Whole Wheat Bread Rolls
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Whole Wheat Bread Rolls

Healthier, but also taste so much better! Whole Wheat Bread Rolls perfect for cozy mornings, next to soups and salads and whatever you please.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time1 hr 47 mins
Course: Baked goods, Breakfast & Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Norwegian
Servings: 9 rolls


Whole Wheat Bread Rolls

  • 12 gr fresh yeast
  • 300 ml milk 10 oz
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 43 gr spelt flour 100 ml/3.4 oz
  • 164 gr whole wheat flour 300 ml/10 oz
  • 210 gr white flour 500 ml/17 oz
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt


  • 1 egg for brushing, can substitute with milk or water
  • poppy seeds optional
  • sesame seeds optional
  • sunflower seeds optional (I used this)


  • Begin with heating up the milk to 37C (98F), and mix it with the yeast.*
  • Mix in the oil. Add in the dry ingredients and knead with a mixer. You want the dough to let go of the bowl. Give it time, but if it will not happen, add a little more flour. The more flour you add, the denser they will become, so do not go overboard here. If it is too much flour, add more milk, until you get the right consistency (just letting go of the bowl).
  • Cover with a towel and rise on a warm place. I like to place it close to a heater, the fireplace or the like. But remember it can be too hot as well, so give it little space. Rise in about 40-50 minutes, until doubled size.
  • Form 9 golf ball sized balls and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. I like to weigh my dough so that all the buns get the right size, making them easier to bake evenly.
  • Cover and rise once more, for around 40-50 minutes. You want them to rise to double in size. Brush each one with egg wash and sprinkle with sunflower kernels or sesame seeds. Pre-heat the oven to 200C (400 F) and bake for around 12 minutes. If you've got a steam oven, try using the steam setting.
  • Cool them slightly on a cooling rack before cutting them in half. They taste amazing with butter and jam, or brown cheese or white cheese, but my favorite is scrambled eggs. Enjoy!


Author: Stine Mari from Ginger with Spice
* If you want you can add a little more yeast than in my recipe, but my bread rolls turned out very fluffy. I am very particular with the temperature of the milk, the kneading and the rising, and if you do the same, I am confident that your whole wheat bread rolls will be equally amazing.