Savory Bubble Buns

photo of a bubble buns in a muffin tin

I love bubble buns because they let you pull off chunks at a time with your hands without it seeming uncivilized. The first thing I want to do when I see the bubble bun is to pull off that top piece!
close-up photo of a piece of bubble bun
I previously made some cinnamon bubble buns for Easter. While sitting at my desk at work, a thought came to me that it would be fun to create some savory bubble buns, similar to the pull apart pizza bread I recently made.
photo of bubble buns on a plate
I love how cute and portable these are. They make a great snack or appetizer. You can use whatever herbs and spices you like. I chose a mix of Italian seasoning and some tomato and basil seasoning.
photo of bubbles buns on a wood board
The dough is pretty easy to make, though of course, like any yeast recipe, you have to let the dough proof for a while. If you don’t have the time, you could use some Pillsbury biscuit dough too, though the dough won’t taste exactly the same. I am submitting this post to Yeastspotting.
photo of bubble buns on a baking rack
Dough recipe adapted from All Day I Dream About Food

Savory Bubble Buns

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 bubble buns

These savory bubble buns are a great snack or appetizer. You can customize them with different flavors and for this version I flavored them with Italian seasoning as well as tomato and basil seasoning.


  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • herbs and seasoning of your choice for coating


  1. Place water in bowl of stand mixer and sprinkle yeast over. Let stand until bubbly, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in butter, sour cream, sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat in 2 cups of flour, the salt and baking soda until incorporated. Add remaining flour and continue to mix until a smooth, soft dough forms.
  2. Knead dough until smooth, using the dough hook attachment, about 2-3 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  3. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan or line with muffin cups. Roll dough into a long cylinder and then divide into 12 equal portions. Divide each of the 12 portions into 4 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
  4. For each bun, coat four balls with melted butter and then roll them in a bowl of seasoning. Arrange three balls in the bottom of a prepared muffin cup. Using your fingertip, make a small well in the center and press in the fourth ball. Repeat with remaining dough and muffin cups.
  5. Cover buns loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until puffy and have doubled in size, about 40 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake buns until golden, 20-22 minutes. Let cool in pan. Use a knife to help remove buns from pan.


Nutrition Facts
Savory Bubble Buns
Amount Per Serving (1 bubble bun)
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
Net Carbs 23g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.


5 comments on “Savory Bubble Buns”

  1. These look fabulous! Plus it’s fun to say “bubble buns”. 🙂

  2. Just made them!! Such an amazing time ^.^
    They got way bigger than that, and sure it’s really good!

  3. Wait… I wrote that before eating…
    Now that’s different.
    Seriously this recipe is amazing the bread was all like hmm flulffy and perfect!
    I’m so gonna do this again and again!

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