I'm reposting this recipe because I revamped it a little and the rolls turned out even fluffier! Who would have thought replacing the butter with canola oil and adding a 1/4 cup more whole wheat flour would make the rolls lighter?! Go figure and now the rolls are slightly healthier. Of course you don't have to make this in the bread machine, you could instead mix, knead, rise, then shape the rolls, but I like using the bread machine to make this dough for convenience sake.
Bread Machine Wheat Dinner Rolls
1 cup warm water
3/4 cup warm milk
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups white bread flour
4 teaspoons SAF yeast
2 tablespoons melted butter (for tops after baking)
Place in the pan of bread machine (in order): water, milk, egg, honey, oil, salt, flours, and then make a well in the flour and add the yeast. Set bread machine to dough setting and let run.
When finished turn out dough onto a non-stick sprayed (Pam) surface and cut into 24 equal pieces. Also spray your hands with the Pam to work with the dough easier. Shape each piece into a smooth round ball and place on a greased cookie sheet. (I used my stoneware jelly roll pan and it works great!) You will have 6 rows with 4 rolls on each row. Cover loosely with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with non-stick spray and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 40 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 and bake for 14-17 minutes (I cover the rolls with foil for the last 5 minutes or so, so that the rolls don't get too browned on top). Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.