Diane Carbonell’s new book that I featured yesterday – 150 Pounds Gone Forever: How I Lost Half My Size and You Can Too – includes healthy recipes she and her family enjoy. Here’s one of them. It’s for her Easy Whole Wheat Yeast Rolls – just six ingredients.
From the book:
I make the dough, bake what I need for that evening, and freeze the rest of the dough in 1-inch balls. Thaw the frozen dough balls and bake when they are about doubled in size.
2 packages dry yeast
2 c very warm water
1/4 c Sucanat or 1/3 c honey
1 Tbsp salt
1/3 c olive oil
4-5 c whole wheat flour
Mix the first five ingredients in the order given. Add 3 1/2 cups flour. Mix well and add the rest of the flour 1/2 cup at a time. Knead by hand for about 10 minutes, adding in extra flour as needed. Put into a bowl and let rise until doubled, or about 60 minutes.
Punch the risen dough down and pull off golf-ball size pieces of dough. Shape into small balls and place onto a greased baking pan. Cover and allow to rise for about 30 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees until lightly brown, approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Freeze extra rolls for up to three months.
Serving: 24 rolls
Per serving: 117 calories; 3.1 g protein; 3 g total fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 20 g carbohydrates; 2.8 g fiber; 292 mg sodium
Recipe reprinted with permission.