Wonderful home-made quick and easy honey whole wheat dinner rolls for dinner tonight in 80 minutes while you let the stand mixer do all the work.
Editor’s Note: Originally Published February 8, 2011. Last Updated July 13, 2018, with re-edited text and photos.
What good is that KitchenAid stand mixer that sits on your counter? Yes, it impresses your friends and family but really when was the last time you cracked it open and fired it up. Well, do it tonight and make this healthy dinner rolls.
I simplified other recipes and made it single rise for less fuss and more speed. So fire that thing up, and in 80 minutes you can be eating wonderful homemade honey wheat dinner rolls.
Yep, really that good. Moist with great taste and tender. Not that dry whole wheat taste.
Recipe Notes for Quick and Easy Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls:
I originally did a 3:1 ratio of white to wheat flour which worked great. 1:1 ratio also works well, but if you go to 100% whole wheat, you may need a few teaspoons more of water and they will not rise quit as much.
This dough is very wet so use flour on your hands and surface. I let the stand mixer do the work of kneading. This only makes six rolls. Double for 12 rolls and use a cake pan,
You could vary this recipe in many ways. Do all white, add some onion flakes, top with sesame seeds. Maybe a cinnamon roll variation?
Place butter and honey in small bowl and microwave for 20 seconds to melt butter.
Measure 2/3 cup of warm water (about 105) and add the yeast.
Add flours and salt to stand mixer bowl and mix. After yeast mixture starts to foam (about 5 minutes) add all ingredients to stand mixer. Mix on 2 with the dough hook for about 8 minutes. After 2 minutes stop and scrape down sides if all dry is not mixed in. The dough should be very wet and sticky. You may need a few teaspoons of water.
Turn dough onto floured surface and roll into a 2-inch diameter roll.
Cut into six even pieces and roll into balls. Lightly dust with flour.
Place into 9-inch cake pan sprayed with PAM. Cover with plastic wrap. Pre-heat oven to 375.
Place in the slightly heated over or another warm spot to rise. 30 to 40 minutes.
Bake until golden brown. 16 to 18 minutes.
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Originally Published February 8, 2011.
Last Updated July 13, 2018.