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Whole Wheat Potato Rolls

My cousin’s classic-with-a-twist recipe is truly delish. Extra rolls freeze well. — Devon Vickers, Goddard, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min.+ rising Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    24 rolls


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 to 4-3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Quick-cooking oats, optional


  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil, eggs, potato flakes, salt, yeast mixture, all-purpose flour and 2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining whole wheat flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide and shape into 24 balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Brush tops with melted butter; if desired, sprinkle with oats. Bake 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.
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  • i_like_pie
    Jan 18, 2013

    We loved these rolls, they were great fresh and leftover. Using as buns is a great idea!

  • i_like_pie
    Jan 18, 2013

    The direction to add the yeast was left out of the magazine version, but it has been corrected here.

  • stevieaa
    Jan 14, 2013

    When is the yeast added to the other ingredients? The recipe doesn't say...

  • crclk14
    Dec 31, 2012

    These were great! The recipe made so many, we used the leftovers as hamburger buns!

  • ShawnaHawthorne
    Nov 20, 2012

    So yummy, reminded me of the brown and serve rolls you by in the store only better.

  • kitchenmaid
    Nov 11, 2012

    I made these rolls today...WOW, were they good.....A keeper for sure. I plan on having them for Thanksgiving.

  • shanadr
    Nov 8, 2012

    These rolls are pretty easy & very tasty! Will make them again.

  • Fernflower
    Oct 25, 2012

    These rolls are so good and so easy to make. I made some of them a little larger,(big enough to use as hamburger buns). I will be making them again and again!