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Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

A soft, chewy dinner roll made with 100% whole wheat.


For the dough:

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 84g / ¼ cup honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk or milk
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 14g / 4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 705g / 5 ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt



  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and honey with an electric hand mixer until combined, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add eggs and cream until combined.
  3. Add milk, warm water, and instant yeast to bowl. Mix on low until well combined.
  4. Add whole wheat flour and salt to bowl.
  5. Stir well with a dough whisk until a rough ball of dough starts to forms. Turn out onto a clean work surface and knead by hand until dough is springy and slightly tacky, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Shaping and Rising

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 13x9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Divide dough into 16 equal pieces. Using your hand, shape each piece into a ball and place in prepared baking dish. The pieces should placed close together so that they are just touching.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm space until rolls have puffed up almost double, about 1 hour 30 min.


  1. Remove plastic wrap from baking dish and bake at 350°F until rolls are golden brown, about 23 to 25 minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack. Serve with butter.

Recipe credit: Make Better Food / CC BY

Photo credit: Make Better Food / CC BY


140 cal
  • 12 fat
  • 35 carbs
  • 4 protein
Preparation time

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