Delicious homemade 30 minute honey wheat rolls that are made from scratch in about half an hour. Easy recipe for busy weeknights or holidays!
Recipe published 7/29/13. Recipe updated with new photos and information 7/5/18.
One of my favorite (and one of the most popular) recipes on i heart eating is my 60 Minute Dinner Rolls. Sometimes, though, one hour is still too long wait for fresh, hot rolls.
These 30 Minute Honey Wheat Rolls are ready – start to finish – in about 30 minutes. So, they’re perfect for those nights when you want some fresh bread but don’t have a lot of time.
Unlike a lot of whole wheat rolls, these rolls are soft – thanks to the mixture of whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour.
The rolls also have a mild honey flavor which works really nicely with the nutty whole wheat flour.
Can I use active dry yeast?
Yes! You can use an equal amount of active dry yeast.
Just wait for 5-10 minutes for the yeast to foam up after step 5. Then continue with the recipe as written.
Can I use low-fat milk?
You can! Anything from skim milk to whole milk will work in these whole wheat rolls.
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30 Minute Honey Wheat Rolls
- 1/3 cup butter plus extra for brushing on
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons instant yeast
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ¼ - 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- Preheat oven to 400 Lightly grease a half 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 all-purpose flour.
- Add 1 cup whole wheat flour, and stir in.
- Add remaining whole wheat flour until dough clings to paddle and cleans the sides of the bowl. Dough will still be pretty sticky.
- With lightly floured hands, shape dough into 12 rolls, and place dough on prepared baking sheet.
- Cover, and let dough rest for 10 minutes.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.