Super Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls
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Super Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

These dinner rolls are 100% whole wheat and soft and pillowy!
Prep Time1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 24 rolls


  • 6 cups white whole wheat flour , divided
  • 1/3 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 2 packets instant yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter , melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter , melted and cooled


  • Fit your stand mixer with the dough hook. Combine 3 1/2 cups of the flour, wheat gluten and instant yeast. Stir in the water and mix with the dough hook for 1 minutes, scraping sides of the bowl as necessary. Cover bowl with kitchen towel and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Uncover and add the salt, 1/3 cup melted butter, honey and lemon juice. Beat with the dough hook for 1 minute, then mix in the remaining 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1 cup at a time. Knead with the dough hook for 10 to 15 minutes or until dough doesn't stick to the sides of the bowl and is tacky to the touch.
  • Transfer dough to a lightly greased bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  • Spread the remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter in a large rimmed baking sheet; set aside. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead a few more times with your hands. Form the dough into a rectangle and cut into 24 equal portions. Tuck sides down under each ball to form a smooth roll and place onto the baking sheet is four rows of six.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the oven and immediately brush each roll with melted butter. Allow to cool just to the touch; serve warm.
  • Recipe source: Five Heart Home