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2 Ingredient Emergency Bread Rolls (No Yeast, Eggs, Butter or Oil)

These easy bread rolls are great when you need fresh bread as soon as possible. They don’t require any yeast, eggs, butter or oil. These bread rolls taste like yeast bread but without all the work. The rolls are crusty on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.

Whether you’re looking for an easy bread recipe to make for a family meal or need a stress-free bread recipe to serve at an upcoming gathering, these bread rolls are perfect for almost any occasion. With so many holiday meals approaching, I wanted to share some super easy recipes. I call these emergency bread rolls because they require so few ingredients and very little time.


  • Self-Rising Flour
  • Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt

Self-Rising Flour: Self-Rising flour is all-purpose flour that is already pre-mixed with baking powder and salt. If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can make your own with all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt.

Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt: Make sure to use plain nonfat Greek strained yogurt. Low fat and whole milk Greek strained yogurt will cause your dough to be too wet. Looking for a greek yogurt substitute? I’ve made other easy bread rolls using applesauce, pumpkin puree and whole milk regular yogurt (the texture of the bread won’t be the same as these but they are easy bread rolls).

How to Make Emergency Bread Rolls

The self-rising flour is mixed with the Greek strained yogurt until a dough forms. You don’t want to overmix because it will make your dough too sticky to work with. The dough is then divided into 8 pieces and rolled between your palms to form round balls. The bread rolls are then ready to be baked.

Taste and Texture

These bread rolls have a texture similar to regular yeast bread. They remind me of artisan rolls I would buy from a bakery. They have a crusty exterior and a soft and chewy interior. The bread rolls have a slightly tangy flavor to them, almost like eating sourdough.

More Easy Bread Recipes

2 Ingredient Emergency Bread Rolls

Servings: 8 rolls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Easy bread rolls that don't require a lot of ingredients or time. These bread rolls tasted like regular yeast bread but without all the work.
5 from 7 votes


  • 2 cups (250 g) self-rising flour
  • 1.5 cups (350 g) nonfat plain Greek yogurt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add flour and yogurt. Stir with a spatula just until all the flour is fully incorporated and a dough forms. Your dough will be quite sticky. Be careful not to overmix. The more you mix, the stickier your dough will be.
  • Divide dough evenly into 8 pieces. Lightly wet your hands and grab one of the dough pieces. Roll it between your hands until it forms a ball (it's okay if it has cracks, you just want to make sure it is round) and then place it onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough (wash your hands clean and rewet for each one), spacing dough balls 2 inches apart.
  • Place rolls into oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until rolls are done.


  • If you don't have self-rising flour, you can make your own by whisking together 2 cups all purpose flour + 3 tsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Because of how sticky the dough is, the best way to handle the dough is with clean and slightly wet hands.
  • See post for potential substitutions for plain nonfat greek yogurt. 


Serving: 1roll, Calories: 125kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 6g, Sodium: 366mg, Sugar: 1g, NET CARBS: 24g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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51 comments on “2 Ingredient Emergency Bread Rolls (No Yeast, Eggs, Butter or Oil)”

  1. Can these be made with GF flour and DF yogurt?

  2. Last comment was supposed to have a !! Not ? …. Oops. Sorry 

  3. Hi! Just had to let you know that I tried your 2 ingredient rolls & loved them! Thank you! 
    I did have to change a bit, my husband is gluten free and I’m dairy free, so… gf flour mix (with the  added baking powder & salt ) and a coconut yogurt with about 1 Tablespoon of coconut flour mixed in to thicken it.  Turns out wonderful! Thank you for an easy, low calorie biscuit ?

  4. I love easy recipes , thank you ??

  5. Article says “strained” Greek Yogurt” but the recipe doesn’t instruct to strain. As if strained yogurt can be bought?  

    • Greek style yogurt is strained yogurt. So yes, strained yogurt can be bought. It is referred to as Greek yogurt, Greek-style yogurt, Greek strained yogurt, depending on where you are located. I usually call it Greek strained yogurt because I have a lot of international readers. You don’t need to do any straining which is why it’s not in the instructions.

  6. So good!

    They felt quite moist on the inside after breaking through the crust. should a toothpick come out completely clear, and does a slightly darker color and or spongy look/feel mean they’re not done, or is it supposed to be more moist like a quick bread? Thanks

    • A toothpick inserted should come out clean though I don’t usually use toothpick test with bread because it can come out clean and not be cooked. It shouldn’t be spongy inside, it should be more like regular bread texture inside. Hope that helps!

  7. Good morning and thanks for the delicious bread rolls receipt.

  8. Can I use whole Greek yogurt?
    Thank you!

  9. With no butter or margarine, they rolls do not dry out, or become hard and dry.

  10. Can these be made w GF flour?

  11. I am looking forward to trying the recipes

  12. Very good recipe. I will like to add to the mixture some parmesan cheese.

  13. Nice and delicious , simple recipe I will try yummy watching from South Africa

  14. These look like tea biscuits, can you add cheese to them or would they become greasy?

    • We haven’t tried adding cheese – a shredded hard cheese like Parmesan might work, but not sure. Let us know if you try it!

  15. Temp. ???, How much ingredients ???

  16. How to make with zero or very little SODIUM

  17. Thanks for your recipe i really enjoy it.

  18. Just what I like. Bread made easy

  19. Will full 2% greek yogurt work if I dont have nonfat?

  20. this bread rolls your talking about is the same as what the natives call Bannok which is part of their diet for centuries

  21. The bread looks very good. Hope to g some good recipes. Thank you,

  22. How to make biscuits

  23. Thank you for inspiring me to be believe I can bake my own bread. You made it sound so easy! 

  24. If I used whole milk Greek yogurt and the dough was too wet, couldn’t I just add a bit more flour. I’m asking because I never, ever by nonfat yogurt of any type because I really don’t like the taste. So I wouldn’t have any on hand to make this emergency bread. I’d have to go to the store and buy nonfat Greek yogurt and if I’m have to go to the store I’ll just go ahead and buy the ingredients to make non-emergency rolls.
    (Just curious, why would the extra fat make the dough too wet? Seems like it would make it thicker)

    • If you add more flour, the rolls will be too dense. The whole fat yogurt does make the dough too wet in our experience – we tested this recipe multiple times with different kinds of yogurt to make sure.

  25. That looks great love trying new recipes and cooking different foods i hope to see more of your recipe

  26. Can you make these recipes, like the two ingredient bread rolls, gluten free?

  27. Easy, every day ingredients you would have already in your home. Don’t have to run to the grocery store and spend money on ingredients you may only use once.