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Brioche Buns

Brioche buns.. Soft, buttery bread on the sweeter side , enriched with eggs and butter with a tender crumb.Learn how to make Brioche buns.Whole Wheat Eggless Brioche Buns recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Proofing Time1 hr
Author: Swati


  • 1.5 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 tsp Instant/ Rapid Rise Yeast
  • 2 tbsp Sugar/Honey/Maple Syrup
  • 31/2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Milk 125-130 ml
  • 1/4 Cup Milk Powder
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Mix of Chia Seeds and Sesame Seeds for topping


  • Mix together flour and milk powder and salt.
  • Heat milk, just enough to feel warm. Add yeast sugar/agave, vanilla essence and mix.
  • Add the yeast milk solution to the dry ingredients. Mix well and get the flour together. Give a rest of 10 mins.
  • Add butter and knead till you get a smooth dough. Keep the dough for proofing in an oiled bowl. Cover with a cling film or damp cloth.
  • It takes about 1 hour for the first proof. After the first proofing the dough rises to double.. Divide the dough in 5-6 equal portions, make smooth balls, arrange on  dusted baking tray. Press a little  to give shape of a burger bun.
  • Keep for the second proof for another 30-45 minutes. 
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F or 190°C. 10-15 mins before baking the buns.
  • The buns will get double in size, give milk wash. Sprinkle mix of Chia seeds and Sesame seeds.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 mins at 375°F or 190°C, till it gets nice brown color. 
  • If you the buns top start getting brown too quickly, cover it lightly with Aluminum foil.
  • If using Indian OTG, keep on middle rack. You can bake these in Convention Microwave oven also, at the bake mode. Keep bread on small rack or bake without rack.


You can reduce the amount of sweetener, if you like less sweet buns. 
In case you want to make with egg.. add 1 medium egg for every 125 gm or 1 cup of flour.
Kneading bread in  a mixer is very easy, saves all the muscle work. Follow the initial steps of mixing the dry ingredients with wet ingredients, and then knead till you get a smooth dough.
Substitute for milk powder..Same amount of cornflour and a tsp of sweetener. Or take about 10 ml of milk, boil it for around 02 ml,it will thicken a bit, then col it down to just warm enough to touch and use in recipe. 
You can also replace milk powder with coconut milk powder/soy milk powder or very fine almond flour.