November 21, 2019

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls 

Soft, golden brown rolls made with whole wheat flour

that make a delicious addition to any meal

Thanksgiving is coming up in a little over a week so I’ve been testing all different types of Thanksgiving recipes. Rolls are always a favorite whether they’re served during the holidays or in the middle of June and they’re especially good if they’re homemade!! 

Making bread, like legit bread with yeast opposed to a banana bread or something of the sort, is kind of a daunting task so if you feel intimidated by it, you’re not alone. I think it has something to do with letting it rise, making sure not to over-knead, having everything at the right temperature…it seems so tedious. And yes, there are certain steps you don’t want to skip or do incorrectly in order for the bread to turn out well aaaand there are many fancier types of bread that take extended time and effort to make but this recipe is not nearly as difficult as it looks.

This recipe takes an hour and a half to 2 hours start to finish but you don’t have to actually do much for most of that time. Between the 10 minutes of your standing mixer doing its thing, the dough rising for 45 minutes, and the bread baking for 20 minutes, you’re really only hands-on for 10-20 minutes of the process. 

Add some melted butter to the top of these rolls after baking for a shine and a yummy buttery taste!

I prefer whole wheat bread over white bread for the nutritional benefits but even more so for the texture and taste! I love that whole wheat bread is heartier, tears nicely, and doesn’t fall apart too easy. I also love the wheaty taste plus the slight sweetness that these rolls have.

If you’re interested in making homemade rolls for your next family dinner, social gathering, or holiday meal, check these Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls out and let me know what you think!



  • 4 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 packet fast acting instant yeast (1/4 oz or approx 2-1/4 teaspoons)

  • 1 cup nondairy milk

  • 4 Tbsp butter

  • 1/2 cup hot water

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar

  • 1 tsp salt

  • optional: 1 Tbsp melted butter for coating

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees

  2. Mix 2 cups whole wheat flour, coconut sugar, salt, and yeast together in a large bowl

  3. Microwave butter and milk for about 2 minutes or until butter is melted

  4. Add milk, butter, and hot water to flour mixture (water should be hot but not boiling) and stir together until just mixed

  5. Add dough to a standing mixer with the dough hook on (if you don't have a dough hook, you can knead dough by hand until dough is springy and difficult to tear)

  6. Turn the mixer on low and add remaining 2 cups of whole wheat flour as it’s mixing

  7. Let the mixer run for 10 minutes on low

  8. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 10 minutes

  9. Remove dough from fridge and cut into 10-12 even slices 

  10. Roll slices into balls and place in greased, shallow baking pan

  11. Place pan in preheated oven for 45 minutes to rise

  12. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes

  13. Remove from oven and spread 1 Tbsp melted butter over top of rolls if desired

  14. Serve and enjoy!

Store in sealed container or ziplock for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months


Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls 

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