Best Fluffy and Soft Hamburger Bun Recipe (Without Sugar)

Hold tight for this soft hamburger bun recipe. Once you try the recipe you will never get ready-made hamburger buns anymore.

The Best Soft Hamburger Bun Recipe

Preparing bread is a subject that almost everyone prefers to stay away from. The rise of the dough, the right amount of yeast, the waiting time, etc… a really risky process to spend a lot of time.

You want to have bread that looks good and delicious, especially when you’ve spent that much of your time.

But often, baking bread ends in disappointment. This is exactly why people prefer to buy ready-made burger buns, even though they know that homemade burger buns are tastier.

Let’s change that today!

I will give you a very simple recipe that will take a short time. But to be honest, this is not an easy-to-make and quick-to-prepare recipe.

But all the measurements are correct, and I promise you’ll make the best burger buns ever. Just follow the instructions strictly.

Give them a try, and you’ll thank me later.

Soft Hamburger Bun Recipe (8 Buns)

Soft Hamburger Bun Recipe

Fluffy and Soft Hamburger Bun Recipe

Per Bun

Calories: 270

Net Carb: 48g

Total Fat: 4g

Protein: 9g


Whole Milk (1 cup)

Water (4/1 cup)

All-Purpose Flour (3 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp) or 475g

Egg (1 whole)

Unsalted butter (1 1/2 tbsp)

Honey (1 tbsp)

Dry yeast (2 1/3 tsp)

Salt (1 tsp)


Honey (1/2 tsp)

Sesame seeds

Recipe – 1 hr 50min prep – 20min baking time

Tip: Before you start, make sure to leave the butter at room temperature and let it soften.

To start preparing, heat the milk in a small saucepan.

Add room-temperature water to the warmed milk.

Bring a deep mixing bowl and add the milky water to the bowl.

Add yeast to it, but do not mix.

Add 1 tbsp of honey.

Now mix it roughly.

Add only 2 cups of flour to it.

Important Recommendation: Since the amount of flour in the recipe may vary depending on the type or brand of flour you buy, add flour little by little, not all at once.

Add salt to the top before mixing the flour with the milk and yeast.

Mix the salt with the flour slowly and as much as possible without touching the yeast.

Add 1 egg.

Now mix all the ingredients in the mixing bowl.

At the mixing stage, add all the remaining flour in a controlled manner.

You will get a very soft, sticky dough and the dough should look just as soft and sticky as in the following image:

Soft Hamburger Bun Recipe

Soft Hamburger Bun Recipe – First stage of the dough

Form the dough into a large, smooth ball and leave it in the mixing bowl.

Set the oven to 100°F.

When the oven reaches this temperature, please turn it off and open the oven door.

Cover the mixing bowl with cling film.

Recommendation: Do not wrap the cling film on the bowl too tightly.

Then put it in the oven with the door closed and turned off.

Tip: Yeast activates better when there is heat. This way, the dough rises more, and you get softer bread when baked. For this reason, it is a great idea to rest the dough in a slightly heated and turned-off oven.

Leave the dough in this way for 50 minutes in the oven.

After 50 minutes, take the dough out of the bowl.

Place on a cutting board and knead for at least 2 minutes.

Tip: If it seems impossible to knead the dough, which is very sticky, because it sticks to the hand too much, flour your hands a little and knead this way.

Now give the round dough a slightly elongated shape as in the following image:

Soft Hamburger Bun Recipe

Shape the dough before cutting it

Cut it in half first. Then divide it into 4 parts and get 8 dough balls.

Shape all the balls into a smooth round shape.

Especially make sure the top side looks smooth:

Soft Hamburger Bun Recipe

Give them the final shape

Place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, leaving space between them.

Cover it with a cloth and leave it like this for 20 minutes:

Soft Hamburger Bun Recipe

Soft Hamburger Bun Recipe – Cover the dough

Put 1/2 tsp of honey in 50 ml of water and mix well.

Remove the cloth on the dough that has rested for another 20 minutes and spread plenty of honey water on the dough:

Soft Hamburger Bun Recipe

Spread the honey water on the dough

Set the oven to 375°F and preheat.

Finally, sprinkle sesame seeds on the dough:

Soft Hamburger Bun Recipe

Sprinkle sesame seeds

And bake them in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes.

Check the burger buns often, as each oven has different baking times.

As the last and most important step, immediately cover the hamburger buns you take out of the oven with a cloth and let them rest for 10 minutes.

Soft Hamburger Bun Recipe

Soft Hamburger Bun Recipe – Last version of the buns

Bon Appétit!

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