These Yeast Roll Knots are tender, fluffy buns that are perfect for the holidays, burger buns, or just a weeknight dinner! You’ll love these winners!

These soft Moomie’s Buns are easy to make and shape, and with all the rave reviews, you’ll be proud they came from your kitchen!

A Moomie's Bun on a small white plate

Why You’ll Love Moomie’s Buns

A group of my foodie friends have been making and praising these Moomie’s buns for years. It took a lovely gift of yeast from the folks at Red Star Yeast to push me into baking these. I had a nice stash of Red Star Platinum Yeast (affiliate link)which worked perfectly.

I was also the winner of a Red Star Yeast giveaway featured on Shulie’s delectable blog, Food Wanderings. I will be baking LOTS of yummy breads. I tracked down the origin of this recipe to these Beautiful Burger Buns shared on the KAF online community. These Yeast Roll Knots garnered rave reviews plus I noticed this same bread baker also had a cinnamon bun recipe. Those will be up next!

Yeast Roll Knots before baking on a baking sheet


How to Make This Yeast Roll Recipe

Frequently used as hamburger buns, I decided to make dinner rolls from this yeast roll recipe. It was Nick’s last night home from his college spring break, and oldest son, Tom, would join us for dinner, too. I used a technique for making rosettes I saw on this Youtube video to form these yeast roll knots.

Basically, you roll out a snake of dough, at least a foot in length. Tie a knot, then tuck the tail that is coming from the bottom up into the middle of the knot, then tuck the other tail (coming from the top of the knot) under the knot and press into the middle. Gently cradle the bun and pat to round out. Watch the video. It will make the procedure SO much clearer.


Moomie's Buns in a white bowl on a red checked napkin

Easy Yeast Rolls

The menfolk of the family were dying to dig into these yeast rolls, and there were lots of compliments at dinner. I sent some Moomie’s buns home with both Nick and Tom. I should have made a double batch! Best.Rolls.Ever.

These yeast roll knots are SO quick to make with the instant yeast. The dough is a bit sticky, but don’t give into temptation and add more flour as the recipe produces such a tender, delicious bread as is. Whip up a batch of these Easy Yeast Rolls for your next family dinner!

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Yeast Roll Knots

Yeast Roll Knots

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 8 rolls

Moomie's Buns are tender, fluffy yeast roll knots that are perfect for the holidays, burger buns, or just a weeknight dinner!


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast, I prefer Red Star Platinum Yeast


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together flour, sugar, salt and yeast.
  2. Heat water to about 110º and add to four mixture. Mix with paddle till moistened, then add egg and butter. Mix just till incorporated, then switch to dough hook. Knead in mixer for about 5 minutes. Turn out into a greased bowl, turn upside down to grease all sides of the dough. Cover with plastic and let rise till almost doubled, about an hour.
  3. Deflate dough. Divide dough into 8 pieces and shape as desired on lightly floured surface. Put rolls onto parchment lined cookie sheets, cover and let rise 30-40 minutes. Preheat oven to 375º.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 8g


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