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Homemade Whole Wheat Rolls

The best and easiest homemade whole wheat rolls!

Author Sunup to Sundown


  • 2 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup lukewarm buttermilk or milk
  • 4 1/2 - 5 cups whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Dissolve the yeast in the 1/2 cup warm water.  Set aside. 

  2. Cream the butter and honey in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.  Add the eggs and mix, scraping the sides.  Add the warmed milk along with the yeast mixture. 

  3. Add 4 1/2 cups of flour and salt, mixing until combined.  Change to the dough hook and knead for 2-3 minutes, just until no longer tacky, adding a tablespoon or two of flour, if needed. 

  4. Let dough sit in bowl, covered, to rise for one hour.  Then turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead a couple of times.  Then let rest for 3 minutes. 

  5. Divide into 20 - 24 equal pieces, shaping each into a ball and placing in a buttered 13x9-inch taking dish.  The pieces of dough will touch. 

  6. Let rise, covered for 1 hour. 

  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.  Brush tops with butter once removed from oven.