See…I promised I wasn’t going to give you a recipe for the rolls above my jeans. WHO would want that? Not me.



Or my hubs. Hmmm…better do something about these rolls…




I got the idea for this recipe from Miss Martha, of course. I used whole wheat flour for the entire batch, making them super nutty and healthy.





First, I whisked the yeast with some raw honey and buttermilk.










It has to sit until it gets foamy.






I used about 1/2 of this package.















Any Michigan natives out there??















My grandparents are from Michigan and we vacation there every summer – way up north on the lake. I have some of the BEST memories of my life there. A huge part of me would love to live there, or retire there…or…something there. Unfortunately, it is about 10 hours away from me in good ole’ Pittsburgh.


American Spoon has the most amazing jams, salsas, dried fruits, etc. Even better, you can sample EVERY product in their stores. Once when I was about 8, we got kicked out because one of the employees accused me of double dipping. 


I don’t think I did, but when it comes to food, you never know with me. My mind gets clouded. Oops.







Check out this incredible raw honey.




















It is so good. It tastes amazing on toast, fruit, even ice cream. I adore you, American Spoon honey.








I loved this part of making the rolls.










Ground flaxseed and oatbran.





Pour some boiling water over it and let it absorb.















Even oats go in the mix!










Truly ‘multi-grain.’ 









When the yeast looks like this, it’s ready to go.

















Here is the oatbran/flax mixture. 











I probably could have just eaten a spoonful of it like that.









Into the mixer the ingredients go.















And once everything is combined, place in a large, well-oiled bowl.













I took a peak at this up close and thought ‘this is going to be good…’














It is supposed to be set in a warm, dark place to rise.










This is about the darkest place in my house, and it certainly wasn’t warm because we didn’t turn on the heat until yesterday.








Luckily I have all of this wine to keep me warm in the chilly house.











Do you think we have enough wine? Especially when I’m the wine drinker in the family?








The secret spot behind the bar worked well – as you can see the dough doubled in bulk.














I weighed out 3 oz portions and rolled them into balls.











Set them in a round cake pan.








And brush the tops with egg wash.














My house smelled glorious with the scent of freshly baked bread.










And this time, it wasn’t from a candle.



How incredible do these look?








I opted not to add any seeds on top, with the exception of some course sea salt.











I like sesame seeds, and poppy seeds are ok, but place a fennel or caraway seed near me and I may stone you. Or just run away. Or just push it out of my face. Drama.






The up-close version.











Guess who is using her macro setting??? :)







My hubby spread some butter and jam on these.










I thought about how amazing they would be dipped in gravy. 



Does that defeat the purpose of whole wheat, multigrain?





Well maybe I’ll make a vegetable gravy. I can count it as my daily vegetable intake, since you all know how much I love them.





Multigrain Rolls

adapted from Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook

1/4 cup oat bran

1/4 cup ground flaxseeds

1/2 cup boiling water

1/2 cup warm buttermilk

1/2 envelope active dry yeast

1/4 cup honey

1 whole egg + 1 yolk

1/3 cup rolled oats

2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon sea salt

salt and pepper to taste

olive oil to coat bowl

mixed seeds (optional)


Combine oat bran and flaxseeds in bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit until absorbed and completely cooled.


In the electric mixer bowl, whisk together warm milk, yeast and honey. Let sit until foamy, about 5-10 minutes.


Once foamy, add 1 whole egg, oats, 3/4 cups whole wheat flour, oat bran mixture, salt and pepper with electric mixer on low speed. Add more whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup at a time to make a soft, slightly sticky dough. Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover. Let rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size, about 2 hours.


Oil one 8-9 inch cake pan. Separate dough into 3 ounce sections, rolling each into a ball. Set in the round cake pan and cover. Let rise until doubled, about 30-45 minutes.


Preheat oven to 375. In a small bowl, whisk remaining egg yolk. Brush rolls with the egg wash, sprinkled with sea salt and add additional seeds if you would like. Bake until golden brown on top, about 20-25 minutes.





And now…



A Glo Bar Giveaway!!













I’m sure so many of you have been DYING to try Angela’s Glo Bars like I have.



I am so excited to give away a GLO BAR VARIETY PACK to one lucky reader! Glo bars are 100% certified organic!


Per GloBakery: in the variety pack you will receive a total of 10 bars in these varying flavors:

  • Classic (Chunky Peanut Butter)
  • Revive (Dark Chocolate Chunky Peanut Butter)
  • Renew (Post-workout, high protein hemp)
  • Endure (Cranberry Apricot Spelt)
  • Run (Pre-workout w/ energizing raw maca)



Is your mouth watering yet?



To enter, visit Angela’s bakey and tell me which flavor you can’t wait to try and why. The winner will randomly be chosen Friday (Oct 16th) at 8am EST.

You can also follow me on Twitter, tweet about the giveaway or add me to your blogroll, but that’s just if ya like me. :)




Have a great evening!

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281 Responses to “Multigrain Rolls and a 'Glo-ing' Giveaway!”

  1. #
    Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) — October 14, 2009 @ 5:49 pm

    The rolls sound delicious! yum!

    I’d love to try the Revive Glo Bar – anything chocolate sounds good to me! :)


  2. #
    lowandbhold — October 14, 2009 @ 5:59 pm

    Those rolls look awesome!!

    I am dying to try the Revive flavor. Yum!


  3. #
    eatingmachine — October 14, 2009 @ 6:11 pm

    i want the revive!
    and i love making rolls! mmm


  4. #
    Lindsey @ Sound Eats — October 14, 2009 @ 6:20 pm

    First of all those rolls look amazing!!! Second of all, I’d love to try Ang’s run bars! :) GREAT giveaway!


  5. #
    Anne P — October 14, 2009 @ 6:25 pm

    I want to try the chia one!!!


  6. #
    Brenna — October 14, 2009 @ 6:26 pm

    The bars all look so good! I’d especially like to try the Renew bar as a post-morning workout snack before heading to work. The perfect thing to grab on the way out the door! Your multigrain rolls look sooooo good! I’ll have to give them a try!


  7. #
    VeggieGirl — October 14, 2009 @ 6:28 pm

    Renew bar, please! :)


  8. #
    Marian — October 14, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

    Must stick with the Classic. I’m a peanut butter gal!


  9. #
    keri410 — October 14, 2009 @ 6:32 pm

    The revive! Uhh hello!? Dark chocolate and PB??? YES PLEASE!


  10. #
    Abby — October 14, 2009 @ 6:37 pm

    I bet your house smells amazing.. yum!!! Those looks great.

    MMM glo bars.. I would LOVE the Run bar :)


  11. #
    Christina — October 14, 2009 @ 6:40 pm

    There is nothing better than fresh baked bread!!

    I would love to try any of Angela’s bars but would especially love to try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp!


  12. #
    Marisa (Trim The Fat) — October 14, 2009 @ 6:47 pm

    Mmmm…definitely would love to try the Revive!


  13. #
    muffy — October 14, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

    Omg a dream giveaway! I have been dying to try the run glo bars!


  14. #
    Nicole — October 14, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

    Been wanting to try anything of Angela’s for awhile now! Dark chocolate chia seed sounds good…


  15. #
    JW — October 14, 2009 @ 6:57 pm

    I want to try the chocolate Revive!


  16. #
    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — October 14, 2009 @ 7:01 pm

    omg what an amazing giveaway!!! I would love to try them all-but the classic sounds amazing with the peanut butter! PB ALL THE WAY!!! :)

    I will post a link in todays post when I get home!!!


  17. #
    Tania :) — October 14, 2009 @ 7:05 pm

    I would LOVE to try a Revive one! I get so bogged down and tired between working 6 days a week, training, and being a newlywed- I would love a healthy vegan bar! Please please!! :)


  18. #
    savoringsarah — October 14, 2009 @ 7:14 pm

    Ummmm I live in Northern Mi!!!! Where did you vacay?! I think the American spoon where I live is the original location! Love it!!!!!!

    And I’m a sucker for pb ANYTHING!!!


  19. #
    carascravings — October 14, 2009 @ 7:15 pm

    I love a good roll recipe…these look scrumptious!
    I am sure your house smelled divine as these were baking.

    We have a family recipe for rolls that my Mom makes at every holiday, which everyone now calls “Mommy Buns.”


  20. #
    Kristen @ Simply Savor — October 14, 2009 @ 7:18 pm

    Oooh! They all sound delicious, I don’t know which one I would pick! Either RENEW– I’m always looking for post workout snacks and I’ve never tried hemp protein before…or REVIVE–dark chocolate and peanut butter? YES PLEASE! :) Thanks for the great giveaway!


  21. #
    The Foodie Diaries — October 14, 2009 @ 7:18 pm

    I’d love to try the classic!

    And OMG where do you find the time to bake these incredible creations EVERY DAY??


  22. #
    Kim — October 14, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

    How can you pick just one?!?! They all look delicious. But my weakness is peanut butter, so I’d love to try the Revive bar. Wow! Chocolate and peanut butter is the best combo ever! How can you go wrong?


  23. #
    Lisa — October 14, 2009 @ 7:51 pm

    Chocolate peppermint looks really good – especially now that its getting chilly out and the holidays are right around the corner!


  24. #
    Y — October 14, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

    The chocolate chia seed bar –

    The rolls look amazing!


  25. #
    Randi — October 14, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

    Your rolls look heavenly! I will definitely be trying this recipe.

    As for the glo bars… I’d like to try Run bars. I’m the middle of a marathon training cycle so I could use the extra boost. Complimented with a side of your rolls, I’ll be a carbo loading fool! I love it!


  26. #
    Kendra — October 14, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

    Your rolls look yummy……… I think all the glo bars sound great, this time of year the cranberry apricot sounds really good.


  27. #
    Bryan — October 14, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

    I’ve been dying to try ‘Run’. Why, because I run. Duh! :)


  28. #
    blueberrymuffins — October 14, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

    I want Revive!


  29. #
    traynharder23 — October 14, 2009 @ 8:46 pm

    chocolate brownie bar. seriously.


  30. #
    veggiebooty — October 14, 2009 @ 8:57 pm

    I love the spot you found to leave the dough to rise. Very creative.

    And I am *dying* to try the Glo-nola, as well as the “Refresh” bar – Dark Chocolate Peppermint – it’s like Holiday Hot Chocolate!


  31. #
    Elizabeth — October 14, 2009 @ 9:00 pm

    Great job on the rolls! They look hearty but fluffy, which is a great combo but not an easy task :)

    For the awesome Glo bars, I’m dying to try the Run (for my half-marathon…just a few weeks away now) and the Renew (…for, um, after the big run :) ). I’m planning to order some Refresh and Awake as soon as my schedule calms down. Thanks for doing this supercool giveaway!


  32. #
    One Healthy Apple — October 14, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

    I’m all over the Awake bar- looks so good! You are already on my blogroll. What an awesome giveaway!


  33. #
    Heather — October 14, 2009 @ 9:27 pm

    i love raw honey! it’s so beautiful!! that looks super tasty, as do those rolls!


  34. #
    The Candid RD — October 14, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

    Oh YUM!!! I’ll take the dark chocolate and peanut butter, please. And I want lots and lots and lots!

    The multigrain rolls look fantastic. I love your hubby’s idea of using jam and butter. And of course, gravy would be nice. Maybe a side of..broccoli ?? :)


  35. #
    Kelsey — October 14, 2009 @ 10:01 pm

    i think the classic bar sounds incredible!


  36. #
    Dori — October 14, 2009 @ 10:03 pm

    I have been dying to try these! I want the Endure because my sensitive stomach can tolerate spelt, and I happen to love apricots and cranberries!


  37. #
    Ali — October 14, 2009 @ 10:05 pm

    I really love that you post a lot of pictures! Makes it easy to follow! I would love to try the Revive bar…chocolate and peanut butter? YES PLEASE!!!


  38. #
    Kristin — October 14, 2009 @ 10:05 pm


    I’d love to try “Heaven” because I’ve never met a Chocolate Brownie I didn’t love!!


  39. #
    Mish — October 14, 2009 @ 10:08 pm

    Endure–I love the fruit combo. Great Giveway.


  40. #
    Tay — October 14, 2009 @ 10:12 pm

    I would love to try the coffee flavored one!


  41. #
    jocelyneatsfresh — October 14, 2009 @ 10:15 pm

    I’d love to try the Run (Pre-workout w/ energizing raw maca) because Iv recently taking up running and its super hard workout! These bars with maca would definitly give me the boost I need :)


  42. #
    Lisa — October 14, 2009 @ 10:17 pm

    I wanna try the Run bar!


  43. #
    Brianna — October 14, 2009 @ 10:17 pm

    I cannot wait to try the revive oneeee! yummmm :)


  44. #
    Kate — October 14, 2009 @ 10:18 pm

    I’m from the U.P., Escanaba to be exact! There’s nothing better than summer on Lake Michigan :)

    I’d love to try the Run flavor!


  45. #
    Allie (Live Laugh Eat) — October 14, 2009 @ 10:21 pm

    I would love to try ‘Run’ because I am finally building back up my endurance after too many run ins with injuries!! I also need some good pre-workout fuel and the ‘Run’ bars would be perfect!

    PS LOVE your multigrain roll tutorial!!


  46. #
    Kathy — October 14, 2009 @ 10:23 pm

    The Revive glo-bar is definitely the one I want to try most!


  47. #
    Tracey @ TropicalHappiness — October 14, 2009 @ 10:31 pm

    I think the classic! Or the Run! I’d just love to try them because they are so fresh and wholesome!!


  48. #
    Erin — October 14, 2009 @ 10:34 pm

    I just baked bread this weekend! I don’t know why I haven’t done it before this because it was so fun in a dorky, Little House on the Prairie way :) I know I’m dumb to ask this, but how do you use the macro setting? I’ve gotta find my camera instructions!

    I would definitely try the Revive! It’s so hard to choose though!


  49. #
    Heather — October 14, 2009 @ 10:39 pm

    The rolls sound healthy and delicious. I will have to try those!
    I have to say hands down the Revive sounds wonderful! Combines my two favorites…peanut butter and dark chocolate. Great giveaway!


  50. #
    Mandy — October 14, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

    Michigan native here! Love it, miss it everyday.

    I would LOVE to try the Run bar. Big OSG fan, and now a fan of How Sweet. Will be following you on Twitter.



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