Slightly Sweet Wheat RollsAnother bread recipe! Just in time for Thanksgiving and the holidays.

My recipe for Slightly Sweet Wheat Rolls will make a tasty accompaniment for any of your holiday meals. They’ll also be excellent for handling the leftovers!

You already know how much I love making bread. This recipe for Slightly Sweet Wheat Rolls is no different.

The physical work of kneading and inhaling the musty wheat scent is so therapeutic.

While I do sometimes let the breadmaker or stand mixer do the work for me, I prefer to knead my homemade bread by hand.

I find the making part almost as satisfying as the baking it part. Almost!

I know, I know. You all have heard about my bread obsession plenty of times before.

Slightly Sweet Wheat RollsAlthough we love bread, we do try to not eat so much of in our home. And when we do eat it, we are working towards making the majority of it ourselves instead of buying it.

One of the biggest complaints I hear about making bread at home is “I don’t have time.”

Making simple bread by hand will take about 20 to 25 minutes out of your day. I bet you spend more time watching television or checking your email.

The majority of breads have five or fewer ingredients. Flour, rising agent and water are the most common three. Salt and a little sugar are in some.

The second complaint is “it’s expensive to make homemade bread.”

Slightly Sweet Wheat RollsYou can easily make bread at home for a few cents a loaf using basic store brand ingredients. A bag of flour and yeast will cost you around $4 to $5 dollars and make several loaves of bread.

I prefer using high-quality ingredients so my costs increase. But it’s still cheaper and healthier for me to make bread at home than buy from the local bakery.

Plus, I get to use certified organic, non-GMO and stone-ground flours.

Currently, I’m still using commercial yeast. Eventually, I want to start making my own rising agents and get away from commercial yeast.

Slightly Sweet Wheat RollsI love how these Slightly Sweet Wheat Rolls compliment the spicy, sweet, umi flavors of my Chinese Five Spice Shredded Chicken with Carrot, Black Radish and Jalapeno slaw sliders (recipe coming soon).

The rolls use a mixture of whole wheat and all-purpose flour to bring a little light airiness to the rolls.

It’s really all about your tastes. For certain dishes, I like a lighter more airy bread and for others, the denser heavier textures of whole wheat are awesome.

While best when served fresh, I did notice these rolls need keeping in the fridge if you plan to store them.

I tried leaving them out in a paper bag overnight and they were rock hard the next day. The next time I made them, I stored them in the fridge and they kept just fine.

I’m sure that you’ll really enjoy these rolls. Not only are they easy but they taste so good and are well worth the effort.

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Slightly sweet wheat rolls perfect for when you're craving a Hawaiian roll.
Slightly Sweet Wheat Rolls
Course Bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 - 25 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
12 rolls
Course Bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 - 25 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
12 rolls
Slightly Sweet Wheat Rolls
  1. Put sugar and yeast in a large bowl. Pour in warm water and mix well. Allow yeast to proof for about 10 minutes, until it is foamy on top.
  2. Stir in the honey, oil and salt.
  3. Add the whole wheat flour and one cup of the all-purpose flour to the liquid mix, stirring well. Start adding the third cup of flour until dough forms a soft ball. Turn the dough out on a floured surface and knead in the rest of the flour until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  4. Lightly oil the bowl and add the dough, turning to coat. Cover bowl with a cloth and allow dough to rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  5. Lightly grease a 9 x 9 baking pan.
  6. Cut dough into 12 equal portions and form into balls. Place equally spaced in the prepared pan.
  7. Cover and allow the rolls to rose until doubled, about 30 to 45 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  9. Bake rolls for 20 to 25 minutes or until when tapped, rolls make a hollow sound and are golden brown.
  10. Brush tops with butter while rolls are still hot.
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More tasty bread choices for the holiday table (or anytime):

Honey Wheat Bread from Simply Sophisticated Cooking

Cheesy Bacon Buttermilk Biscuits from Kevin is Cooking

Olive Sourdough Boules from In Cookie Haven

Perfect Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread from Taste Affair

Homemade Brown Butter Brioche Dinner Rolls from Foodal

Authentic Irish Brown Bread from Simply Sophisticated Cooking

Garlic Butter Dinner Rolls from Hapa Nom Nom





4 thoughts on “Delicious Airy Slightly Sweet Wheat Rolls Just in Time for the Holidays”

    1. Thanks for the catch Adrienne. It’s 2 tablespoons of oil and you add both the honey and oil at the same time. I made the correction on the recipe as well 🙂

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