Whole Wheat Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
Author: Loriel Adams
  • 2 tbsp. active dry yeast
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree, organic (or make your own)
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin spice (2 tsp cinnamon + ¼ tsp of each, nutmeg, clove, ginger, allspice)
  • ¾ cup whole milk, warm
  • 5 cups whole wheat flour, organic
  • 1½ tsp salt
  1. Combine active dry yeast with warm water and stir until yeast dissolves. Set aside.
  2. In your stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream together butter and honey.
  3. Add eggs, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice. Beat together, making sure to scrape down the sides.
  4. Add milk and yeast mixture and beat, once again.
  5. Switch to the dough hook attachment and add salt and flour, one cup at a time. The dough shouldn't stick to your finger when you poke it. If it seems too sticky, add more flour, 2 tablespoons at a time - feel free to dump the dough out on to a floured surfaced and knead it by hand in order to get the consistency just right.
  6. Cover the dough with a tea towel and set aside for 1 hour - it should almost double in size during this time.
  7. After an hour, dump the dough out on to a floured surface, knead several times to remove excess air, cover, and let it rest for another 5 minutes.
  8. Generously grease a 13x9 inch baking pan with butter (bottom and sides) and set aside.
  9. Next, flatten the dough into a rectangle, using your hands, and cut into 24 pieces (4 slices length wise, and 6 slices across), as evenly as you can.
  10. Shape your rolls by pushing each piece up through the middle, tucking the corners and sides under, and pinching the bottom together.
  11. Place your dough-balls evenly spaced in the greased, pan, with the seam side down. Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise for another hour. * In 45 min you'll want to preheat your oven to 350, so you may want to set a timer.
  12. Place the rolls in to your preheated oven on a center rack, and bake for 25 minutes.
  13. Optional but recommended: melt 2 tbsp of salted butter and 1 tsp of honey together to make a honey-butter. Once the rolls have finished baking, remove from the oven and immediately brush on the honey butter.
  14. Set aside to cool for about 15 minutes before pulling apart.
Recipe by at https://naturallyloriel.com/whole-wheat-pumpkin-dinner-rolls/