//Quick Homemade Burger Buns Without Yeast

Quick Homemade Burger Buns Without Yeast

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Easy no yeast burger buns with grilled hamburger, lettuce, cheese and tomato

The no-yeast bread (and various other glorious carbs) party continues this week with my latest and greatest creation: homemade burger buns!

Years ago I tackled burger buns from scratch, and the result was nothing short of spectacular.

Six Quick Homemade Burger Buns Without Yeast on parchment paper-lined baking sheet

While I’m all for a yeasted bun that rises not once, but twice for 60+ minutes, sometimes we need hot, doughy burger bun satisfaction in a fraction of the time.

Milk and olive oil being poured from measuring cup into bowl containing flour

So how does one achieve a hamburger bun-like consistency, shape, size and crumb without yeast?

The answer comes in the form of the perfect ratio of flour, baking soda and milk.

Fingers pressing into a ball of dough on floured surface

The texture of burger buns made without yeast is definitely denser than their yeasted counterpart. The lack of yeast means a lack of a traditional rise, which creates the fluffy, pillowy nature of classic buns.

But that doesn’t mean these no-yeast buns are too far behind (pun intended) in the Ideal Crumb Department.

How to form homemade hamburger buns

Warming the milk before mixing into the dry ingredients allows it to better incorporate with the flour, and that leads to a much softer dough.

With just a 15-minute resting period (to allow the gluten to relax a bit before getting rolled and flattened), you can whip up these golden brown beauties in a speedy 45 minutes.

The best quick homemade burger buns with sesame seeds

The shape and size of your buns is entirely up to you. I’ve included instructions for traditional size burger patties, but I also tested this recipe as slider-sized buns and they were just as fantastic. (You’ll be able to get about 10 slider rolls.)

But don’t stop at classic beef or turkey burgers when it comes to utilizing these buns. They make fantastic sandwich rolls for endless fillings, and you can even omit the sesame seeds and treat them as a savory roll for morning toast or egg sandwiches.

Bottom line: Homemade burger buns without yeast are perfect for slicing and loading up with everything from pulled pork and chicken salad to meatballs and chicken Parmesan.

A no yeast burger bun with grilled hamburger, lettuce, tomato and cheese

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Six Quick Homemade Burger Buns Without Yeast on parchment paper-lined baking sheet


Quick Homemade Burger Buns Without Yeast

  • 2
    all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out buns
  • 2 1/4
    baking powder
  • 1/2
    garlic powder
  • 1
    kosher salt
  • 3/4
    milk, warmed (See Kelly’s Note)
  • 2
    olive oil
  • 1
    large egg white, mixed with 1 Tablespoon water
  • Sesame seeds, for topping (optional)

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, garlic powder and salt.

Add the milk and olive oil, and using a spatula, stir together until combined.

Lightly flour your work surface then turn out the dough and knead it for 1 minute until it comes together into a smooth ball. (Do not over-knead the dough.)

Place a damp towel over the dough and let it rest for 15 minutes.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Lightly flour your work surface then divide the dough into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and flatten it into a 4-inch disk.

Transfer the buns onto the lined baking sheet, spacing them at least 2 inches apart.

Brush the tops of the buns with the egg white wash then sprinkle them with sesame seeds (optional).

Bake the buns until they are golden brown and no longer doughy, 18 to 22 minutes.

Remove the buns from the oven and let them cool before slicing and serving.

Kelly’s Note:

The milk should just be warm to the touch. You can warm it in the microwave for about 30 seconds or in a small saucepot on the stovetop.

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Nutrition Facts

Quick Homemade Burger Buns Without Yeast

Amount Per Serving

Calories 216
Calories from Fat 54

% Daily Value*

Fat 6g9%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Cholesterol 3mg1%

Sodium 411mg18%

Potassium 244mg7%

Carbohydrates 34g11%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 6g12%

Vitamin A 49IU1%

Calcium 106mg11%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.