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. #
    Meg @ Be fit Be Full — October 15, 2009 @ 4:02 pm

    Peanut butter! Peanut butter!


  2. #
    Kelly Michelle — October 15, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

    mmmmm I have been dying to try the classic! You just cannot go wrong with peanut butter in my opinion!


  3. #
    DiningAndDishing — October 15, 2009 @ 4:04 pm

    Ohhh, I want to win this!! I think I’d like to try the Revive – dark chocolate and chunky peanut butter – yuuuuum!!!

    – Beth @


  4. #
    mountain girl — October 15, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

    I’d LOVE to try Run…because of the maca! But anything else with chia or carob would qualify too!


  5. #
    happyshoes — October 15, 2009 @ 4:07 pm

    I would love to try a Renew bar!


  6. #
    Bronwyn — October 15, 2009 @ 4:13 pm

    Well I’d have to go with the Classic or the Chocolate Peanut butter Crisp.


    My blog: Will Work For Peanut butter.
    Says it all

    check it out:


  7. #
    Jenna — October 15, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

    Those rolls look great. And I have to go with classic – anything peanut butter is delicious!


  8. #
    Jen — October 15, 2009 @ 4:20 pm

    First – you should definitely dip those rolls in gravy! yum!

    I would love to try the Classic Glo bars – I’m a sucker for peanut butter!


  9. #
    Jessica — October 15, 2009 @ 4:21 pm

    chocolate peppy mint all the way :)

    Thanks :D


  10. #
    HealthySDLiving — October 15, 2009 @ 4:23 pm

    Nice stash of wine!! :)

    YUM, I’ve been dying to try one of her bars! They all look SO good but I would love to try the Classic!


  11. #
    Kelly — October 15, 2009 @ 4:23 pm

    I can not wait to try the Revive bar. Dark chocolate and peanut butter…there’s nothing better! :)


  12. #
    Iris — October 15, 2009 @ 4:23 pm

    the revive, please!


  13. #
    Katy — October 15, 2009 @ 4:31 pm

    The chocolate peppermint bar — because it’s been getting so much love by the lucky bloggers who have tried it!


  14. #
    Amber — October 15, 2009 @ 4:51 pm

    Definitely the Zen. I have two toddlers. I can always use a little Zen in my life.


  15. #
    Linda — October 15, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

    I would love to try the Refresh bar, what a great flavour combination not normally found in bar form!


  16. #
    erika — October 15, 2009 @ 5:08 pm

    I’m am dying to try them all after visiting Angela’s website – but once I read the Revive which is dark chocolate chunky peanut butter that stuck – all i could think of is the old reeses peanut butter commerical – “you got your chocolate in my peanut butter no you got your peanut butter on my chocolate” so in a nut shell – pun intended Revive is the one I look forward to trying the most!


  17. #
    Missy Maintains — October 15, 2009 @ 5:17 pm

    I would love to try the Revive one since I am always tired and need a pick-me-up!


  18. #
    Susan loves to eat and therefore must workout — October 15, 2009 @ 5:18 pm

    My husband is a runner, and currently preparing for an annual Turkey (Thanksgiving) Run, as well as for the L.A. Marathon next year.

    So, I’m thinkin’ we need to try some of those Run bars :O) They sound awesome! I’ve never heard of these bars before, but they seem amazing. I would also like the Endure and Renew bars for both of us.

    Looks like I need to win this giveaway!

    And, thanks so much for adding me as a Tasty Kitchen friend :O) I need to visit on there much more often than I do.



  19. #
    jodie — October 15, 2009 @ 5:40 pm

    Would love the Run bars, looking for a bar that will give me lots of energy now that I am running a lot longer and farther. Dying to try Angelas bars.

    Great giveaway. Thanks.


  20. #
    Seemommyrun — October 15, 2009 @ 5:42 pm

    Yummy! I would love to try the RUN bar immediately after my weekly 9 mile Saturday run!


  21. #
    Mallory — October 15, 2009 @ 6:01 pm

    oh my word, how about ALL of them?!?!

    ok ok, if I had to pick one I’d pick the cranberry apricot – maybe because fall makes me crave cranberry/pumpkin/dried fruit based foods, or maybe just because they look


  22. #
    emily — October 15, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

    I want to try the chia seed one!


  23. #
    Jamie — October 15, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

    Mmm… I want to try the Run bar!


  24. #
    Eliza — October 15, 2009 @ 6:13 pm

    Mmm those rolls look SO good! Throw some of those in my giveaway bag too;)

    The Revive Bar’s sound fabulous !!


  25. #
    Urban Girl — October 15, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

    I can’t wait to try Revive. I am a sucker for anything with chocolate and peanut butter… : )


  26. #
    Valentina — October 15, 2009 @ 6:30 pm

    REVIVE! Chocolate and Peanut Butter?? Doesn’ t get much better than that!


  27. #
    jessicalovessmoothies — October 15, 2009 @ 6:32 pm

    All of them! I mean, I guess I would start with Renew, then Peanut butter, then chia@


  28. #
    Sara — October 15, 2009 @ 6:59 pm

    i would love to try the revive bar, followed by the run bar! thanks for the chance to win!


  29. #
    robin huskey — October 15, 2009 @ 7:15 pm

    Oh my gosh!!! I would love to try them!
    I am currently changing my eating lifestyle and this is something on my list to try! They look so YUMMY!


  30. #
    Emily S., the Fitness Freak! — October 15, 2009 @ 7:18 pm

    I love Granola bars and I’ve never tried one of Angela’s bars! I would love to try the Run bars as I am an avid RUNNER! Oh and you’re rolls look absolutely delicious. I love to bake whole wheat healthy breads too and would love your recipe for those yummy lookin’ rolls! :-)


  31. #
    Katie — October 15, 2009 @ 7:24 pm

    Those buns look to die for!!! I am definitely a CARB kinda girl!
    I can’t wait to try Angela’s RUN bars!! I have just started jogging and need a pick me up!!!


  32. #
    Laura T — October 15, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

    Your rolls look absolutely fabulous! You have inspired to me get baking this weekend (I am copying your recipe).
    I would love to try the Glo Classic bars (actually the variety pack would be the best, then I could try them all)!


  33. #
    Kelly — October 15, 2009 @ 7:32 pm

    Mmm..those rolls looks fantastic!

    I can’t decide between the Classic and the Revive bars!! I want to try both of them desperately!


  34. #
    Nicole — October 15, 2009 @ 7:49 pm

    I would like to try the awake bar :)


  35. #
    farebear — October 15, 2009 @ 7:49 pm

    I would love to try them all. But I think the two that looked the most appealing were the Classic Peanut Butter and the Renew.



  36. #
    Nicole — October 15, 2009 @ 8:04 pm

    I am dying to try the Renew bars! I think they have like 11 grams of protein in them and I’m looking for the perfect bar to have after practice.


  37. #
    Tammy — October 15, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

    I have been dying to buy a multi-pack for a week now..but can’t really affoed it. If I could choose JUST one, I would choose the Revive bar. It sounds devine!


  38. #
    beth — October 15, 2009 @ 8:10 pm

    i’d love to try them all! if i had to choose one it would be the classic. has to be called the classic for a reason…


  39. #
    Lesley — October 15, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

    The revive. MMMMM! I love peanut butter.


  40. #
    Andrea — October 15, 2009 @ 8:26 pm

    I would LOVE to try the awake glo bars. They look awesome!


  41. #
    Laura E — October 15, 2009 @ 8:34 pm

    Thanks so much for the opportunity! I really want to try the Refresh Chocolate Peppy-mint flavor!!


  42. #
    christie — October 15, 2009 @ 8:49 pm

    The Run bar sounds great to power me to run run run just like Angela. She is so inspirational. Thanks for the opportunity


  43. #
    Lily — October 15, 2009 @ 8:59 pm

    This is a tough choice, but I think I’d like to try Endure the most. The fruity combo sounds magnificent! They all sound yummy though!!


  44. #
    Sara — October 15, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

    Classic sounds good to me!


  45. #
    Diane — October 15, 2009 @ 9:13 pm

    Definitely can’t wait to try the “Revive” – dark chocolate and chunky peanut butter!!! Is there anything better?!? :)


  46. #
    Rachel — October 15, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

    I’ve been seeing a lot of these bars around! I’d like to try the classic.


  47. #
    Christine — October 15, 2009 @ 9:24 pm

    I would LOVE to try the Revive bar! Peanut butter and dark chocolate makes for one tasty combo!


  48. #
    Tasha — October 15, 2009 @ 9:33 pm

    Definitely Awake. Curious what she did with the coffee to make it taste good


  49. #
    Becky — October 15, 2009 @ 9:34 pm

    Those rolls look great! As far as a Glo bar flavor I would love to try Refresh. Who doesn’t love chocolate peppermint?


  50. #
    Marcia — October 15, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

    I would love to try all of the flavors, but the Dark Chocolate + Peanut Butter Bar would be my first pick!



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