As long as I can remember, my favorite dishes at the Thanksgiving table have been rolls and mashed potatoes. Forget the turkey, I really just want the carbs. These honey yeast rolls will probably always hold the number one spot in my heart for perfect dinner roll, but for the sake of variety I like to serve another option at Thanksgiving as well. Enter these multigrain rolls. With wheat flour, oatmeal, oat bran and flax seeds in the dough, they certainly earn their title – but not in a bad way. All these ingredients plus the seed-salt sprinkle on top combine to make these hearty rolls taste great and provide some nutritional value. I made them this weekend in preparation for the holiday. We taste-tested one on its own and enjoyed it, but I felt it was missing something. Then I tried it with a dab of honey butter and my oh my, it was just the thing. The slightly sweet and rich honey butter is an ideal compliment to this soft, earthy roll. I am glad both the rolls and butter are already wrapped up and stored for Thanksgiving, otherwise I might be in trouble.
Note: I know because I mentioned it that someone will ask for my honey butter recipe. Truth is, I don’t use one. I just mix room temperature, unsalted butter with honey and a pinch of salt until it tastes delicious. Fancy!