These whole wheat burger buns are fluffy, soft and healthy, and they are perfect with that delicious veggie burger you just grilled up. Vegan, soy-free and nut-free recipe.
Summer is all about grilling, and you can't find a better bread to cradle that delicious veggie burger you just cooked up than this whole wheat burger bun.
This is an amazing bun: soft, fluffy, and it slices into half perfectly. You can make it either part whole-wheat or all-whole-wheat, and get a great result either way.
I use some vital wheat gluten to give these burgers better lift and spring, but it is optional, especially if you are using some all purpose flour.
Try it with a hefty vegan burger. Here are some of my favorites:
- Bean and Oats Burgers
- Vegan Black Bean Burger
- Quinoa and Black Bean Burger
- Curried Jackfruit Burger
- Vegan Sprouted Mung Bean Burgers
Whole-Wheat Burger Buns
- 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (can replace with equal amount of whole wheat flour for an all-whole-wheat bun.)
- 2 tbsp vital wheat gluten (optional-- use it if you can because it gives the bread a great texture and a better rise, especially if you are making an all-whole-wheat burger bun)
- 1 ½ tsp active dry yeast
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 ½ cups warm water
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- Mix the sugar, ½ cup warm water and the yeast in a mixing bowl and set aside for about 10 minutes until the mixture starts to froth, indicating the yeast is alive and well.
- Sift all the flours, salt, and baking soda into the bowl. Knead on low speed in a stand mixer or by hand for about 3 minutes, trickling in 1 cup of water until you have a dough that's smooth but slightly sticky. If you are leaving out the gluten, knead at least 2 more minutes.
- Add the oil and continue to knead until the oil has been absorbed by the dough, about 1 more minute.
- Now place in an oiled bowl, turning over once to coat all over with oil, cover with a kitchen towel, and set aside for 2 hours until the dough has risen.
- Punch down the dough and divide into 6 balls
- Shape them into smooth balls. Place the buns on a lightly greased and floured baking sheet, at least a couple of inches apart. Flatten the tops slightly with your fingers, and let the buns rise for an hour.
- Preheat the oven to 370 degrees. Place the buns in the oven and bake 25 minutes.
- Brush the tops with a little oil for a pretty, glossy look. Sprinkle some sesame seeds or poppy seeds on the top, if desired.
- Remove to a rack and allow the buns to cool before breaking them off.
- Double or triple the recipe to make more buns. Don't change rise and bake times.