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Golden Honey Pan Rolls Recipe

Golden Honey Pan Rolls Recipe

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. YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (70° to 80°)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 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


  • 1. In bread machine pan, place the first eight 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.)
  • 2. 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 two greased 8-in. square baking pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • 3. For glaze, combine the sugar, butter, honey and egg white; drizzle over dough. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with additional honey if desired. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 139 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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lvarner User ID: 35803 267638
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2017

"These are very good and are relatively simple to make. They are great to make for a company dinner - so good! They are quite tasty too even without the glaze (though the glaze is yummy)!"

2124arizona User ID: 845443 264703
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2017

"Fixed these for company and none left."

Michelle User ID: 8968984 263500
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2017

"Me and my parents really love these rolls! Even my dad and he hates everything new. We made them as stated the first time, but the glaze mostly just burned a little, which I hate. It didn't seem to add any flavor. The next time we decided to leave off the glaze and instead of separating the eggs we used two, and a little more honey in the dough. I drizzle honey over them when they come out of the oven and they are perfect just like that."

wreiter User ID: 5469177 258741
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2016

"So good! Made this recipe without a bread machine. Simply mixed the ingredients as directed and kneaded for about 7-8 minutes. Let the dough rise for 1 hour then followed the recipe instructions to shape rolls, let rise again and bake. Wonderful texture and just a hint of sweetness from the glaze. Will definitely make again."

sholmz User ID: 8957749 255881
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2016

"My rolls did not rise at all going right by the recipe. I cooked them anyway and all the glaze came down and burned in the pan. What did I do wrong?"

SharminiS User ID: 8919635 253056
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2016

"Absolutely perfect recipe. The rolls came out soft and spongy, almost like cake."

Readerwoman User ID: 6244050 253003
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

"Would like directions for doing this without a bread machine!"

s_pants User ID: 174050 238210
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015

"My son said they tasted almost like honey buns. He loved them and so did everyone else."

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 235033
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2015

"Simply delicious, and I love good recipes like this that I can make in my bread machine. A keeper, one I'll use a lot."

cast_iron_king User ID: 1236761 220010
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015 Edited Sep. 21, 2016

"Excellent rolls! I'm not a big fan of glazed rolls, so I've made them with and without the glaze, and they're wonderful either way."

bdre User ID: 8039339 217432
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"love this recipe and so did everyone else!"

toothwarriorprincess User ID: 5187964 27807
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"Did this recipe without a bread machine and it was wonderful. Very awesome rolls."

Log91 User ID: 161347 101266
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2014

"Don't have a bread machine. Can you give us a recipe for doing the dough manually."

JennieBee User ID: 1615115 203778
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"These rolls are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! My family LOVES them!! They don't need butter and they just melt in your mouth right out of the oven!! 10 stars in my book!! Thank you for the fantastic recipe!! =)"

dnaheish User ID: 4918302 79758
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2013

"With 33 five star ratings, you don't really need one more, but here it is. The bread machine makes this easy as well as delicious. Everyone will think you have amazing kitchen skills!"

klynndolezal User ID: 7123212 60284
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

"wonderful recipe that gets eaten up every time I make it. I get requests to make these at every family get together!"

PIEGRL User ID: 7141412 71402
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"these roll's are great i can see why they were contest winning!Lite and fluffy a little bit of heaven LOL"

peggyfn User ID: 6989231 79756
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"these are delicious, the honey glaze makes them special, and the recipe is easy and foolproof. Great for holiday dinners, Im making these as I write, for TG dinner today."

cwbuff2 User ID: 5946195 27803
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2012

"These rolls live up to their billing. They look fantastic and so appetizing. I made them for Easter dinner and everyone grabbed them before eating anything else. To make them even easier, try using the small frozen dinner rolls made by Rhodes. The only thing you have to remember is to give them about 3-4 hrs to defrost."

alesotres User ID: 6348514 101119
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"Such wonderfull rolls!! my brother ate almost the whole batch!"

catlovesbooks User ID: 4808399 80787
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"These were delicious! I will most definitely make these again :)"

missalyssa User ID: 5635468 87253
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"I used half the sugar for the glaze and it seemed just right. Great recipe, just what I was looking for!"

tomans User ID: 1618531 31650
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2010

"These rolls were delicious. I made them for Christmas dinner & we enjoyed them. My only reservation is that the glaze was waaaay too sweet & sticky for our taste - and I only used half of what I made! I look forward to enjoying them without the glaze next time."

tabbyj14 User ID: 5347647 203777
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"I'm 19...made this recipe and everyone loved it at Thanksgiving!!! thanks for the great recipe"

bosmom50 User ID: 1435961 79803
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2010

"Wonderful. Great without the glaze, too"

schlink User ID: 5460867 203776
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"These were absolutely the best rolls I have ever made. I don't have a bread machine, so I combined all the liquids (minus the eggs) and brought to 120* in a saucepan. I then combined 2 cups flour with the yeast, and stirred in the warm mixture. Then I added the remaining flour and let my dough hook go at it for about 8 minutes. I let it rise, and then shaped as the recipe said.

I only glazed half the rolls, as my hubby and I were unsure what that would be like. My only regret is not glazing all of them!! These were divine! My go-to roll for sure from now on."

cdelling User ID: 1871463 44367
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

"These are fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! I made these for a member of my husband's family when her husband died and the next day when we went through the receiving line, everybody was passing the word down the line that I was the one who had made the rolls. I was asked by four or five people for the recipe. Everybody loved them! They're particularly good with ham because of their sweetness."

mamasan83 User ID: 5537292 25425
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"These are so scrumptious. My whole family loved these rolls."

steinermel User ID: 768426 31649
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010 Edited Sep. 21, 2016

"These are our favorite! Always get happy comliments when we take these to a neighbor!"

carolinacountrygirl User ID: 5282160 87250
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2010

"Hey, these sound great, just by the reviews. I am an old timey cook, even though i'm in college and 19 and don't use bread machines to make my breads, how would I be able to make it without a bread machine? just mix the ingredients together that it says to in a bread machine?"

sulynn051467 User ID: 4338984 87248
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"Very tasty! Family loves so much requested for holidays!"

sherrle User ID: 2750764 71401
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2010

"These are delicious! I don't love honey, but my family and I love these!"

patio58 User ID: 1372903 74508
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"These are my daughters absolute favorite and a must for our holiday dinners."

MyMarchBabies User ID: 442809 28569
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"These were very good rolls. I made them all on a baking sheet instead of 2 - 8in pans."

lil momma jenn User ID: 2508512 28568
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2008

"My husband & kids loved these. They ate almost all of them in 1 night. I didn't use the glaze. With the price of honey being so high right now, I wasn't sure I wanted to make these but my family was glad I did. I'll probably won't make them often though, unless honey prices go down."

LindaGParkell User ID: 1482948 87247
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2008

"Is it possible to freeze the 24 balls before letting them rise?


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