Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls Recipe

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Amy Alusa


I wanted a recipe for whole wheat dinner rolls, and I love tghis one! It comes from my Southern Living 1991 Annual recipe book. We really enjoy these!


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36 rolls
2 Hr 30 Min
15 Min


  • 2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3/4 c
  • c
    3 3/4-4 1/4 all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 pkg
    dry yeast

How to Make Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls


  1. Combine water, molasses, and shortening in a small saucepan; heat until shortening melts, stirring occasionally. Cool to 120-130 degrees.
  2. Combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of whole wheat flour and remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and stir well.
  3. Gradually add liquid mixture to flour mixture, beating 4 minutes at medium speed of an electric mixer. Stir in remaining 2 cups whole wheat flour and enough remaining all-purpose flour to make a stiff dough.
  4. Turn dough out onto a heavily floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes). Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning to grease top. Let rest 20 minutes. Punch dough down; divide dough into 36 balls. Place balls on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap; freeze until firm. Transfer frozen balls to zip-top heavy-duty plastic bags. Freeze up to 1 month.
  5. Remove from freezer; place 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85F degrees), free from drafts for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in bulk. Bake at 375F degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 3 dozen.
  6. This recipe was originally from: Nell H. Amador from Guntersville, Alabama.

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About Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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