Mom's 100% Whole Grain Air Buns (Rolls) (Knead Dough in the Abm)

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I submitted Mom's 100% Whole Wheat Air Buns (#168802) recently, but I have done some tweaking of that recipe, (which does not contain egg or milk), and I like this one better. Unlike many whole grain breads, these rolls are delicious, soft, and light. This is a reincarnation of Mom's Air Buns #168628, which uses white flour, and is a winner in the taste and texture department, but this one is much healthier because of the added protein and fibre.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put egg in a 2 cup measure, whisk, and add enough warm water to come up to the 1 1/2 cup line.
  2. Put this water/egg mixture, oil, honey, salt, vinegar, oats and seeds, in the bucket of the bread machine.
  3. Sprinkle the powdered milk on top.
  4. In the bottom of a one cup measure, put 2 tablespoons of gluten, and then fill the cup with whole wheat bread flour.
  5. Put that, and another 3 cups of flour on top of the liquids.
  6. Add yeast to surface, and programme for "dough" cycle.
  7. You may need to add an additional tablespoon or two of water to give a smooth slightly sticky dough when the machine begins to knead.
  8. I make either 2 9" round cake pans of rolls, each with 8 rolls per pan, or one pan of rolls, and form the other half of the dough into a rounded loaf, and let both rise till double (the rolls will fill the pans).
  9. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes for the rolls, and approximately 25 minutes for the loaf. The rolls will be deeply golden brown, and oh so yummy!
Most Helpful

Yummy! I shaped these into 16 hot dog/brat buns and skipped the seeds since i didn't think that would go well with the hot dogs! I also skipped the gluten, didn't have any and they still turned out good but had to add another 1/4 cup water.

apricot 123 October 25, 2013

Best whole grain bread I've made with or without a bread machine! Love the seeds, love the texture and flavor, mixed in my bread machine and baked as a loaf in the oven. Fabulous!

lemon 'n herbs January 02, 2013

I see it's been over 5 years since this recipe was originally posted. It still rocks in 2012 Sweet Baboo! Thanks - it worked out great - exactly as written.

luvtacook January 20, 2012