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Golden Honey Pan Rolls

A cousin in North Carolina gave me the recipe for these delicious honey-glazed rolls. Using my bread machine to make the dough saves me about 2 hours compared to the traditional method. The rich buttery taste of these rolls is so popular with family and friends that I usually make two batches so I have enough! —Sara Wing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (70° to 80°)
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 large egg white
  • Additional honey, optional


  • In bread machine pan, place the first 8 ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed.)
  • When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Punch down; cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Divide into 24 pieces; shape each into a ball. Place 12 balls each in 2 greased 8-in. square baking pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • For glaze, combine the sugar, butter, honey and egg white; drizzle over dough. Bake at 350° until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Brush with additional honey if desired.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Dissolve yeast in warm milk. In another bowl, combine egg, egg yolk, oil, honey, salt, yeast mixture and 2 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky). Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 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. Punch down dough; cover and let rest 10 minutes. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide and shape into 24 balls; place 12 each in 2 greased 8x8-in. baking pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350° glaze and bake as directed.

  • Editor's Note
    We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.
    Nutrition Facts
    1 roll: 139 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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    • Corrie
      Sep 26, 2020

      Directions very deceiving, make sure you read BOTH sets of instructions. I did not know there was a second set of them if you scroll farther. Wasted time/ingredients on them!

    • Gramma Amy
      Sep 23, 2020

      These rolls are really great. I have made them without the sweet glaze, and just brushed them with warm butter when they come out of the oven for a less sweet taste. But both ways, are good. Texture was wonderful, they raised perfectly, and are now a regular for family dinners.

    • mrscessna
      Sep 6, 2020

      These were a little too sweet for my taste. The dough was very sticky and flattened out like biscuits.

    • justmbeth
      Apr 16, 2020

      I had to keep the family out of these before dinner because they kept disappearing. I did not have 2 8x8 pans so I used a 16x11, which seemed to work out well. Definite will make again. .

    • Shelda
      Apr 14, 2020

      No comment left

    • Grace
      Apr 3, 2020

      Pan roll recipe I had bee looking for. Loved it!

    • sue
      Mar 24, 2020

      what are directions if you don't have bread making machine?

    • anita_koester
      Dec 25, 2018

      I made these rolls for my Christmas dinner. First time ever making dinner rolls turned out wonderful! Followed recipe exactly as written and they baked up nicely. Not sweet at all, although I did not make the glaze, which I'm sure makes a difference. Great starter recipe for someone learning to bake. Will make again.

    • Robby1
      Apr 17, 2018

      I hadn't used my bread machine in years until I saw this recipe and just had to try it. WOW! This is the best. Good to keep in the freezer as well. My bread machine is gonna get a good workout from now on!!

    • Lael
      Apr 5, 2018

      These rolls are so good! I made two batches last weekend. I wasn't paying attention and used 100% whole wheat four. The dough didn't rise all that much, but I figured I would use it anyway. I then went on to make another batch with regular AP flour. I baked them all up with the glaze, and they were amazing! Wheat and regular alike. I used my bread maker to make the dough. So easy! Give this a try.I think I might make a loaf of bread next time with the dough. It has such a nice texture that I think it would be great for sandwiches or just toast.