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No-Knead Whole Wheat Rolls

by Laura

Today’s post is some quick and easy no-knead whole wheat rolls that you could make as part of your Easter Dinner.  I found it in my recent issue of Healthy Cooking.  These were simple to make and turned out great.  One thing that makes these rolls different is the addition of Italian seasoning.  I think you could leave that out if you are wanting a plain roll that you could serve with jam or preserves, but I enjoyed the light herb flavor that the Italian seasoning added to these rolls.

I must say that the shaping of the roll was a little odd for me.  Now, I recommend just dividing the dough, lightly shaping them into a ball and putting them in the muffin tin.

Here are some other rolls and butters to serve them with that would be great too:

Here is what you need to make the

No-Knead Whole Wheat Rolls

  • WARM WATER (110° TO 115°)
  • SALT
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No-Knead Whole Wheat Rolls

  • Author: Laura


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 11/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (You can leave this out if you’d like)


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the remaining ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes (dough will be sticky). Do not knead. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  2. Stir dough down. Set aside 1/4 cup batter I recommend forgetting this and just divided the dough into 12 pieces) . Fill muffin cups coated with nonstick cooking spray half full. Top each with 1 teaspoon reserved batter (Again I recommend not doing this). Cover and let rise until doubled, about 8-12 minutes.
  3. Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 dozen.
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Caitlin June 2, 2013 - 12:39 pm

I would encourage anyone to make these rolls. I cook and bake A LOT and every time I make them I get rave reviews. They are not finicky and always turn out delicious if you follow the recipe. I do not add the herbs nor do I reserve any batter for topping. I swear I’m always rushing to make them too, so I turn the oven on to the lowest temp while I am mixing the ingredients and then turn it off and let them rise in there 🙂 Works like a charm! They also freeze perfectly an you can take out one or two at a time for dinner and they only need to thaw for a little bit. Great recipe! Thank you!

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Chava June 10, 2011 - 10:58 am

I was in a massive rush to get to a potluck dinner and I hadn’t made anything. I resigned myself to buying something expensive on the way to her house but then I found these–I made the dough in ten minutes, put it in a ziploc bag and it rose while I walked over. Ten minutes later they were out of the oven soft, fresh, and yummy. An hour later they were gone! This is a recipe I will try to keep forever.
(I put brown sugar instead of honey and mollasses cuz thats what I had and I used 3c of white whole wheat flour which is a flour every bread maker should try()

Mary L. Roberson February 2, 2011 - 5:05 pm

I want to make the whole wheat rolls, but I am also concerned about the texture. Will the rolls be tough and will I have to use a bread machine?

teapartylatest April 10, 2010 - 5:26 am

Good day, superb writing.

Julie March 31, 2010 - 11:19 pm

Sounds super, I can almost smell them now!

Jill March 31, 2010 - 10:14 pm

Check out the Mother Earth News site for bread in 5 minutes a day. Also the 2 books by Hertzberg and Francois.

Crystal's Cozy Kitchen March 31, 2010 - 12:13 pm

Sounds delicious! Who doesn’t love bread that requires so little work.


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