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Honey wheat rolls fresh from the oven and lightly brushed with melted butter.
Honey Wheat Rolls
Prep Time
3 hrs
Cook Time
22 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 22 mins
 

These Honey Wheat Dinner Rolls are soft and fluffy. They have a mixture of white and wheat flour and honey for a touch of sweetness.

Course: Bread, Breads/Rolls
Cuisine: American
Keyword: wheat dinner rolls
Servings: 15 (1 roll per serving)
Calories: 228 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
Ingredients
DOUGH:
  • 1 cup (235ml) warm milk (about 110°F or 43°C)
  • teaspoons active dry yeast
  • cups (190g) all-purpose flour
  • cups (215g) whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
HONEY BUTTER TOPPING:
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Instructions
  1. Pour the warm milk in the bowl of a stand mixer. Sprinkle with yeast and stir to combine. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. The mixture should be foamy. If it isn't the yeast is no good and you will need to buy new yeast.

  2. Add the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, honey, butter, salt, and egg. Mix on low just until combined then switch to the dough hook. Knead on low speed (1 or 2) for 5-10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic. The dough should be soft but not sticky. If it is sticky add flour 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach the right consistency.

  3. Form the dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size. (1-2 hours)

  4. Once doubled in size punch the dough down and remove from bowl. Place on a work surface and gently knead about 1 minute. Divide the dough into 15 equal portions and shape each ball into a roll. Place in a greased 9x13 baking pan. Cover and allow to rise until double in size. (45 min- 1 hour)

  5. Bake in a 350°F oven for 18-22 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

  6. Meanwhile, combine the honey butter ingredients and brush rolls when they are done baking.

Recipe Notes
  1. Storage: Tightly cover rolls and store at room temperature for up to 2 days. 
  2. Make ahead options: 
    • Place the kneaded dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator overnight to rise (max of 15-16 hours). Remove from the refrigerator and continue with your recipe.
    • OR- shape the kneaded dough into rolls. Place in a greased baking pan and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator overnight (max of 12 hours) to rise. Remove from the refrigerator and allow the rolls to come to room temperature before baking (about 1-2 hours).
    • OR- after shaping the kneaded dough into rolls you can freeze them. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet without them touching. Freeze for 2 hours. Remove and place in a freezer-safe container or bag and freeze for up to 3 months. To use: place rolls in a greased baking pan, cover, and allow to thaw at room temperature and rise before baking (about 4 hours).
    • And lastly, you can freeze already baked rolls for 2-3 months. Let cool completely before placing in a freezer-safe container or bag. Thaw and reheat as desired.
  3. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Wheat Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 148mg4%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.