Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Multi-Grain Dinner Rolls and a Book Review #BreadBakers #LitHappens

A combination of Oat Bran, Flax Seed, Whole Wheat, and Unbleached Bread Flour topped with Everything Bagel Seasoning.

Dinner Rolls

The Bread Bakers are sharing Multi-Grain bread recipes today.......

Karen of Karen's Kitchen Stories is hosting this month and invited us to join her in baking bread with any combination of grains.  Let's take a look at what everyone baked up this month......

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

Multi-Grain Dinner Rolls

These dinner rolls are hearty, yet soft and fluffy.  The mixture of grains makes them toothsome and filling.  They are a perfect side for whatever you are serving up for dinner.  I served mine with the Dirty Shrimp recipe that I shared with you this past Sunday.  They were perfect for sopping up the flavorful sauce in which the shrimp were cooked.

An Untamed Land

Our Lit Happens online book club is reading the historical fiction novel An Untamed Land by Lauraine Snelling this month.  It follows two brothers and their families as they emigrate from their homeland in Norway to Dakota territory and Red River Valley in the late 1800's.

It is the story of many immigrants who came from Europe with the hopes of finding the American Dream that was possible with a lot of hard work, sacrifice, struggle, and hardship.  You come to love this family as we loved the Ingalls when reading Laura's stories. 

Lit Happens is not a foodie book club.  We all read the same book during the month and the member hosting each month chooses the book and posts discussion questions on our Facebook page.  However, I am a foodie and find inspiration in nearly every book I read or movie I watch.  I was going to make a loaf of sourdough rye bread in a nod to the excitement and gratefulness they had upon reaching their own land and being able to bake a loaf of bread. 

Then, as I was writing this post, it occurred to me that these multi-grain dinner rolls were a perfect segue to this novel, the first in a series called Red River North.  

I listened to the audio version of this book and enjoyed it, however, for some reason, there were two separate narrators and they would come in and out without any rhyme or reason.  All of a sudden you had a different voice talking to you sometimes in the middle of a sentence.

If you would like to read this book and join our discussion, leave a comment below so that we can send you an invitation to our Facebook group.  I am also linking this post up to Foodies Read.  Stop by and see what the other foodies are reading this month.


Bread, Rolls, Multigrain, Seeds
Yield: 8 rolls
Author: Wendy Klik
Multi-Grain Dinner Rolls

Multi-Grain Dinner Rolls

A combination of Oat Bran, Flax Seed, Whole Wheat, and Unbleached Bread Flour topped with Everything Bagel Seasoning.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 15 MinInactive time: 3 HourTotal time: 3 H & 35 M


  • 1/4 c. oat bran
  • 1 T. ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 c. boiling water
  • 1/2 c. warm milk (105-110*)
  • 1/2 T. Instant Active Yeast
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1 1/2 T. olive oil
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk, divided
  • 1/3 c. rolled oats (old fashioned)
  • 1 c. white whole wheat flour
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 c. bread flour + more as/if needed
  • 1 T. water
  • everything bagel seasoning


  1. Combine the oat bran and flaxseed with the boiling water. Set aside.
  2. Place the milk, yeast, honey, and oil in the large bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until combined. Slightly beat the whole egg with a fork and add to the bowl, along with the oats, whole wheat flour, salt, pepper, and reserved oat bran/flaxseed mixture and mix on low speed until combined.
  3. With mixer still on low begin adding the bread flour, a quarter cup at a time, until a ball is formed.
  4. Switch to the dough hook and knead on low speed for about 5 minutes, until the dough is soft and only slightly sticky. Remove the bowl from the mixer, remove the dough from the bowl and form it into a ball, spray the bowl with olive oil, and return the dough ball to the bowl. Cover and let rise for 1-2 hours, until doubled in size.
  5. Remove the dough ball to a lightly floured surface and punch down. Divide into 8 equal pieces and form each piece into a ball.
  6. Place into a pie pan that has been treated with olive or cooking oil, placing 7 around the edges and 1 in the center. Cover and let rise for another hour.
  7. Beat the egg yolk with the water and brush onto the risen rolls. Sprinkle with bagel seasoning. Bake in a preheated 375* oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Let rest in pan 10 minutes before releasing and serving.


Adapted from a recipe found at Cook Nourish Bliss

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

5.09 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.01 g

Carbs (grams)

32.07 g

Fiber (grams)

3.12 g

Net carbs

28.98 g

Sugar (grams)

5.2 g

Protein (grams)

6.11 g

Sodium (milligrams)

23.65 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

26.13 mg


  1. Those rolls are soooo gorgeous and golden! I love all of the grains you included. Thanks for joining me!

  2. These look so wonderful! I absolutely love flaxseed in my bakes and I much prefer oat bran over wheat bran.

  3. Beautifully baked multigrain rolls!


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