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Make soft and healthy buns with oats; try the recipe

Here is a simple recipe by chef Amrita Raichand, who recently took to Instagram to show how to bake buns

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 25, 2020 9:06:39 am
bun recipe Healthy buns made by chef Amrita Raichand. (Source: amritaraichand/Instagram)

Love to eat buns? How about making a healthy version of this soft and delectable bread with oats instead of all-purpose flour? In case you are in the mood to bake and eat such a type of healthy bun, we have got you covered. Here is a simple recipe by popular chef Amrita Raichand, who recently took to Instagram to show how to make them.

“They (oat buns) of course are a little dense compared to the ones made with all-purpose flour but trust me they taste fab,” wrote the chef on Instagram. So how about trying this recipe?

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Nice soft buns can be anyone’s weakness right? But if we make them healthy as well, then they become even more desired, don’t they? Yes, finally managed to crack a decent recipe thanks to @anuradha_tandon who has been asking me for it for a while! Keeping my promise at the #Livechat today for #ServedByAmrita sharing the recipe of healthy buns; They Ofcourse are a little dense compared to the ones made with all purpose flour but trust me they taste fab! Hubby @raichand_50 was shocked that they were not store bought 😁 I served them with Avocado, what would you like to have them with? Comment below 😘 For more healthy recipes visit my website (link in Bio) Ingredients
• Whole oats- 60 gms
• Milk – 425gms ( room temperature )
• Whole wheat flour – 500gms
• Instant dry yeast – 4gms
• Honey – 40gms
• Sunflower oil – 25gms
• Salt – 12 gms
• Sunflower seeds – 57gms ( Lightly roasted )
• Sesame seeds (for topping)- 10 gms
• Egg wash or milk wash – ¼ cup
Method
• Soak the oats in the milk.
• Combine the flour & yeast in a bowl.
• In another bowl, add the oats milk mixture, honey, oil & salt & mix well.
• Then add the flour & yeast. Knead well till it forms a dough that is slightly soft but is also nice & stretchy.
• Add the sunflower seeds & knead them in well.
• Now cover the dough with a damp muslin cloth & let it rest for about 1 hour.
• Once the dough is nearly double in size, punch the air out and then divide into pieces & shape them into rounds of about 30 gms each.
• Now just work them into tight, smooth balls, place on parchment lined baking pan & give it an egg wash or a milk wash.
• Cover again and proof the dough for about 40-45 mins.
• Apply the Egg wash/ milk wash & sprinkle with sesame seeds.
• Preheat the oven at 210°C convection oven. Place a baking pan underneath with a little water to provide some steam. Now place the baking pan with the buns in the oven one lower than the middle rack and bake til the rolls have a golden brown crust, about 15 mins. Cool completely on cooling racks. #chefandbeyond #beingamrita #mommychef

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Ingredients

60 gm – Whole oats- 60 gms
425 gms – Milk (room temperature)
500 gms – Whole wheat flour
4 gms – Instant dry yeast
40 gms – Honey
25 gms – Sunflower oil
12 gms – Salt
57 gms – Sunflower seeds (Lightly roasted)
10 gms – Sesame seeds (for topping)
¼ cup – Egg wash or milk wash

Method

* Soak the oats in milk. Set aside.

* Combine the flour and yeast in a bowl.

* In another bowl, add the oats-milk mixture, honey, oil & salt and mix well.

* Then add the flour and yeast. Knead well till it forms a dough that is slightly soft but also stretchy.

* Add the sunflower seeds and knead them in.

* Now cover the dough with a damp muslin cloth and let it rest for about one hour.

* Once the dough is nearly double in size, punch the air out and then divide into pieces and shape them into rounds of about 30 gms each.

* Now just work them into tight, smooth balls, place on a parchment-lined baking pan and give it an egg wash or a milk wash.

*Cover again and proof the dough for about 40-45 minutes.

*Apply the egg wash or milk wash and sprinkle sesame seeds.

*Preheat the oven at 210 degrees convection oven. Place a baking pan underneath with a little water to provide some steam. Now place the baking pan with the buns in the oven one lower than the middle rack and bake till the rolls have a golden-brown crust, about 15 minutes. Cool them before eating.

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