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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!

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

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

Must Have Resources:

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

Best Bread Recipes:

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.

Don’t miss out on the flavor of this Sweet Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread Recipe that everyone is going to love.

These Homemade Cinnamon Rolls are so yummy in the morning!

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!

Whip up this Tropical Pina Colada Monkey Bread for a sweet and flavorful treat!

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.

How do I keep baked bread fresh?

Freshly baked bread is a delight to the senses, but it’s important to know how to store it properly to keep it fresh.

To prevent the bread from turning stale, allow it to cool completely before wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

You can even store it in a bread box or a paper bag to help it retain its moisture. However, keep in mind that bread with a crisp crust may become soggy if kept in an airtight container.

It’s best to consume the bread within a few days of baking, but if you need to keep it for longer, store it in the freezer, tightly wrapped in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.

When you’re ready to enjoy it again, simply thaw it at room temperature and reheat it in the oven for a fresh-baked taste.

What are the best toppings for baked bread?

Baked bread is a staple in many households, and nothing quite beats the taste of a warm slice with your favorite toppings. But with so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know which toppings pair best with this classic baked good.

While preferences may vary, some of the most popular toppings for baked bread include butter, olive oil, garlic, herbs, cheese, and honey.

Butter and olive oil are excellent choices for adding moisture and flavor to your bread, while garlic and herbs can add a touch of savory goodness.

Cheese is a favorite of many, from a classic cheddar to a sharp parmesan. And, if you have a sweet tooth, drizzling some honey on your baked bread adds a natural sweetness without overpowering the bread’s natural flavor.

Whichever toppings you choose, enjoying a fresh slice of baked bread with the perfect accompaniment is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Can I make bread dough ahead of time?

If you’re looking to save some time in the kitchen, you may be wondering if it’s possible to make bread dough ahead of time. The good news is that you absolutely can!

Preparing bread dough in advance allows you to have fresh, homemade bread without the hassle of making it from scratch every time. Just be sure to follow the recipe carefully and take note of the recommended resting and rising times.

You can refrigerate the dough for up to a few days or even freeze it for later use.

So go ahead and plan ahead for a delicious, homemade bread that you can enjoy any time you like.

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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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