How to Make Cottage Cheese Breakfast Buns

by Karin Siöö

Cute and tasty breakfast buns with cottage cheese to make them extra moist.


  • 50 Grams Yeast
  • 400 Milliliters (Tepid) Water
  • 250 Grams Cottage cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter & oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Molasses or corn syrup
  • 300 Grams Wholegrain spelt
  • Wheat flour extra fine
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Mix yeast and water

    Step 2

    Like so, make sure there are no lumps of yeast left.

    Step 3

    Add the cottage cheese.

    Step 4

    Add butter (in this case a butter/oil mix).

    Step 5

    Add salt.

    Step 6

    Add molasses, this is a version specific for bread flavored with makt extract.

    Step 7

    Add all of the wholegrain spelt..

    Step 8

    Stir to remove any flour lumps.

    Step 9

    Then add most of the (sifted) wheat flour.

    Step 10

    Stir heavily. At this point I moved the dough to a machine, like a kitchen aid.

    Step 11

    Leg the machine do its magic for about 10 min (or by hand for 20 min).

    Step 12

    Step 13

    Like so. The dough shouldn't stick to the container walls. When it's not anymore the dough us ready. At this point I moved the dough to yet another container to ferment.

    Step 14

    It should expand to the double or so.

    Step 15

    At this point pre-heat the oven to 225 degrees C.

    Step 16

    Cover the container with a (clean) towel or plastic wrap. Just make sure the bowl stays away from the (heat from the) oven.

    Step 17

    After 30 minutes this is what the dough looks like.

    Step 18

    Pour it onto a baking tray or a baking mat.

    Step 19

    Cut the dough in 2 pieces to make it easier to work with.

    Step 20

    Pour pumpkin seeds into a plate to dip the cut ends of the breakfast buns into.

    Step 21

    Like so. All in all, I got about 24 buns.

    Step 22

    As you can see mine came out in various sizes but that's ok 😀

    Step 23

    Let them ferment another 30 minutes under a towel.

    Step 24

    Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

    Step 25

    Let them cool on an oven rack.

    Step 26

    Fresh out of the oven cottage cheese breakfast buns!

    Step 27

    Enjoy with your favorite topping(s)!