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Tender Whole Wheat Rolls

Even though these are whole wheat rolls they have a light texture and are soft and tender. This recipe reminds me of lots of happy meals with my family.—Wilma Orlano, Carroll, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/3 cup wheat bran
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups bread flour

Directions

  • In a small bowl, pour boiling water over the wheat bran, flaxseed, salt and cinnamon. Add the honey and oil. Let stand until mixture cools to 110°-115°, stirring occasionally.
  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, whole wheat flour and wheat bran mixture. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough bread flour to form a firm dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 24 pieces. Shape each into a roll. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 roll: 120 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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  • ArmadaTigger
    Apr 26, 2020

    These are the most flavorful rolls. Recipe is the best roll recipe I have found.

  • suefalk
    Dec 14, 2019

    Soft and fluffy little rolls. Great flavor! Would definitely make again.