Healthy Whole Wheat Soft Buns



Healthy Whole Wheat Soft Buns
Ready in 1 hour 50 minutes : Yields 8-12


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 4 to 5 cups of brown bread flour (or half each of all purpose and whole wheat flour)
  • 1 egg
  • Sesame seeds (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl add warm water, yeast and sugar. Stir and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes, until foamy.
  2. Mix in oil, milk, salt and 3 cups flour. Stir in additional flour gradually. Add enough flour until dough is smooth.
  3. Dough should stick to the bottom of the bowl but clears sides. It will be soft and slightly sticky.
  4. Knead by hand for 10 minutes or 7 minutes using bread machine to achieve a smooth dough.
  5. Lift your dough and oil the bowl. Place your dough in the oiled bowl and brush some oil on top of your dough.
  6. Cover the bowl with a cloth/ cling film and let the dough rise for at least 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
  7. Once the dough has risen, divide it into 2 halves.
  8. Take one half and divide it into 5 equal balls.
  9. Take each ball and fold them into a smooth round ball in your hands. Once finished, repeat steps 8 and 9 for the 2nd half of the dough.
  10. Put them on a baking tray lined with oiled parchment paper or foil. Cover them and put them aside for 30 mins. Preheat the oven to 355*F in the meantime.
  11. Crack 1 egg and brush the buns ( you can brush them with milk if you don’t have eggs).
  12. Optional: sprinkle the top with sesame seeds. Bake for 20 minutes.

Note: You can skip step 12 and bake the buns for 15 minutes. Melt some 3 – 4 tbsp butter, add a little bit of salt (and mixed herbs if you have some) brush them on to the buns and return them to the oven for another 5 minutes.

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