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Fresh Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus 90 minutes rise time)
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 15 Rolls 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These eggless dinner rolls are light, fluffy and easy to make!  With a hint of sweetness from honey this healthier whole wheat alternative is a delicious addition to any meal!


Units Scale
  • 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


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water.
  2. Allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the honey, salt, butter, and 1 1/2 cups of wheat flour.  Mix at a low speed.
  4. Add 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour while the mixer is running.  Mix until well combined.
  5. 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.
  6. Knead in your mixer for 3 minutes. 
  7. Cover and let rise until doubled.   This should take about an hour.
  8. Dump risen dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  9. Divide into 15 equal size pieces and shape them into balls.
  10. Place the dough balls in a 9x13 baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  11. Cover and let rise until doubled (about a half hour).
  12. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees  Bake risen rolls for 15-18 minutes.
  13. Run a cube of butter over the tops of the hot rolls.
  14. Cool and enjoy!


Keywords: whole wheat rolls, whole wheat bread