Super Quick Whole Wheat Buns

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

These are so quick to throw together. I like to make these when I want a yeast roll but don't have the time to wait for it to rise twice. My mom made these when I was growing up and they were very soft. I loved to make peanut butter sandwiches with them. Store in plastic bag or covered container to keep soft.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine water, yeast, oil and sugar or honey; let rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Add salt, egg, and flour to yeast mixture and mix well.
  3. Roll out 3/4 inch thick and cut into 10-12 rounds.
  4. Place rolls on cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Bake at 400-425 for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Be careful not to overbake or they will be too dry. Every oven is different.


Most Helpful

recipe is good --just a slight should read 1 cup warm milk not water.

zareenrazzaq April 30, 2009

This recipe was great and I will be using it again. I was cooking for a crowd and ran out of time to go get buns. I had a similar recipe that used butter instead of oil but I am severely lactose intolerant so this was perfect. I disagree with another user about replacing water with milk. It didn't need it. Milk can add flavor or tenderness but these were really tender and fluffy as is- even two days later. They are sturdy enough for sloppy joes or bbq without being overly dense. I used half whole wheat and half white flour and ran the dough in the mixer for about 5 minutes and then kneaded for an additional minute or two. I did brush with lactose free milk and sprinkled some sesame seeds on just before baking.

Kim M. September 17, 2016

These are amazing buns. Healthy, tasty, and quick... !! :) They're beautifully light for being completely whole wheat, and probably my favorite recipes for buns.

bookbugcook August 14, 2015

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