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125Total Time
1Prep Time
25Bake Time

Easy Wholemeal Bread Rolls

19 Reviews

About the bake

Our easy wholemeal bread rolls are delicious for a lunch time bite to eat, and taste great warm straight from the oven.

They are a simpler take on our popular Allinson's wholemeal bread rolls recipe.

If you enjoyed making these wholemeal bread rolls, give our malted brown bread recipe a go!

125Total Time
1Prep Time
25Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Put flour and salt into a large bowl, stir in the sugar and yeast, then rub in the butter. Add enough water to form a soft dough

  2. Step 2:

    Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until the dough is smooth and elastic.

  3. Step 3:

    Separate the dough into 8-10 balls, or have fun with different shapes or alternatively leave the loaf whole. Place the rolls on a baking tray, cover and leave in a warm place until the dough has risen and doubled in size, around 35-45 minutes.

  4. Step 4:

    Preheat the oven to 230°C (210°C fan, gas mark 8). Brush the surface of the rolls with beaten egg then sprinkle on your chosen topping or leave plain.

  5. Step 5:

    Bake the rolls for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 200°C (180°C fan, gas mark 6) for 10 minutes until the rolls are risen and golden brown and sound hollow when tapped underneath.

  6. Step 6:

    Cool on a wire rack.


    • 500g Allinson's very strong wholemeal bread flour
    • 1.5 tsp Salt
    • 1 tsp Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 15g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 1 sachet or 7g Allinson's Easy Bake yeast or Allinson's Time Saver Yeast
    • 300ml Warm water
    • 1 Egg glaze
    •  Pumpkin seeds
    •  Poppy seeds
    •  Caraway seeds

Nutritional Information

per 83g
  • 192cal Energy
  • 2.7g Fat
  • 1g of which Saturates
  • 31g Carbohydrates
  • 1g of which Sugars
  • 8.4g Protein
  • 0.76g Salt

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