Monday, October 12, 2015

Thanksgiving Healthy Recipes: Clean Eating Dinner Bread Rolls

Thanksgiving Healthy Recipes: Clean Eating Dinner Bread Rolls

The true Thanksgiving Dinner professional knows that the unspoken hero of the meal is the dinner roll. This recipe makes 12 so you may need to multiply it. The good news is these rolls are only made with healthy ingredients at home which also comes with bragging rights. They work out to only about 150 calories each, depending on your exact ingredients.
Allergen notice: this recipe is not gluten-free and it does contain honey.

Ingredients:

3-1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 packet rapid-rise, highly active yeast
1 tablespoon natural honey
3/4 cups warm water (105-115 degrees Fahrenheit)
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons onion powder
3/4 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk
2 tablespoons olive oil + extra for coating dough

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  
In a large mixing bowl, combine the honey and water and stir until honey is dissolved.
  
Add yeast to water/honey mixture and let stand until foamy (about 10 minutes)
  
In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, onion powder and salt.
  
Once the yeast mixture is foamy, add the oil and milk and stir briefly.
  
Add the flour to the liquid mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until it gets thick enough to knead with your hands (if you have a mixer, you can do this all in one bowl with a dough hook).
  
Knead for about 5 minutes. The dough should be slightly sticky, but firm and smooth. If it’s too sticky, add a bit more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  
Coat the ball of dough in olive oil, cover the bowl with a towel and allow the dough to rise for one hour.
  
Now break the dough into 12 equal pieces and roll into balls.
  
Place on an oiled cookie sheet, cover with a towel and let rise for 1 more hour.
  
Brush the rolls with a small amount of milk (whichever type you used), using a basting brush.
  
Bake rolls for approximately 40-50 minutes. They should have a nice golden brown crust when done.
  
Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack



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