Perfect Whole Wheat Honey Dinner Rolls

We are super excited to unleash our perfect whole wheat honey dinner rolls right before the holidays this year.  In keeping with our tradition of milling our own grains, here you go; YUM is an understatement.

Our hard white wheat berry is perfect for these homemade yeast rolls. The honey gives these yeast rolls a little extra sweetness and makes it very difficult to eat just one.

Our homemade yeast rolls are very light and airy, just like they should be.  Couple that with the extraordinary flavor our freshly milled hard white wheat berry flour brings and you have a sure guarantee for success every time.

These extra delicious homemade dinner rolls are a dead giveaway because they make your entire home smell like an old fashioned small town bakery.  Letting them slightly cool enough to take them out of the pan seems like an eternity.  WARNING - you need to stand back because there is always a stampede to the kitchen.  Whoever thought baking dinner rolls would be so fun and gratifying!  It’s a “kiss the cook” kind of thing!

Homemade Yeast Rolls 

 Prep Time  20 Min
 Total Time 120  Min
 Number Ingredients  8
 Number of Servings    24


Whole Wheat Rolls Ingredients

  • 2 Tb. active dry yeast
  • ½ c. warm water
  • ½ c. butter, softened
  • ¼ c. honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup lukewarm buttermilk or milk
  • 4-1/2-5 cups hard white wheat berry flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp. salt

Recipe Directions

  1. Dissolve the yeast in the ½ cup warm water in a glass measure. Set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and honey in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. It is ok if there are small chunks of butter in the bowl. Add the eggs and mix well, scraping the sides. Add the milk and yeast mixture.
  3. Add 4-1/2 cups of flour and the salt, mixing until combined. Change the attachment to dough hook and knead for 2-3 minutes only, just until the dough is no longer tacky, adding a tablespoon or two of flour if needed.  You will know when to stop adding flour when you can touch the dough and it does not stick to your finger.
  4. Let dough sit in the bowl, covered, and let 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 13x9-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.

Comments 2

Kristin Choate on

These rolls are absolutely delicious. I’ve made them several times exactly as the recipe is written. My family loves them more than any rolls I’ve ever made with store bought flour. They’re equally delicious with butter or jam. I can’t recommend the Palouse wheat berries or recipes strongly enough.

Maureen on

I have been a dedicated bread maker for years. This is a superb recipe! I have been making it every week since I found this website. The amounts for ingredients is well done. You will not be disappointed when you take it out of the oven!

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