Tender, fluffy homemade gluten free rolls that are simple to make. These gluten free dinner rolls are naturally dairy-free and I’ve included a vegan option.
Gluten Free Dinner Rolls
Please read through this post to learn how to make gluten free rolls. I’ve done side-by-side testing with a few different gluten free flour options. Each flour option yields a slightly different texture, but they are all delicious. I know not everyone has the same flours and this is my way of trying to include as many flour options as possible.
I know a lot of people are intimidated by having multiple gluten free flours on hand. This gluten free rolls recipe is the BEST with the first option below, which uses the flours listed in the recipe card.
Gluten-Free Flours to use when making gluten-free rolls:
When I first made these gluten-free rolls I used my gluten-free flour blend. It worked fine but I didn’t get the texture I was look for. I modified it slightly, adding some millet flour for a bit more substance.
I tested several different flour blend options before settling on the winner, which happened to be very similar to my gluten free bread recipe. Surprise-surprise!
- Option 1: 1 cup white rice flour + 1/2 cup tapioca starch + 1/2 cup potato starch (not flour) + 1/2 cup millet flour – this option is in the recipe card below. It delivered the BEST gluten free dinner rolls. The texture and flavors were incredible and the tops were nice an smooth.
- Option 2: For those that like to use Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 you can directly substitute all the flours called for with 2 1/2 cups (12 oz.) of Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Baking Flour and add an additional 1/4 cup of warm water. The rolls are a bit heavier, but they are still delicious.
- Option 3: For those that like to use Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 but still like a lighter roll, you can substitute all the flours called for with 10 oz. of Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Baking Flour + 2 oz. fine ground almond flour, and add an additional 1/4 cup of warm water.
I haven’t tested this gluten free rolls recipe with other blends other than what I’ve listed. If you try another blend you are doing so at your own risk but please leave a comment below letting me know what you thought, and I’ll test it and consider adding it.
Can I freeze gluten-free rolls?
Yes, you can freeze gluten free rolls. After baking, allow the rolls to cool completely. Once cool, place them in an airtight container and freeze up to three months, or two months for a frost free freezer. When you are ready to enjoy them, thaw the rolls on the counter and then reheat them in the oven at 200F before serving.
Can I freeze the dough?
Yes, you can freeze the gluten free roll dough. After you mix the dough, scoop the dough into nine mounds in your baking dish, cover and freeze. When you are ready to use, let your roll dough come to room temperature, then let it rise for an hour. It won’t rise as high after being frozen, but it will rise some. Bake as directed.
I don’t have a stand mixer, what can I use?
You can mix the dough with a high-powered hand mixer or by hand with a spoon. Just note that the dough is thick, and you’ll have to keep mixing and scraping down the sides until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
Vegan Gluten Free Rolls
If you enjoy a vegan diet or you can’t consume eggs you can substitute the egg for 1 flaxegg + 1 teaspoon of baking powder. To make a flax egg, mix one tablespoon of ground flaxseed meal with three tablespoons of water. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes to thicken.
Add the 1 teaspoon of baking powder in with the dry ingredients and the flaxegg in with the other wet ingredients. Please note that the rolls won’t have the same texture as they would if you were to use eggs.
Tips for making gluten-free rolls
Here are my tips that work with this gluten-free dinner roll recipe.
- Don’t substitute anything unless I specified above that I’ve tested it. This is important. If you substitute something, I can’t guarantee anything and I can’t help you troubleshoot if something doesn’t work in your rolls.
- When measuring gluten free flours into measuring cups, spoon the flours into the measuring cups, then level. Never scoop the measuring cup into the flour.
- Ingredients at room temperature work best. You can always run your eggs under warm water for a couple minutes to bring the temperature up.
- Read the recipe instruction and get all ingredients out before you start.
- Make sure your yeast hasn’t expired before starting.
- Make sure your water is between 95-110 degrees before adding the yeast. If you don’t have a thermometer I suggest you get one.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Did you make these gluten free dinner rolls? Please leave me a comment below letting me know what you thought and which flour blend option you used.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 382mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g