Whole-Wheat Burger Buns

October 2, 2020

Author: Vaishali from holycowvegan.net

PREP TIME: 15 mins

COOK TIME: 3 hrs 30 mins TOTAL TIME: 3 hrs 45 mins



SERVINGS: 6 buns

CALORIES: 203 kcal



  • Mix the sugar, 1/2 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 poppyseeds on the top, if desired. I used the Vegan Egg Wash (see recipe below) to top the buns, and topped them with the sesame seeds.
  • 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.
  • Great to serve with the Happy Vegan Chicken-Less Burgers, from yesterday’s blog.


Calories: 203kcal Carbohydrates: 33.8g Protein: 11gFat: 2.7gSodium: 493mg Potassium: 54mg Fiber: 2.1g Sugar: 1.7g Iron: 2mg

Vegan Egg Wash Recipe:

Use this wash to brush on the tops of your buns for a glossy look. Finish them by sprinkling some sesame seeds, or poppyseeds on top of each bun.

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened vegan milk preferably one with a high protein content.
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or agave syrup use only ½ teaspoon if you don’t want any hint of sweetness on your buns.
  • 1 teaspoon regular mustard  or dijon.
  • 1 tablespoon mix of sesame seeds, or poppyseeds for topping.

How did you modify the recipe? Did you try the burger recipe? Please share in the comments. Thank you for sharing!

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