To make these buns, I took a basic sandwich bun recipe from a very old cookbook(1960's, I think) and replaced most of the white flour with whole wheat flour, the sugar with honey, and reduced the amount of oil. I also used rapid-rise yeast to shorten the rising times. They turned out good. We used them for pulled pork sandwiches and the family really liked them!
1Whisk together the flours in bowl of stand mixer. In another bowl, combine water, oil, honey and salt. Dump the wet ingredients into the dry along with the 3 eggs. Beat for 3 min. on med-high speed. With the mixer running (low) and using a dough hook, gradually add the remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead in mixer for 2 min.
2Form in a ball, oil entire surface and place back in bowl, covered for 15 min.
3Divide dough into 4ths and form 6 balls out of each 4th. Press each dough ball into about a 3 1/2 in circle and place on oiled baking sheet. Cover, let rise about 30 min.
4Bake in preheated 375F oven for about 15 min.
5**To make without a stand mixer, beat with wooden spoon, stir in remaining flour, turn out onto floured board and knead til smooth and elastic, about 10 min.