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Whole Wheat Honey Rolls Recipe

Whole Wheat Honey Rolls Recipe

My husband loves whole wheat bread, so I have adapted most of my recipes to accommodate his taste buds. The creamy honey butter adds a little sweetness to these airy golden brown yeast rolls. -Linda Gunn, Reynolds, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. YIELD:42 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm buttermilk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Additional melted butter
  • HONEY BUTTER:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup honey

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm buttermilk. Add the butter, honey, whole wheat flour, salt and baking soda. 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 seven portions. Divide each portion into six pieces; shape each into a ball. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • 4. Brush with melted butter. Bake at 400° for 12-16 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, beat butter and honey until smooth; serve with rolls. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Warmed buttermilk will appear curdled.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 128 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.