Whole Wheat Rolls

My recipe for whole wheat rolls is made in the bread machine. This recipe makes about 24 rolls.

Whole Wheat Rolls at The Happy Housewife

For those of you who have asked in the past about my bread machine here are a few quick facts:

I have a Zojirushi BBCCX20 Home Bakery Supreme Bread Machine. I purchased this machine for several reasons. First if you want to bake your bread in the machine it comes out like a normal loaf, not a super tall funny looking loaf. It also as a whole wheat cycle and since most of the bread I make it whole wheat this was a necessity.

I also like that it is has several programmable settings so you can create your own cycle and save it in the machine. The 13 hour timer function allows me to start my dough when it is convenient for me and finish my bread when it is convenient. Many times I will put the ingredients in at breakfast, but not bake the loaf until right before dinner. This allows me to leave the house, or become engrossed in other activities throughout the day.

This machine is not cheap, the best price I have seen is about $199. I do use it almost every day and have been very happy with it.

Whole Wheat Rolls


  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4-4/12 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon gluten
  • 1 Tablespoon yeast


  1. Add ingredients to your bread machine as directed in the manual. For my machine, I add all the wet ingredients first and then the dry ingredients, adding the yeast last.
  2. Once the dough setting is completed, form the dough into balls (about the size of a tangerine) and place on greased baking sheets.
  3. Let rise for another 45 minutes or so in a warm place.
  4. Bake at about 375 degrees for 20 minutes.



  1. I may be getting a bread machine this week (hopefully for almost free!) Where do you get gluten and is it necessary for this recipe?

  2. Do I need to use bread machine yeast for this, or is regular ok?

  3. I don’t have a bread machine, do you have a reciepe for these not using a bread machine? They look delicious!

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