Buns? Rolls? Muffins? Bread Machine Apple Breakfast Buns Muffins

I had a very difficult time deciding what to call these yeasty apple and raisin buns . . . rolls . . . muffins?

Whole Wheat Apple Buns

Whole Wheat Apple Buns

Web Definitions defines a roll as “A bread roll is a piece of bread, usually small and round.”

A bun is defined as ” . . . a small rounded bread either plain or sweet bun.”

A muffin is defined as ” . . . muffin a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan.”

Whole Wheat Apple Buns in the Pan

Whole Wheat Apple Buns in the Pan

I’ve decided this recipe for breakfast buns/muffins doesn’t meet the specifications for a roll. They really aren’t a small, round piece of bread. I’m on the fence when it comes to narrowing down my choice between a bun or a muffin.

The recipe starts out in the bread machine as a yeasty sweet bun with a dough that is much like a muffin batter, then ends up in a muffin tin to bake to a light, golden goodness.

Oh, well. I guess it really doesn’t matter. After all, these buns/muffins made for a terrific breakfast, and froze beautifully for a quick workday morning treat.

I’d be curious to know what you think they are. Happy baking!

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

Whole Wheat Apple Muffins

Buns? Rolls? Muffins? Bread Machine Apple Breakfast Buns Muffins
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp bread machine yeast
  • 1 large apple, chopped
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup walnut pieces
  1. Combine ingredients EXCEPT walnut pieces into bread machine according to the manufacturers directions.
  2. Set machine on dough cycle.
  3. Preheat oven to 350.
  4. Dough will be moist. Fill non-stick muffin tins ¾ way full with dough.
  5. Bake 15 – 20 minutes until buns are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 18

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 162, Weight Watchers PointsPlus 4

  • Total Fat: 4.35g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 183mg
  • Total Carbs: 28.29g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.37g
  • Sugars: 9.51g
  • Protein: 4.31g

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  1. RavieNomNoms says

    This looks awesome! WOW I was just talking to my bf about what kind of muffins we should make and this one has just risen to the top of my list!

  2. Kankana says

    I don’t know what’s the right name for these .. and really who cares .. they look yummy and you loved eating those . period :)
    PS: This recipe is giving me ideas.. apple cinnamon muffins .. what do you think ?

  3. says

    These look so delicious. I don’t use my bread machine much at all. What’s bread machine yeast? I don’t know that I’ve ever seen that before.

    • says

      I purchase bread machine yeast where the standard yeast is. I’m not sure what the difference is, but they are the same price, so I figured I’d better use it.

    • says

      They really did turn out a pretty color, didn’t they? You’ll have to let me know how they turn out and if you change them up a bit. I always like to see how people improve my recipes, don’t you?

  4. says

    Wow! These looks packed with goodness! I was just thinking of making a banana bread but these are much cuter and convenient cause I can freeze them and have them anytime!

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