Honey Wheat Rolls

These slightly sweetened Honey Wheat Rolls are made with real honey and a combination of all purpose and whole wheat flour. 
Recipe adapted from Chowhound
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 162
Author Sam Merritt


  • ¾ cup whole milk (175ml)
  • ¼ cup honey (60ml)
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter cut into 8 pieces (28g)
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (100g)
  • 2-2 1/3 cups all purpose flour (250 - 291g)
  • 2 1/3 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten, room temperature


  • 1 Tablespoon butter for greasing pan (14g)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon warm water
  • old fashioned or instant oats for sprinkling (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 200F (95C).
  • Combine flours, yeast, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Fit mixer with dough hook attachment.
  • In a small saucepan, combine milk, honey, and butter over low heat. 
  • Stir occasionally, until butter is melted and ingredients reach a temperature of 110-115F (43-46C). If temperature exceeds 115F (46C), set aside and allow it to cool to desired temperature.  
  • Once butter mixture reaches the correct temperature, pour the butter mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients.
  • Turn mixer to low speed and add egg. Stir until combined (you may need to use a spoon to make sure all ingredients are combined in the beginning if the dough hook doesn’t hit the sides of the bowl).
  • Gradually increase speed to medium low and stir until dough becomes elastic (about 4-5 mins), adding up to additional 1/3 cup flour as needed. The dough will be sticky, but manageable.
  • Cover the bowl with cling wrap and allow to sit for 10 mins on top of warm oven.  Meanwhile, generously grease the sides and bottom of a 13x9 glass baking dish with one tablespoon of butter.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and divide it into 12 even pieces. Roll into even sized balls.
  • Arrange the balls so that they are just touching in the prepared 13x9 baking dish.
  • Cover baking dish with clean towel towel and transfer to oven, close oven door, then turn off the oven. Allow dough to rise for 25 minutes.
  • Remove rolls from the oven, keeping them covered. Allow oven to preheat to 350F (175C)  
  • Meanwhile prepare honey topping by combining honey and warm water in a small bowl
  • Remove towel and use a pastry brush to brush the tops of the rolls with honey mixture and sprinkle with oats (optional)
  • Return to oven (without towel) and bake on 350F (175C) for 25 minutes or until rolls are just beginning to turn lightly golden brown.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 162kcal