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Whole-Wheat Maple Sourdough Rolls

Soft, fluffy bread rolls made with whole wheat and a touch of maple syrup. These are perfect for burgers or just as a dinner roll.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time23 mins
Total Time53 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Whole Wheat Maple Sourdough Rolls
Servings: 24 rolls
Calories: 159kcal


  • tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 ½ cups warm water
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup flaxmeal
  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 3 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 3-4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp salt


  • Mix the yeast, maple syrup and warm water in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Let it stand 10 minutes or until the yeast starts to froth.
  • Add 1 cup of whole-wheat flour and 1 cup of all-purpose flour. Mix and let stand for about 15 minutes.
  • Add the sourdough, flaxmeal, salt, oil, and baking soda. Add the flour, a cup at a time, alternating the whole-wheat and all-purpose flours, until the dough is no longer sticky.
  • Continue to knead for eight minutes on medium speed or by hand. Shape the dough into a smooth ball and place in a large, oiled bowl for an hour or until doubled in size.
  • Punch down the dough and divide it into 24 pieces. At this point you can shape the rolls any way you want to. I rolled each roll into a long cylinder, rolled it, and then tucked the end underneath. But you can shape them into burger buns or crescents.
  • Let the rolls rise about an hour or until they have doubled in size. Preheat an oven to 370 degrees.
  • Bake the rolls for 23 minutes until golden-brown. Remove them to a rack and let cool for another 10 minutes. Remove the rolls from the baking sheet and continue cooling them on a rack.
  • These taste great warm from the oven, but you can also freshen them up later by popping in an oven for a couple of minutes.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg