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4 from 1 vote

7 Grain Dinner Rolls

Prep Time6 hrs
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time6 hrs 12 mins
Servings: 20 rolls
Calories: 99kcal
Author: Stacey Weichelt, RDN, CD


  • 1 1/3 cups plus 1.5 Tbsp warm water 110℉
  • 1 Tbsp yeast active dry
  • 3 Tbsp dry milk powder
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey or real maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 3/4 cup 7 grain mix flax, oats, etc


  • Add warm water to bread machine. Sprinkle in yeast and let set for 5-10 minutes. This gives the yeast time to activate.
  • <span class="mceItemHidden" data-mce-bogus="1"><span></span>Place the remaining ingredients into the bread machine. Set your bread machine to "dough" setting and press "start".</span>
  • <span></span>When the bread machine "beeps", you are ready to start forming the dough. I start by cutting the dough in halves until I get the desired size. This helps stay consistent in bun size. I knead each dough ball then shape into a ball. Place final dough into a greased baking pan, allowing enough space between each dough ball for room to rise (approximately 1/2 inch). If you prefer to make bread, skip cutting the dough and knead and place into bread pan(s).
  • <span class="mceItemHidden" data-mce-bogus="1"><span></span>Cover buns with moist towel or cling wrap and let rise in a warm spot, preferable between 80℉-90℉. May take up to 2-4 hours depending on temperature of room.</span>
  • <span class="mceItemHidden" data-mce-bogus="1"><span></span>Remove towel or cling wrap and bake at 350℉ until golden brown (approx. 10-12 minutes).</span>


Tip: Cover the formed buns and any dough with a damp towel while you aren't working with it. This helps prevent it from drying out.
Tip: If you don't have a warm place to set the buns to rise, try turning your oven on the lowest setting for a few minutes, then turn it off. Let buns rise in the warm but cooling oven. Place a bowl of warm water in the bottom of the oven to add moisture.