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Simple hamburger bun recipe. #TexasHomesteader

Honey/Oat Hamburger Buns

No need to run to the store to plunk down your hard-earned money for hamburger buns. Impress your family by making your own honey/oat hamburger buns. Everyone loves homemade bread! TexasHomesteader.com

Course bread
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, hamburger buns, honey, oats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rise time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12 Hamburger Buns



  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons bacon grease
  • 1/2 cup coarse oat flour
  • 3 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons dry yeast



  1. Lightly heat milk, honey, salt & butter until butter melts & stir to combine. Cool to lukewarm.

  2. Dissolve yeast in warm water, pour into KitchenAid bowl and add lukewarm milk mixture and the whole wheat & oat flour as well as 2.5 cups of the all-purpose flour. Attach dough hook and mix on Speed 2 for about one minute or until all ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Continuing on speed 2 add remaining flour as needed, 1/2 cup at a time and mix until dough clings to hook and cleans the sides of the bowl (about 2 minutes) Continue kneading on Speed 2 for about two minutes longer or until dough is smooth and elastic. (Dough will be slightly sticky)
  4. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place free from drafts until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  5. Punch dough down and knead by hand on a floured surface for about two minutes.

  6. Place the dough ball on lightly-flour-dusted counter and cut dough ball in half. Then cut each half into 4 (for 8 regular-sized buns) to 6 (for a dozen smaller-sized buns) equal sections.

  7. Roll each section of dough into a smooth ball. If needed gently tuck ends underneath.

  8. With clean hands gently press each dough ball to about 1/2 inch thickness.

  9. Place each pressed dough about 1/2" apart on a baking sheet that has been brushed with olive oil.

  10. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and place in warmed (but turned off) oven for about 45 minutes to rise a final time.
  11. To bake: preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  12. Bake hamburger buns for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

If desired, bring out buns when only 5 minutes baking time remains, brush them with melted butter and return them to the oven to finish baking. This will further flavor & soften the bun's surface.