Healthy Rye Buns

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It’s no secret that I LOVE an easy breakfast. But I also don’t want to compromise on taste – and if I can get a healthy breakfast that doesn’t taste healthy, then I’m a very happy camper.
These Healthy Rye Buns are so good, so easy to make and they taste absolutely addictive. And as if that wasn’t already enough, they are also freezer friendly. So make a huge batch and freeze half of it for later. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

This might just be my favorite bread recipe. I eat these with almond butter for breakfast (honestly, it’s better than cake), I stuff them with good stuff and use them as sandwiches for lunch – the possibilities are endless. You may think that the chocolate taste doesn’t go well with a sandwich, but I’m here to tell you “Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it”. You won’t believe how good it is.

Chocolate is one of those things, that most people think of as a treat. But, actually, chocolate is amazing as a spice in a lot of dishes. It adds depth and a little darkness that enhances other flavors. Plus, I won’t even mention all the studies that have been done proving how incredibly healthy chocolate is.

What’s great about this recipe:

  • Super simple and quick to make – no resting time needed
  • Very healthy and loaded with fibers and Vitamins (particularly the B vitamins)
  • Freezer friendly – premake a large batch and defrost as needed. It doesn’t get any easier than that
  • Great for breakfast, lunch and as a healthy in-between snack

Healthy Rye Buns

These vegan buns are so unbelievably good and super easy to make. Packed with crunchy seeds and soft and chewy on the inside. Perfect for breakfast and lunch – and freezer friendly.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword Bread, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 20 buns
Author Simone


  • cup Dark Beer (or alternatively cold water)
  • 8 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 7/8 cup Cracked Rye Kernels
  • 1 cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/3 cup Linseeds
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Rye Flour
  • 7/8 cup Dark Chocolate Chopped


  • 1 cup Sunflower Seeds


  • Heat the oven to 400F
    1. Pour the dark beer (or alternatively cold water) into a large mixing bowl and dissolve the dry yeast in it. Add the salt, cacao powder and maple syrup to the mix and stir it all together.
    2. Next, stir in the cracked rye kernels, sunflower seeds, linseeds, all purpose flour and rye flour. Once everything is mixed together, stir in the chopped dark chocolate pieces quickly.
    3. Cover a baking tray with baking parchment. Use a spoon to divide the dough into 20 buns and put them on a baking tray (make sure that there's at least 2-3 inches between each bun).
    4. Decorate the buns with more sunflower seeds and bake them in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until they done.
    5. Take the buns out of the oven and leave them on a rack to cool.
    These delicious and healthy buns are also freezer friendly.

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