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!







21 comments:

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

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  2. Looks delicious.I will have to try this recipe.
    Blessings,Ruth

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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?

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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.

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

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    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.

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  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!!

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  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!!

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