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!
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!
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!
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.
These sweet dinner rolls are best served warm. They are fluffy and chewy, exactly how you want a dinner roll recipe to be.
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!
Sweet Dinner Rolls
- Prep Time: 60 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Yield: 12 rolls 1x
- Category: Bread
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Dinner
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.
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
2 tablespoons salted butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup salted butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake rolls in preheated 375ºF oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
- 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.
- Serve warm.
Store airtight for up to 2 days. Best served warm.
- Serving Size: 1 roll
- Calories: 174
- Sugar: 8.5 g
- Sodium: 237.9 mg
- Fat: 5.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 28.7 g
- Protein: 3.4 g
- Cholesterol: 13.5 mg
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109 comments on “Sweet Dinner Rolls”
The perfect buns! I used the recipe to the T and they came out so good. Highly recommend, it’s very beginner.
can i use instant dry yeast if i dont have rapid rise just wondering
instant and rapid rise should be the same!
Hi! I’m excited to try this recipe for Thanksgiving in a couple of days. I just wanted to point out that the measurements for the rolls don’t change when you scale up the recipe x2, only the topping measurements change!
Hi, I’m one of those rare bakers who doesn’t have a stand mixer – just a hand mixer. It does have a dough hook, but no paddle hook. Any suggestions for how I can adapt the mixing process? Thanks!
Can I use buttermilk in this recipe? Do you think it would compromise the rising of the dough and/or the fluffiness of the rolls? Thanks! Great recipe, just don’t have actual milk on hand…
I haven’t tried buttermilk in this recipe specifically, but I have used it in other yeast recipes and I’ve had good results!
These come out great every time! I am now the designated “rolls” person at potlucks and family gatherings!
Love hearing that!!
Shelly, can I use sugar in place of honey in the dough recipe?
If so, would they still have the same sweetness?
By the way I have really enjoyed your cookbook.
It came out really soft, fluffy and sweet. Tho I added about 1.5tablespoon of sugar to the recipe. It came out so well. My friends that we ate together couldn’t get enough of it…… Thank you so much
My daughter made these and there the most wonderful rolls we have ever ate. Thank you for your recipe