Bacon-Onion Oatmeal Buns Recipe

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All six of my kids are now grown and gone, but I still bake and cook every day. This is one of our favorite recipes.—Arline Hofland, Deer Lodge, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, diced
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups bread flour

Nutritional Facts

1 bun equals 140 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 186 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. Saute onions in drippings; drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring water and milk just to a boil. In a large bowl, pour boiling liquid over oats. Add the molasses, oil and salt. Let stand until mixture cools to 110°-115°, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon brown sugar in warm water. Add the bacon, onions, oatmeal mixture, egg, whole wheat flour, 3-1/2 cups bread flour and remaining brown sugar. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  4. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  5. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 36 pieces. Shape each into a ball. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Bacon-Onion Oatmeal Buns in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p126

Nutritional Facts

1 bun equals 140 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 186 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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