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Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Servings: 12 rolls
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
These honey whole wheat rolls are light and tender with great flavor!
These honey whole wheat rolls are light and tender, with great flavor!
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  • 3/4 cup milk (180 ml)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (56 grams)
  • 1/4 cup honey (85 grams)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (170 grams)
  • Approximately 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (180 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 envelope active-dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 2 large eggs

Honey butter glaze (optional):

  • 2 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  • In a small saucepan set over medium low heat, add milk, butter and honey. Heat until butter is melted and mixture reaches between 120°-130°F.
  • In the bowl of stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment (or in a large bowl if mixing by hand), combine all of the whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup of the all-purpose flour, the salt and yeast.
  • Add milk mixture to bowl and mix with a dough hook or spoon until combined to form a very wet dough. Add eggs and mix until incorporated.
  • With mixer running on medium speed, add remaining all-purpose flour a few tablespoons at a time until dough clears the sides of the bowl. You may not need all of the flour, you may need a little more. The dough should still be moist and sticky, but shouldn't come off and stick to your fingers when handled.
  • Knead dough with the mixer or by hand for another 3-4 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  • Cover dough with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Gently punch down dough and knead a few times, then portion dough into 12 rolls and smooth tops. (I use a scale to make sure all rolls are the same size.)
  • Place shaped rolls in a greased baking dish and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until doubled again, about 30 minutes more. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bake rolls until tops and golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  • For the glaze, combine melted butter and honey brush onto rolls right when they are hot from the oven.
  • Rolls are best served when they are warm and fresh, but will keep at room temperature for several days.


Calories: 147kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 229mg, Potassium: 94mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 241IU, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Annalise

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