Recipe for Homemade Nordic Breakfast Buns
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Nordic breakfast buns (overnight raised)

Super easy recipe for Nordic breakfast buns with a crisp crust and a delicious moist core. These buns contain lots of healthy fibers and are therefore a healthy but still a really delicious alternative to traditional white bread. Serve with cheese and homemade jam and you have yourself a great Nordic breakfast.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Nordic
Keyword: Healthy recipe, Nordic food
Servings: 8 buns


  • 2.5 dl water (1 cup)
  • 2.5 dl milk (1 cup)
  • 15 g fresh yeast (1/2 oz)
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • 1 dl whole wheat flour (2/5 cup)
  • 1 dl oats, coarse or fine (2/5 cup)
  • 1 dl Nordic five-grain mixture or cracked wheat kernels (2/5 cup)
  • 500 g all-purpose flour (1,1 lb)
  • 1/2 tbsp salt


  • In a large bowl, dissolve the fresh yeast and sugar in the cold water and milk.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and knead everything into a smooth and nice dough. If you can't find the five-grain mixtures then just use cracked wheat kernels. Five-grain mixture is equal combination of cracked rye kernels, cracked wheat kernels, flax seed, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for 8-12 hours. You can with advantage make the dough in the evening and use it for as breakfast the following morning.
  • Dip two tablespoons in cold water and use them to set buns on an oven plate lined with parchment paper. Try to make the buns a little pointy. When they raise, they will flatten out a little more.
  • Let the bread raise for an extra hour at room temperature.
  • After the final raising, brush the bread with some beaten egg and decorate them with different seeds or grains.
  • Bake the bread in a 200 C (400 F) preheated oven for about 30 minutes.