Soft and Fluffy Dinner Rolls Recipe (100% whole wheat, dairy-free option)

These 100% whole wheat dinner rolls are fluffy, stay soft for days, and make excellent sandwiches! A must-have for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Yield: 24 rolls


2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup (120 milliliters) warm water
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter or coconut oil1, softened + additional butter for brushing on top, if desired
1/4 cup (80 grams) honey
3 large eggs (50 gram each, out of shell), room temperature
1 cup (240 milliliters) buttermilk or homemade dairy-free buttermilk2
1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
4 1/2 to 5 cups (563-625 grams) whole wheat flour


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the 1/2 cup of warm water. Set this aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and honey until well combined.
  3. Add the eggs, buttermilk, and yeasty water and beat until well combined.
  4. Add in the vital wheat gluten and the salt and switch to the dough hook.
  5. Add in 2 cups of the flour and mix.
  6. Then add in enough of the remaining flour so that the dough just comes together. Depending on the day, you may need quite a bit.
  7. Knead for only 2 minutes.
  8. Visit Soft and Fluffy Dinner Rolls (100% whole wheat, dairy-free option) @ for full instructions.

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