Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

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These rolls are much loved in our house.  They are lightly sweet, heavenly when buttered and all around fantastic.  They almost always accompany Oven Baked Lentils and Rice on the table.  Lately I’ve been using them as slider buns.  Slider night is my son’s favorite night of the week and when the beef is local and pastured and the buns are homemade, I’m okay with it.  Sometimes I even serve sliders with french fries (I like the Alexa Organic Frozen Fries) and then I get to be his absolute hero, on par with his beloved Batman, Ben 10 and Ninjas (but even sliders and fries won’t put me on par with Harry Potter).

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I love my very old bread machine. Click here for my favorite loaf recipe.  The bread machine works great with this recipe, although I imagine you could make the dough by hand if you were so inclined.  I like to give the rolls ample time to rise after shaping – 3 hours at least.

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Bread Machine Dinner Rolls


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp sugar or honey
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • (optional: 1 beaten egg for glazing before baking)


  1. Place all ingredients in bread machine and start dough cycle.
  2. Once dough cycle is complete, remove dough and shape into 9-10 equal sized balls.  The dough is thick.  Place dough balls in either a greased 9in cake pan or a greased 9in square pan.  Cover and let rise for 2-4 hours in a warm place.
  3. When ready to bake, uncover rolls and place in a pre-heated 350 oven.  Bake 12-18 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.  (optional: can brush risen rolls with a beaten egg glaze before baking to give a shiny top).

5 thoughts on “Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

  1. Hi Michelle,
    Looks like you read my mind… My oldest has been very picky on his sandwich bread for lunch and I thought I remembered you posting a recipe about an oatmeal sandwich bread. I tried to find it but wasn’t successful. And then comes this post! Is the oatmeal wheat bread from this post the same as the sandwich oatmeal bread? I will definitely try the one in this post. Thanks!

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