Gluten Free Homestyle Dinner Rolls

Gluten Free Homestyle Dinner Rolls

There’s just something about a warm fluffy dinner roll that makes your mouth water. Both Abigail and I love bread, especially rolls or biscuits. When she found out she was allergic to wheat, we knew we would have to figure out a way to re-create those delicious flavor bombs without using wheat. These Gluten Free Homestyle Dinner Rolls are exactly that.

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Gluten Free Homestyle Dinner Rolls

A lot of gluten free bread recipes don’t turn out the way you want. Let’s be honest, they might end up being edible, but they aren’t like their wheat based counterparts. They lack that fluffiness, or the right texture that you expect when you bite into it, but not these. These Gluten Free Homestyle Dinner Rolls come out of the oven looking, smelling, and tasting amazing. I dare say one might not even know that they are gluten free.


Closeup of dinner rolls on a plate

The best part is, these Gluten Free Homestyle Dinner Rolls are super easy to make. You can throw them together in just a few minutes. Everything goes straight into the mixer so you don’t have to dirty multiple dishes!

The main ingredient I use is Namaste Foods Organic Perfect Flour Blend. This is our favorite gluten free flour blend, and it works wonderfully in this recipe. The other part of the flour is pure almond flour, not an almond flour blend.


Ingredients displayed on a counter

Our family absolutely loves these dinner rolls. We find ourselves adding them to every meal we can. They are especially great for holiday meals, but also make a great addition to weeknight suppers. You can pair with a dish like our Rotisserie Style Slow Cooker Chicken for a savory supper, or just add deli meats and cheeses for quick snack sandwiches!


Some notes on gluten free dinner roll dough

Gluten free dough feels and acts a little different than wheat based dough, so if you aren’t used to working with it, it can take a little getting used to. Don’t worry though, it’s easy to work with once you understand a few key tips.

  • When using your hands directly on the dough, always keep your fingers wet/damp.

This will keep the dough from sticking to your fingers as well as help you smooth out the surface of the dough. Smoothing the surface will help the dough rise, and it makes for a better looking end result.

  • You can’t overwork gluten free dough.

Unlike wheat based dough, gluten free dough lacks…gluten. Gluten is the reason you have to be careful with wheat dough because if too much of it forms, it makes the bread tough. Not so with gluten free dough, so make sure to mix it thoroughly and get it smooth!


Closeup on dough in a stand mixer

  • Use a pan that has high sides.

Gluten free dough needs to be contained so it will rise UP instead of OUT. Use a pan that has high sides and place the dough balls so they are evenly spaced, but will be touching once they rise. If your pan is too wide, the dough will spread out when it rises instead of up. I use a cake pan. I find it has the perfect dimensions!


Dough balls preparing to rise in baking dish

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Gluten Free Homestyle Dinner Rolls
Gluten Free Homestyle Dinner Rolls
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Fluffy, Soft, Delicious Gluten Free Dinner Rolls

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Bread
Keyword: Dinner, Gluten Free, Homestyle, Roll
Servings: 9
Author: Dave
Ingredients
  • 7 oz Gluten Free Flour Blend Namaste is my go to
  • 4.5 oz Almond Flour Pure Almond Flour, not a blend
  • ½ tsp Xantham Gum (or add 1 1/2 tsp instead if using flour blend that doesn't already have Xantham Gum)
  • 2 tsp Instant Yeast Not Dry Active
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ⅛-¼ cup Sugar I lean towards 1/8 cup
  • 2 tbsp Butter or Substitute Coconut Oil works perfectly as well
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup Very Warm Water (Not HOT though)
Instructions
  1. To begin add Flours, Xantham Gum, Instant Yeast, Salt, and Sugar to your stand mixer and mix together.

  2. Next, add the Butter or Coconut Oil, Egg, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Water then start mixer on low. You'll want to start slow until the everything starts to mix together, then you can increase the speed to medium-medium high. Mix for a few minutes until everything looks smooth and completely incorporated.

  3. Prepare a 9 inch cake pan by spraying non-stick oil or spreading coconut oil, shortening, or another choice.

  4. Divide the dough into 9 equal sections. You can use a scale to get really precise or you can eyeball it to get close enough.

  5. Place the dough balls in the cake pan evenly spaced around with one in the center

  6. Smooth out the surface of each roll by using wet fingers.

  7. Let rise for 30-45 minutes. Depending on humidity, this could be more or less in your location. I use my oven with the light on only, or my microwave. If left out on the counter cover with a clean towel.

  8. Bake in preheated 400° oven for 25-30 minutes. Keep a CLOSE eye on them. the tops of mine tend to get brown really fast. If that happens before they are done, you can loosely lay a piece of aluminum foil over them to protect the tops while the middle finishes baking. A thermometer should read 200° when they are done.

I hope you enjoy these Gluten Free Homestyle Dinner Rolls as much as we do. They are a great staple item for a family that can’t have wheat or gluten, but REALLY love warm fluffy bread rolls! Please let me know in the comments if you have tried them or are planning to.

Remember, always have fun in the kitchen!

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35 Comments

  1. Reply

    Leeanne

    02/11/2020

    Our 12 yr old daughter has celiac disease. She was diagnosed at 3-1/2 yr old. She isn’t really into bread because it always seems to have a hard outer shell and she doesn’t like that. These look so soft and airy and buttery. I’m sure she will go crazy for these. I printed the recipe. I will be making them soon. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Reply

      Dave

      02/11/2020

      Thank you Leeanne! I really hope your daughter loves them as much as we do! Please let us know!

  2. Reply

    Eva

    02/11/2020

    5 stars
    These look so good! I am definitely going to try them!

    • Reply

      Dave

      02/11/2020

      Thanks Eva! Please let us know how they turn out.

  3. Reply

    Amy

    02/11/2020

    Ohh, this looks good! I printed the recipe! I am going to try that soon!

    • Reply

      Dave

      02/11/2020

      Amy, you won’t regret it! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Reply

    Michelle

    02/11/2020

    These look great! I am always looking for gluten free options for dinner guests. I really appreciate the tips as well for working with the dough. I hadn’t even thought about the fact that the consistency would be different!

    • Reply

      Dave

      02/11/2020

      Thanks Michelle! Working with GF dough the first time can feel a little strange at first, but you quickly get used to it.

  5. Reply

    Barb

    02/11/2020

    I am definitely going to have to try these. I haven’t had a good bun like for years and I miss them terribly!!

    • Reply

      Dave

      02/11/2020

      That is exactly how Abigail felt. The first time we made these, she said “I finally get to eat bread again!”

      I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

  6. Reply

    Kimberly

    02/11/2020

    Thank you for sharing! These pictures look amazing. It has been so long since I’ve been able to enjoy the goodness of rolls and bread – I’m definitely making these this weekend!

    • Reply

      Dave

      02/11/2020

      Thank you Kimberly! Enjoy!

  7. Reply

    Pauline

    02/11/2020

    These look amazing, we’ve tried so many different gluten-free recipes and most were misses. I am excited to try these! I like that it is simple too!

    • Reply

      Dave

      02/11/2020

      Pauline, we had the exact same experience. Until we made these, we didn’t think it was possible, but it is!

      Hope you enjoy!

  8. Reply

    Breisha

    02/11/2020

    These look so yummy and I love how you point out how typically fly free things never come out how you tbink ! My little brother is off to college and loves glu free bread opinions esp for baseball season prep I’ll have to try this out !

    • Reply

      Dave

      02/12/2020

      Breisha, its so true! Let us know how your brother enjoys them!

  9. Reply

    Brianna

    02/11/2020

    I’m always looking for healthier alternatives for things I don’t want to be eating a lot of and these look delicious! I can’t wait to try it out

    • Reply

      Dave

      02/12/2020

      Brianna, you won’t be disappointed!

  10. Reply

    Carey Mileshko

    02/11/2020

    I’m so happy to see this recipe! I am gluten free and can never have dinner rolls. I can’t wait to try these and see the difference between what I normally buy which is usually like a rock!

    • Reply

      Dave

      02/12/2020

      I know what you mean, we’ve had the same experience. You are going to love these!

  11. Reply

    Steph

    02/11/2020

    Yay! Looking forward to trying this recipe! Great pictures and thanks for the link “jump to recipe” at the beginning — this will be helpful the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc time when I use this recipe 🙂

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    Steph

    02/11/2020

    Yay! I’m excited to try this recipe!! I’m always looking for gluten free options. Great pictures and thanks for the “jump to recipe” link at the beginning — this will be handy the 2nd, 3rd, 4th times when I use this recipe again 🙂

    • Reply

      Dave

      02/12/2020

      Haha, you’re welcome, and thank you!

  13. Reply

    Leanne

    02/12/2020

    These look so good! I’m not gluten free but I would totally love to make these! They look so delicious and fluffy!!

    • Reply

      Dave

      02/12/2020

      Thanks Leanne!

  14. Reply

    Jessica Gonzalez

    02/12/2020

    These rolls look amazing! I have been trying to find a simple recipe for gluten free bread for awhile now. This looks like a winner!

    • Reply

      Dave

      02/12/2020

      Thanks Jessica, you are going to love them!

  15. Reply

    Sara

    02/14/2020

    It’s been less than a year of living gluten free due to health issues and I MISS rolls and bread so much sometimes. I’m really excited to try these. 🙂

    • Reply

      Dave

      02/14/2020

      Sara, we know how you feel. I can’t wait for you to try these and enjoy having bread again!

  16. Reply

    Shannon

    02/28/2020

    These are fabulous!! The hold up well and if sliced make nice little toast. Thank you!

    • Reply

      Dave

      02/28/2020

      It’s so true! Thanks for Sharing Shannon!

  17. Reply

    Leah

    03/16/2020

    I’m allergic to almonds – what can I use as an alternative to almond flour?

    • Reply

      Dave

      03/17/2020

      Hi Leah,

      If almonds are the only nut allergy you have, you could use another nut flour instead, like cashew or macadamia nut flour. Otherwise, coconut or oat flour could be used, but the ratio would have to be adjusted.

  18. Reply

    Maria Fiore

    03/25/2020

    Your recipe states using NOT dry active yeast. What if dry active yeast is all you have available?

    • Reply

      Dave

      03/25/2020

      Maria, you could use dry active, but the rise time will probably take a lot longer. Instead of putting the yeast in with the dry ingredients, you’ll want to proof it by adding it to the warm water separately with a little bit of the sugar. Mix it and let it sit for 10-15 minutes or until you see it getting foamy. Then add it to the rest of the ingredients and continue on.

      Again, it will probably take longer to rise this way.

      Thanks for asking!

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