Thursday, March 15, 2012

Chocolate Whole Wheat Oats Buns


Sharing a picture of my chocolate whole wheat oats buns that I made for our breakfast.  I added cocoa powder just for fun and stuff a few chocolate chips as filling.  The above picture is the unbaked buns but ready for oven.


This is the baked buns.  Guess I shouldn't decorated the buns with chocolate chips on top as it soften and sort of melted a little when baked in the oven.  Kinda messy for my girls to eat too.  But they loved the chocolate chips as filling!



Ching's Chocolate Whole Wheat Oats Buns

Ingredients:

  • 400ml milk (2%, 1% or fat free)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, cut into small cubes
  • 5 tsp. granulated cane sugar
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup bread flour minus 2 Tbsp. (scoop out 2 Tbsp.)
  • 2 Tbsp. specially dark cocoa powder (or normal cocoa powder)
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. instant yeast

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips, as needed

Methods:

1.   In your bread maker, add ingredients according to what I listed above except the chocolate chips.  Press to Dough function and let it run its cycle.

2.  After that, take out the dough, punch it and give it a few kneads.  Divide into balls.  Take one ball dough, flatten it and place some chocolate chips inside.  Close it and shape into ball.  Arrange in a butter spray pan (round, square, rectangle, any pan you have).  Finish the rest.  You will need 2 pans.  Let it proves for a second time until double in size, about an hour.

3.  Preheat oven to 375'F.  Bake for 12 minutes.  Cool on wire rack before storing in an air-tight container.  Should remain soft up to 3 days.

14 comments:

Belinda @zomppa said...

I love these buns!!! I especially love the chocolate on top - what a treat.

Lacy @ NYCityEats said...

Mmm these sound amazing! I bet the chips in the buns is fantastic! Great recipe!

Mary Ellen @ Pâte à Chew said...

These look so good! I would love one (or five) of these for breakfast :)

Miss C said...

Thanks, I will definitely try this! I was looking for a different pastry to make, apart from the muffins and banana bread I usually make for breakfast and snacks. I'll follow your suggestions and leave out the chocolate chips on top ;)

tigerfish said...

They look very good, more so when you say they are homemade buns for breakfast!

Janine said...

i haven't tried making my own chocolate buns before but mixing oats with chocolate does sound really good!

Sherleen.T said...

when looking from my blog's thumbnail, i thought you were decorating the buns in mouse forms, with eyes and nose...haha
chocolate whole wheat oats buns, nobody can resist chocolate...:)

Nava.K said...

Whole wheat for buns are new to me but surely its healthier then normal flour. May have been messy but they do looks very tempting to me.

Puspha said...

They look good, Ching!!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

oh i dont mind melted choc chips as topping. in fact, i love!!!

babe_kl said...

I would love to knead the choc chips into the bread instead of placing on top :P

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

My kids sure love this chocolate buns!

noobcook said...

really nice breakfast or tea time snack :)

hEnRy said...

I would love to try this. Recently I only start baking banana cake. Baking is just so fun.