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Spinach Sandwich Rolls

Naturally colored Spinach Sandwich rolls are soft with great crumb and are perfect for any kind of sandwich.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: bread, breads, sandwich
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Dinner Rolls
Author: Pavani

Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • 1 cup Spinach Puree
  • 1 Green Chili (optional)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tsp Instant Yeast
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Egg replacer whisked in 3tbsp water (or 1 large egg)
  • ½ cup Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 1 cup Wholewheat flour
  • 2¼~2½ cup all purpose flour

For the Topping:

  • 1 tbsp Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp Everything Bagel Seed topping (sesame, poppy seeds etc)

Instructions

  • To make spinach puree, steam or boil 4cups of fresh baby or regular spinach until wilted, but still bright green. I added a green chili to make it a little spicy. Skip it, if you prefer milder buns. Once cooled, blend the wilted spinach into a smooth paste.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix and knead until a smooth, pliable dough forms.
  • Transfer to a lightly greased bowl, cover and set aside to rise until the dough is almost doubled in volume, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Gently deflate the dough and divide it into 12 smallish equal sized pieces for smaller rolls or 6~8 larger rolls. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet, cover and let rise for 30 minutes or until almost doubled.
  • Brush the rolls with almond milk and sprinkle with the everything bagel topping, if using.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Bake for 17~20 minutes or until the tops are golden and feel firm with pressed lightly.
  • Remove the rolls from the oven and cool them on a wire rack. Store, well wrapped, for up to 4 days at room temperature, or freeze for up to 1 month.