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 recipe for soft & fluffy gluten-free dinner rolls!

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These Easy Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls are easy enough for a weekday and perfect for the holidays!

Hope you love them as much as we do!

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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.

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And 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!

All you need is:

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

Gluten-Free Rapid Rise Yeast

Baking powder






apple cider vinegar


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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.

Pro tip: 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!

They are soft and fluffy and unbelievably delicious!

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

Prep Ahead

I’m not sure why it took me so long to try this but I recently prepared the dinner rolls ahead of time and then baked them and they came out perfectly! This is a great option for busy days or holidays!

To prep ahead:

  • Prepare the dough and rise the dough.
  • Then keeping the dough covered with the oiled plastic wrap and then covering with some foil, refrigerate for up to 16 hours. (It may work well for up to 24 hour but I only tested up to 16).
  • Bring to room temperature for 30 minutes while preheating the oven, and bake per the instructions.

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4.74 from 15 votes

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!
Update: These rolls can be made ahead by making, rising, then refrigerating before baking. Bring to room temperature before baking.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Rise time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Holidays, Holiday Baking, Thanksgiving, Bread
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional
Keyword: easy gluten-free bread recipe, gluten-free dinner rolls, gluten-free dinner roll recipe, gluten-free pull apart dinner rolls, prep ahead gluten-free dinner rolls
Servings: 9 rolls
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family


  • oil of choice for coating pan
  • 2 ¾ cup gluten-free all purpose flour with xanthan gum + 1 tablespoon, separated we used GF Jules
  • 1 package 2 1/4 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


  • Generously coat a 9 inch pie pan with oil of choice (we used olive oil)
  • In a large mixing bowl, add 2 3/4 cups gluten free flour, rapid rise yeast, baking powder, salt and sugar, and mix to combine.
  • 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.
  • Add apple cider vinegar to warmed water/ milk mix and stir to combine.
  • Add warmed wet ingredient and egg to the flour mix. Using a paddle attachment, mix to combine, about 30-60 seconds.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cover dough with well oiled plastic wrap, then cover with a clean towel and place in a cupboard for 30 minutes to rise.
  • Near end of the 30 minutes, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 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).
    ** UPDATE:To prep ahead, refrigerate at this point. Can be refrigerated for up to 16 hours before baking. Bring to room temperature for 30 minutes, while preheating the oven, before baking.
  • Remove from oven and brush lightly with melted butter.
  • Let cool a few minutes and enjoy!
  • 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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38 thoughts on “Easy Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls

  1. 3 stars
    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. 5 stars
    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. 5 stars
    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. 5 stars
    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. 5 stars
    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!

  7. Can you make a loaf of bread instead of dinner rolls? If so, what is the rising time, oven temperature and cooking time?

    I love your recipes and enjoy making them and sending them to my family in Boston. They love bread – do you or can you post recipes for making grain breads and French bread?

    Thank you so much and keep up the great recipes1

    1. First, thank you so much! Happy you and your family are enjoying our recipes! I honestly have know idea if this would work as a bread…you are welcome to try rising it as one entire loaf v rolls and baking it but I haven’t tried it! And I love the idea of making breads — they require lots of recipe testing but I’ll give it a try!

  8. Super easy to make and so good!! My gluten eaters loved these too!!! Loved that it made a smaller number. Will make again and again!!

  9. 5 stars
    My son is 25 and has been GF since he was 7. I have lived through the years of having to order from Canada to the present, when GF is MUCH more accessible, thank goodness. I used to try SO many recipes, and he would turn up his nose (He has autism, and not conversationally verbal, so he indicates his dislike by offering YOU the offending food and saying “Mommy (Daddy, whoever is nearest) eat!” ). Well, these were a big hit! He didn’t tell anybody else to eat them! 😀
    BUT, I do not have a stand mixer with attachments I mixed everything by hand and wasn’t sure if I should have done it differently. I DO think I handled the dough too much when forming the balls, I literally made them ball-ish instead of rustic. I think maybe doing them in a glass pie pan made them brown less.
    Do you have suggestions for doing the mixing by hand?
    Initially reading the recipe I thought I needed extra xanthan, not just a 1:1 GF flour. I am not sure if anyone else had that issue but I thought I would let you know.
    Thank you for a great recipe! This made my son’s Thanksgiving extra special!

    1. First, I am so happy you and your son enjoyed these dinner rolls! I haven’t made them without a mixer, so happy they worked out! And I will look at the recipe and see if I can make clearer about the xanthan gum (as you correctly determined, you don’t need extra, just a 1:1 flour that has it)… Thanks for sharing!

  10. 5 stars
    I made these for the first time yesterday for Thanksgiving. I followed the directions to a “T”, and I only use GF Jules flour when I bake. These turned out amazing! They weren’t dry (as some GF breads can be), and honestly, you couldn’t even tell they were GF from the taste! I don’t have a fancy bread mixer, so I just mixed the dough well with my hands. They weren’t the prettiest, but the taste made up for that! I will for sure be making these again!

  11. 5 stars
    BEST EVER GF Dinner Rolls!!! Made this recipe twice last week and both times was a Big Hit. Everyone enjoyed them and no one believed they were GF. YUM, YUM!!! Thank you for this recipe. Will use again and again.

  12. 5 stars
    Made these for Thanksgiving and they were amazing!! They were easy to make, they made my house smell wonderful, and they tasted just like regular (gluten) yeast rolls. My son and daughter-in-law would never have known they were gluten free if I hadn’t told them (and they are quite the foodies). I will make these rolls more often now, not just for holidays. Thanks for making gluten free cooking easier for us.

  13. 5 stars
    I made these twice but the first time they didn’t turn out because I used baking soda inst as of baking powder….. oops! Second time they turned out beautifully and my husband said the best biscuits ever! Said they taste like the cheese rolls at red lobster. Thank you for the gluten free recipe!! I made them with lactose free milk and dairy free butter because I have all the food intolerances.

  14. Is it possible to make these into mini rolls such as a slider/appetizer size? Will I adjust baking or proofing time? If Frozen after proofing, do you bake frozen or thaw first in fridge. I’d be concerned about them drying out, but curious as I prep for more people to enjoy these.

    1. Great questions! I have never frozen them unbaked so I honestly am not sure how to advise. I have proofed them, then refrigerated and brought to room temperature before baking, so I suppose it’s worth a try but I am not an expert in baking with yeast. If would definitely work to bake them, then freeze them.

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