Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

These honey whole wheat dinner rolls are beautifully golden brown with a soft and fluffy texture! They take less than 45 minutes to prepare, start to finish, and are so much healthier for you than their store-bought counterparts.

Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls | Natural Chow

If you can believe it, whole wheat doesn’t mean hard as a rock/flavorless. 

And these soft, super delicious rolls prove it. Before I started eating real food, I had never noticed the whole wheat flour sitting INCHES away from the bleached “enriched” white flour I used to buy. Now I would rather use white whole wheat flour over all-purpose any day, although I do make a few exceptions.

Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls | Natural Chow

The use of honey in this recipe is completely optional (especially if you’re a vegan), but the honey lends so much flavor to these rolls. I always try to get my hands on local organic honey because I feel the flavor is so much deeper and richer. 

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I served these rolls alongside the world’s best beef stew. And I gotta say guys…that was one of the best dinners I’ve had in a looong time. Busy nights and lack of inspiration produced a long streak of boring, light meals. But these rolls with that beef stew totally broke the streak and brought on a huge wave of awesome dinner inspiration!

You’ll love these honey whole wheat dinner rolls because they take so little time to make and there’s hardly any labor involved, especially if you have a stand mixer. It’s a lovely thing, modern technology. We can use machines to knead dough. What cheaters we are.

I’m just kidding. It’s not cheating. It’s just…taking a shortcut. 

A shortcut that leads to the best whole wheat rolls to grace this earth.

Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls | Natural Chow

You don’t have to tell your family and friends how easy these rolls were to make. Let ‘em think you slaved in the kitchen for an hour and a half. That way you can get out of doing the dishes! ;)

You have GOT to try these rolls. Trust me, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. It’s a recipe that we’ve made many times at my house.

Here’s the recipe:

Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls
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Yield: 12 large rolls
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons warm water
  • ⅓ cup organic coconut oil or butter, melted (where to buy coconut oil)
  • 2 tablespoons instant yeast
  • ¼ cup organic pure honey
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2½ cups white whole wheat flour (where to buy)
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine water, oil, yeast, and honey. Allow mixture to rest for 15 minutes.
  3. With a dough hook, mix in salt, eggs, and white whole wheat flour until combined. Add all-purpose flour ½ at a time.
  4. Shape dough into 12 balls and let rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Place rolls onto prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until rolls are golden brown.

Try my Homemade Whole Wheat Crusty Bread next!

Homemade Whole Wheat Crusty Bread | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com

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    • says

      Thanks so much Allie! These rolls are surprisingly soft and light, despite the fact that there’s whole wheat flour in the recipe. I hope you’re having a wonderful week! ;)

  1. says

    These look really good. I grind my own wheat since it loses nutrients pretty quickly after it is ground. I agree with you about the flavor of raw local honey, love it.


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