Hawaiian Burger Buns - King's Hawaiian Style Bread

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Dec. 04, 2014

On this video I try my hand at homemade Hawaiian sweet bread hamburger buns. These buns are soft and sweet and easy to prepare. These buns taste pretty darn close to King's Hawaiian buns. You're gonna love my buns!


Milk 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs) , warmed
Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
Packed brown sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Canola oil 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Salted butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (melted and slightly cooled)
Eggs 2 Large , lightly beaten
Crushed pineapple 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs) , undrained
All purpose flour 5 Cup (80 tbs) , divided (4 cups + 1 cup all purpose flour)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
For the tops
Egg 1
Water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
For greasing
Butter 1 Tablespoon (For greasing)



Preheat the grill to 350 degrees F. Grease baking pans with butter and set aside.

For the topping – in a small bowl, mix together eggs and water. Set aside.



In a jar, mix together milk and active dry yeast. Let it sit for 5 minutes.

In a bowl of stand mixer, add in the milk mixture, followed by the canola oil, brown sugar, eggs, butter and pineapple. Turn the mixer on, start from the low and add in ½ cup of flour at a time. Mix until smooth dough is obtained.

Take out dough in a large bowl and cover with a damp towel. Let it sit for an hour in a warm place.

After an hour, take out the dough and punch with hands. Divide into 6 ounce portions and place in a buttered pan and let it rise again for an hour.

Brush with the egg mixture and place on the grill for 25 minutes.



Slice the buns and serve with some stew. 

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 502Calories from Fat 140

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.6%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 199 mg8.29%

Total Carbohydrates 78 g26%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 17 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet