40 Minute Homemade Brioche Hamburger Buns

40 Minute Homemade Brioche Hamburger BunsI never imagined myself to be someone who made homemade hamburger buns, but I think once you do, you can almost never go back. I have a few hamburger bun recipes on the blog, but this is now my go to because it is incredibly easy, and most importantly fast. They take about 40 minutes or less from start to finish which is always a good thing! These buns freeze really well so one batch is enough for three meals for our family which makes it much easier for meals to come.

These buns are what I would consider a light brioche bun, not light as in diet (I wish :) ), but light as in they are still enriched with eggs, butter, and milk, just not as much as a traditional brioche. The eggs, butter, and milk transform an ordinary hamburger bun into something soft and tender which make them perfect for hamburgers, sliders, and even sandwiches.
40 Minute Homemade Brioche Hamburger BunsHave a fabulous weekend, friends!

40 Minute Homemade Brioche Hamburger Buns

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: About 8 to 12 buns

A quick and easy light brioche homemade hamburger bun.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups milk, warmed (about 110F)
  • 2 tablespoons instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 1/4 cups to 3 1/2 cups flour (I needed 3 1/4 + 2 tbsp)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg plus 1 teaspoon water for egg wash
  • poppy seeds, sesame seeds, etc for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, gently stir together the milk, yeast, sugar, melted butter, and egg.
  3. Add in 3 1/4 cups flour and the salt. Mix with the paddle attachment on low speed until combined then switch to the dough hook. Knead on low speed for about 5 to 7 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. Add in more flour within the first few minutes if it appears too wet and sticky, 1 tablespoon at a time. I needed an extra 2 tablespoons. The dough should stretch without breaking but will still be very slightly sticky to the touch.
  4. Divide the dough into about 12 pieces (about 3.5" buns) or less for larger buns, and shape into a ball. Place the dough balls on the baking sheet about 3 inches apart. Once all are rolled, cover lightly with plastic wrap and let rise for 10 minutes. Whisk the extra egg and water together and brush the dough balls with the egg wash. Sprinkle with toppings if desired. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes until golden.
  5. Buns may be frozen in a ziploc bag or airtight container.
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Heavily adapted from Taste Of Home.

  • Ashlyn

    Ahhh! I could not be more excited about this recipe! It was perfect for last minute burgers at my house. I let my dough rise for 20 minutes instead of 10 and I could not be happier with the results! Definitely saving this recipe for future use :). Thank you!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Yay!! So happy that you enjoyed them, it makes me so happy :) Thank you for the comment!

  • Tina Poole Fosnot

    Is it really 2 Tbsp of yeast??? That seems like a lot

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Hi Tina. Yes, that’s correct. The large amount of yeast is what contributes to the extremely fast rise of then dough.

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  • Lyn

    These look so yummy can I check if it’s bread flour you use? Or plain flour? Thanks!!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Hi Lyn, I just used regur all-purpose flour. Hope that helps!

  • Kate@Diethood

    Daaaayyyyummm! They look so, so good! AND are so beautiful! Homemade 4evah! ;-)

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/ Joanne (eats well with others)

    I can’t not make my own buns anymore either! It’s kind of sad. But also kind of awesome. I actually need to make some for tomorrow’s dinner and love that these are so quick!! Totally making them.

  • http://livefaithfully.blogspot.com/ Urban Wife

    All I can say is, wow. I’ve just baked these up and cannot wait to have them with our burgers tonight (and freeze the rest). Thanks for an awesome and QUICK brioche recipe, just what this busy momma needs! I’ve finally found my go-to recipe. :)

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Yay!! So happy you made them and enjoyed them!
      Thank you for taking the time to let me know. Have a great evening!!

  • ami@naivecookcooks

    Gosh I love homemade buns! These look so beautiful.

  • Livie Silva

    I made them on the weekend – ea

  • grandbabycakes

    OMG I want to make homemade buns now! These are so amazing!!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks Jocelyn! Go for it!!

  • http://philosophyandcake.blogspot.com BabyJune

    Woah those look awesome! I love making homemade bread like this, especially brioche. Poppyseeds make them look so much better too! :)

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks so much baby June!

  • http://mysavoryspoon.blogspot.com/ cheri

    What a delicious looking bun, love the fact they are ready in 40 minutes. Happy week-end!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thank you, Cheri! I hope you have a great weekend too!

  • http://sweetpeasandsaffron.com/ Denise @ Sweet Peas & Saffron

    Your photography is so stunning, and these buns look amazing! I’ve never even thought to try baking my own hamburger buns, but these look so easy that I am inspired to give it a try :)

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thank you so much Denise, you are too sweet! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  • Tutti Dolci

    These are so gorgeous and I love that they’re ready in only 40 minutes!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thank you, Laura!

  • http://www.averiecooks.com/ Averie Cooks

    Brioche in 40 mins with these kind of amazing results!? You’re a genius! pinned

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thank you so much, Averie!