100% Whole Wheat Rolls You’ll Actually Like

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100% whole wheat rolls you’ll actually love. With a soft texture and simple recipe, you can have a delicious dinner roll made in just a few hours. 

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Want a delicious, soft, 100% whole wheat dinner roll you’ll actually like? I don’t know about you, but I was on the hunt for a whole wheat roll that wasn’t rock hard.

So when I came across this recipe for these soft whole wheat dinner rolls, I was excited to try them.

And you know what? They passed the test!

They were soft, easy and quick to make, and were definitely loved by all who tried them. Sure, if you compare them next to an all-white roll (like our fairy rolls), they will taste heartier and healthier, because, well, they are!

This is the only wheat roll recipe that I have made that actually turn our soft and fluffy. And that’ s a winner in my book.

And now years later, this is our go-to recipe when I want a yummy roll that is also whole wheat.


These soft dinner rolls are a great compliment to any meal, but they especially go well with these popular recipes:


If you need some other simple roll and bread recipes, try these tried and true favorites! They are great for holiday dinner and family gatherings.



100% Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls to Die For!

  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x


  • 2 Tbsp. dry yeast
  • 1/2 c. warm water
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 41/2-5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 11/2 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 milk and yeast mixture.
  3. Add 4-1/2 cups of flour and the salt, mixing until combined. Change to dough hook and knead for 2-3 minutes only, just until no longer tacky, adding a tablespoon or two of flour, if needed.
  4. Let sit in bowl, covered, to rise for one hour. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead a couple of times, then let rest 3 minutes.
  5. Divide into 24 equal pieces, shaping each into a ball and placing in a buttered 13×9-inch baking dish with the pieces touching.
  6. Let rise, covered for 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.


Original recipe from anoregoncottage.com.

Recipe source: An Oregon Cottage 

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