100% Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

100% Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 137.2
  • Total Fat: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 27.9 mg
  • Sodium: 129.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g

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Number of Servings: 12


    1 package (.25 ounce) active dry yeast
    3/4 cup and 2 tbsp warm water
    2 1/4 cups + 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
    1/4 cup white sugar
    1/2 tsp salt
    2 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
    1 egg, beaten
    2 tbsp butter
    Wheat Germ


1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 mins.

2. Mix sugar, salt, 2 tbsp melted butter, egg into yeast mixture. Stir in flour 1/2 cup at a time, until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

3. Turn dough out onto a well floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 mins.

4. Lightly oil a large bowl, place dough in bowl and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hr.

5. Punch down dough, cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled again, about 30 mins.

6. Grease 12 muffin cups. Punch down dough and roll into long roll. Cut 12 rolls from strip and place into muffin cups. Brush tops with melted butter, and sprinkle with wheat germ.

7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for 12 to 15 mins, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush again with melted butter.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PATTIE7467.


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These rolls are delicious. A slightly sweet in hearty whole wheat; crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. I did have to add quite a bit of extra flour. I too, made the dough in a bread machine and then baked in the muffin tin, as described after letting the dough rest for about 15 minutes. - 10/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are so good I ate 2! I am having to make myself not eat another one so I can freeze and save them for later. My family is eating them like they haven't eaten bread before. Excellent!
    UPDATE~ I will be making these for Thanksgiving Dinner. They'll replace store bought. The Fam LOVES these. - 10/22/08

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  • This is good! I changed to Morton Lite Salt and half Splenda. - 6/24/15

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  • Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Followed the recipe exactly and they turned out great - 1/27/15

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  • Very nice recipe! I made the dough in my bread machine, then shaped it into 8 rolls that are large enough for sandwiches or burgers. Nice and light. - 6/3/12

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  • These were great tasting but I did have to add over 3 cups of flour which increased the calorie count. I found the dough WAY too sticky to work with by hand using the amount of flour it called for. I also baked @ 350 for 13 minutes. I will make these again! - 1/10/12

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  • The instructions are missing a rise step...the rolls need to rise for about 30 minutes in the muffin cups. Also, 400 degrees is way too hot. Even at 12 minutes, they were slightly black on the bottom, and dry. I tried again at 350 for 13-14 minutes -- perfect! Soft and dangerous. :) - 9/19/11

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  • Thank you for this recipe, i put it on my bread maker and they came out great, nice flavor, hubby was pleased. I will make this again. - 5/4/11

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  • These are excellent. My kids couldn't stop eating them and they only eat white bread. - 1/27/10

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  • We had these for Sunday dinner and they were a hit. I saved the leftovers to use as an "on the run" breakfast which worked wonderfully. I made them with brown sugar (don't have white sugar in the house). They are easy and tasty and I will make them again whenever I want a special dinner. - 11/2/09

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  • I made the dough in my breadmaker and baked it on a baking stone. Very tasty, and mine turned out nice and light. (Keep in mind, though, I didn't follow the technique as outlined.) - 10/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I intend to try this as soon as I locate that yeast packet I lost to the back of the cabinet They sound really good. - 3/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds Great!! - 3/9/08

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