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Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Perfect for your next family dinner, these whole wheat dinner rolls are going to free up your oven, because they’re made in a slow cooker! Everyone will love these delicious hearty whole wheat dinner rolls with a wonderful flavorful, and you’ll love how easy they are to make.
Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls
Yield 12 rolls



  • 1 cup milk (warmed to 95°F)
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 2/3 cups stone ground whole wheat pastry flour


  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • Start by warming the milk in a microwave-safe cup. Add yeast to the milk, stir once or twice and then let sit for 5-10 minutes until it is foamy.
  • Pour yeast mixture into a large mixing bowl and add in the honey, sugar, melted butter and salt. Stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
  • Add whole wheat pastry flour. Stir until the dough comes together. It will be a slightly wet and sticky dough.
  • Divide dough into 12 equal-sized pieces. Form them into balls.
  • Line a slow cooker (that is large enough to hold 12 rolls in one layer, 6-7qt size is recommended) with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • Place the dough balls in the slow cooker, on top of parchment paper. Put a big piece of paper towel under the lid (important step, you don’t want the condensation dripping onto your dough) and cover the slow cooker.
  • Turn on high and cook for 90 minutes. Check for doneness - the middle ones should be cooked through on the bottom and the outside ones should be slightly browned.
  • Lift the parchment paper out of the slow cooker and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake rolls under the broiler in your oven (or oven at 500°F) for 2 minutes.
  • Brush with butter and sprinkle with garlic salt and sea salt. Serve warm.


Recipe by Sweet Phi.