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Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls

Easy Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls that will satisfy cravings for soft and tasty bread. The recipe also has a dairy-free option. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy-free dinner rolls, gluten-free dinner rolls, gluten-free rolls
Prep Time 10 minutes
rising 1 hour
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 18 rolls
Calories 148 kcal


  • 3 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour I like Pillsbury gluten-free flour. Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. You may experience different baking results depending on the gluten-free flour blend you choose.
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum ,leave out if your flour already has it in it
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons rapid yeast/instant yeast ,I use Fleischmann's Bread Machine Instant Yeast
  • 1 1/4 cups warm milk (110°F-115°F) ,dairy-free use almond, cashew or coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened ,dairy-free use Earth Balance or Smart Balance
  • 2 eggs ,room temperature
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted
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  1. In a large bowl add the gluten-free all-purpose flour, salt, and xanthan gum (leave out if your flour already has it).

  2. Add the yeast to the gluten-free flour mix by making a little hole with your finger in the flour and pour the yeast into the hole.

  3. Warm the milk to 110°F-115°F. I microwave the milk in a large glass measuring cup for 1:30. I also use a thermometer to check the temperature. If your milk is too hot it will kill the yeast. Pour warm milk over the yeast.

  4. Add the softened butter, eggs, apple cider vinegar, and honey to the bowl and mix until fully combined. (2-3 minutes) You may need to scrape the sides down to make sure all of the flour is mixed well with the ingredients. I like to use my dough attachment to my KitchenAid mixer, but you can use the paddle attachment. The dough will be sticky.

  5. Spray two 9 inch cake/pie pans with gluten-free cooking spray. I like to use metal pans, but you can use a glass pan.

  6. Using an ice cream scoop place the dough balls into the pans. Spray your ice cream scoop with gluten-free cooking spray to help the dough not stick. 

    Take a small spatula and smooth out the tops of the dough.

    You should have 8 dough balls around each pan and 1 dough ball in the center. This recipe makes 18 rolls.

  7. Cover the pans with a kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm place for 1 hour.

  8. Pre-heat your oven to 400°F.

  9. Bake the rolls on the middle rack for 14-16 minutes. They will turn a nice golden light brown. Please watch your oven because all ovens are different.  The temperature of the rolls, it should measure 200°F internally.

  10. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and brush the tops of the rolls before serving. Enjoy!

  11. The rolls are best when eaten warm. If you have any left-overs store in an air-tight container and reheat before eating. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 173mg 7%
Potassium 37mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 3.4%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 3.7%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.