Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Yields 12 rolls. Recipe slightly adapted from Whole Foods.
Prep time: 2+ hours
Cook time: About 16 minutes



  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Turn off.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, yeast, brown sugar and salt together. Add warm milk, egg, applesauce and unsalted butter. Mix well. Stir in all purpose flour, 1/2 cup at a time, or until the dough is smooth and soft and no longer sticky. (You’ll probably use the whole 1 1/2 cups and maybe a bit more).
  3. Oil an oven proof bowl and place the dough in the oil. Cover with greased saran wrap and place in the oven to rise for about an hour. It’ll be nice and puffed up like the photo shows.
  4. Once risen, pull the dough apart into 12 pieces. Roll each dough piece into a small roll and place in a muffin tin that has been liberally sprayed with oil.
  5. Spray a sheet of saran wrap and cover. Place pack in the oven and let rise for another hour. Once risen, remove from oven and preheat to 400 degrees f. Roll each dough piece again until soft and circular. Place in the muffin tin.
  6. Brush each roll with beaten egg and bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nutritional information per roll:

Fat: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 15.2 grams
Fiber: 1.2 grams
Protein: 3.2 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 3

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