Honey Whole Wheat Rolls Recipe

Honey Whole Wheat Rolls Recipe

How To Make Honey Whole Wheat Rolls

It’s time to satisfy your breakfast cravings with our sweet and irresistible wheat rolls recipe. Treat yourself to a healthy and tasty breakfast.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • ½cupwarm water (110 to 115 degrees F)
  • 1 ½tbspactive dry yeast
  • 1tspgranulated sugar
  • cupunsalted butter(softened, plus more for brushing tops)
  • cuphoney
  • 2large eggs
  • 1 ½tspsalt
  • ¾cupmilk (110 to 115 degrees F)
  • 1tbspFresh Lemon Juice
  • 2tbspvital wheat gluten
  • 4cupswhite whole wheat flour


  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer whisk together water yeast and sugar then let rest 5 minutes to proof.

  2. Meanwhile, place eggs in a bowl, cover with warm water and let rest 5 minutes (this is just to bring them to room temperature so the rolls rise better.

  3. Add butter, honey, eggs, salt and milk to the yeast mixture and blend. Then add in lemon juice, vital wheat gluten and 2 cups of the wheat flour and blend.

  4. Switch to a dough hook, then add remaining 2 cups wheat flour and knead mixture on low (2nd speed) for 4 minutes, while adding in a little more flour as needed (dough should stick to bottom of bowl but not sides near the end of mixing, also it should not stick to your fingertip)

  5. Cover bowl and let rest 1 hour.

  6. Punch dough and divide into 15 equal portions. You can use a scale to make them even and you can also roll into a rectangle then cut into 15 equal portions

  7. Butter a 13 by 9-inch baking dish and place rolls in baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap (while leaving room for the rolls to expand under the plastic wrap).

  8. Let rest until doubled in volume, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F during last 20 minutes of rolls rising.

  9. Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown on top and cooked through, about 12 to 15 minutes (they should register 190 degrees in center)

  10. Brush tops with butter (about 1 Tbsp, I just run the stick of butter over the tops). Serve warm or let cool on a wire rack then store in an airtight container.

If you don’t want the full flavor of the whole wheat rolls you can substitute 2 cups all-purpose flour in place of 2 cups of the wheat flour. If doing so omit vital wheat gluten.Also if you can’t find white whole wheat flour regular whole wheat flour may be substituted they just may not be quite as fluffy.


  • Calories: 2969.33kcal
  • Fat: 194.42g
  • Saturated Fat: 121.63g
  • Trans Fat: 7.44g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 50.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 319.70g
  • Fiber: 7.34g
  • Sugar: 291.31g
  • Protein: 21.30g
  • Cholesterol: 537.25mg
  • Sodium: 2494.94mg
  • Calcium: 378.79mg
  • Potassium: 795.33mg
  • Iron: 3.14mg
  • Vitamin A: 1675.59µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.12mg
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