Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls(quick!)

cindy sandberg


This yeast dough also includes baking powder and baking soda, so you don't need to let it rise! A couple of quick resting periods and you've got fluffy yeasty rolls that are as easy to make as a biscuit! This is such a great recipe for those days when you didn't think about bread ahead of time. You can have these on the table in less than an hour start to finish! I've given the directions for mixing these in a stand mixer, but you can do it by hand, too. By the way...the dough makes great cinnamon rolls, too!


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40 Min
15 Min


  • 1/2 c
    warm water
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 pkg
    yeast(i use the rapid rise)
  • 2-3 c
    whole wheat or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    ap flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 1/4 c
    oil( butter, light olive oil, grapeseed oil)
  • ·
    melted butter for brushing tops(optional)

How to Make Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls(quick!)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F and grease a baking sheet. Combine water, honey and yeast and set aside.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer, whisk together 2c of the whole wheat flour, the ap flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the yeast mixture, the buttermilk and the oil. Mix on low speed with dough hook, gradually adding enough remaining flour for dough to come together in a ball on the dough hook. Knead on low speed for 2 min., adding flour, if necessary, 1T at a time, to keep dough together. Remove bowl and cover with a towel. Let rest 10 min.
  3. Form into 24-30 balls** and place, sides touching, on baking tray. Cover again and let rest 15 min. Bake 12-15 min. until golden brown. Brush with melted butter, if desired.
  4. *Make sour milk by placing 1/2T of vinegar or lemon juice in a measuring cup, then adding milk to the 1/2c mark.
    **You can also roll these out and cut them like biscuits, if you don't want to take time to form the dough into balls. They'll still taste like a roll, but look more like a biscuit.

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Course/Dish: Other Breads
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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