Saturday, January 23, 2010

Honey Bran Buns

Honey bran buns are such a nice light and fluffy textured bun, and a good source of fiber, sweet with a light bran flavor.
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup bran cereal, buds, flakes or natural bran
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 6 cups of flour (may use half whole wheat)
  • 2 eggs, fork beaten
  • 1 tbsp. dry instant yeast (added to the flour)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  1. combine bran, honey, boiling water oil and salt.
  2. cool til luke warm.
  3. add 3 cups flour with the yeast and eggs, stir well to mix.
  4. add remaining flour gradually as you are kneading to make a soft dough but not too sticky. You may need to add a little more flour as needed.
  5. knead about 8 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  6. place in a large greased bowl, turning once to grease all the dough
  7. cover with a tea towel and put into your oven with the oven light on, for about 40 minutes or until doubled in size.
  8. Punch dough down and shape into buns. I usually get about 3 dozen from this recipe.
  9. Let them rise on the cookie sheet for another 30-40 minutes.
  10. Bake at 375 for about 15-18 minutes, depends on your oven and how brown you like them.
  11. Serve with any of the wonderful soups and stews on our side bar .
  12. Enjoy!


  1. Charlotte, these look delicious AND healthy! Yum!

  2. Looks delicious.I will have to try this recipe.

  3. I always have love bread of any kind. These look delicious. Thanks.

  4. Oh char...those look so good. I wish I could reach in and take one right now.

  5. This makes me really want to make some bran rolls. My grandmother just passed away a few weeks ago and this is her recipe except for the honey which I think I will add. Thanks for reminding me how great these rolls are.

  6. Paula
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    May the wonderful memories that you have of your grandmother bring you much comfort in the times ahead.
    I hope you enjoy the buns.

  7. these look just great! Can I use bran (such as I would use in bran muffins) or should it be a boxed bran cereal?

  8. I have used the bran that i use for muffins as well........what ever bran you have you can use it....i will amend the recipe.

  9. Made these last night to go with my chicken casserole and salad. Husband and daughter loved them! Great recipe : )

  10. is there any way you cmake this recipe without eggs?

  11. you can make this recipe without eggs and not have any less quality of a bun.

  12. These look beautiful! Love that they are made with bran.

  13. These got perfect! I made two pans of rolls and one loaf with the recipe given. I had planned on using regular milled bran I had on hand, but at the last minute, decided to whirl up 'old' bran flakes no one was eating anymore. I think they gave the rolls a nutty/toasted flavor. Delicious. Thanks again.

  14. I will be trying these soon! They look wonderful and I love cooking with bran. Thanks for posting this!

  15. 'Love this blog...thanks for sharing these amazing recipes complete with clear directions and great pics...from a Mennonite girl who loves to cook!
    ~Brenda H.

  16. can dough be made in bread machine then made into rolls?

    1. I have never made the dough in a bread machine my self, but I don't see why not. Give it a try and let us know how that worked out for you.

  17. Rachel RinehimerMay 27, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Oh my goodness....I made these today, and they are wonderful! I used crushed bran cereal, and substituted in 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour. Thank you for sharing such a great recipe; this one is a keeper!!

  18. Thank you Charlotte!! I had never made buns or bread before and these turned out great the first time!! Made me look like a real baker!! I gave them to my mother and mother-in-law, loving Mennonite women who have been baking for years, and they loved them!!