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Whole Wheat Rolls

These rolls rise high and are a light, fluffy and slightly sweet accompaniment to any meal.—Jennifer Martin, East Sebago, Maine
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Canola oil, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, sugar, yeast and salt; set aside. In a large saucepan, heat milk, water and butter to 120°-130° add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add egg; beat until smooth. Stir in enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down; shape into 12 balls. Place in a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven 400°. If desired, brush tops of rolls with oil. Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 196 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • Karen
    Dec 28, 2020

    Missing is dry yeast & what to do with it, Not a good recipe to follow.

  • Heather
    Sep 16, 2019

    Easy to make, nice chew to them as well BUT they are WAY too sweet.

  • StephKay
    Jan 17, 2018

    This was my first attempt at making rolls. I followed the recipe as is and they were DELICIOUS. I researched several recipes for rolls but this one seemed to be the most straightforward and used ingredients that I already had in my cupboard. This is an immediate addition to my recipe box. Thanks for a delicious, easy-to-follow, recipe!

  • Amora-x5
    Nov 2, 2014

    This was my first time making bread and they were gone in seconds (family of 7). Delicious! Thanks so much for a simple, tasty recipe.

  • pamelag21
    Nov 2, 2013

    Reduced the fat and sugar to 2/3 of the recipe and increased the proportion of whole wheat - to try to make it healthier - and they still turned out great!

  • dkeegan
    Mar 26, 2013

    No comment left

  • daisylight
    Jul 17, 2009

    Love this recipe, have been making it for years, it's a family favorite.