Let’s talk buns. The hamburger version that is! I have the most amazing 40 minute hamburger bun recipe that I posted last year, but I decided it was time to find something new. I tossed around the idea of just adding sesame seeds to my tried and true recipe, but eventually decided on some simple onion hamburger buns. It takes just about the same amount of time as my 40 minute recipe and is basically no fail.
The biggest addition are these dried minced onions. You can find these in the spice section or baking aisle of any grocery store. I’ve been amazed at all of the fun ways we’ve found to use them! Toss them into your hamburgers, mix them into taco meat, or even shake things up in your salad dressings!
Onion Hamburger Buns
- 1 cup warm milk
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 package instant yeast
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon dried minced onions plus more for topping
- 1 egg white for egg wash
- Combine the milk, water, butter, flour, yeast, sugar, salt, egg and 1 tablespoon dried onions in the bowl of an electric mixer.
- Stir until combined with the paddle attachment.
- Switch to the dough hook and knead for 8 minutes or until the dough pulls from the side and forms a ball.
- Place the dough into a greased dish. Cover and rest for 30 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces (12 if you want slider sized). Place onto a lined baking tray and cover. Let rest until doubled in size, about 10 to 20 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Whisk the egg white and use to brush onto the top of the unbaked bun.
- Sprinkle with dried onion and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Slice and enjoy.
If onions aren’t your thing you can actually skip that ingredient. I’ve also replaced half of the salt with a little garlic powder and loved the outcome. I love this recipe so much that I’ll be tweaking it a bit to create a few more fun bun options! You can store any extras in an air tight bag on the counter or in the freezer. Simply slice in half when you are ready to use them and you are all set!