Honey Butter Yeast Rolls

These Honey Butter Yeast Rolls are soft, subtly sweet, and the perfect addition to any meal or holiday. The rolls can be prepped in advanced and stored in fridge until ready to bake. Buttery, delicious, and low in fat, these rolls will be a real crowd pleaser!

Warm, soft pieces of bread glazed with honey and butter that are low in fat…where do I sign up? Sounds. Like. A. Dream.

They’re real, I swear! These Honey Butter Yeast Rolls are begging to be the center of your dinner spread, shared and enjoyed with family and friends for all occasions. Made with yeast, they’re soft and subtly sweet. The rolls are also browned in the oven, ensuring they have enough structure so they don’t get soggy after being coated with a marvelous honey and butter glaze.

Not only do these rolls make a great appetizer and addition to any meal, but they’re also the perfect snack size. Enjoy one on its own or throw it in the toaster and add some jam (or more butter) to enjoy any time! Buttery, sweet, delicious, and low in fat, these are sure to be a crowd pleaser.


  • It’s bread, honey, and butter. What a mouth-watering combination.
  • These rolls are not hard to make. They won’t have you stressing out in the kitchen! You can become a bread maker. I promise.
  • They make a big batch, making serving a large crowd a breeze!
  • Just 100 calories per roll!
  • You can make them in advance! Make the dough, shape into balls and refrigerate until you’re ready to pop them in the oven and show ’em off.
  • They’re great for the holidays. The smell of warm bread, honey, and butter working together just smells like home.
  • Goes with everything and every meal. You can make them anytime a craving hits without having to adjust your dinner plan.
  • EVERYONE will love them. Seriously, whatcha waiting for?


  • Milk – Gives the rolls a richer taste.
  • Sugar – Adds sweetness to the rolls and helps the yeast activate.
  • Yeast – You can use regular active dry yeast in this recipe, or rapid-rise yeast.
  • Honey – Adds more sweetness.
  • Salt – For the dough.
  • Egg – Will provide structure to our rolls.
  • All-purpose flour – Binds our ingredients together.
  • Butter – Provides rich flavor.
  • Honey Butter topping – The secret sauce!!


You can prepare these Honey Butter Yeast Rolls the night before and bake the next day. Just follow the steps up until the baking: make the dough, shape it into balls, and place them in a dish. Cover them and refrigerate up to 24 hours. They should look similar to the picture on the left side below before you cover in saran wrap!

Then when ready, take the shaped rolls out of the refrigerator 1 1/2 to 2 hours before you are ready to bake them. This gives them time to warm to room temperature and rise (like in the picture on the right side) before baking. Once risen, bake the rolls as directed in the recipe.

Perfect to help you prepare for a big holiday dinner spread.


You can also make these rolls ahead of time and put them in the freezer until you’re ready for them. Bake the rolls as instructed below and let cool completely. Then, wrap individually in saran wrap. Rolls will stay good in the freezer for up to 2 months.

When you are ready to serve the rolls, let them thaw at room temperature for about an hour. Then, warm rolls in a 350° F oven, covering them as necessary to prevent over-browning.


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Yield: 24

Honey Butter Yeast Rolls

Honey Butter Yeast Rolls

These Honey Butter Yeast Rolls are soft, subtly sweet, and the perfect addition to any meal or holiday. The rolls can be prepped in advanced and stored in fridge until ready to bake. Buttery, delicious, and low in fat, these rolls will be a real crowd pleaser!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


Yeast Rolls

  • 1 ¼ cups warm 1% low-fat milk - 110-115° F (300 mL)
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar (12g)
  • 1 packet or 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast (7g)
  • 2 tbsp honey (42g)
  • 1 ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg (at room temperature)
  • 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour (450g), plus more for rolling - see notes below)
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into cubes (42g)
  • Cooking spray to prevent sticking

Honey Butter:

  • 1 ½ tbsp melted butter (21g)
  • 1 ½ tbsp honey (32g)


  1. Add warm milk to the bowl of a stand mixer. Add granulated sugar whisk and yeast. Whisk gently to combine. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes, until the yeast starts to foam and/or bubble.
  2. Add the honey, salt and egg and mix gently to combine.
  3. Add the flour. Use the paddle attachment to mix on low speed until the flour is mostly incorporated. Add the butter cubes and continue mixing on low speed until the butter is incorporated.
  4. Switch to the dough hook and knead the dough on low speed until it is smooth and slightly sticky to the touch, about 8 minutes. The dough is supposed to be slightly sticky, but if it is very sticky you can add a little more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. Avoid adding too much flour, because this will make the rolls more dense instead of light and fluffy. The dough should stick to your finger a little bit when you touch it but not be so sticky that it won't be workable.
  5. Transfer the dough to a large bowl sprayed with cooking spray then spray some more cooking spray on-top of dough so that it is all covered. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  6. Grease a 13x9-inch rectangular baking dish with cooking spray or butter.
  7. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead a few times by hand.
  8. Cut the dough into 24 equal sized pieces. To do this, first cut the dough into 3 equal pieces. Then cut each of the 3 pieces into 8 pieces by first cutting it in half, then cut each half in half, and then cut each piece in half once more. You should end up with 24 roughly equal pieces of dough. Shape each piece of dough into a ball and place in the greased baking dish.
  9. Cover the rolls in the dish and let rise for 30 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  11. Uncover and bake the rolls for 15-17 minutes, until the tops are golden brown and the rolls are baked through.
  12. Remove rolls from the oven. Whisk together the 1 ½ tablespoons of melted butter and 1 ½ tablespoons of honey. Brush the honey butter over the tops of the rolls. Serve warm.



LFF Honey Butter Yeast Rolls


To create a warm environment for the dough to rise, preheat your oven to 200 degrees F and then turn it off. You can place the covered bowl with the dough in the warm oven. Just be sure the oven is off before you place the dough inside. If your kitchen is warm, you can let the dough rise on the counter.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 roll (33g)

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 2.7gSodium: 129.6mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0.6gSugar: 3.2gProtein: 2.4g

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  1. I hate to be one of the people who ask but i have to:
    Can you substitute with almond milk?
    Can you substitute with stevia?
    Can you substitute with gluten free flour bread.mix?
    Sorry 🙂

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