Sunflower Seed Dinner Rolls

Whole-wheat flour, rolled oats, and sunflower seeds make up the multiple grains in these fiber-rich dinner rolls. They are delicious with butter, herbed olive oil, or cream cheese.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 3 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 12


  • 1 packet yeast
  • 3 Tbsp. warm water
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 1⁄2 oz. melted butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3⁄4 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1⁄4 cup rolled oats
  • 1⁄2 cup sunflower seeds


  • Combine yeast and water and let sit for 5 minutes to proof.
  • Add milk, butter, salt, 1 egg, and sugar to the yeast mixture. Mix well.
  • Stir in the all-purpose flour with a wooden spoon or the paddle attachment of an electric stand mixer. Gradually add whole-wheat flour and rolled oats. Knead with a dough hook for 10 minutes. Put dough in an oiled bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for 90 minutes.
  • Punch down dough, divide into 12 pieces, and roll each piece in a ball. Place dough balls on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 60 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat remaining egg in a small bowl. Uncover rolls, brush with beaten egg, and sprinkle with sunflower seeds. Bake for 15 minutes.