Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls Recipe
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Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls Recipe

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It does my heart good to see our gang - right down to my great-grandchildren - reach eagerly for one of my homemade rolls. These are hearty with whole wheat and rich with old-fashioned goodness, and they bake up to a beautiful golden brown. -Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 roll equals 89 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, shortening, salt, eggs and whole wheat flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into four pieces. Shape each into 12 balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25 minutes.
  4. Bake at 375° for 11-15 minutes or until browned. Remove from pans to wire racks. Brush with melted butter. Serve warm. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 roll equals 89 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

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Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

These rolls are delicious. I sometimes use them to make sandwiches to take to work. The first time I did, a friend asked me, "Where did you get those cute 'slider rolls'?"

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Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

These are very good. The first time I made these I forgot to put in the eggs and they still tasted great. They are now a favorite in my home.

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

These are wonderful when you first make them. I tried freezing 1/2 of them and when I tried to use them they wouldn't rise. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but they didn't work.

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

Fantastic - These were wonderful. I froze half of the recipe like another reviewer suggested and am looking forward to having fresh rolls that I only have to bake. Yeah!!!

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

I am making this recipe again for the second time as I write this. These are some of the best rolls I've ever had, glad I made them myself. A tip I have... freeze the balls of dough on a cookie sheet after they're formed, then place in a zip-top bag after frozen. When you want them for dinner, take them out and place on a greased cookie sheet and let defrost and rise 1-2 hours. Then bake according to the recipe.

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