These are great, moist seeded wheat rolls. It also makes delicious bread. Start this recipe three days ahead to give wheat berries time to sprout. I use these rolls for sandwiches.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
3 days 3 hrs
3 days 3 hrs 40 mins
16 rolls


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Wash wheat berries well. Place in a bowl and fill with water. Cover loosely and let soak until wheat berries swell, 6 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse.

  • Divide wheat berries among 3 to 4 clean jars. Cover each with 2 layers of cheesecloth. Fasten with a rubber band. Rinse the wheat berries once a day with lukewarm water. Let soak in a dark, warm place, until grain is sprouted, about 3 days.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread flax seeds, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds onto a baking sheet.

  • Toast in the preheated oven until seeds start to turn golden brown and become fragrant, about 4 minutes.

  • Reserve 1 cup sprouted wheat berries. Place remaining wheat berries, flax seeds, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, bread flour, whey, whole wheat flour, oil, maple syrup, molasses, gluten, yeast, and salt in a bread machine in the order listed by the manufacturer. Add the reserved 1 cup sprouted wheat berries when the machine beeps to alert you to add ingredients. Run Dough cycle, about 1 hour 45 minutes. Let rest for 30 minutes.

  • Preheat a pizza stone in the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  • Divide dough into 16 balls. Knead and shape into flattened circles and place on parchment paper. Cover and let rolls rise in a warm place until doubled into volume, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Lift parchment paper to transfer rolls onto the preheated pizza stone. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tops are golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Whey is the byproduct of straining homemade yogurt to make Greek yogurt. If you are not a yogurt maker, just use water instead.

You can replace the bread flour with all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons gluten.

Use any variety of seeds you like, for 3/4 cup total (sesame, poppy, sunflower, pumpkin, flax, etc.).

Nutrition Facts

172 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 26g; fat 6.2g; cholesterol 0.5mg; sodium 161mg. Full Nutrition