These Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls are the soft, yeasty rolls that you’ve been craving. They’ve got a wonderful doughy texture and are easy to make. You can make them dairy-free too!
Watch the video to see how easy it is to make these!
Gluten Free Dinner Rolls
You guys, I am SO, SO, SO excited about this gluten free dinner rolls recipe today. SO excited! Why? Because it’s freakin-amazing!
And I’m not just saying that because it’s my recipe. Besides, I’m saying because it’s the truth and I don’t have to eat gluten free like my husband does and I’d STILL choose these rolls any day of the week.
Soft, yeasty dinner rolls
They are certainly soft. So, so soft. (Are you sick of “so” yet? I just can’t help it, these rolls have me doing a happy dance.) They also pull apart really nicely, no crumbling, no tearing, no ripping involved- without a doubt!
These rolls also have a really nice “chew” to them, “despite” being gluten free. They remind me so much of my grandmother’s Parker House Rolls, which are a staple at every holiday meal. My husband absolutely loved her rolls and has especially missed them since going gluten free.
He said that these are “just like hers but gluten free!”. Guys, that’s like the highest compliment someone could give right? Some girls like to be told their hair looks nice. However, I like to be told my baked goods don’t taste gluten free 😉🤣
Key Ingredients for this Gluten Free Dinner Roll Recipe
- Active dry yeast
- White rice flour
- Brown rice flour
- Tapioca flour
- Sweet white sorghum flour
- Mixing Bowls
- Baking Utensils
- Stand mixer
- Digital food scale
- Digital Food Thermometer
- 8 x 4 inch metal loaf pan
- Cooling rack
How to make these homemade dinner rolls
Step 1. Firstly, add yeast and granulated sugar to bowl of stand mixer then slowly pour in milk.
Step 2. Second, let yeast sit for 15 minutes to “bloom”.
Step 3. Third, add all of the dry ingredients together and whisk until combined. Be sure to use the spoon and level method for your measuring cup. Set aside.
Step 4. Fourth, after the yeast has bloomed, add the honey, egg and avocado oil
Step 5. Next, mix on medium-low speed to combine.
Step 6. Afterwards, add the flour mixture.
Step 7. Then mix on low speed until combined.
Step 8. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl to form a ball.
Step 9. Next, turn the dough ball out onto a prepared surface (flour on top of wax paper or plastic wrap)
Step 10. Then sprinkle flour on top of dough and begin to cut into 8 equal sized pieces.
Step 11. Begin to form the dough into a ball, using well-floured hands.
Step 12. Finish forming the dough to a well rounded dough ball.
Step 13. At this time, place the dough ball into the prepared pan. Instead of using cooking spray, try butter! Be sure to flour hands each time!
Step 14. Next, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for ONE HOUR.
Step 15. Then, brush tops the of rolls with 1 tablespoon of butter. Then, bake the rolls 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
Step 16. Finally, after baking, brush with 1 more tablespoon of butter and serve. Bon appetit!
Can these rolls be made dairy free?
Yes, absolutely! I recommending using unsweetened coconut milk instead of the milk. Then, brush the pan with oil instead of using butter and brush the rolls with a small amount of oil instead of butter. Voila! Now you and your family can enjoy these rolls dairy free!
Some pro tips to make this recipe:
1. If you are having trouble with the yeast blooming, make sure the milk is 100-110 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. I can’t emphasize enough, make sure to do the spoon and level method when measuring dry ingredients. Baking is a science and you want to make sure your ingredients are measured properly for the best and most consistent results!
3. When rolling out the dough with your hands, be sure to flour them every.single.time! It will make your life so much easier- trust me 🙂
4. If your kitchen is on the cool side, preheat your oven to 170 degrees while you prepare the rolls. Then when your rolls are prepared, placed in the buttered baking pan, and ready to rise, turn the oven off and place the dinner rolls in the oven.
5. Alternatively, if you have a bread proofer or an Air Fry with a proofing setting, you can use that instead.
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Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro which has the Proof setting.
Importance of Arrowroot and Sorghum flour:
Two things that I think work really well in this recipe and make it as good as it is: arrowroot and “sweet white” sorghum flour. It really adds a lot to the gluten free flour blend that we are using for this recipe.
Arrowroot is a bit starchier than other gluten free starches (like corn or potato) and I’ve noticed that it can potentially make gluten free baked goods a bit gummier if you use too much in conjunction with xanthan gum. However, it’s perfect in this recipe because it gives these rolls that chew-factor that everyone loves about bread. Speaking of, if you are looking for a gluten free bread recipe, try this one!
The sorghum flour gives lends these rolls a wheat-like taste. For example, my grandmother uses some whole wheat flour in her rolls and I was trying to mimic that flavor. The sorghum flour really does the job well!
Tips for measuring gluten free flour
I highly recommend you follow and sign up for this free guide on how to properly measure your flour. It’s so important to do it the right way. It will make your recipes much more likely to come out properly. Consistency is key!
Some other ways to use the dough from this recipe
This dinner roll recipe is adapted the same dough that I used for my Gluten Free Blueberry Sweet Rolls. However, the difference is the sorghum flour but it really goes to show just how versatile the dough is. Undeniably, it’s similar to my Gluten Free Cinnamon Sticks dough too!
By popular demand, I’ve also made gluten free cinnamon rolls using this same dough!
Easy Gluten Free Dinner Rolls from scratch
Having a delicious, workable gluten free dough is going to definitely change your lives, guys!
I’m really excited that you guys can add these gluten free dinner rolls to your family meals, they’re a great alternative when you don’t feel like gluten free biscuits. Some meals just need a nice, yeasty roll! And for a nice flavor twist, try my gluten free rolls with garlic and herbs – holy cow they’re good!
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Recipe for Gluten Free Dinner Rolls
Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls are the soft, yeasty rolls that you crave. They've got a wonderful doughy texture. Easy to make & dairy-free option!
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup milk (heated to 105-110 degrees) - see notes for dairy free
- 55 grams white rice flour (about 1/3 cup)
- 50 grams brown rice flour (about 1/3 cup)
- 65 grams Arrowroot (about 1/2 cup)
- 30 grams tapioca flour (about 1/4 cup)
- 16 grams sweet white sorghum flour (2 tablespoons)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 3 Tablespoons avocado oil
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 8x4 inch loaf pan with 1 tablespoon butter (or spray well with non-stick spray). Set aside.
- Add the yeast and granulated sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. Slowly pour in the milk, making sure the yeast is moistened. Let sit for at least 15 minutes to "bloom" as you prepare the other ingredients.
- Add the white rice flour, brown rice flour, Arrowroot, tapioca flour, sorghum flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt to medium bowl. Whisk well to combine.
- When the yeast has bloomed (is super foamy), add the honey, egg, and avocado oil. Use the paddle attachment to mix on medium low speed until combined.
- Add the flour mixture and mix on low until combined. Stop the mixer and scrape down the bowl. Then mix on medium (6 on my KitchenAid Stand Mixer) for 1 minute.
- Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl and form into a ball (dough should easily do this) and turn the dough ball out onto a well floured surface (I usually just flour some plastic wrap). Sprinkle the top of the dough with additional gluten free flour and use a knife to cut the dough into 8 equal pieces.
- Use well-floured hands to roll each piece of dough into a ball (best results if you squish/flatten the dough in your hands first THEN roll into a ball). Place the dough ball in the prepared baking pan and repeat with the remaining dough balls - DUST YOUR HANDS WITH FLOUR EACH TIME.
- Place the dough to rise in a warm spot (I like mine to rise on top of my preheated oven) and cover loosely with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel. Let rolls rise for 1 hour.
- After rising, brush the tops of the rolls with 1 tablespoon of melted butter before baking. Then bake for 20-24 minutes (depending on your oven). Mine bake in 20 minutes. After baking, brush with 1 more tablespoon of melted butter and then remove from the pan and serve hot or warm.
- For Dairy Free, use unsweetened coconut milk in place of the milk. Brush the pan with oil instead of using butter and brush the rolls with a small amount of oil instead of butter (optional).
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 155mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g
Sunday 19th of March 2023
Hey, Shay! Thanks for sharing recipes. I am having trouble finding sweet white sorghum flour in my area. Would plain sorghum flour work do you think? Thanks 😊
Monday 20th of March 2023
Yes, the brand I get is labeled sweet but they're basically the same :)
Wednesday 15th of February 2023
CanNOT believe how delicious these rolls were! Thank you so very much for the recipe!!
Wednesday 15th of February 2023
You're welcome, so glad you enjoyed them!
Sunday 15th of January 2023
Why is it that I can't get an answer to my question regarding substituting corn starch for arrowroot? A simple yes or no would suffice!
Wednesday 18th of January 2023
I have not tested this recipe with cornstarch in place of the arrowroot. I'm also not a 24/7 hotline. I have a family and life outside this blog so thank you for your patience.
Monday 9th of January 2023
Oh my goodness, you absolutely nailed this recipe! My husband and I have been trying to find a great gf dinner roll, and this is it! Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to making many more batches in the future :)
Wednesday 18th of January 2023
Thursday 1st of December 2022
can not tolerate tapioca flour,, what can i substitute it with and love your site and work for gluten free people like me