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Soft And Fluffy Garlic Herb Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

These super soft and fluffy healthy dinner rolls are prepared using whole wheat flour. To make them even more delicious you can use fresh garlic and herbs like rosemary and parsley.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
140 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian Inspired
Servings: 6


  • 3 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3-4 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 tbsp parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil


  • In a large mixing bowl take warm milk and water. Then add garlic, rosemary, parsley, yeast, sugar, and salt.
  • Add one egg and gently combine the mixture using a whisk.
  • Slowly add dry flour into the wet ingredients. Mix the flour until it absorbs all the moisture and forms a crumbly mixture. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. See notes on how to use a stand mixer.
  • Then on a flat surface knead the flour mixture until it forms a soft supple dough. Add oil while kneading the dough.
  • Transfer the dough to a mixing bowl and let it rise for about an hour or so or till it doubles in size.
  • Now divide the dough into 15 equal parts. Shape it into small round balls. Place the rolls on a baking or roasting pan leaving some space in between.
  • Again cover the tray with a clean towel and let the rolls rise for another 30-40 mins.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Remove the cloth and transfer the tray to oven and bake the rolls for about 12-15 min.
  • To get a nice brown crust on the rolls you can apply oil using a brush as soon as rolls are out of the oven and still hot.


  1. Kneading dough using a Stand Mixer - Follow the steps 1 and 2 above. Use a mixer bowl to combine the ingredients. Attach the dough hook. On the lowest speed slowly add dry flour into the liquid mixture. Once the liquid is absorbed by flour and forms a crumbly mixture turn off the machine. Cover the bowl with kitchen towel and let it sit for 10-15 mins (this helps to absorb all the water by the flour and kneading the dough becomes easier.).  Then again on the lowest speed knead the mixture for 5-6 min to form a soft dough.
  2. See helpful tips section for more useful information for making these best ever light and fluffy dinner rolls.