Savory Whole Wheat Olive & Goat Cheese Rolls

Ingredients for the Dough

  • 2 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (if needed)
  • 4 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 packet dry yeast
  • 1 cup of warm water

Ingredients for Lemon Goat Cheese Spread

  • 8oz goat cheese
  • 2oz cream cheese
  • Juice from one lemon
  • Pinch of course sea salt

Ingredients for Toppings

  • 3/4 cup California Black Ripe Olives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • Drizzle of Olive Oil


Make the dough

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the 2 3/4 whole wheat flour, 2 teaspoons sugar, and salt.
  2. In a second bowl, add the yeast and 2 teaspoons sugar to the warm water. Whisk together and let sit a few minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and oil.
  4. Add both the yeast mixture and egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well until the dough becomes thick.
  5. Knead the dough to mix all ingredients well and form into a ball. The dough should be sticky. If needed, add the additional 1/4 cup whole wheat flour.
  6. Cover with a clean cloth and let the dough rise for about 30 to 40 minutes until the dough is about double the size.
  7. “Punch” the dough down again and then cover and let sit another 30 to 40 minutes until it rises again. The dough is now ready to roll out.
  8. Flour the surface of your board or counter top and lay the dough out on the floured surface. Using your hands or a rolling pin spread the dough into a thin layer. Flip the dough over a couple of times to prevent the dough from sticking to the surface.

Make the Lemon Goat Cheese Spread

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and mix together until easy to spread.


  1. Spread the Lemon Goat Cheese Spread evenly over all the dough.
  2. Layer the remaining toppings evenly over spread mixture.
  3. Roll dough into a long roll. Cut into 10 to 12 sections and place into oil baking dish.
  4. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until brown.
  5. Drizzle with additional olive oil after finished baking, if desired.


Keep in mind that too much flour will make the rolls tough.

Recipe by:

Nourish RDs