Honey Oatmeal Buns Subway Style by Uncle Bill

"I have been trying to make buns similar to the SUBWAY buns and after checking with several other people and taking their recipes and making some changes, I came up with this recipe that is light, tasty and so good."
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Ready In:
2hrs 15mins




  • In a medium saucepan, combine water, honey and butter.
  • Heat over low heat until liquids are warm (120 F to 130 F.) DO NOT BOIL.
  • In a large bowl or a bread mixing machine, add 5 cups of flour, cooking oats, salt and yeast; mix to blend.
  • Gradually mix in warm liquids and mix until liquids are absorbed.
  • Add eggs and mix for about 3 minutes until all ingredients are well mixed together.
  • Remove dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead in the remaining 1/2 cup of flour.
  • Knead for about 5 minutes until dough is nice and smooth.
  • Roll dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl, turning to grease the top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm area until dough is doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down and divide into 8 equal pieces.
  • Roll dough out into the shape of a log, about 12 inches long and about 1 1/4 inches round.
  • Place dough log buns on 2 large cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, (4 on each sheet)and spaced.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm area until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a small bowl, combine cold water and egg white and whisk until frothy.
  • Brush tops of loaves with egg mixture.
  • Sprinkle quick cooking oats over the top surface of the loaves.
  • Bake in preheated 375 F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned and the bread sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Cool buns on a wire rack.
  • You are now ready to make your favorite Subway sandwich.
  • You may also make 2 - 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch loaves.
  • Bake at 375 F for 35 to 40 minutes or until done.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Jia Yi Y.
    Can I replace quick cooking oats with instant oats ?
  2. Ng R.
    Hi Uncle Bill, can you kindly convert the above recipe to grams instead of cups. if the weight is in grams, it is for more easy & convenient for our weighing. Appreciate your time. Thank You
  3. Saw R.
    can i bake half of the dough and keep the other half in the fridge? How many days can be kept?
  4. Sonal K.
    Can I substitute egg with anything else??


  1. will_u_fall_for_me
    i work in subway and the honey oat bread is simply wheat bread rolled in a honey oat topping, with four score along it :)
  2. Sistercooks
    I halved this recipe and am sad that I did. This is the best roll recipe I have ever had in my entire life! Thank you so much. I have no idea what subway bread tastes like since I am a celiac, but they smelled exactly like subway when I walk by it daily, Thank you so much Uncle Bill!
  3. EvaP8291
    Wonderful! They are sweeter than I expected, but still delicious plain or for sandwiches. I used 3 cups of white flour, 1 cup oat flour (just toss some oatmeal in the blender to make it), and the rest whole-wheat flour.
  4. Shane M.
    • Review photo by Shane M.
  5. Rachel B.
    How long does it last after you make?



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