Slider buns are so versatile! They make fantastic appetizer sandwiches, such as mini burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, and even breakfast sandwiches.
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Combine all the ingredients using a bread machine, stand mixer, or knead by hand until the dough is smooth and elastic. If you are using a bread machine's dough cycle, skip to step 3.
Grease a large bowl with butter or olive oil. Place the dough in the bowl and turn to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, until doubled, about 45-60 minutes.
When the dough is doubled in size, press it down, turn it onto a lightly floured surface, and let rest for 15 minutes.
Divide the dough into 15 pieces. Shape the pieces into smooth, round balls and place on a lightly oiled sheet pan. Cover and let the dough rise again until doubled, about 45-60 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 400˚F when your dough is almost finished rising.
Bake the mini slider buns in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes until the tops are golden brown. Remove the buns from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Serve warm or store in a plastic bag once the rolls have cooled completely.