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Welp, it’s bun’s season, and we’ve got some good ones…Salted Honey Butter Cornbread Brioche Burger Buns.

Salted Honey Butter Cornbread Brioche Burger Buns |

And by buns, I do obviously mean the ones for your burger.

Salted Honey Butter Cornbread Brioche Burger Buns |

I know that making burger buns is just an extra step, but for me, it’s a step worth taking. Living where I live, the bread selection is honestly not that awesome, so when looking for burger buns my choices are pretty much confined to the white ones my brothers love.

Salted Honey Butter Cornbread Brioche Burger Buns |

Those buns work really well for plain burgers with cheese and ketchup, or this burger, where all you need a simple kid bun. But when making burgers with some um – attitude, like these, these and oh definitely these. You are going to want to compliment them with a really good bun.

The bottom line, every good burger needs a worthy bun.

So I thought, what goes better with cookout foods than cornbread? It’s just a classic summer cookout staple. With Memorial Day being barely over a week away, it was time to start breaking out the cookout recipes.

Salted Honey Butter Cornbread Brioche Burger Buns |

These buns are the perfect final accessory to almost any burger. You can leave off the salted honey butter if you want a more savory burger, but the honey pairs really nicely if you are doing a spicy burger or possibly even a southern burger. It’s totally up to you.

Salted Honey Butter Cornbread Brioche Burger Buns |

Trust me though, being able to resist eating these straight out of the oven with a pat of the salted honey butter takes some willpower. If you are a bread lover, I would definitely recommend making extra. Actually, you could even serve them as dinner rolls if you happen to have any leftover the next night. Oh, or toast them with um, more butter, and fresh blueberries for breakfast?? YUM. So many options here.

Salted Honey Butter Cornbread Brioche Burger Buns |

They are pretty quick and easy to make. You can either use your hands to knead the dough or use a dough hook if your mixer has one. I went with my mixer because I was making multiple things at the same time on this day and I really needed my hands. This is why I love my mixer, it gives me my hands to keep on working!

Salted Honey Butter Cornbread Brioche Burger Buns |

Lastly, if you make these Salted Honey Butter Cornbread Brioche Burger Buns, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Salted Honey Butter Cornbread Brioche Burger Buns.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rest/Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 8 Buns
Calories Per Serving: 308 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Salted Honey Butter (optional)


  • In a glass measuring cup, or glass bowl combine one cup warm water, the warm milk, yeast and about 2 tablespoons honey. Let sit, undisturbed until foamy, about five minutes. Meanwhile, beat one egg.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the bread flour, yellow corn flour and salt. Add the butter and rub into flour mixture between your fingers, making crumbs. Stir in the yeast mixture, beaten egg and remaining honey until a dough forms. Scrape dough onto clean, well-floured counter and knead, scooping dough up, slapping it on counter and turning it, until smooth and elastic, 8 to 10 minutes. Or you may also use a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, kneading it for about 4-6 minutes. The dough will be on the sticky side, but try to leave it sticky. If needed add 1 tablespoon of bread flour at a time to help the dough come together, but it should be sticky.
  • Grease a large bowl, shape the dough into a ball and add it to bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, one to two hours.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Divide dough into 8 equal balls for regular buns or 16 equal balls for sliders. Gently roll each into a ball and arrange three inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Cover loosely with a piece of plastic wrap lightly coated in nonstick spray or a damp kitchen towel and let the buns rise again in a warm place for one to two hours.
  • Place a large shallow pan of water on the bottom rack of your oven and preheat the oven to 400° F.
  • Beat the remaining egg with one tablespoon water and brush it on top of the buns. Bake, turning the sheet halfway through baking, until tops are golden brown, about 15 minutes or 8-10 for the sliders. Cool completely and use within the next two days or freeze for longer storage.

Salted Honey Butter

  • Mix together the butter and honey in a bowl. Brush the warm buns with the butter if desired and serve.


*Brioche bun measurements adapted from [Smitten Kitchen |].
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  1. 5 stars
    I made these and really liked them. However, none of us liked them with burgers. They were great plain (I think I might make them for the holidays as my dinner roll instead of my usual recipe) and I later made turkey sandwiches with them and loved them (turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo). I may have to try it as a loaf to slice for sandwiches too.

    I was amazed to read through some of the comments with all the issues people were having. I had no problems. I did do one thing different, I only did the second rise for 30 minutes (I’d lost the browser tab I had the recipe open in and was too lazy to reopen it so I just went with my usual roll rise time, which is 30 minutes.)

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks a bunch for giving it a go! Sorry you didn’t enjoy these with burgers!? xT

  2. I just made this recipe and had the same result as the majority of the comments. The initial rise was ok but the 2nd rise ended in 8 flat pancakes. Super disappointed to have this result.

    1. Hey Megan,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try, so sorry to hear you had issues. Was there anything you adjusted in the recipe? What kind of yeast did you use? Did you allow them to rise in a warm spot in your kitchen? That is really key! Let me know!! xTieghan