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Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls - So soft, fluffy and perfectly golden brown! These may just be the BEST dinner rolls you will ever have! And these are so much healthier than the traditional dinner rolls. Win-win situation here!

So soft, fluffy and perfectly golden brown! These may just be the BEST dinner rolls you will ever have! And these are so much healthier than the traditional dinner rolls. Win-win situation here!

Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls - So soft, fluffy and perfectly golden brown! These may just be the BEST dinner rolls you will ever have! And these are so much healthier than the traditional dinner rolls. Win-win situation here!

So I am currently on a crash course diet for Thailand.

Which basically means my donut intake has reduced to twice a week instead of five times a week.

In addition to the donuts, my new diet also includes these whole wheat dinner rolls.

Dinner rolls that are so perfectly soft and fluffy.

Dinner rolls that I reheat in the oven with a square of butter inside.

Dinner rolls that I have eaten all day, every day this week.

So yes, this crash course diet is going just perfectly here.

Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls - So soft, fluffy and perfectly golden brown! These may just be the BEST dinner rolls you will ever have! And these are so much healthier than the traditional dinner rolls. Win-win situation here!

Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

So soft, fluffy and perfectly golden brown! These may just be the BEST dinner rolls you will ever have! And these are so much healthier than the traditional dinner rolls. Win-win situation here!

3 hours20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup warm whole milk (105-110 degrees F)
  • 1 (1/4-ounce) packet active dry yeast
  • 4 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter

Directions:

  1. Combine milk, yeast and 1 tablespoon honey in a small bowl; let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat butter and remaining 3 tablespoons honey on medium speed until well combined, about 1-2 minutes. Beat in egg until well combined. Beat in yeast mixture, all-purpose flour and salt until a smooth batter forms.
  3. Using the dough hook, gradually add whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until a soft, smooth ball of dough is formed. The dough should feel elastic and slightly tacky to the touch. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for 3 minutes.
  4. Lightly oil a large bowl or coat with nonstick spray; place dough in bowl, turning to coat. Cover with a clean dishtowel and let stand in a warm spot until dough has doubled in size, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  5. Gently deflate dough by punching down. Roll into a 15-inch rope; cut into 15 1-inch pieces, pressing each piece into a disk, then shaping into a ball.
  6. Lightly oil a 9×13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray. Place dough balls into the prepared baking dish; brush tops with butter. Cover with a clean dishtowel and let stand in a warm spot until dough has doubled in size, about 30-45 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place into oven and bake until golden brown, about 18-22 minutes.
  8. Serve warm.

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25 comments

  1. Can’t wait to try these out! Wanted to know if the all purpose flour can be substituted with whole wheat flour too? Thanks!

  2. Can this recipe be made without a mixer? We do pizza dough all the time without any mixers.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Nice page for bakery 

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love this site and make amazing recipes from here all of the time but never leave reviews. Now that it’s cold, I’m obsessed with yeast breads!! I made this today while juggling my 3YO and had to put the ball of dough in the fridge after the first rise. I came home hours later and stuck the pan in the oven on warm for 45mins and then baked them as you directed and they came out awesome…I sent pictures to all of my sisters bragging on myself haha! 

  5. These look great! I want to make them for Thanksgiving Dinner. I’m going to have to make them ahead of time (I’m working Thanksgiving morning at Starbucks) Can I par bake them and freeze them? Or something else? Thanks!

    • What a great idea! But unfortunately, without having tried this myself, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment when making substitutions and modifications.

    • Joanna, I have made these several times and froze half the recipe after the first rise and shaping. I’m getting ready to make two batches and freeze them for Thanksgiving. You’ll just need to take your frozen dough balls, put them in the pan and let them thaw/rise longer. You can speed this up by raising them in the oven on the lowest temperature.

  6. This is a very late comment, but I just wanted you to know that we enjoyed this recipe! I mixed and did the first rise with the dough setting in my bread machine, and shaped and baked in the oven as usual. We like to use spelt or eincorn flour instead of whole wheat (husband and son prefer the taste), and they both work great in this recipe. Very good with a bowl of soup.

  7. These look just like the rolls I grew up with, but definitely better for you. Do you think these would freeze well?

    Thanks!

  8. Oh my, these are so yum and perfect looking, that I can almost taste them.  Gotta make these.  Yummy!

  9. I wonder if this could be made in a bread machine using just the dough setting.

    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

  10. Can I use all all-purpose flour? I don’t have whole wheat. I also only have a hand mixer. Would that work?

  11. Will it work to put in the refrigerator after forming into rolls, and bake the next day?

  12. Oooh! I’ve just recently gotten into baking breads (in the past I could never get my yeast to rise, then realized it was dead!!) so can’t wait to try this! These look like they would be great to make a mini pb&j for when I have that craving, haha. 🙂

  13. Those look delicious and as pretty as store bought rolls! If only my roll shaping skills were that great! And if only I could eat like you do, but still stay as tiny! Lol!

  14. I’ve been meaning to try and make my own honey wheat rolls! These look amazing!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  15. There was a smiley face emoji in there but I guess it doesn’t accept them. LOL, you’re great!

  16. Chungah, I love your recipies and I LOVE LOVE BREAD! I was wondering if this was enough dough to actually make a loaf of bread as well as rolls? I’m trying to start making my own breads.
    BTW, you are gorgeous and don’t need to crash diet, I’d be afraid you’d fly away with a stiff breeze, . Keep up the great recipes, they make me excited to try AND EAT! YUM

    • You are the sweetest, Lisa!

      But unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty if this is enough to create an entire loaf. Sorry! As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.