Honey Whole Wheat Rolls
Honey Whole Wheat Rolls are sweet, tender and an ideal addition to any menu. Cloverleaf rolls pull apart and have more surface area for cold, creamy butter.
Honey Whole Wheat Rolls
Warm bread with cold butter is one of my guilty pleasures. I actually made these whole wheat cloverleaf rolls thinking they’d be part of our Thanksgiving dinner. But they were so soft and delicious, they were gone in just over a day. A bit of honey and using White Whole Wheat flour made for an exquisite and irresistible flavor and texture. Nick and Bill each ate a couple of these cloverleaf rolls for breakfast then again at dinner. Plus, I found they made a perfect mid-afternoon snack.
How to Make Cloverleaf Rolls
The bit of honey makes for a touch of sweetness to these pull apart cloverleaf rolls. Plus using the softer white wheat flour doesn’t weigh down the dough like the classic red wheat variety of whole wheat flour. If you haven’t been successful with baking whole wheat bread, be sure to try out white whole wheat flour.
You get the benefits of traditional whole wheat with a lighter, sweeter and milder flavor. It’s a bit darker than all-purpose flour and can be substituted for any type of flour in your recipes. It worked perfectly in these scrumptious whole wheat rolls.
To make a cloverleaf roll recipe, you must divide the amount of bread dough you’d use for one dinner roll into three equal parts. Roll each third into a round ball.
Place three bread dough balls into each cup of a regular, greased muffin tin. Place the smoothest surface on top.
Proof and bake. Cool slightly, then dig in!!
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Honey Whole Wheat Rolls
Sweet, tender cloverleaf whole wheat rolls!
- 1 packet or 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast (Red Star Platinum Yeast preferred)
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, cut into pieces
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups White Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 2/3 cup instant mashed potato flakes
- 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
- Combine all the ingredients in the bowl of your stand mixer. No need to proof the yeast when using instant yeast. Using the paddle attachment at low speed, mix ingredients till combined. Switch to the dough hook and knead for about 6 minutes on low speed till you have a smooth ball of dough.
- Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl. Cover the bowl and let rise till very puffy, about 90 minutes to 2 hours.
- Grease a muffin tin and set it aside.
- Deflate the dough and divide it into 12 pieces. Roll each into a ball and place one in each muffin tin or divide each ball into thirds and place 3 smaller balls of dough into each muffin tin.
- Cover the pans with lightly greased plastic wrap, and allow the rolls to rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. While the rolls are rising, preheat the oven to 350°.
- Bake the rolls for 15 minutes, and tent them loosely with aluminum foil. Continue to bake until about 10+ more minutes till they're deep brown on top.
- Remove the rolls from the oven, and after a couple of minutes, transfer them to a rack to finish cooling.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
Adapted from King Arthur Flour.
Alternatively, you can grease two round cake pans and place 8 rolls in each.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g
63 Comments on “Honey Whole Wheat Rolls”
I love whole wheat bread but I have never made wheat bread. I would sure love to make my own.
Bread..!! All kinds of bread.
i’d have to make some whole wheat rolls.
cinnamon & dinner rolls
Yummy! What is the nutrition. Information on this,
If you make 16 rolls from the batch, this is a rough idea of the nutritional info: nutrition information
Serving Size: 1 roll (53g) Servings Per Batch: 16 Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130 Calories from Fat: 30 Total Fat: 3.5g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g. Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 190mg Total Carbohydrate: 22g Dietary Fiber: 2g Sugars: 5g Protein: 4g.
They look GREAT…can’t wait to try ’em!
I would make these rolls first! Love honey whole wheat rolls!
I would make my Whole Wheat Italian Breads to give as gifts. Thanks for a great post!
Oh yes a little honey in bread does create a magical extra taste, been too long. These rolls are so beautiful too!
Big fan of bread, the only bad thing is how much of it I eat.
Looks really good Liz.
I’d make these rolls first, they’d look wonderful!
With the whole wheat pack, I’d love to make THESE! They sound delicious.
Yum, white whole wheat flour in rolls sounds perfect to me!
I think I’d have to try a whole wheat bread that we used to get when I worked at the camp in Wisconsin. Or yours. Yeah, yours. 🙂
those rolls look like perfection! Great giveaway too!
Well…these turned out great! I love using different flours in my kitchen :)) ela
These rolls look awesome – I am a sucker for fresh warm dinner rolls too. I’ve never tried adding apple cider and will have to try that next time, thanks for sharing Liz 🙂
I’d make rolls! My sons look for them with dinner every Sunday! Yours sound great, the addition of apple cider is really different:@)
I like the idea of baking rolls with whole wheat flour. Will make these soon.
These rolls sound delicious and I just might start with them.