Freshly baked bread is so much better than store-bought; it tastes better and leaves your house smelling amazing. These whole wheat dinner rolls are incredibly easy to whip up with a quick rise time and simple ingredients. Once you're eating one warm out of the oven, you'll be glad you made your own this time around.
Whole wheat dinner rolls recipe
Yields 9 rolls
- 2-1/4 teaspoons active yeast
- 1 cup warm water, divided
- 1-1/2 tablespoons maple syrup, divided
- 1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons melted butter, divided
- Combine the yeast, 1/4 cup of the warm water and 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup in a small bowl. Stir gently and let it sit for 5-7 minutes until frothy.
- Add the flours and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook.
- Combine the remaining water, syrup, egg and 1 tablespoon of the melted butter in another small bowl. Whisk together.
- Once the yeast mixture is frothy, add it to the bowl of the mixer with the flour. Turn the mixer on to a medium-low speed and slowly add the water mixture in the other bowl.
- Mix for about 2-3 minutes until a ball of dough forms.
- Grease a bowl, transfer the dough ball to the bowl, cover with a towel and let rise in a warm spot for 25-30 minutes.
- Remove the dough from the bowl, punch it down and divide into 9 equal balls.
- Grease a 9 x 9-inch baking dish or a pie dish. Place the 9 balls of dough in the dish next to each other, cover with a towel and let rise again for 15-20 more minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Brush the remaining 1 tablespoon of melted butter on top of the rolls and bake for 10-12 minutes until they are starting to brown on the edges.
- Remove from the oven and serve warm.
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