Soft Whole-Wheat Dinner Rolls

Number of Servings: 24 (56 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 3 hours 30 min.
Soft Whole-Wheat Dinner Rolls

Homemade bread adds a personal touch to your meals, and this recipe will beat out the store-bought variety for flavor and nutrition.

Make Ahead Tip: You can prepare the rolls through step 6 and refrigerate overnight. Remove from the refrigerator and let rise until almost doubled in size (3 hours 30 minutes). Bake as directed.


  • 1½ cups low-fat milk, warmed
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 2¼ tsp. yeast
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups cake flour, divided
  • 1¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. wheat germ


  1. Whisk together milk, sugar, butter, oil and 2 eggs in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together yeast, whole wheat flour, 1½ cups cake flour, and salt.
  3. Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients to create a sticky dough.
  4. Sprinkle remaining ½ cup cake flour on a work surface. Turn dough onto flour and knead until all the flour is incorporated and bread comes together (6-8 minutes).
  5. Coat a large bowl with cooking spray. Transfer the dough to the bowl, coat the top with cooking spray, and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise at room temperature until doubled in volume (1 hour 30 minutes).
  6. Coat a 9″x13″ baking pan with cooking spray. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 24 even portions. Form each into a ball, arrange in pan, and cover with plastic. [If following make-ahead instructions, refrigerate the rolls now.]
  7. Let the rolls rise at room temperature until almost doubled in size (1 hour 15 minutes).
  8. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Whisk the remaining egg in a small bowl, and brush the tops of the rolls. Sprinkle with wheat germ. Bake the rolls until light brown and springy (20-25 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

24 servings per container

Serving Size 56 g

Amount per serving
Calories 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 2g Added Sugars 4%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 18g
Protein 5g
Vitamin D 0.3mcg 2%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 100mg 2%
Vitamin A 35.2mcg 4%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin E 0.8mg 6%
Vitamin K 2.2mcg 2%
Thiamin 0.2mg 20%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 10%
Niacin 2.6mg 15%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Folate 51.3mcg 13%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 6%
Biotin 2.3mcg 8%
Chloride 31.2mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 6%
Phosphorus 97.2mg 8%
Iodine 7mcg 4%
Magnesium 26.7mg 6%
Zinc 0.7mg 6%
Selenium 12.3mcg 20%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.7mg 30%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1.4mcg 4%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


1% Milk, Whole Wheat Flour, Cake Flour (enriched Cake Flour (bleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, And Folic Acid)), Eggs, Butter (sweet Cream), Canola Oil, Sugar, Wheat Germ, Active Dry Yeast, Salt.

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