Sweet Dinner Rolls

This Sweet Dinner Rolls Recipe makes soft & fluffy rolls that are so easy to make from scratch! Baking with yeast can be easy, and this dinner roll recipe will be one that you will make time and time again. Top these with creamy honey butter and they’re perfect for weeknight dinners, or holiday meals!

Sweet Homemade Dinner Rolls

Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls

Baking bread from scratch is easier than you’d think, especially when you use a quick-rising yeast. Baking fresh bread started as a holiday tradition in my house, but has quickly become something we enjoy to do even on weeknights. There is really nothing better than a warm sweet dinner roll, right out of the oven and topped with honey butter!

AND I’ve used honey right in the dough, as well as on top to really amp up the sweetness factor which makes these fluffy, soft and a little chewy just like a great bread recipe should be!

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How to Make Dinner Rolls: Baking with Yeast is Easier Than You Think!

If you have a mixer with attachments this roll recipe is EXTRA easy! You start the process with the paddle attachment to combine the ingredients, and then finish it up with the dough hook!

If you don’t have a dough hook attachment on your mixer, it’s no problem at all! You can knead the dough by hand and achieve the same results!

Quick or Rapid Rise Yeast is a HUGE time saver! The dough only takes about 30 minutes in a warm place to rise. You want your rolls to double in size before baking them. You could even form the rolls into balls and let the dough slow rise overnight in the refrigerator if you are trying to prep ahead!

Easy Sweet Dinner Rolls recipe

Once the rolls have doubled in size just bake them in the oven at 375°F. Your house will smell glorious, I kid you not!

And like I said I used honey in the dinner rolls to give them a subtle sweetness, but the magic really happens when you spread melted honey butter on top of your sweet dinner rolls.

Quick and easy sweet dinner rolls recipe

These sweet dinner rolls are best served warm. They are fluffy and chewy, exactly how you want a dinner roll recipe to be.

Fluffy, easy sweet dinner rolls are a quick yeast dinner rolls recipe

This Sweet Dinner Roll Recipe shouldn’t be saved for special occasions. Once you make them, you’ll see how easy baking with yeast can be!

Rapid Rise Yeast makes these easy sweet dinner rolls great even for beginners

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Sweet Dinner Rolls

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 12 rolls 1x
  • Category Category: Bread
  • Method Method: Baking
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dinner

Description:

This Sweet Dinner Rolls Recipe makes soft & fluffy rolls that are so easy to make from scratch! Baking with yeast can be easy, and this dinner roll recipe will be one that you will make time and time again.


Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 – 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) packet Fleischmann’s® RapidRise® Yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup milk (whole, 2%, 1% or skim)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • tablespoons salted butter 
  • 1/4 cup honey

Topping:

  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 cup flour, dry yeast and salt in bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and stir until blended. Combine milk, water, butter, and honey in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch (120°F – 130°F). Add to flour mixture.
  2. Mix for 2 minutes on medium speed, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add in 1/2 cup more flour mix for 2 more minutes on high speed. Stir in just enough of the remaining flour (3/4 to 1 cup) so that the dough will form into a ball.
  3. Replace the paddle attachment for the dough hook attachment and mix on medium speed for 6-8 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic and springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers. Alternately you can do this step by hand, kneading the dough on a lightly floured surface for 6-8 minutes. Cover with a towel and let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape into balls using your hands. Place in greased 8-inch round or square pan. Cover the rolls with a towel and let them rise in a warm place, until they’re doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  5. Bake rolls in preheated 375ºF oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. For the topping combine the butter and honey in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds until butter is melted. Mix together and brush the melted honey butter on warm rolls.
  7. Serve warm.

Notes:

Store airtight for up to 2 days. Best served warm.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Melissa
Melissa

I made these rolls today on a whim. The recipe was so easy to follow; I appreciate all the directions and comments. These rolls were so delicious! My husband said to never buy rolls again. He expects these! Thank you for the recipe!

virginia
virginia

How would you serve these rolls?

ASMI
ASMI

This was the easiest and best rolls I’ve ever made. Everyone lived it. We have to double the recipe next time as they are them all.

Keayonna Carroll
Keayonna Carroll

Greetings! Recipe looks delicious. Gonna make some today with dinner. Can I sub whole milk with almond milk?

Eduardo
Eduardo

The dinner rolles turned out very well. Every one liked them.

Mary
Mary

Hello, I will be using traditional active dry yeast for this recipe. Will I add it directly to the flour, or will I need to proof it first?

Lou White
Lou White

Hi,
the first time I tried this, they failed. But I discovered my yeast was out of date. Trying them again today, took quite a while to begin to rise, bu t they are looking good now. Baking soon!!!
Question: I’ve not had to knead my dough this long for other yeast recipes, it is because of the honey?

William Alexander
William Alexander

What is the measurements difference if per chance i don’t have honey but Organic caster sugar?

Elise
Elise

How much would it change the texture and taste of the rolls if we used sugar instead of honey?

D. Morgan
D. Morgan

Use two tablespoons of sugar instead of the honey.

Anna
Anna

Made these tonight, and wow! Brought me back to my grandma’s! They are so light and fluffy and perfectly sweet. Thank you for an excellent recipe!

Janequa
Janequa

So I’d like to make these to go with my dinner tonight, I only have the original active dry yeast. Will that completely change the outcome, even if I let the rolls rise longer?

magdalena
magdalena

Omy…..God beyond Delicious everybody loves I’m fascinated with them they are so delicious the best rolls I’ve ever tasted and ever made

Zenobia Cawthon
Zenobia Cawthon

I don’t have a mixing bowl with an attachment I just have a spatula that I normally use when I make my rolls…I was doing it like I do my rolls other times and ended up adding thenmilk mixture to all the flour at once 🙁 I just paddled it all together and then when it got good enough finished off with my hands. The dough is in a bowl covered with a towel now so I am hoping it rises

Anna
Anna

So do I bake the rolls in the same 8inch pan that I let them rise in? Also, does it need to be a metal pan? Thank you!

Hillary
Hillary

Hi! So, my husband and I have attempted to make this recipe twice. He even measured the temperature of the hot liquid before adding it and it seems like we do all of the steps, for exactly the amount of minutes, and our dough doesn’t really double. They are coming out dense, not fluffy and light… any help?? What are we doing wrong?? Thanks

Michelle
Michelle

Hello! I have a quick question. If I making the rolls today for Thanksgiving tomorrow, should I still put the butter on them after I bake them today? Or should I leave that step until tomorrow and serve them warm?
Thank you! Happy Thanskgiving!!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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