Honey Wheat Rolls are the perfect side dish to any dinner, especially Thanksgiving.
Oh gosh…I was flipping through radio stations in the car the other day and one of our local stations is already planning 24 hour Christmas music. And darn it if it didn’t get me all excited and gitty after just one verse of Amy Grant’s It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
I went straight home and turned on my Christmas Pandora station, lit some candles and snuggled up on the couch to work while Liam took his nap. Ahhh…perfection.
Speaking of perfection, doesn’t buttered bread just complete a meal, especially Thanksgiving?
Well, this year it’s all about the yeasted rolls. Lately, Liam has been obsessed with those Hawaiian rolls. They’re sweet and when paired with some salted butter are magic in your mouth. While these rolls are much denser than the Hawaiian rolls, they’re also 100% whole grain. Serve them warm with the melted butter on top, and you’ll have some happy campers!
Yay, rolls! Cheers to a delicious holiday season!
Honey Wheat Rolls
adapted from I Heart Eating
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup milk
- 2 1/4 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 white whole wheat flour
- (topping) )2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Set out a 9×13 rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and sprayed with cooking spray.
- In a small sauce pan, melt the butter on low heat. Add in the milk and bring the temperature to 100-110°F (should feel a little warmer than bath water).
- In the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, stir the yeast and honey together. Add the warm milk mixture to the yeast and beat on low until combined.
- Beat in the salt and egg.
- Beat in 2 cups of the flour and then 1/4 cup of the remaining flour at a time until the dough sticks to the paddle and comes clean off the bowl.
- With hands that have been coated with flour, shape the dough into 12 equal sized balls and place in your pan. I had 2 pounds of dough, making each ball 0.166 pounds of dough.
- Cover the dough balls and allow them to rest for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F. Bake the rolls for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Once the rolls come out of the oven, brush with the topping of 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Serve warm.
Servings: 12 rolls