Barley Whole Wheat Rolls

I had some barley in my pantry that I wanted to try making some biscuits or rolls with.  I made these rolls for our family dinner and they were gone in a hurry!

The barley gives the rolls a slight nutty flavor.

Barley is part of the grass family.  It is generally used as a cereal.  Barley is high in dietary fiber, magnesium, vitamin B6 and low in fat!  So much nutrition!  Who knew!?!

Barley Whole Wheat Rolls

It is important to get as much nutrition as you can from the food you eat.  Your body will thank you for it!

6 1/2 years ago when my husband said he thought he found a way for me to get rid of my fibromyalgia and arthritis with the food I ate I thought he was crazy.  I have learned a lot about the foods we put in our bodies and that it really does make a big difference!

Not only has it made a difference with my aches and pains but I have more energy.  My thyroid function has improved.  And my osteoporosis has drastically improved!  In fact I don’t have osteoporosis anymore!

This recipe will make about 18 rolls.  Or sometimes you need a loaf of bread instead of rolls.  This recipe will make one loaf of bread.  You can make the loaf in your bread machine or cook in your oven.

The barley I have is barley pearls.  I ground them in my grain grinder.  If you are wanting to eat whole grains I suggest investing in a WonderMill Electric Grain Grinder – Grain Mill (110 V).  It is well worth the investment!

I also grind my wheat berries into flour.  It is a little cheaper to grind your own wheat.   And I love having fresh whole wheat flour.  When I grind grain to flour I grind extra flour and store it in the freezer so it doesn’t go bad.  Remember when you don’t have preservatives you need to find other ways to keep your food from going bad.

Barley Whole Wheat Rolls


Barley Whole Wheat Rolls
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  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3 Tblsp. extra virgin coconut oil (melted) or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tblsp. raw honey
  • 1/2 Tblsp. active dry yeast
  • 1/2 Tblsp. sea salt
  • 1 3/4 cup barley flour
  • about 2 cups whole wheat flour


  • If making in bread machine put all ingredients in bread machine and follow manufactures instructions.
  • In Bosch or Kitchen Aid mix warm water, oil, honey, yeast and salt.
  • Add barley flour. Mix. Add whole wheat flour a little at a time while mixing. Once the dough pulls away from the sides knead for 10 minutes.
  • If you don't have a Bosch or Kitchen Aid you can mix all ingredients and knead by hand.
  • Form dough into loaf or rolls.
  • Put pans in warm (170 degrees) oven. Let rise until almost double. (about 10 minutes for rolls. 20 minutes for bread)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes for rolls. 20-25 minutes for bread.

    I would love for you to tell me if you like the barley in your rolls!



    3 Replies to “Barley Whole Wheat Rolls”

    1. I used this to make bread. I did make the following changes.

      Increased water to 2 cups
      Added 1/2 cup oatmeal
      Added 2 tbsp ground flax
      Reduced barley to 1 1/2
      Increased whole wheat as required
      I do not have a bread machine.
      I proofed yeast, kneaded as I would for most breads.

      I put into two 8×4 liaf pans and baked at 350 for 30 minutes until thermometer reached 195.

      This is a wonderfully healthy and delicious breakfast.

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