2 Ingredient Buns

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These 2 ingredient buns have become an easy bread staple in my household. 

They’re ridiculously easy to put together, super versatile and one of the top go-to recipes on my ‘carb’ list. 

This recipe is actually very close to my 2 ingredient bread recipe. The only difference here is the shape and the baking time. 

You’ve got to give this recipe a try- it’ll totally change your baking game! 

5 dinner rolls (4 whole ones, one cut open) sit on a wooden cutting board.

Ingredients Needed For This 2 Ingredient Buns Recipe

Self-rising Flour: You’ll need to use self-rising flour for this recipe. It cuts down the need for you to use any kind of leavening agent or salt since it already has both those ingredients added in. However, if you don’t have self-rising flour, I have a super simple recipe that you can check out to make your own homemade.

Greek yogurt: I used unflavored, unsweetened Greek yogurt for the recipe. I would recommend choosing the full-fat version since it has the maximum flavor and will give your rolls that rich flavor and keep them moist and fluffy. 

How To Make These Easy Bread Rolls

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and the yogurt. 
  2. Mix well using a spoon until you get a soft dough. 
  3. Knead for a few minutes and section it out. 
  4. Transfer rolls to a lined baking tray and bake in a preheated oven till their golden tops are beautiful. 
  5. Serve with butter and jam or any other condiments of your choice. 

*****For the exact amounts, and directions along with tips and tricks, check out the fully printable recipe card below.

Tips & Variations for this 2 Ingredient Rolls 

  • Make sure you use Greek yogurt that is at room temperature for this recipe. 
  • Add the flour a little at a time, incorporating it into the dough gradually. Doing this will help you get the perfect consistency for the dough. 
  • While you don’t need to rest the dough, I would recommend doing it for about 15 minutes or more. This will help with a more tender, fluffy roll.
  • To get the bread rolls to have a nice glaze on the top, you can also brush them with a bit of butter or an egg wash before you pop them in the oven. 
  • Another great idea is to top the rolls with some chopped garlic, butter and some herbs and seasonings before you pop it in the oven. 
  • Try adding some chopped fresh rosemary and a bit of grated cheddar into the dough to change up the flavor profile.
6 two ingredient dinner buns on a cooling rack.

How To Serve The Buns

These two ingredient buns can be enjoyed in lots of different ways. 

  • Try serving them warm, slathered with butter, and have them on the side for dipping when you have a yummy bowl of 3 Ingredient Chili or 3 Ingredient Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Noodle Soup.
  • Another great idea is to make an Italian slider out of them for when you have company over.
  • For a fun brunch idea, make some breakfast sandwiches with them using fried eggs and bacon or ham!
  • Even just simply cutting them open, toasting them, and then adding peanut butter and jam, or cheddar with ham is a great way to serve them.
One dinner bun being spread with butter.

Storage Ideas & Suggestions

After making the rolls you find that you have some left over, you can refrigerate or even freeze them to use another day. Just make sure you use an airtight container to store it, and then let it come to room temperature before you use them. Keep them covered as you thaw them so they don’t dry out. 

You can also store your leftover rolls in the refrigerator for 2 days, covered up in cling wrap or stored in an airtight box. You can then reheat them in the microwave when needed. 

Questions You May Have

Do I have to use Greek yogurt?
You don’t have to, but I highly recommend you do. The reason why is because regular plain yogurt has a higher water content than Greek yogurt and the dough can come out sticky. If you choose to use regular yogurt, be sure to add more flour as you knead them to be able to reach the right dough consistency.

Can I bake these on cornmeal?
For sure. If you don’t want to use parchment paper or a greased pan, sprinkle a bit of cornmeal onto the pan and then place the buns on top. This will help prevent them sticking and browning too much as well as add a bit of texture to the bottom of the roll.

Yield: 6

2 Ingredient Buns

2 Ingredient rolls on a wooden cutting board.

Effortlessly bake soft, fluffy buns with our 2-Ingredient Bun Recipe, using just yogurt and flour. Perfect for any meal, this recipe is a quick, easy solution for homemade bread lovers.

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt (See notes)


    Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). While the oven is preheating, sift the flour into a bowl.

    2. Combine the self-rising flour and Greek yogurt. It's best if the yogurt is at
    room temperature. Knead the dough with a spoon. 

    3. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for a few minutes until smooth and elastic. Cut the dough into 6 equal pieces. Roll them into rounds/balls.

    4. Transfer the rolls to a greased baking dish or tray. Place the rolls in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden brown.

    5. Optional step: Brush melted butter over the tops of the buns if you wish. Serve warm alongside soups or stews, or serve at room temperature.


    You can use any plain Greek yogurt you choose, but I recommend using a full-fat Greek yogurt. The extra butterfat in the yogurt will add more flavor, a fluffier texture, and a moist, tender crumb.

    If you do not have self-rising flour, be sure to check the body of the post for the link on how to make your very own homemade self-rising flour.

    Adding your own mixins like herbs, spices or other ingredients can help make this recipe your very own.

    Nutrition Information



    Serving Size


    Amount Per Serving Calories 90Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 259mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 5g

    All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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