Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

This simple formula delivers soft and tender rolls that are sure to be a best seller in your bakery year-round. Made with 100% whole wheat flour, these rolls are wonderful served warm with a pat of butter or filled with an assortment of sandwich toppings.

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Prep Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes
Bake Time: 18 - 20 minutes
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Bread Flour248499800
Whole Wheat Flour2585110200
Saf-Instant Red-121.5-300
Red Star Replacit Mlk Bread2-4-800
Saf-Pro Volume 3.1-40.5-100

Lesaffre Products Used


Place all ingredients (including margarine) in a mixer and blend on its first speed for 30 seconds. Next, add water and eggs and continue to mix for 5 minutes. Move up to your mixer’s second speed and blend for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until dough is fully developed. Maintain finished dough at a temperature of 82°F (28°C).

Next, take to bench, cover, and let the dough rest for approximately 10 minutes. Divide and scale dough into 2 oz. (57 g) portions and form into rounds. Place dough portions into prepared pans or sheet trays.

Next, proof rolls in a proofer set to 100°F (38°C) with 85% humidity for 1 hour, or until rolls have doubled in size. Transfer pans into a preheated 375°F (190°C) oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Rolls are ready when they’re golden brown. Remove and let cool.


The above is a suggestion only.

Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact our world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094.