Fresh and warm out of the oven, these delicious whole wheat dinner rolls with pumpkin seeds are the perfect accompaniment to most any holiday dish. Soft and buttery, with just hint of sweetness, they’re made with butter, a touch of honey, and whole wheat flour (you know, to help you get in your daily dose of whole grains).
Most people focus on the main course of a holiday meal, but we believe no meal is complete without bread! Cute and round, these buns are perfect topped with a pat of butter, some apple or pumpkin butter, or when used to sop up some good gravy.
Many people are intimidated by the idea of making bread from scratch, but it is easier than you might think. Using just a few simple ingredients, you can have that home-baked taste!
The process of growing the yeast, making the dough and watching it rise is also a fun experience for kids, who will love to help, and can easily roll the dough into little balls which they can watch rise while baking. (It is like a very tasty chemistry experiment!)
This recipe is also a great way to use up some of those pumpkin seeds you may have saved after carving jack-o-lanterns in October. The seeds add a nutty flavor and crispy crunch to contrast with the soft, moist interior of the rolls.
You can make the dough hours in advance, or even the night before, and just pop them in the oven before your guests arrive so they can be served hot and fresh. Just be sure to make plenty, because everyone is going to want more!