Soft 30 Minute Honey Butter Rolls are made from scratch – start to finish – in just half an hour!
My kids have gotten so used to having fresh rolls with dinner that they’re disappointed if we have a dinner without any. So, I keep working on new recipes to make quick rolls that don’t take all night to make, and I adapted this recipe from my 30 Minute Honey Wheat Roll recipe.
These 30 Minute Honey Butter Rolls are good. And fast. Which makes them perfect for weeknight and weekends alike. Plus, they take less time to make than frozen rolls take to thaw.
So, if you’re in a hurry and want some fresh bread, give these rolls a try!
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30 Minute Honey Butter Rolls
Soft 30 Minute Honey Butter Rolls are made from scratch - start to finish - in just 30 minutes!
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons instant yeast*
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 3 ½ – 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease a quarter sheet pan or a 9x13-inch rimmed cookie sheet.
In a small saucepan, melt butter.
When butter is mostly melted, stir in milk, and heat mixture to 100-110 F.
Meanwhile, add yeast and honey to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl if mixing by hand).
When milk mixture is at temperature, add to yeast and honey; stir to combine.
Add salt and egg, and stir until combined.
Stir in 2 cups all-purpose flour.
Add remaining flour 1/4 cup at a time until dough clings to paddle and cleans the sides of the bowl. Dough will still be pretty sticky.
With floured hands, shape dough into 12 rolls, and place dough on prepared baking sheet.
Cover, and let dough rest for 10 minutes in a warm spot.*
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
When rolls are done baking, brush with 2 tablespoons melted butter.
If you would prefer to use active dry yeast, substitute an equal amount for the instant yeast. After step 5, let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes, or until foamy. Then, continue with the recipe as written.
*There are 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast in a packet. If you are using packets, you will need 3 packets to give you 6 teaspoons (which is the equivalent of 2 tablespoons) of yeast.
**Since the rising time is so short, it really helps the rolls to rise if they are in a warm spot. If your kitchen isn't warm, simply preheat your cold oven to 350F for exactly 60 seconds. Turn the oven off, and you now have a great spot for your rolls to rise.
***Nutrition facts are estimates.