Looking for a healthy dinner roll option? Try my whole wheat dinner rolls. Not only are they fluffy, they are easy to make, contain honey and are egg-less!
Check out my fluffy whole wheat dinner rolls! I’m not gonna lie, I truly expected my kids to not like these because they were wheat not white, but they gobbled them right up! Wheat breads have a reputation for being dense and heavy, but these rolls were light and fluffy. I only used a bit of sugar to jump start the yeast and used honey to added a touch of sweetness. This recipe is easy, pretty quick and using whole wheat makes them a healthier option over white rolls.
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How to make whole wheat dinner rolls:
- To make the dough for these whole wheat dinner rolls I use a stand mixer. (affiliate link) There’s no reason why you couldn’t make it by hand, I just prefer to use a mixer. Mix up your dough as instructed below.
- You will add the 1 1/2 cups of white flour last. Add the additional 1/2 cup of flour a bit at a time as needed. You may not need it all. You want your dough to come into a ball and clean the sides of your mixing bowl but still stick to the bottom of the bowl. It is better to lean more toward a stickier dough than not.
- Cover your whole wheat dough and let rise until doubled. Mine took an hour to double.
- Dump the risen wheat dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide it into 15 pieces and form each piece into a ball. Place them in a 9×13 baking dish (affiliate link) that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled. Mine took a half hour to double. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Bake your whole wheat dinner rolls for 15-18 minutes. Run a cube of butter over the hot rolls and let them cool on a wire rack.
Can I use all whole wheat flour?
No, because you will end up with dense, heavy, rock-like rolls. You have to have the white flour to have the right amount of gluten so your rolls will rise.
Can I freeze these rolls?
Yes, just make sure they are completely cool before wrapping them tightly with saran wrap or putting them in a ziploc bag and freezing. Thaw them at room temperature.
What do these dinner rolls go well with?
My personal favorite dishes to serve rolls of any kind with is soups. If you haven’t checked out my Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup you should! Broccoli Cheese Soup is another family favorite as is my Potato Bacon Soup!
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Looking for a healthy dinner roll option? Try my whole wheat dinner rolls. Not only are they fluffy, they are easy to make, contain honey and are eggless!
- 1 1/2 Cups Warm Water
- 2 tsp Sugar
- 1 Tbs. Active Dry Yeast
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- 4 Tbs. Butter, room temp.
- 1 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 1/2–2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Also to stand for 5 minutes.
- Add the honey, salt, butter, and 1 1/2 cups of wheat flour. Mix at a low speed.
- Add 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour while the mixer is running. Mix until well combined.
- You may or may not need to add more flour at this point. You want the dough to come together in a sticky ball that mostly cleans the sides of the bowl, but still sticks to the bottom. Add more flour a little at a time if you need to. Lean more towards a stickier dough than a stiff dough.
- Knead in your mixer for 3 minutes. Then cover and let rise until doubled. This should take about an hour.
- Dump risen dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
- Divide into 15 equal size pieces and shape them into balls.
- Place the dough balls in a 9×13 baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
- Cover and let rise until doubled (about a half hour).
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Bake risen rolls for 15-18 minutes.
- Run a cube of butter over the tops of the hot rolls.
- Cool and enjoy!
Keywords: whole wheat rolls, whole wheat bread
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