Honey, whole wheat and oats are some of my favorite things. Separately they taste great, but mix them together in a roll and they are amazing!
I've been tinkering with this recipe, wanting to increase the whole wheat flour and oatmeal while still ending up with a tender, yummy roll. I really think you're going to like these. :)
I'm sorry there's only one photo, they turned out to be more popular than I thought. That always means the recipe is a winner!
As always I used my bread machine to mix the dough. This makes my life so much less stressful and more likely to bake bread. If you don't have one, I highly suggest either getting one or asking for one on your local chapter of freecycle. I've had mine about a year now and could not imagine making dough without it.
Whole Wheat Honey Oat Rolls
2 cups flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal
2 packages dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup honey
5 tablespoons butter, divided
Add the ingredients to your bread machine in this order: milk, egg, 4 tablespoons butter, salt, flours, oatmeal, honey and yeast. Set your machine to the dough setting and let it run. (This is why I absolutely love my bread machine! I only ever use it mix dough, but it comes out perfect every single time!)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan. When your bread machine is done with the bread cycle, turn out onto a floured surface. Knead briefly to work the air bubbles out of the dough. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball, easiest way to do this is to pull all the edges underneath to make the pieces round. Place in pan and set in a warm place to rise, about 30 minutes.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Melt remaining tablespoon of butter and brush over rolls.