Whole Wheat Rolls

Homemade bread gives the final touch to any dinner, and these yummy whole wheat yeast rolls are no exception. Flax seeds give this recipe a nutritional boost.

Whole Wheat Rolls
Servings: 16 Yield: 16 rolls Prep 10 mins Rise 1 hr 30 mins total Bake 375°F 20 mins


  • 1/3 cup warm water (105 degrees to 115 degrees )
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/4 ounce envelope active dry yeast
  • 4 tablespoons flax seeds (regular or golden)
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup warm skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten

Make It

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the warm water and honey. Stir yeast into the water mixture and let stand until foamy, about 7 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, place 3 tablespoons of the flax seeds in a mini chopper or spice grinder. Grind until medium-fine. Transfer to a large bowl and add all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour. Whisk to blend, then make a well in the center of the mixture.

3. In a small bowl, stir together milk, olive oil and salt. Pour into well of flour mixture, along with yeast mixture. Stir until dough comes together. Knead until smooth, 5 to 10 minutes.

4. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning to coat. Cover with a damp, clean towel and allow to rise 45 minutes. Punch down dough, then knead lightly. Divide into 16 pieces, then roll each into ball, tucking any seams under. Place on a large nonstick baking sheet and cover with damp towel. Let rise in warm place for 45 minutes.

5. Heat oven to 375 degrees . Uncover dough, brush rolls with egg white, then sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon flax seeds. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes, until lightly browned and hollow-sounding when tapped lightly. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 16; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 162, Fat, total (g): 3, chol. (mg): , sat. fat (g): , carb. (g): 28, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 6, sodium (mg): 229, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.