Nutrition News: Dairy in Your Diet
4 tablespoons honey, divided
1 envelope active dry yeast (2.5 teaspoons)
5 tablespoons canola oil
1 large egg
2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine milk, 1 tablespoon honey and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Set aside for 5 minutes. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons honey, oil, egg, whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour and salt to the yeast mixture. Mix on low speed with the dough hook or a wooden spoon until a smooth, elastic ball forms and pulls away from the sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface; divide into 12 pieces, about 2 1/2 ounces each. Roll each piece into a smooth ball. Line a 6-quart or larger slow cooker with a large piece of parchment paper (It's OK to pleat it slightly to get it over the bottom and part way up the sides); coat the paper with cooking spray. Add the rolls in a single layer. Cover and cook on high until the rolls are starting to brown around the edges and spring back lightly when touched, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Transfer the rolls to a wire rack and let cool slightly before serving warm. Makes 12 rolls.
Per serving: 226 calories; 7 grams protein; 34 grams carbohydrate; 8 grams fat (1 gram saturated); 18 milligrams cholesterol; 3 grams fiber; 7 grams total sugars (6 grams added); 114 milligrams sodium.
Charlyn Fargo is a registered dietitian with SIU Med School in Springfield, Illinois. For comments or questions, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @NutritionRD. To find out more about Charlyn Fargo and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators website at www.creators.com.