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Honey Oat Buns

Upgrade your burger or sandwich with a soft, but hearty, homemade bun. Honey provides just a touch of sweetness, while oats and whole wheat flour give these buns a satisfying texture. Form smaller buns for sliders or dinner rolls.
Course Desserts and Baked Delights
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12 buns

Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm water (100–110°F) (500 ml)
  • 1 Tbsp active dry yeast (15 ml)
  • 1/4 cup honey (60 ml)
  • 3 Tbsp Canola oil (45 ml)
  • 2 tsp salt (10 ml)
  • 1 cup quick oats (250 ml)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (500 ml)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (500 ml)
  • Oat flour or all-purpose flour, for kneading (plus additional, if required)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats (or quick oats) (60 ml)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together yeast and 1/2 cup of the warm water.
  2. Let stand for 10 minutes to dissolve and activate the yeast.
  3. Stir in remaining water, honey, oil, salt and quick oats. Stir in whole wheat and all-purpose flour, to form a soft dough.
  4. Turn out onto an oat-floured surface and knead until dough is smooth, adding additional flour, if required.
  5. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and let rest, covered for 30 minutes.
  6. Divide rested dough into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece of dough into a round bun and flatten slightly.
  7. Place buns on a parchment-lined baking tray, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let rise for an additional 45 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  9. Brush the tops of each bun with egg wash and sprinkle each with a few oats.
  10. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack before serving.

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