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Active time
30 minutes
Total time
4 hours
3 dozen buns
Serving Size
1 bun

1 Tbsp active dry yeast

¾ cup lukewarm water

1 tsp sugar

1 ½ cups boiling water

1 ½ cups milk

⅓ cup brown sugar

2 tsp salt

2 eggs

1 ½ cups brown flaxseed meal

8 cups whole wheat flour



  1. Set yeast in the warm water and sugar for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour boiling water over milk. Add egg, sugar, salt, and yeast mixture to liquid and blend.
  3. Mix half of the flour and the flaxseed meal together. Add this to the liquid mixture and beat for 10 minutes.
  4. Gradually add the rest of the flour a cup at a time, kneading to a medium stiff dough.


  1. Let rise for 45 minutes, punch down. Let rise again 35-45 minutes, punch down and let sit for an additional 20 minutes before shaping into buns.
  2. Shape the buns and place on greased baking sheet. Let rise until doubled in size (an hour or more).


  1. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes.


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Calories: 140
Total Fat: 3.5g
Saturated Fat: 0.5g
Sodium: 140mg
Carbohydrate: 23g
Fiber: 4g
Total Sugars: 3g (Added Sugar: 2g)
Protein: 5g

Yield: 3 dozen buns

Serving Size: 1 bun

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