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Moomie’s Buns {Yeast Roll Knots}

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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

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

The Recipe: Yeast Roll Knots

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

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


  • 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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62 comments on “Moomie’s Buns {Yeast Roll Knots}”

  1. Lizzy, these buns are superb, perfect, and totally delicious. They look like they were brought home from a fancy bake shop…but that fancy bake shop is none other than; Lizzy’s Bake Shop!
    You seem to weave your magical wand each day and produce more and more delectable things that I’ve ever seen! So sorry for not being consistent in visiting and commenting these days, but I truly admire your work! xoxo

  2. I’ve been wanting to make a good dinner roll, but have not had success yet. Maybe these rolls will be the answer. They are so beautiful!

  3. These buns just looks perfect and welldone ! and I will recomend this book to my gluten free and vegan friends sound amazing for them Congrats to your friend Suzanne 🙂

  4. As a bread baking fanatic, this type of recipe literally make me want to go and me them right now. The knot looks so pretty Liz! Similar to the kaiser roll I think. Anyway, this go into my file to make as soon as possible!

  5. Moomie Buns sounds so comfy and homey. Looking at the photos I see they are a bit more upscale à la Liz Berg and look like pretty flowers. The way you describe the making doesn’t make it seem so daunting.
    So, thank you!

    Congratulations to Suzanne, too, for a very lovely looking Afternoon Tea cookbook =) Love that the recipes are for gluten free, vegan types (who abound in SoCal.)

  6. Your rolls turned out beautiful! I’ve bookmarked the recipe to try for a future Sunday dinner-thanks:@)

  7. They are perfectly made little buns Liz! Perfect for breakfast or to accompany a lunch or dinner!

  8. Liz, these buns must be some of the prettiest and most delicious one I have seen in a long time – I cannot believe how cute they look, just perfect for teatime or dinner. I will have to look at the video you mentioned and learn a new technique. Thanks for posting the recipe.
    Have a good Wednesday!

  9. I bet the “men folk” adored these buns. You were right, the video is great and helps clarify how to make these pretty braids. Time to get that grill fired up as these would make awesome burger buns. Have a super week and take care, BAM

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