Baking & Cooking

Easy Honey Wholewheat Hamburger Bun with Bacon & Alfafa Sprouts

I got some Alfafa sprouts from the supermarket today.

My first encounter with this humble veggie is at a vegan place in Singapore. They look really small and cute, but are packed with a concentrated amount of goodies like Vitamin K, proteins, fibre and calcium. And dieters will love this- Every serving (1 cup) only contains 8 calories! 😀

I also found this lovely wholewheat buns recipe on this site and decided to pair them together for a more wholesome meal. However, instead of regular cow’s milk, I used unsweetened soymilk which I also got at the store today. Furthermore, I halved the recipe and substituted sesame seeds with some oats and chopped up walnuts as toppings.

hamburgerbun1This recipe is very quick and easy- Just heat up some milk, honey, butter, stir in the egg and add them to the flour mixture. Wait to rise 30 mins, put into the oven and voila! Freshly baked healthy hamburger buns!

hamburgerbun2They looked really nice, don’t they? :p

Too bad I didn’t press the toppings well enough into the dough, some fell off when I moved them after baking. 😦

Moreover, I didn’t have any meat inside the fridge except for bacon so I just used that. I would have preferred the alfafa sprouts with chicken or prawns really. Grilled the bacon and sauteed some button mushrooms.

hamburgerbun3The husband said the burger was really nice and soft! O also took to the alfafa sprouts quite well. I liked it cos it’s light and crunchy.

wholewheat hamburger bunFor Mommy, baby and Daddy. I happened to only have one of each these plates, don’t judge me.

hamburgerbun5Try this easy simple recipe out yourself!

Honey Wholewheat Hamburger Buns Yields 6
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened soya milk
  • Scant 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 113 gm butter
  • 1/2 egg (approx 25 gm) and slightly more for eggwash (optional)
  • 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/8 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Toppings: Small amt of rolled oats/seasame seeds
  • 1. In a small saucepan, heat the milk, water, honey and butter over low heat until butter is melted. Let cool. Beat the egg into the mixture.
  • 2. In a stand mixer bowl, add whole wheat flour, yeast, salt and half of the all-purpose flour. Pour in milk mixture and beat well. Continue adding flour until dough pulls away from the bowl and is no longer sticky. Knead for about 5 minutes in the stand mixer.
  • 3. Divide dough into 6 pieces, shape each into a ball, pressing down slightly and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • 4. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm-ish place for 30-40 minutes or until buns have doubled in size. Optional: Brush on the eggwash and sprinkle some sugar and rolled oats/sesame seeds as toppings.
  • 5. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

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