Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
It does my heart good to see everyone at our table—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

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Prep Time 30 min
Cook Time 15 min
Yield 4 dozen.

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 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

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, 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 4 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 roll: 89 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

It does my heart good to see everyone at our table—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