Spoon Herb Rolls (Quick, Low Calorie)

 Forget waiting for dough to rise, mix up Spoon Herb rolls in a bowl and bake. That is it, quick, easy, rolls filled with fresh herbs.

So easy - just drop them in the pan. Delicious homemade Spoon Herb Rolls Whole Wheat, Low Calorie, Low Fat - Healthy

I love to make quick little rolls or biscuits to have for dinner.  They can elevate leftover soup to a whole other level.  I had seen these lovely herbaceous rolls in a Southern Living Magazine and loved all the lovely fresh herbs in them.  I also loved that they used yeast but did not need to rise for long.  Rolls like this are a great way to get use to using yeast if you haven’t before.  They only rise for 5 minutes then the quick acting yeast does the rest of the work in the oven.  That is so less intimidating than having to rise for an hour, punch down the dough then rise again.   In fact these were so easy that my daughter made them.

I didn’t need to do much to “healthify” these rolls.  I swapped out some of the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour and some of the butter for non-fat Greek Yogurt.  Presto!  Herb Rolls.  The great thing about these rolls is that you can make them your own.  You can put in whatever fresh herbs you have.  I always have cilantro on hand so that was a no brainer for me.  I usually have green onions too.  We grow thyme and rosemary so I will throw those in from time to time.

So easy - just drop them in the pan. Delicious homemade Spoon Herb Rolls Whole Wheat, Low Calorie, Low Fat - Healthy

I love that my daughter likes to cook.  She has become quite a good cook and I am trying to figure out what I can let her make and what she is not quite ready for.  She can make scrambled eggs (with supervision) but she does that all herself.  I recently wanted to make candied walnuts and she made them also.  I was making a souffle and she wanted to help.  So I had her at the stove mixing the sauce when she yells at me that the sauce is ready.  It seemed to quick to me so I told her to stir a little more and she said “No Mommy, it’s ready”.  Sure enough she was right.

The sauce had thickened and was done!  I am hoping that by allowing her to help cook healthy food, she will remain slim and healthy over her lifetime and not have my struggle with weight.  Fingers & toes are crossed!  So go grab your little one and make these Spoon Herb Rolls together.  I would love to hear if you do!

So easy - just drop them in the pan. Delicious homemade Spoon Herb Rolls Whole Wheat, Low Calorie, Low Fat - Healthy

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So easy - just drop them in the pan. Delicious homemade Spoon Herb Rolls Whole Wheat, Low Calorie, Low Fat - Healthy

Herb Spoon Rolls

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 87 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla


  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water 105-115°
  • 1 tbsp honey or agave
  • 1 1/4 cups All-purpose 150 grams, unbleached flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 90 grams
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp non-fat Greek Yogurt I used Fage
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh green onion
  • 2 tbsp egg substitute


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine yeast, water and honey. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in all-purpose flour, wheat flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  5. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray and fill each cup 3/4 full. We used an ice-cream scoop!
  6. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 3 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Herb Spoon Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,


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  1. These look very tasty and temping. I can understand what you mean by elevating a meal :)
  2. These sound good. Can you use an egg instead of the substitute?? I have chickens and eggs to use!!
  3. You need these with that fabulous Pork!
  4. These rolls sound great. I love basil so I will try them using it. Picture of your daughter making the rolls is priceless!
  5. We love breads and rolls around here and I totally agree with you that they can totally elevate leftover soup- or any soup for that matter. Looking forward to trying these! (found you via 33 Shades of Green)
  6. These look awesome!! I will definitely have to try them! Thanks for sharing! ~Jen @ Yummy-Healthy-Easy
  7. Those look delicious, and your kitchen helper looks thoroughly dedicated to the cause. :) Visiting from Thursday's Fave. Things. :)
  8. Thanks for sharing - I will have to Pin this for later - Im loving the ingredients and the calorie count. I'm stopping by from Katherine's Corner blog hop. Happy Favorite Things Thursday! http://artpark78.com/blog1/i-made-my-2012-holiday-wreath/
  9. Katherines Corner says
    Oh my gooness these are perfect! Thank you for sharing your lovely post at the hop xo
  10. Thank you so much for sharing you awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon! Miz Helen


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