Honey Oat Buns

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
Category: Vegetarian
Oat Type: Oat Flour, Quick Oats, Rolled Oats
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 12 buns


  • 2 cups water warm, 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 flour all-purpose (500 ml)
  • oat flour or all-purpose flour, for kneading (plus additional, if required)
  • 1 egg large, beaten
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats or quick oats (60 ml)


  • In a large bowl, stir together yeast and 1/2 cup of the warm water.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes to dissolve and activate the yeast.
  • Stir in remaining water, honey, oil, salt and quick oats. Stir in whole wheat and all-purpose flour, to form a soft dough.
  • Turn out onto an oat-floured surface and knead until dough is smooth, adding additional flour, if required.
  • Place in a lightly oiled bowl and let rest, covered for 30 minutes.
  • Divide rested dough into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece of dough into a round bun and flatten slightly.
  • Place buns on a parchment-lined baking tray, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let rise for an additional 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Brush the tops of each bun with egg wash and sprinkle each with a few oats.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack before serving.