Recipe Review: Really Really Quick Single Serving Bun/Bread/Roll! :)

March 2010 (Winter 2010 Semester) 018

Wow! These beauties are really! as quick as this digital “instant photo” is! I don’t know how I found the link to this recipe, but man, this recipe is certainly a “wonder”!

I played around with it a little bit and here’s what I found:

The seeds really will help the appearance and probably texture too!

These will work probably with any flour you choose…whole grain even! (and that is whether you are GF or not!)

Don’t be intimidated by the almond flour (if you don’t have it on hand.) I didn’t and I just subbed for it with another tablespoon  of flour.

Here’s the recipe with some little alterations/ suggestions:


1 egg

¾ teaspoon molasses (or try honey or agave)

2 tablespoons flour (try any whole grain flour like teff, sorghum, brown rice, whole wheat, etc)

1 tablespoon almond meal(or another tablespoon of flour)

1 tablespoon ground flax seeds (or try chia seeds)

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon cocoa powder (for a darker color, not taste. Sub with the same amount of flour if you don’t want the color).

a pinch of salt, if you want

1 teaspoon sesame seeds (or cornmeal or finely ground nuts or poppy seeds, etc) Ohhh! I can envision a lemon bun! with poppy seeds! 🙂

In a cereal bowl, beat the egg and molasses (sweetener) with a fork, for about a minute. Now, add the flour, almond meal, ground flax seed, baking powder, and cocoa powder (if you so choose). Add in the salt (if you are adding it.) Add the egg, stir until smooth. Oil a 10 oz Pyrex custard cup (glass)  and sprinkle seeds (if you like) on the bottom and sides.

Pour the batter into the cup. Top with more seeds if you like.

Microwave for 90 seconds. That’s it! 90 seconds to having bread in your hands! It’s so amazing! I only wish I had thought of it! 🙂

Slice in half and serve! (Topped with “butter” dairy-free/not, jam, etc!)



  1. I’ve made Linda’s recipe several times, Ari. It’s great for making an instant bun when Son shows up to serve a burger, barbecue, etc. It’s pretty amazing, isn’t it? Linda found it from another site. I don’t remember where. I want to keep playing with the recipe a bit. 😉

    Thanks for sharing, Ari! I know people will be amazed and love whipping them up. 🙂


  2. I’m really intrigued by this. Especially the idea that it makes one serving so I don’t have to worry about eating a whole loaf of bread!

  3. Wow. Love the new layout!!! Looks great over here. These rolls look so amazing. I wonder if I could substitute the egg?? Hmm maybe I’ll have to play around with it a bit. I loved reading all your great comments on d-free. Such great feedback. And yeah, you’re probably right about the daiya but sometimes I figure I eat so well, a little “bad” in moderation won’t kill me (I hope!!). Take care! Keep up the good work on the elimination diet. Such willpower!

    • Thanks Beth! I do too! I eventually want to make a nice header for it but that will have to come with time! 🙂 I was thinking that you could pretty easily substitute the egg. I would think you could just use more flax or applesauce or something and then just up the baking powder/soda (I can’t remember which one the recipe used) so that it will still rise more. I’m glad you liked my feedback! You site is always such fun for me to visit! I know what you mean about the daiya though! I tend to think the same way too sometimes especially on a limited diet….:) Thanks for the support with the elimination diet….I will be doing a short post update very soon. 🙂

  4. I am so glad you liked the recipe and thanks for the review Ariana.

    This really is an adaptable recipe. There are numerous variations in the comments section of the Kitchen Therapy post.

    One person suggested making wonder bun kits for gifts. Including the recipe, individual packets of the dry ingredients, and custard cups.

    This recipe has made the rounds of grain free websites too. They use nut and flax meal in place of gluten free whole grains.

    Another great suggestion is to make a bun and take it with you when visiting a restaurant.

    Here is a video of making one version of wonder buns.

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