Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Quick & Easy Wheat Dinner Rolls

SCENE: It's Sunday afternoon and I have a wonderful roast (or something just as wonderful) cooking itself in my best friend: the crockpot. It's been cooking while we've gone to church and have taken cat naps in the afternoon (that's the real reason why the crockpot is my best friend... it gives me naps!). The house smells lovely, and I'm about an hour away from putting dinner on the table.

ME: "What's that? We don't have any sides to go with this roast that I slaved over?"

(dead air... because really, nobody cares...)

And here's how I solve "the no sides" issue. My kids will eat bread like it's nobody's business and I always have these ingredients on hand. Combine this with some veggies and voila! Dinner is served! Here's how I whip up rolls in a 40 minutes. (YES, 40 minutes!)

Quick & Easy Wheat Dinner Rolls
PREP: 12 minutes           COOK: 28 minutes            READY IN: 40 minutes

  SIMPLE         HEALTHY      YUM
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  • 1 1/4 cups wheat flour (I use King Arthur's white whole wheat)
  • 1 cup white flour, divided
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active yeast (or 1 package)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 egg beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 170º.
  2. Heat up milk in microwave for 2 minutes on high.
  3. In a mixer combine wheat flour with a 1/2 cup white flour, egg, honey, warm milk, salt, and butter. Mix for 1 minute.
  4. Add yeast and mix for 30 seconds.
  5. Add remaining white flour (1/2 cup) and mix for 1 more minute. The dough should not be sticking to the sides at this point. If it is, add more flour, a little at a time, until it's all staying in a big ball.
  6. Grease a muffin pan, and cut the dough into 12 equal parts, with one in each muffin cup. (No need for perfection here, just do your best).
  7. Place into the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until dough has risen to about twice the size. 
  8. Set the oven to 350º and bake for 13 more minutes, or until rolls are slightly golden. (Leave the rolls in the oven while the oven is climbing to 350º).
  9. Optional: butter tops of the rolls.
  10. Serve!


    1 roll    133 calories   4g fat   20.9g carbs    4.2g protein    4.3g sugar   
Now go enjoy a good Sunday nap!

Recipe adapted from Jamie Cooks it Up

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