Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Easy Peasy Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls #BreadBakers

These dinner rolls made of 100% white whole wheat flour require no kneading. They are simple, rustic, hearty and delicious.

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

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I am hosting our Bread Bakers group this month.  I asked everyone to join me in sharing breads made with whole grains.  Here is what they have baked up........

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

These easy peasy rolls require no kneading.  Mix it together, cover the bowl with a towel and let it rise. After the first rise, punch it down, and divide the dough between cups in a muffin tin that has been treated with cooking spray.  Cover with a towel, let rise a second time and bake.

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls pin

I served up these rolls with my Easter dinner.  I loved the fact that they were so easy and took such little time leaving me with the ability to take care of the rest of the dinner prep.  

Bread, Dinner Rolls, Whole grains, easy, no knead, yeast
Yield: 12 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
No Knead Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

No Knead Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

These dinner rolls made of 100% white whole wheat flour require no kneading. They are simple, rustic, hearty and delicious
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 15 MinInactive time: 1 H & 30 MTotal time: 2 Hour


  • 2 1/4 c. white whole wheat flour, divided
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast
  • 1 c. warm milk (105-110*)
  • 3 T. butter, melted
  • 1 egg


  1. Put 1 1/4 c. flour, sugar, salt and yeast into the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.  Turn on low to combine.
  2. Still on low speed add the milk and egg until incorporated, increase speed to medium and stir in the butter until smooth.
  3. Reduce speed to low and gradually add the remaining flour until fully combined and smooth.  You can add more flour, a Tablespoon at a time, if necessary but you are not looking for the dough to form a ball, just to be smooth.
  4. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm spot until doubled, about an hour.
  5. Treat a muffin tin with cooking spray.  Stir the batter to deflate it and divide the dough into 12 equal portions and place into the wells of the muffin tin.  
  6. Cover with a warm, damp towel and set aside until the dough rises above the top of the tins, about 30 minutes.
  7. Bake in a preheated 400* oven until golden brown and cooked through about 15 minutes.


Adapted from a recipe from Whole Foods Market.



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  1. They come out so cute from the muffin tin! They sound like the perfect dinner bread.

  2. Love that they are conveniently done in a muffin tin and no knead to boot! I do love white whole wheat.

  3. Wow that IS easy! I'm going ot have to try using a muffin tin for rolls asap. I bet these were a big hit at Easter.

  4. These are great whole wheat dinner rolls. Excellent along with a soup and salad.

  5. how long does the kneading in the stand mixer with a dough hook generally take? Thank you, Lee

    1. Hi Lee. These dinner rolls don't require any kneading. When making bread that requires kneading it normally takes 5-8 minutes using the dough hook.

  6. These rolls are amazing. I love whole wheat rolls and alos how you have used muffin pans for baking them Very creative.

  7. These look super easy to make and have a lovely shape. Baking in a muffin pan is a great idea.

  8. These rolls are just gorgeous! They look delicious!

  9. I love that you used a muffin tin for these! They're so perfectly formed. I'm trying this recipe soon!

  10. Can you use 100% whole wheat flour and not white whole wheat flour? Thanks

    1. Yes the measurements would be the same, whole wheat and white whole wheat can be used interchangeably.


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