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Dairy-Free Rolls Recipe

Dairy-Free Rolls Recipe


A year ago if you would’ve told me that I’m a year, I’d be making my own rolls, much less my own bread, I’d say you were crazy. I would be second guessing your sanity. Thanks to this awesome, dairy-free roll recipe, however, that is now a reality.

I stumbled upon this recipe while I was looking for a different baking recipe. Honestly, now I can’t even remember what recipe sent me on the path to this. Either way, I’m darn glad it happened.

yeast activating

Easy Peezy

Making your own rolls doesn’t get much easier than this. Flour, sugar, salt, water, oil and yeast are the only ingredients, so obviously this recipe is a keeper.

rough dough right after mixing

This dough is really forgiving and easy to work with. With a little kneading, it becomes nice and smooth to the touch.

Just Me?

risen dough for dairy free bread

Useful equipment alert!!!

I used a glass Pyrex mixing bowl to allow my dough to rise in. I have the eight piece set (4 bowl and 4 lids) and I love these things. We beat the heck out of them and haven’t seen a single sign of wear or tear. They work great and look awesome. Grab a set here: Pyrex 8 Piece Glass Mixing Bowl Set w/ Lids.

Back to the food…

It also rises amazingly. Maybe I’m the only one, but I’m mesmerized by risen bread dough. There’s just something magical about it.

Another huge plus to this dairy free roll recipe, is that you can make them as big or small that you want. I’ve left them large for dinner rolls, and small for sliders. Either way, they always bake up perfectly taste amazing.

They a have a beautiful light brown crust and a super airy and flaky inside.

baked dairy free rolls

After you make your first batch, just tear into a nice hot one. You’ll instantly be in love. They’re sooooo good whether you’re using them for burger buns, dinner rolls or sandwich bread. From sweet to savory, they do it all.

I sure hope you find as much use for this recipe as my family and I have. We don’t buy dinner rolls or hamburger buns any longer.



  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water with the sugar in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Leave sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the oil, salt, and 2 cups of the flour and mix well.
  3. Add in the rest of the flour, adding one cup and then the rest, 1/2 of a cup at a time. Only add flour enough that the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Turn out onto a lightly flour surface.
  4. Sprinkle top of the dough with flour and begin to knead until surface is smooth and sticky. Keep adding flour as needing to keep the dough from sticking.
  5. Knead for 8-10 minutes or until dough is very smooth to the touch and barely stick. Place dough into a large, lightly greased bowl and cover loosely with lightly greased plastic wrap. Allow to rise in a warm area for 1 hour or until dough is doubled.
  6. Punch down dough, and turn out onto a lightly greased counter top.
  7. Divide dough out how desired. It will make 12-14 hamburger buns/dinner rolls and around 16-18 sliders or smaller rolls.
  8. Place dough to be baked on lightly greased baking sheet and cover loosely with lightly greased plastic wrap. Make sure that air can get under the plastic wrap. Allow to rise for another 40 minutes. Your oven will need to pre-heat to 400, so start this during the last rise.
  9. Bake 10-12 minutes for sliders and 12-14 for anything larger. Rolls are done when the outside is light golden brown.