Easy Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls

These are the real deal! Amazing, soft & fluffy, pull-apart GLUTEN-FREE dinner rolls! Perfect for a holiday but EASY enough to make for an everyday meal!

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Easy Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls

Easy, Soft & Fluffy and Delish!

December 2020: These Easy Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls are perfect for the holidays! And so easy make! Watch me make the on a cooking video on this page!

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So excited for you to try these Easy Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls!

My son has been asking me to make a dinner roll for a while now and we perfected it a few weeks ago and have been making them on repeat ever since!

They are soft, fluffy and bread-y— like a real dinner roll should be.

easy gluten free dinner rolls #glutenfreerecipes www.healthygffamily.comAnd they are amazing straight out of the oven, but still taste great hours later and can be microwaved just a few seconds for that just out of the oven feel even a day later!

Best part? They are super EASY to make!

We have been making them on repeat!

And I’ve added a cooking video here to this page for you to see how easy they are!

All you need is:

Gluten-free all purpose flour (we used GF Jules, affiliate link)

Gluten-Free Rapid Rise Yeast

Baking powder






apple cider vinegar


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Back to the Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls...

And they are remarkably easy to make!

First you mix all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Meanwhile heat over low heat, the water, milk and melted butter until 110 degrees F with a kitchen thermometer. It’s not too hot and it heats up quickly! If it heats up significantly more than that, remove from heat and let cool a moment.

Then add apple cider vinegar to the warm mix.

Then add warm wet ingredients and egg to the dry ingredients, and mix to combine. At this point, I’m using the paddle attachment of the Kitchen Aid (Amazon affiliate link).

Then once well combined, switch to the bread or hook attachment and mix for 6 minutes! Set the timer!

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Then the dough is ready to be formed into balls, placed in a well oiled pie pan and rise!

The dough will be a bit sticky but pliable.

The  dough rises best when warm (hence the warmed milk/ water) and moist, so I like to oil my hands to shape the rolls and then cover then with an oiled plastic wrap as well as a clean towel.

After 30 minutes, they will double in size and fill out the pie pan.

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And all that’s left to do it bake them!

After 30 minutes, they’ll be golden on the top, soft & fluffy on the inside!

Optional, but I like to lightly brush the with melted butter after they come out of the oven for an extra golden look.

You could also add an egg wash prior to baking them.

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After a few minutes, you can pull them apart and serve them straight out of the pan or break them into individual rolls in a bread basket!

How amazing is it to have a bread basket of real gluten-free bread rolls?!

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Hope you love them as much as we do!

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Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls
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These are the real deal! Amazing, soft & fluffy, pull-apart GLUTEN-FREE dinner rolls! Perfect for a holiday but EASY enough to make for an everyday meal!
Recipe type: Bread, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Holidays
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional
Serves: 9 rolls
  • oil of choice for coating pan
  • 2¾ cup gluten-free all purpose flour with xanthan gum + 1 tablespoon (separated) (we used GF Jules, affiliate link)
  • 1 package (2¼ teaspoons) gluten-free Rapid Rise Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter or dairy-free butter
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • melted butter for brushing tops, optional
  1. Generously coat a 9 inch pie pan with oil of choice (we used olive oil)
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add 2¾ cups gluten free flour, rapid rise yeast, baking powder, salt and sugar, and mix to combine.
  3. In a medium saucepan over low heat, add water, milk and melted butter. Heat until 110 degrees F with a kitchen thermometer. Remove from heat.
  4. Add apple cider vinegar to warmed water/ milk mix and stir to combine.
  5. Add warmed wet ingredient and egg to the flour mix. Using a paddle attachment, mix to combine, about 30-60 seconds.
  6. Switch to a bread or hook attachment and on medium speed mix the dough for 6 minutes (set your timer!). NOTE: At 4 minutes, while dough is still mixing, add extra 1 tablespoon of flour. Dough will be sticky but pliable.
  7. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop batter into 9 balls and place each ball into the well oiled pie pan with one in the center and 8 around the edges, forming balls with your hands. Pro tip: put a little oil on your hands to keep dough from sticking to you while forming shape, and lightly spread oil on each ball of dough.
  8. Cover dough with well oiled plastic wrap, then cover with a clean towel and place in a cupboard for 30 minutes to rise.
  9. Near end of the 30 minutes, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  10. After 30 minutes, dough should rise and double, filling the pie pan. Remove towel and plastic wrap and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden on top (center will be about 200 degrees if you want to check with your kitchen thermometer).
  11. Remove from oven and brush lightly with melted butter.
  12. Let cool a few minutes and enjoy!
  13. Can be reheated the next day in the microwave for a few seconds for that just out of the oven feel. Or can be frozen after baking, then dethawed and reheated in microwave.


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17 thoughts on “Easy Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls

  1. I made these today but unfortunately they did not rise—they are more like a biscuit. The only thing I did different to your recipe was that I used King Arthur GF All Purpose flour. They still are really good but I’m thinking the GF Jules flour would have been the way to go. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family!

  2. These turned out great! I was reluctant given my past failings with yeasty GF recipes, but this recipe was so easy and it worked! Oil up those hands for real when you shape, and it’s more of a patting than a fondle – they’re meant to look rustic. My GF husband said these were the best dinner rolls he’s had since developing celiac. The joy on his face when he sipped gravy with this rolls was the best. Thank you!

    1. I completely understand– baking with yeast poses challenges to GF baking! But so happy you decided to try these and they they worked out for you! And, SO happy your husband loved them! This just made my day! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This was our first GF Thanksgiving and I was sad to miss out on my favorite rolls. I tried this recipe and it was amazing! Could not tell they were GF. There were only 2 of us, so I made the balls a little bigger and had 6 rolls instead of 9. They didn’t look they did a full rise in 30 minutes (our house was cold), but they still rose plenty in the oven and were really fluffy.

  4. These were so easy and tasty! I don’t have a classic cookie scoop, just an ice cream scoop and a teaspoon sized one. So I scooped them up by hand and shaped them a little. I am assuming that was what made them a little dense. Too much handling? They were still very good, and I can make a turkey sandwich tomorrow! This was my first use of GFJules flour, by the way. I was pretty happy with it and will use it for something else soon. Everyone raves about it, so I had to see for myself. Thank you for a lovely recipe!

  5. I love to bake but being new to gluten-light living, baking gluten-free was something I was really intimidated by. But, I followed this recipe and the video, made these for Easter and WOW. Not only did I love them, but my whole family raved. My husband is an excellent cook, and they eat lots of gluten without issue, so they are tough critics. They keep asking me to make these again!

  6. I’m curious why the choice of water + milk instead of just milk? Thanks and I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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