Whole Wheat Bun Recipes

Whole Wheat Bun Recipes

Whole wheat breads and buns add nutritional value to your food. The fiber content of whole wheat grains is greater than the refined ones.
Tastessence Staff
The best way to eat whole wheat buns is to make foodstuffs that can be included in your daily snack. Given below are a few recipes that you may like.

Whole Wheat Black Pepper and Garlic Buns

Ingredients
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 3/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
Procedure

Mix sugar, yeast, whole wheat flour, salt, garlic powder, pepper and all-purpose flour in a mixer. Mix water, milk and butter together and knead the mixture for 8 min. After enough kneading, this ball of dough is kept in a greased bowl in a plastic wrap for about 1 hour. The dough becomes double the size after one hour.

Deflate the dough, and scoop it on a surface floured with some all-purpose flour. Cut it into equal pieces and flatten each piece into a disc. Spritz oil on these pieces and cover them with plastic sheets. In the meantime, heat the oven to 400°F and whisk an egg in 1 tablespoon of water.

When the disc doubles in size in an hour, brush the tops with the whisked egg mixture. Place these discs in the oven for 15 min, and allow the buns to cool before you cut them.

Whole Wheat Sun-dried Tomato Buns

Ingredients
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 7-8 chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp of honey or sugar
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 2 tbsp of dry yeast
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp of cornmeal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 egg
Procedure

Take a mixing bowl and combine yeast, honey, and 2 cups of water, until it turns frothy. Add whole wheat flour, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic powder, all-purpose flour, oil, salt to the frothy mixture in the mixer bowl. Knead the flour for 6-7 min, till it becomes elastic.

Make small balls of the dough and press them into discs. Cover them with plastic sheets and let them rise for 1 hour. Mix egg white with 2 tablespoons of water and brush the surface of the buns with this egg mixture. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on the buns. Preheat the oven at 400°F and place these buns for baking. Bake the buns for 20-25 min, until they turn golden-brown.

Honey and Oatmeal Whole Wheat Buns

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 3 tbsp of honey
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 tbsp of yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour (for kneading and sprinkling on the surface of baking dish)
Procedure

Combine yeast and water and mix well. Mix the oatmeal, whole wheat flour, honey, sugar and salt in the mixer. Knead this dough with the warm water and yeast mixture, till it becomes soft. Make small bun-shaped pieces and let them rise for 1 hour. Mix egg white in water and apply this whisked mixture to the buns, before keeping it in oven. Set the temperature of the oven to 350°F for 25 min.

Whole wheat grains have both soluble and insoluble fibers. The soluble fibers help to lower your cholesterol levels and the insoluble fibers are necessary for a good digestive system. Bran and germ are a rich source of vitamins and minerals. Ordinary white wheat flour does not contain bran and germ; but whole wheat does.