Sweet Potato Cinnamon Oat Rolls

I’m still having fun experimenting with cinnamon chip and sweet potato combinations. Here’s the latest recipe to receive a stamp of approval from kids and adults alike. Look closely at the photos, and you might get a sense of how the cinnamon chips are swirled between layers of tender sweet potato oat rolls. Best [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Cheddar Spinach Rolls

Yet another way to entice children—and adults—to eat their spinach… with some whole grains to boot!

Cheddar Spinach Rolls

Makes 12 rolls

1 cup tightly packed fresh spinach leaves, rinsed 1 cup water

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 cups bread flour 2/3 cup whole wheat flour 2 [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Cherry Almond Pull Aparts

Fresh out of the oven—before and after inverting onto plate

This is a new holiday favorite. While containing less butter and sugar than most of its peers, we try to save this recipe for special occasions because it has more of both than our typical breakfast breads. We’ve had variations of it for [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Tender Tomato Rolls

Matt created this recipe by combining my Easy Cheese Brioche with his Hearty Pizza Bread. Such experiments often require multiple tests, but this time he hit a home run on the first attempt, creating an incredibly delicate roll that is excellent on its own but even better stuffed with cheese.

With their tomato, cheese [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Chocolate Banana Rolls

This recipe started as bread, morphed into rolls and has the potential to serve as the foundation for a plethora of baked treats. Like the Double Chocolate Cherry Bread in my last post, these can be dressed up to deliver a chocolate fix just when you need it. Alternatively, you can make bread instead—a subtly [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Multigrain Sourdough Cornmeal Rolls

These rustic, nutritious rolls are packed with protein, fiber and flavor. The taste of sourdough dominates, complemented by milk and honey and further enhanced by the nuttiness of bulgur wheat.

Gorgeous on their own, these are also perfect for sharing in a basket with butter and jam on the side. Their hearty (and hardy) nature [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Simple Cheddar Oat Rolls

For such an impressive final product, these are amazingly easy with a bread machine. Just toss in a few ingredients, run the dough cycle, divide, stuff and bake. Voila! You end up with fantastic whole grain rolls that are perfect with breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Well-suited for guests, potlucks and special events, these delicious treats [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Seven-Grain Rolls

After just one try, we’d have to say this recipe is a “keeper.” Intended for—and excellent as—sandwich rolls, these turned out to be just sweet enough to serve at breakfast as well. Given their multi-grain ingredients, these are surprisingly light and fluffy. You’d never guess they contain a high-protein, high-fiber combo of cracked wheat, steel [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]


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This blog is for sharing home-tested recipes with more whole grains, less fat and fewer calories than similar recipes. If you see something you like, or if you'd like to see more, let me know! - Liesl

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