Easy Whole Wheat Hoagie Rolls
These easy whole wheat hoagie rolls are perfectly chewy on the inside with a mildly crispy crust. And that wholesome whole-grain flavor?
All I can say is that it’s incredible. Once you try this recipe for yourself, you’ll see what I’m talking about. By the way – you may also want to check out this gluten-free hoagie roll recipe as well.
**Now, these rolls contain both whole-wheat and bread flour (or you can sub all-purpose flour). This is to prevent the rolls from being too dense and heavy.
But if you prefer to use only the whole wheat flour instead, no problem! You may just need to add a bit more water, as whole-wheat flour is more absorbent. Also, the texture of the rolls may be a little more dense**
Making Homemade Bread – So Satisfying
If you’ve never experienced the satisfaction of making your own bread, let me tell you all about it! The feeling while you’re kneading dough is a relaxing one.
It’s a great stress reliever as well. I’ve gotten to the point where I prefer making my own bread, rolls, etc. rather than buying it.
The difference between homemade and store-brought bread is remarkable. Now there are a few excellent and healthy store-brought bread choices out there, don’t get me wrong.
I’ve also tried Dave’s Killer Bread, which is really good. And I’ve also read rave reviews about Ezekiel Bread, which I’ve yet to try. Have you tried it?
Inspiration From Others
I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration for my recipes from others’ recipes that I’ve either tried or saw online.
There are so many amazing food blogs out there, it’s incredible! How could I not be inspired from most of them?
With recipe creating, it’s all about experimenting. And trying to have fun doing it, at the same time.
And it’s also about appreciating the incredible talent of other people. It doesn’t always have to be a competition, you know?
About Whole Wheat Flour..
I enjoy using whole-wheat flour in a lot of my recipes, such as in these easy whole wheat hoagie rolls. I’m talking about whole wheat flour, not regular wheat flour.
Whole wheat flour is more nutritious and has more health benefits than regular wheat flour. Plus, it’s not processed like regular wheat flour.
For those who predominately use all-purpose flour in their recipes, whole-wheat flour may take some getting used to.
First of all, it’s more dense than regular flour, and secondly, the taste is more heartier. Therefore, it can’t replace all-purpose (regular) flour in every recipe.
But it does have its place. You can use whole-wheat flour in cakes, cookies, biscuits, pancakes, etc. The list goes on and on..
You’ll Also Love These Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Rolls:)
One such recipe that contains whole-wheat flour, are these delicious and easy to make whole-wheat eggless cinnamon rolls.
Instead of using all-purpose flour, I decided to switch it up a little and use a mixture of both whole-wheat and regular flour.
You won’t believe how light, chewy and soft these cinnamon rolls are!
*Most often with whole-wheat flour, you can use it in a recipe by itself or combine it with all-purpose flour for a less dense texture*
Easy Whole-Wheat Hoagie Rolls Ingredients:
You only need 7 basic ingredients in order to make these easy whole wheat hoagie rolls. And let me tell you – these rolls are perfect for your favorite deli sandwich toppings.
And they’re even perfect for your favorite tuna or chicken salad sandwich.
- Lukewarm Water: The water shouldn’t be too hot or too cool – kind of in the middle. This is so the yeast won’t be killed off.
- Instant Yeast: I chose to use instant yeast for this recipe, because you can just add it with the other ingredients.
*You can also use active dry yeast. Just make sure to combine it with the lukewarm water, olive oil, and sugar beforehand.
Then let the mixture sit for five minutes before adding in the dry ingredients. This will allow the yeast to activate*
- Sugar: You can use regular cane sugar. The sugar helps the yeast to activate. If you prefer your rolls to be less sweet, just use a little less sugar than what the recipe calls for.
- Olive Oil: I chose to use extra-virgin olive oil for this recipe, as it’s healthy and adds good flavor to the rolls.
Or you can use another oil such as organic canola, vegetable oil, etc. if you prefer..
- Salt: Just a small amount is needed to add even more flavor.
- Whole-Wheat Flour
- Bread Flour: Try using all-purpose flour instead, if you prefer the rolls to have a lighter texture. If you try it, I’d love to know how the rolls turned out for you.
All Comments Are Appreciated
I’d appreciate hearing from you if you tried this easy whole wheat hoagie rolls recipe.
Any comments or feedback in the comment section below would be greatly appreciated. Be blessed!
Easy Whole Wheat Hoagie Rolls
- 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
- 2 1/4 tsp (one packet) instant yeast
- 1/2 tbsp regular cane sugar
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil (I used extra-virgin)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour and an extra 1/4 cup.
- 1 3/4 cups and 1 1/2 tablespoons bread flour
- In large bowl combine the lukewarm water, yeast, sugar, salt, and oil. Add in both flours and combine mixture until a soft dough forms (it’s a lot easier to use your hands here).
- On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for 10 minutes by hand, or if you have a bread machine – that should work also.While kneading, you may have to feel out the dough. If it still seems to be sticky, add in an extra tablespoon or two of flour.*Don’t add too much more than that, or the dough will be too stiff and hard for you to handle*
- Grease or oil the bowl you took the dough out of. Put the ball of dough in, and roll the dough around so that it’s coated with the oil. Cover and let sit for 30-35 minutes until double in size.
- Deflate the dough (push your fist down the middle until you see the dough deflate). Cut the dough into 6 equal pieces.Form each piece into a rectangular shape, then roll the longest side into a long roll shape.. Make sure you seal any loose ends/gaps in.
- Place the formed rolls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Make sure that they are not too close to each other. They will expand and grow larger. Cover the rolls and let them sit for around 30 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees about 10 minutes before you put the rolls in. This way, you don’t have to wait around until it’s ready..*If you’d like to use an egg wash, combine an egg white + a dash of water. Brush gently over the tops and sides of the rolls before baking*
- Bake for 25 minutes or so until they’re browned to your liking. Let cool about 10-15 minutes before slicing.