Dinner Rolls that are dairy free.
This recipe for dinner rolls is my go to recipe for holidays. I have made it every year for Thanksgiving for a while now. The recipe below makes a small batch of about 11 dinner rolls. I brushed the top with olive oil when they are done baking.
My aunt got me a beautiful handmade 9″ ceramic pie plate so I couldn’t wait to use it to make this dinner roll recipe, next time I’m making an apple pie with it. If you don’t have a 9″ pie pan then you can bake it in a 8×8″ square pan also.
For this recipe I usually use my bread machine to knead the dough. I use the dough setting. My go to bread machine is made by Sunbeam and has lasted me years and years. You can also use a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook or knead by hand to make this recipe.
- 1⅛ teaspoons yeast
- ½ cup warm water
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 large egg
- 2½ Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Add ingredients to bowl or bread machine in order above.
- Mix/knead dough using your favorite method (by hand, using a stand mixer with dough hook, or a bread machine). Knead dough for 8-10 min. or until it feels smooth & elastic but still a little tacky. You may need to add a little extra flour or water to get the right consistency.
- Let dough rise covered for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
- Divide dough into small balls (about 11) & place in a greased 9" pie pan.
- Let rise for 1 hour or until double in size.
- Preheat oven to 350 F. degrees.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes or until rolls are golden brown.
- Brush with olive oil after done baking if desired.
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Used my kitchenaid to make this recipe, not sure how to leave a rating on here, but these were AMAZING! Made them for Thanksgiving dinner (tripled the recipe) and there were none leftover! I had to share the recipe because of how successful they were!
Hi Laura, I’m so glad you like the recipe. Thanks for the compliments, we appreciate it!
This has saved me this Thanksgiving! I recently found out I couldn’t have dairy or refined sugar and have been re-learning how to make all my favorites. I swapped the sugar for the equivalent amount of raw honey and it worked amazingly. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
Hi Rheannan, I’m so glad the recipe worked out for your Thanksgiving dinner! That’s great that honey worked as a substitute. Thanks for taking the time comment, we appreciate it.
Rachel Hom says
Does this recipe use instant yeast or active dry yeast?
Hi Rachel, I used instant yeast in all my recipes but you can use active dry yeast as well you would just want to add a little bit more to the recipe if using active. Thanks!
Can you make the dough the night before baking?
Hi Kim, I don’t like to make the dough ahead of time because i don’t like the taste/texture it gives the rolls. I do bake them ahead of time and freeze them until the day I want to use them though. Thanks.
These rolls are delicious and so easy to make, they all disappeared!
Hi Katia, I’m so glad you liked the rolls recipe. Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it!
Gary Levin (Israel) says
I am a 61 y/o male with little to no baking experience. Sheltering as we are from Covid 19, your recipe was a super success. The rolls were excellent and baking saved me a trip to the store. I am already starting a second batch.
Hi Gary, I am so glad you like the bread recipe. Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.
How does this recipe work as a loaf of bread? Any modifications suggested if I want to use a loaf pan instead of making rolls?
Hi Marla, I use this recipe to make a loaf of bread all the time. It will need to bake a little longer, 23-25 minutes usually. Thanks.
Emily Goff says
Do you sift your flour before you measure it? I found I had to add a lot more flour to get the right texture
Hi Emily, I don’t sift the flour before I measure it but needing to add more flour or water is normal with bread. I use king arthur flour which has a higher protein content then some and other factors like the weather and altitude also affect how much flour is needed.
I use this recipe very often, everyone I’ve shared them with has loved them! Thank you!
Hi Christina, So glad to hear you like the recipe. Thanks for taking the time to comment and let us know, we appreciate it!
Nicole Whittaker says
These were so good, thank you!!!
Hi Nicole, So glad you liked them. Thank you for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it!
Joan Farha says
Absolutely delicious and so easy! I have never made yeast bread till this crazy 2020 so I am not an experienced bread maker. Made it in my stand mixer.
Do I need to make any adjustments to triple the recipe?
Hi Joan, So glad you like the recipe. I double this recipe all the time so making a larger batch shouldn’t be a problem. Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it!
Hi! If I wanted to make a batch large enough to go in a 13×9 rather than a pie pan (maybe a double batch?). Would I need to bake it for longer?
Hi Katie, I double this recipe all the time and make it in a 9×13″ pan, the baking time should be about the same. Thanks.
Shawn Woodson Sagastume says
Hi Katie I made these dinner rolls today and oh my goodness these have to be the best and easiest recipe i have ever made, they came out absolutely delicious. I brushed the tops with a butter, olive oil and fresh garlic that i cooked down a little because my husband loves garlic and butter. Thank you so very much for an absolutely easy and delicious recipe.
Hi Shawn, So glad you liked the dinner roll recipe. Adding garlic sounds like a great addition. Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.
clay hudgings says
I’m a 83 year old man and have tried to make yeast rolls several times. I made these for Thanksgiving and they were great and now left over, Plan to make these rolls for my Christmas Eve family dinner.
Hi Clay, I’m so happy that the dinner rolls turned out for you on Thanksgiving. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.
These rolls a super soft and delicious! Thank you for the recipe.
So glad you liked the recipe. Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.
Absolutely the best dinner rolls ever. I made them as I was out of milk for my usual recipe. Never going back!
Hi Todd, So glad the recipe worked out for you. Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.
Cindy Prosper says
Hi.Can i use Maida flour for this recipe?
Hi Cindy, Yes you can make it with Maida flour.
This was my second yeasted dough recipe and these were amazing. My family gobbled them up and we can’t wait to try them again. Thank you for this recipe. 5 stars!
Hi Jennifer, So glad your family liked the recipe. Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.
Hi again! Any difficulty with doubling the recipe? I make these often but might want to make a larger batch. Thx.
Mr. B says
Holy Hanna!! These are absolutely delicious!! I made them as a substitute for bread for my childrens lunches. They love them! Thank you.
So glad the recipe worked out for your children’s lunches and that they liked the recipe. I made it very often. Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.
Jennifer Mancuso says
I’ve been making these for the last 8 months. My husband said these are the best thing I cook. He may have been on a carbohydrate high when he said that. It’s hard to find easy to make dairy free foods and this is a life saver. I now make them at least once a week. If you have a diary free cinnamon roll recipe we’d love to try it.
Hi Jennifer, So glad you like the dairy free dinner roll recipe. I actually use this same recipe to make cinnamon rolls. I just roll it out and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the dough. Here is a link to the dairy free cinnamon twist rolls I make which is the same recipe since I don’t have a recipe for cinnamon rolls posted yet: https://www.thesemisweetsisters.com/2020/02/13/cinnamon-roll-twist-knots-dairy-free/
Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.
Christine Iris Eldred says
Can you use egg replacer in this recipes
You could give it a try. I have not tried it with this recipe but I have used egg substitutes before in baking.
Just curious if you tried the egg substitute. If so how did they turn out? I’m having a vegan Thanksgiving
I just made these today to go with my stuffed pepper soup….. omg they are delicious and I doubled the recipe and they are all gone!!! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe 😊
Hi Pamela, So glad you liked the dinner roll recipe. Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.
Thank you for this recipe. I thoroughly loved these. They have become our household favorite.
So glad you like the dinner roll recipe. Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.
I made these dinner rolls today for the first time. I was searching for a dairy free dinner rolls recipe as I always missed out on these. I used spelt flour instead because I also don’t do well with wheat flour. Oh my, these rolls are amazing! They are very delicious and fluffy! Thank you so much for having all these dairy free recipes which also don’t use plant milks (not a huge fan of these)!
Hi Annie, So glad the dinner rolls turned out for you. I’m glad you liked them. Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.
They look delicious! How do you store them? If on counter how long can they stay good approximately? When you freeze them what step do you take when wanting some? Unfrozen on counter? Microwave?
They can stay good at room temperature for 3-7 days. I prefer to keep them in the fridge because they stay fresher. They freeze well for a few months if you put them in ziplok bags. They thaw quickly at room temperature. Thanks.
Do you think I could make these using gluten free 1 to 1 flour?
Yes, gluten free all purpose flour should work ok for this recipe.