My Hubby’s Hot Honey Garlic Dinner Rolls

November 24, 2021
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
These fluffy and herby dinner rolls are the perfect side dish for your holiday feast!

My Hubby’s Hot Honey Garlic Dinner Rolls

These Hot Honey Garlic Dinner Rolls are the spicy, sweet, herby, and totally fluffy rolls you need at your holiday table. Using my husband's recipe for perfectly golden brown, honey-glazed bread.

Pile of Hot Honey Herb Dinner Rolls on a plate

While it might not be a surprise that I do a lot of cooking at home, my husband has a few signature recipes that he always nails. And these hot honey garlic dinner rolls are a must-have around the holidays. His recipe produces the softest, fluffiest, and most flavorful dinner rolls you've ever had.

They have a subtle kick from the spicy honey and delicious seasonal herb flavor from rosemary and parsley. Whether you're serving a giant roast turkey or a small vegetarian entree like Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Parmesan Garlic Sauce, you're going to want to include these rolls on your holiday menu.

And they're not just for the holidays, either! You can whip up a batch of these buns for a weeknight meal to serve alongside a cozy entree like Creamy Cajun Pumpkin Tortellini Soup or Weeknight Baked Meatball Penne Pasta Casserole!

Raw Hot Honey Herb Dinner Rolls in a baking dish

Dinner Roll Ingredients

Here's what you need to make the bread dough and the honey butter topping for these rolls:


  • Flour. I use organic all-purpose from Bob's Red Mill.
  • Bread flour. This gives your rolls more structure because of the higher protein content.
  • Instant yeast. You'll need one packet.
  • Almond milk. Make sure your milk is warm so it keeps the yeast active.
  • Hot honey. You can also use regular honey if you don't like spice.
  • Egg. Make sure it's room temperature. If not, just soak the egg in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Dried herbs. I use parsley, basil, and rosemary.
  • Garlic powder

Hot Honey Herb Dinner Rolls in a baking dish


  • Butter. I use unsalted.
  • Hot honey. Again, you can use regular if you prefer.
  • Dried parsley. You could also use dried basil or rosemary if you like.

Baking dish of Honey Herb Dinner Rolls next to a small wooden bowl of honey butter

Tips to Making Hot Honey Garlic Dinner Rolls

Here are a few tips to make sure your rolls come out perfectly:

  • Make sure the water you're using is between 90 and 110°F. This helps the yeast activate.
  • If you don't have instant yeast, you'll need to rise the bread for 3 hours.
  • You can use all-purpose flour instead of bread if you're in a pinch.
  • Be sure to knead the bread well. This gives the rolls its stretchy, chewy, pull-apart texture.
  • You can use another kind of milk if you prefer, it doesn't have to be dairy-free either.

Brush painting honey butter onto Hot Honey Herb Dinner Rolls

What to Serve With Honey Butter Dinner Rolls

Serve these fluffy hot honey garlic dinner rolls with your favorite hearty entrees. They're a must at my holiday table, so I'll be serving them with:

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Hot Honey Herb Dinner Rolls in a baking dish

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Closeup of Hot Honey Herb Dinner Rolls


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Pile of Hot Honey Herb Dinner Rolls on a plate

My Hubby’s Hot Honey Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls

November 24, 2021
5 from 1 vote
These fluffy hot honey garlic dinner rolls are full of sweet, savory, and herby flavors. They'll disappear in a flash at your holiday meal!
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Serves: 12 dinner rolls



  • 1 ½ cups organic all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups Artisan bread flour
  • 1 packet Rapid rise yeast (That's 2 ¼ tsps!)
  • ¼ cup WARM water
  • ¾ cup Almond milk, warmed
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted + cooled until WARM
  • 1 Tbsps Hot honey (See Notes!)
  • 1 large egg, room temp.
  • 2 tsps dried parsley
  • 2 tsps dried basil
  • 2 tsps dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • 2 Tbsps Unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Hot honey
  • Dried parsley



  • Start by combining the yeast and hot honey in the bowl of an electric mixer and then slowly pouring in the warm water, while stirring everything together. Allow 10 minutes for the mixture to sit and the yeast to activate (It'll become foamy when done right!).
  • Add the WARM butter-milk mixture to yeast and mix until well combined. Add in the egg and continue mixing on low speed until well combined.
  • Next, combine the all-purpose flour, bread flour, parsley, basil, rosemary, garlic powder, and sea salt to the wet ingredients and mix on low-speed until well combined. 
  • Change "mixer head" to kneading accessory and knead dough for 5-10 minutes on medium-high speed until dough ball becomes smooth and elastic and dough springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers. NOTE: If dough is too sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time until texture is achieved!
  • Once dough ball is perfectly kneaded, add it to a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let it sit and rise for 1 hour to an hour + 15 minutes.
  • After the hour has gone by and the dough has risen (about double it's original size), preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • Pinch parts of the dough and roll each it into a dough ball and line it inside the baking pan side by side, leaving a bit of space in between.
  • Then place plastic wrap (or a towel) over the baking dish and let the rolls rise again for another hour.


  • Once the rolls have doubled in size (once again) or have gotten significantly larger, brush the tops of the rolls with a little more melted butter and then bake them for approximately 20-25 minutes or until fluffy and golden brown.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the topping ingredients: melted butter + hot honey until combined.
  • Remove the rolls from oven and brush the tops with honey-butter mixture and sprinkle with additional dried parsley, if desired.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • TO STORE: Leftovers can be kept fresh at room temperature when tightly wrapped or sealed for up to 1 week. Fresh for up to 3 days in the Refrigerator. Baked and cooled rolls can be frozen up to 1 month when stored in a freezer-safe bag.
  • RAPID (INSTANT) RISE YEAST VS. ACTIVE DRY YEAST: If you’re not using the Rapid Rise Yeast for this recipe, please know that the rise time will be twice as long (about 3 hours) since regular Active Yeast doesn’t work as quickly.
  • FLOUR: If you don't have Artisan bread flour, feel free to use All-purpose flour as a substitute.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 202IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg


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