The Best Honey Butter Dinner Rolls + a Baking Hack

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The best honey butter dinner roll recipe to enhance any dinner!

Local Honey, butter, and homemade bread are three of my all-time favorite foods. Healthy? Not so much. Delicious  & Satisfying? You bet your bottoms! I combined those ingredients together into a mouth-watering Honey Butter Dinner Rolls recipe that I am sure you will love.

It takes about an hour to have these ready, but most of that time is rise & bake time so you can work on other things while the rolls prepare themselves: This is a seriously simple recipe(my favorite kind) so even the busiest mamas can enjoy these sweet & tasty rolls as the perfect side for any Southern comfort food dinner!

Dinner Roll Recipe Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • 1 cup milk (lukewarm temperature is best)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 TBSP Honey (locally sourced if possible)
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast

For the Glaze:

  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1 TBSP local honey

Honey Butter Dinner Roll Recipe Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Dissolve yeast in 1-2 TBSP of the lukewarm milk.

3. Add the milk (not with yeast), oil, eggs, & honey to a large mixing bowl & mix.

4. Mix in the flour 1 cup at a time. Then add the salt and the dissolved yeast.

5. Combine and knead until it forms a soft dough. Or put ingredients in a bread machine on dough cycle.

5. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.

6. Separate the dough into balls that are about 1 1/2 inch in diameter.

7. Put the dough balls on a greased pan or a cast iron skillet and cover. Let them rise for a second time for 20-30 minutes. They should double in size during this time.

8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

9. Melt butter and honey in a small sauce pan and then brush this glaze over the top of the honey butter dinner rolls.

Honey Butter Dinner Rolls: Baking Hack

The next time that I made these yummy rolls I realized that I was out of flour after mixing all of the other ingredients in :/

Helpful hint–> always check ingredient availability in your pantry before you start

Necessity is the mother of invention.

This issue was remedied by replacing the missing flour with some boxed pancake mix that I had stashed in the pantry. Here is how that turned out…

The dough was a little stickier this time than in the original recipe, but I wasn’t going to give up on it this far in. I put the dough into a muffin pan to help shape the dough since it wouldn’t form into balls as well.

Honey Butter Rolls-Recipe

These rolls were cooked at the same temperature and for the same amount of time as the original recipe.They turned out great!

Honey Butter Rolls-Recipe

I didn’t put the glaze on these, but they were delicious and sweet! My son was able to help serve these at Soulfood Cafe and people seemed to really enjoy them:)

Honey Butter Dinner Rolls

Honey Butter Dinner Rolls



  • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 TBSP local honey
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast


  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1 TBSP local honey


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Place all dough ingredients into your Bread Machine or mixing bowl in the order listed.
  3. Start the dough cycle if using a bread machine. If you are mixing by hand, then mix until the dough comes off the side of the bowl to form a ball.
  4. Divide the dough into 20 parts on a floured surface and roll into balls.Put the dough balls onto a greased baking pan.
  5. Cover the dough balls (I use greased plastic wrap) and allow them to rise for about 20-30 minutes.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.Melt butter & honey and brush over the rolls.
  7. Enjoy these sweet, warm, buttery dinner rolls!

Do you have a favorite dinner roll recipe? Share it with me in the comments!

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  1. Hi! I just found this recipe 🙂 I plan to bake these the day before Thanksgiving but will wait to glaze them until right before dinner. What do you suggest is the best way to warm them back up?

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