Dinner Rolls Made With Healthy Coconut Oil


I grew up in my family's restaurant. I revamped this recipe to make it a little healthier. The original recipe was one of my dad's, who was a master chef. People came from all over West Texas to eat 'Stanton's Hot Rolls' and cake doughnuts. I had gained almost 200 pounds and decided to make some changes. At 75 pounds lighter, I'm changing the recipes. Took out the bad cholesterol and added the good. I took out the eggs and cut the salt in half.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
22 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 52 mins
24 servings


  • 5 cups bread flour, divided

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 4 (.25 ounce) packages instant yeast

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 1 cup water

  • cup coconut oil

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  1. Combine 2 1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.

  2. Heat milk, water, and 1/3 cup coconut oil in a saucepan until a thermometer inserted into the mixture reads 120 degrees F (49 degrees C), 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Pour milk mixture over flour; beat together on high speed until combined, about 2 minutes. Stir in remaining 2 1/2 cups flour until a soft, sticky dough forms.

  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

  5. Place dough in a bowl; cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.

  6. Grease 24 muffin cups. Divide dough into 48 equal-sized balls; place 2 balls into each prepared muffin cup. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.

  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  8. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Brush tops with 1 tablespoon coconut oil.

Cook's Notes:

This could be made into a loaf of bread or into rolls baked in an 8-inch round pan if you don't have muffin tins.

Butter can be substituted for the 1 tablespoon coconut oil if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

153 Calories
4g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 153
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 75mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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