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.Jump to Recipe
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.
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.
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!
- 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!
Fluffy, Soft, Delicious Gluten Free Dinner Rolls
- 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)
To begin add Flours, Xantham Gum, Instant Yeast, Salt, and Sugar to your stand mixer and mix together.
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.
Prepare a 9 inch cake pan by spraying non-stick oil or spreading coconut oil, shortening, or another choice.
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.
Place the dough balls in the cake pan evenly spaced around with one in the center
Smooth out the surface of each roll by using wet fingers.
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.
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!