January 12

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How to make Whole Wheat Burger Buns

By Sonia Gupta

January 12, 2017

Eggless, Healthy, Main Course, Savoury, Under 30 minutes, Whole Wheat

We all like burgers, or should I say that we all like to eat junk food. Commercially, people use all-purpose flour to make buns.

What if, if we make whole wheat burger buns and use them for our burgers? Isn’t it better to ask children to eat burgers instead of asking them to avoid it.

My whole wheat burger buns give me the capability of saying yes to as many burgers as my child wants to eat. And I will never have the guilt of allowing him to eat junk food. Not just him, I can also now have a guilt-free bite.

So a homemade whole wheat burger bun will always sound healthier. Isn’t it?

Burgers – Americans or Germans

I was always confused if the burger is an American cuisine or German cuisine. Went through a lot of posts and wiki and finally concluded that Hamburger was first made in Germany, as far as the written evidence is available.

However, the cheeseburger was invented in America.

Homemade Whole Wheat Burger Buns

Making a whole wheat bun isn’t a mammoth task. The shaping of the dough maybe a little trickier for a few. If you pick the shaping process properly, the burgers will come out to be smooth otherwise they could be rough on top.

The wheat buns are going to be heavier than a regular commercial bun for the obvious reasons of wheat flour being heavier than all-purpose flour.

If you have tried my whole wheat muffins or whole wheat bread, you know what I mean. If you follow this recipe step by step you will be excited to see shiny crust and soft crumbs of your whole wheat buns.

homemade whole wheat burger buns

Now let’s change the way you have been eating burgers so far. Eat burgers without fear! No more scolding your child for eating unhealthy. Isn’t it exciting? Like the recipe, please leave your comments and suggestions.

Quick Notes

Tin Size Baking Tray
Oven Temp 200 °C
Baking Time 30 min
MW Convection Temp 180 °C
Baking Time 30 min
Demold Instructions Immediately
Cooling Time 2 hr

PS: Use conversion table to switch recipe between grams and cups.

How to make whole wheat burger buns

In a bowl, take lukewarm water. Mix sugar and yeast into it and keep aside until yeast froths.

Activated-Yeast

In a mixing bowl, take Whole wheat flour, Oil, Salt, and Yeast solution. Start kneading the dough by adding water into it.

Initially the dough will be sticky. Take out the dough on lightly floured surface and knead it for 10 minutes. You will get a much smoother and non-sticky dough.

cheese pizza roll dough

Keep this dough into a greased pan and cover it with cling wrap. Let the dough rest until it doubles in volume.

Once the dough has doubled in its volume, take is out on a dusted surface and punch it to release the air.

Pesto Babka Dough First Rise

Divide the dough into 6 equal parts.

Shape each dough ball into a bun and keep all these dough balls on a greased baking tray by leaving some space in between.

Brush these dough balls with milk and cover with a greased cling wrap. Keep these aside for 30 min or until it doubles in volume.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200 degrees for 10 min. Now bake these buns at the same temperature for 30 min. Once baked, take these out of the oven and brush with oil/ Butter.

Your fresh, healthy, whole wheat burger buns are ready. Cheers!!

whole wheat burger bun

Your fresh, healthy, whole wheat burger buns are ready. Cheers!!

whole wheat burger buns
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Course: Breakfast, Parties, Snacks
Cuisine: German
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a bowl, take lukewarm water. Mix sugar and yeast into it and keep aside until yeast froths.
  • In a mixing bowl, take Whole wheat flour, Oil, Salt and Yeast solution. Start kneading the dough by adding water into it.
  • Initially the dough will be sticky. Take out the dough on lightly floured surface and knead it for 10 minutes. You will get much smoother and non-sticky dough.
  • Keep this dough into a greased pan and cover it with cling wrap. Let the dough rest until it doubles in volume.
  • Once the dough has doubled in its volume, take is out on a dusted surface and punch it to release the air.
  • Divide the dough into 6 equal parts.
  • Shape each dough ball into a bun and keep all these dough balls on a greased baking tray by leaving some space in between.
  • Brush these dough balls with milk and cover with a greased cling wrap. Keep these aside for 30 min or until it doubles in volume.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200 degrees for 10 min. Now bake these buns at the same temperature for 30 min. Once baked, take these out of the oven and brush with oil/ Butter.
  • Your fresh, healthy, whole wheat burger buns are ready. Cheers!!
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Sonia Gupta

About the author

I am a Baking Instructor, Blogger, YouTuber, and Recipe Creator. I love to experiment with my camera tell stories through my pictures.

  • Hi … can I make the buns with all purpose flour
    With the same whole wheat measurements to get simple
    And soft buns ?
    Thanks

  • Hi
    I too tried this ..But is it normal for the whole wheat buns to be denser than their APF counterparts?

  • I really appreciate the way you explain the minute details of baking. Still I have not tried any recipe. Enjoying the 30day whole wheat bread course thoroughly.

  • I followed the same procedure..but my buns started burning from bottom after 15-16 mins and had to take them out..with little scrapping from the bottom, they turned well..but I am still not sure what went wrong, why did it started burning from bottom..

  • I made buns in kadai on medium high flame inspite if applying milk after full baking colour did not turn brown from top what to do?
    Texture was amazing my family is loving WWF buns.
    Thanks

    • Hi Komal,

      When we bake bread/bun in Oven then we get heat from all the sides that help to get color on bread. You mentioned you baked these buns in kadai, that could be a reason for not getting clour.

      Happy Baking
      Sonia

  • hi Sonia,I really love your baking style.
    I had made this burger of yours by doubling the quantity but the buns were kind of breaking after the baking when i tried to cut. I tried cutting only when it cooled down but still that happened. Could tel me the reason why? wait for the reply.
    thanks so much
    shanu

    • Hi Shanu,

      I am not sure if I understand your question properly. However,
      If you mean that when you slice the burger bun it has dry crumbs, then thats the problem of liquid content in your dough. You need to add more water while kneading.
      If you mean that your burger bun is just breaking when you hold them, then its the problem of shaping.

      Regards
      Sonia

    • Hi Ashu, Though Gloripan is famous for its Instant yeast, but that does not mean they do not manufacture active dry yeast or any other type of yeast. It is advisable to refer to the box and check what is written there.

      Sonia

    • Hi Amishi,

      In the recipe I have used 10gm of Fresh Yeast. If you are using Active Dry Yeast you should use 5gm and if it is Instant Yeast use only 3gm of it.

      Hope this helps.

      -Sonia

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