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A Quick And Easy Hot Dog Buns recipe

A quick and easy hot dog buns recipe ready in about an hour from start to finish. These buns are so soft, and they stay soft the next day and the day after, but they are strong enough to hold up under even the thickest of hot dogs and sausages. They are nice, fluffy, and delicious. 

Hot dog buns in a small basket

Hot Dog Buns

Hot dogs and buns are a match made in heaven. In fact, I have a hot dog buns recipe where I wrapped the dough around the hot dog and baked together in the oven!. This is one of our readers’ favorite on this platform. You may also want to check the recipe out if you haven’t done that before. Link here – Sausage bread rolls recipe.

These buns are perfect for sandwiches and hot dogs and can be enjoyed as breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and they are great for BBQ Cookouts, Family reunions, tailgating, Birthdays, Holidays, parties, and more! and unlike most store-bought buns, these buns have no High Fructose Corn Syrup and no Artificial Colors or Flavors.

Hot dog buns served on a white plate

By now, you all (well, if you are not new) will know that I love making anything bread. If you have been following for a while, you will also notice that I have been devising means of making complicated bread recipes a lot easier without sacrificing results.

Flavor and Texture

Flavor and texture are the major things that are really important to me when it comes to bread. I know bread making can be a little time consuming, and I’m not a fan of bland bread that tastes like cardboard or bread with terrible hard textures. That is why I always look for ways to create bread recipes in a much easier and more straightforward way without sacrificing taste or texture.

Sliced Hot dog buns

Easy Hot Dog Buns Recipe

These hot dog buns recipe is so easy, and you really don’t need a mixer to make them. However, in order to achieve a perfect result, I will suggest you use Bread Flour because of it’s higher gluten content when compared to the all-purpose flour. Bread flour will yield a high rise bun that is soft and springy in texture.

Though I’ve used all-purpose flour and the outcome is just as good on the first day. However, I personally prefer the second and third-day texture of the buns made with bread flour over the ones made with all-purpose flour.

If you want to make a batch of hot dog buns as quickly as possible without sacrificing results, this is the right recipe for you. 

one hot dog bun on a white plate

Step by step instructions to make tasty, soft, and fluffy Hot Dog Buns.

All you need is just six everyday ingredients and some simple instructions, and you will be rewarded with a batch of freshly baked hot dog buns.

Step 1: Proof the yeast

If you don’t have instant yeast, you can use an equal amount of active dry yeast. Just add it along with the other ingredients, there’s no need to proof.

Step 2: Combine the dry ingredients, mix, and leave to rest

Leaving the dough to rest at this stage is very important. This will give the flour a bit of time to absorb the liquid, and it makes the dough much easier to work with.

Step 3: Knead the dough and leave to rest a second time

Knead the dough or about 3 to 4 minutes. That’s fine! don’t sweat it!! 

The dough will still be a little sticky at this point don’t be tempted to add more flour; otherwise, the resulting buns will be dense.

Step 4: Shape the dough, rest the dough, and bake:

Cut the dough into eight pieces and shape into about 6 inches long. Brush with the egg wash. Leave to rest for 15 more minutes and bake.

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  • This recipe can be used to make either hamburger buns or hot dog buns.
  • This recipe makes 8 Hot Dog Buns, but the recipe can be doubled or tripled as needed.
  • The buns freeze well so you can make more and freeze the rest for later use.
  • The milk has to be warm to the touch for the yeast to function well. If proofed with cold milk, the yeast will not get activated, and if the milk is too hot, the yeast will die.
Hot dog buns in a small basket

A quick and easy hot dog buns recipe

These buns are so soft, and they stay soft the next day and the day after, but they are strong enough to hold up under even the thickest of hot dogs and sausages. They are fluffy and delicious.
4.85 from 66 votes
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Course: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, buns
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8 rolls
Calories: 240kcal


  • 2 tsp Yeast
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk warm
  • cups Flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Tbsp Butter Melted


  • Mix the yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar, and warm milk and leave to proof—about 5 minutes.
  • Combine two and a half cups of flour, the remaining sugar, and salt. Mix well.
  • Add the proofed yeast, one egg, and melted butter, and use a sturdy spoon to mix until everything comes together in a rough, shaggy mass of dough.
  • Cover with a plastic wrap or a tight-fitting lid and leave to rest for five minutes.
  • Remove the lid, turn the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead, gradually adding the leftover quarter cup of flour – your dough will still be soft, but don’t be tempted to add more flour.
  • Return the dough to the bowl and grease the surface with a bit of oil or melted butter, cover with a plastic wrap or a tight-fitting lid, and leave to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Punch down the dough to remove any trapped air and transfer it back to a lightly floured work surface.
  • Divide the dough into eight pieces, roll each out about 6 inches long, and pinch down the sides and ends.
  • Place the buns, seam-side down, on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Make the egg wash by whisking one egg, then brush the buns with the egg wash.
  • Cover the loaves and leave them to rise for 15minutes. They should become nicely puffy.
  • Place in a 350F preheated oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.


  • Measure the flour by gently scooping it into a cup, then use the dull side of a table knife to sweep off the excess.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg

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Recipe Rating

Kristi V

Monday 29th of May 2023

Fantastic recipe. So easy to follow and my family LOVES them. Thank you for sharing!

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Wednesday 31st of May 2023

You are welcome, Kristi.


Friday 19th of May 2023

Wonderful and oh so easy. Buns are beautiful and soft, perfect for picnics and barbecues. I found your book on Amazon, Plate Adventure: Family Friendly Recipes From a Modern African Cook. Sample recipe for fried potatoes looks amazing. Can’t wait for fresh peppers from my garden and cooking it. Looking forward to the other recipes too. Thank you for sharing your creative skills and talent with us.

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Wednesday 31st of May 2023

I am happy you found it useful, well done.


Thursday 18th of May 2023

I have tried multiple homemade hamburger/hotdog bun recipes, NONE compare to this one. These are not dense, very light and fluffy.

Thank you so much for this incredible recipe!! I will never buy from the store again and it’s all because of your recipe! 😇

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Wednesday 31st of May 2023

It's very delicious, Kayla. Thank you. 😂👍😍

Wednesday 29th of March 2023

I doubled the recipe so I could put some (extras) in the freezer. The recipe doubled well. The only problem I really had was trying to get them to all be the same size as some turned out a little smaller than others. Other than that, pretty easy to make and tasted good.


Monday 20th of February 2023

What kind of of milk would be best to use: 2% or whole? Thanks.

Lola Osinkolu

Tuesday 28th of February 2023

I used whole milk but 2% will work just fine.