recipe for Homemade Hamburger Buns from my mom's best friend Erma Kaur. She is another AMAZING COOK! I wish I had more recipes from her.
You will find that these soft hamburger buns are so easy to make, and they taste amazing. This recipe does make a lot and works perfectly for big family gatherings.
You will love that you can make these burger buns without a stand mixer. The simple dough comes together easily in a large bowl.
The ideal burger bun is soft, and tender. You can replace some of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour to increase the fiber in these homemade hamburger buns.
How do you toast hamburger buns like a restaurant?
Gently toast in a 350°F oven until buns are warmed through and lightly crispy, about 5 minutes. To keep the buns from getting too crunchy or hard after toasting, place them in a nice basket with a towel over them.
These buns freeze beautifully up to 2 months, then remove the buns from the freezer and thaw on the counter.
These hearty homemade sandwich rolls will become a staple for your family!  There is nothing like homemade bread coming from the oven!
Let's head over to my kitchen and make some…
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 40


  • 3 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar or honey
  • 6 tbsp honey


  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 cups white flour
  • 5 1/2 cups whole wheat flour


  • In a large bowl combine the warm water and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Add the honey, oil, and egg. Beat until smooth.
  • Add 2 cups of flour. Beat until smooth.Add salt and remaining flour until you get a kneadable dough.
  • Cover dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.  Roll the dough out until it is a little thicker than 1/3 inch.  Using a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter or cookie cutter cut the dough into rounds.
  • Place the round on a greased cookie sheet.  Then top each of the rounds with another of the rounds.
    Place buns on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Brush the tops with the melted butter. Cover and let buns rise until doubled. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Slice with a serrated knife.
  • ENJOY!!!!
Keyword hamburger buns, homemade hamburger buns