Linda McCormick


Wanted garlic bread with a basic spaghetti dinner and improvised creating a whole wheat garlic dinner roll. Turned out excellent and thought I should share this wonderful, easy, and delicious dinner roll recipe.


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30 Min
10 Min



  • 1 c
    water, warm
  • 1 pkg
    (or 2 t.) active dry yeast
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 large
  • 1 large
    egg white
  • 4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    whole wheat flour

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp
    parsley, dried
  • 1 pinch
    garlic powder



  1. Combine water, salt, sugar, garlic powder in mixing bowl. Sprinkle yeast across top and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
  2. 1 egg + 1 egg white - slightly beaten in small bowl and sit aside for the 10 minutes or allow your eggs to become room temperature before beginning. The colder your eggs the more you need a warm space to rise later when mixed.
  3. Place 4 cups all purpose flour on top of the dissolved yeast. Make a well in the flour and pour the beaten egg mixture. I then take a large paddle shaped spoon and stir the mixture until it comes together and able to knead.
  4. I knead my bread right within the bowl I've been mixing using a larger bowl to begin with. (You can knead the traditional way I've just found this less of a mess.) Adding 1 Tablespoon of flour at a time knead the dough until uniform (elastic like stage). Not too dry but to the point you can turn it without the dough sticking to your surface.
  5. Lightly grease your bowl, turning the dough ensuring it is greased. Cover with a clean towel and allow to rise. I turn my oven on "warm" for a few minutes and then turn it off sitting the covered bowl inside the closed oven. Let rise until double.
  6. Grease 12 cups/muffin pan(s) and sit aside. Take your dough and punch it down. Do not knead additional flour but begin twisting off hand-full portions pulling them into lengths and tying into a knot. Place knotted dough into individual muffin cups.
  7. Oven will remain warm from the first rise - place your pans into that warmed oven and allow to rise until doubled. Pull out the pans when ready to be baked.
  8. Prepare the garlic butter topping: set aside and brush on top after baking the rolls.
  9. Now turn the oven back on to 350 degrees. After preheated bake for 10-12 minutes. (My oven and darker pans took only 10 minutes) Remove rolls and brush with garlic butter topping. Replace into oven and allow to bake another 2 minutes.
  10. Remove from muffin tins onto wire rack and enjoy.

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Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy

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