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Flavorful Applesauce Wheat Rolls Recipe

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This Applesauce Wheat Rolls Recipe is the perfect homemade dinner rolls. These wheat rolls with applesauce are always a good treat. You’ll love these soft and fluffy rolls because topped with melted butter, they’re amazing! Check out my other easy bread recipes and try them all!

Applesauce dinner rolls pair perfectly with any meal and makes an amazing side dish. You’re going to love this simple dinner recipe.

This delicious dinner rolls recipe is one that we make during the fall months because we love that apple flavor! Pair it with some

Applesauce Wheat Rolls Recipe

Once you add in the active dry yeast, you’re going to want the dough to rise, and let it get doubled in size. Let the kids join in on punching down the dough as this is part of the fun!

Use a large bowl and a dough hook to get the dough mixed just right. There’s a reason why everyone in my family asks for these dinner rolls and it’s because they’re so easy to make! You can literally grab one and eat them as you’re walking out the door.

How do you store leftover rolls?

To keep the rolls as fresh as possible, store them in an airtight bag or put them in a closed container.

You can also freeze them too for later!

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Simple Roll Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Don’t forget Dessert: These Apple Fritters are a perfect dessert for this meal!

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Once you make this Easy Homemade Roll Recipe, don’t stop there! There are so many other bread recipes that you’ll love and crave. The next time that you’re creating a homemade bread recipe, don’t forget to make some of these!

This Flavorful Unicorn Monkey Bread Recipe is one that is fun to make and delicious as well.

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You’re going to love these Apple Butter Crescent Rolls.

You need to make these Blueberry Sweet Rolls! These are the sweetest and are so yummy!

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One bite of this Super Soft Banana Pecan Bread just won’t be enough!

What is the fastest way to get bread dough to rise?

Having the bread dough in a warm environment is best but it will still rise at room temperature as well. Cover the dough with a towel and let it rise.

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Flavorful Applesauce Wheat Rolls Recipe

Flavorful Applesauce Wheat Rolls Recipe

Yield: 36 rolls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

This simple roll recipe is easy to make and full of flavor.


  • Bread Starter Ingredients
  • ⦁ ½ Cup of Water
  • ⦁ ⅓ Cup of Bread flour
  • ⦁ ½ Cup of Milk
  • Dinner Roll Ingredients
  • ⦁ ½ Cup of warm water
  • ⦁ 1 ½ t Sugar
  • ⦁ 4 ½ t Yeast
  • ⦁ 1 Cup of Milk
  • ⦁ ½ Cup of Shortening
  • ⦁ 1 t Salt
  • ⦁ 1 Cup of Sugar
  • ⦁ 1 Cup of Applesauce
  • ⦁ 3 Eggs
  • ⦁ 5 Cups of Bread Flour
  • ⦁ 1 Cup of Whole wheat flour
  • ⦁ 3 T of melted Butter (melted)


Bread Starter Directions

Mix the bread flour, water, and milk.

Cook over medium heat on the stove. It should have a pudding texture. Take off heat and let cool.

To Make the Yeast Mix

Whisk the sugar and water in a bowl. Add on the yeast while stirring. Let sit to froth.

To Make the Dinner Rolls

Put milk and shortening in a mixing bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until it is warm.

Pour it into a bowl and add in sugar, eggs, salt, applesauce, and bread starter mix.


Add the yeast mixture to the bowl.

Mix the bread flour and the wheat flour together.

Put 1/3 of the flour mixture into the bowl and use a dough hook to mix.

Add the rest of the flour and knead for 5 minutes. The dough should not be sticky.

Put the dough ball into a greased bowl and make certain the top is greased. Cover and let rise for about 1.5 hours. It should be doubled in size.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Punch down the down and make 36 rolls.

Put parchment paper on the baking sheet about 1/2 inch apart.

Cover and let rise.

Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

Remove and let cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then put on a cooling rack.

Brush the tops with butter.

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