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3 Ingredient Honey Bread Rolls (No Yeast, Eggs, Butter or Oil)

These quick and easy honey bread rolls are soft and sweet. They are just 3 ingredients and don’t need any yeast, eggs, butter or oil. You can have fresh bread rolls in about 25 minutes including baking time.
honey bread rolls in a pile.

These sweet bread rolls are great for whenever you need a fast and easy bread recipe to serve with a meal. They have a crusty exterior and a soft and chewy interior.

Ingredients

  • Self-Rising Flour
  • Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • Honey

Self-Rising Flour: Self-rising flour is all purpose flour that already has baking powder and salt added to it. You will need the baking powder in order for the bread to rise since this bread does not use any yeast. If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can easily mix your own with all purpose flour, baking powder and salt.

Vanilla Greek Yogurt: I used nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt. This recipe requires Greek yogurt. Regular yogurt is too runny. The bread uses vanilla flavored because vanilla yogurt is already sweetened which adds the necessary sugar to the bread rolls. If you use plain unsweetened yogurt, your rolls will taste very tangy.

Honey: The rolls are brushed with honey before baking. This helps the rolls taste sweeter and honey flavored.

How to Make Honey Bread Rolls

Mix the yogurt and flour together until a dough forms. You only want to add just enough flour until you can roll the dough between your palms to form round balls. Place the round balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush rolls with warmed up honey. Bake rolls for about 18 minutes or until done. The rolls are best enjoyed warm.

Honey Bread Texture

The rolls have a crusty exterior and a soft and chewy interior. The bread rolls are best eaten soon after they are done baking. If you plan on eating them the next day, warm them up again before serving because the cold bread rolls will lose their chewiness and taste more crumbly.
a pile of rolls with one split in half on top.

Tips

Try to make the balls as compact as possible. I rolled them in between my palms several times to achieve this. They will spread out during baking so if you don’t want them that flat, it helps to make the balls tight to start off with.

Don’t add the honey directly to the dough. Doing so will make the bread rolls come out less chewy and more like biscuits.
bread rolls brushed with honey.

More Easy Bread Roll Recipes

3 Ingredient Honey Bread Rolls

Servings: 8 rolls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
These sweet bread rolls are soft and chewy and flavored with honey. They are ready in less than 30 minutes including baking time.
4.67 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups (290 g) nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups (250 g) self-rising flour see note regarding amount needed
  • 1.5 tbsp (22 ml) honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add yogurt to a large mixing bowl. Add in 1.5 cups of the flour. Stir with a spatula just until all the flour is fully incorporated and a dough forms. Your dough will be quite sticky. Gradually add in a little more flour at a time, mixing in the flour after each addition, until your dough is no longer too sticky to work with. To test if dough is ready, roll a piece between your palms. If you can form a ball then your dough is ready. You may have a little leftover flour (around 2 tbsp) when you're done.
  • Divide dough evenly into 8 pieces. Wash and dry hands and then roll one piece of dough between your palms a few time to form a compact ball. Place dough onto prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing dough balls 2 inches apart.
  • Add honey to a small microwave-safe bowl. Warm up a few second in the microwave so that it becomes a thinner liquid consistency. Brush honey over the surface of the bread rolls.
  • Place rolls into oven and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until rolls are done. Rolls are best served soon after they are done baking. You can brush additional honey on top before serving.

Notes

  • You can double the recipe to make more rolls
  • This recipe was originally tested with White Lily self-rising flour which has a lower protein amount than some other brands of self-rising flour. The amount of protein affects the amount of liquids needed. If you are using a self-rising flour that has 2 grams of protein per 1/4 cup, then you can make the recipe as written.
  • If you are using a self-rising flour brand that has 3 grams of protein per 1/4 cup, then remove 4 tbsp of flour from the amount stated in the recipe and replace with 4 tbsp of cornstarch.
  • To properly measure flour, spoon the flour into the measuring cup and then level off with a knife. Do not directly dip the measuring cup into the flour because this results in too much flour. Use this method of measuring whether you are measuring self-rising flour or measuring all purpose flour to make your own self-rising flour.
  • Homemade self-rising flour:
    • If you are using all purpose flour with 2 grams of protein per 1/4 cup: Whisk together 2 cups all purpose flour + 3 tsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp salt.
    • If you are using all purpose flour with 3 grams of protein per 1/4 cup: Whisk together 1 cup + 12 tbsp all purpose flour + 4 tbsp cornstarch + 3 tsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp salt.
  • I used Lily's self-rising flour*
  • *This product link is an affiliate link. This means I earn a commission from qualifying purchases.
  • Make sure to use vanilla flavored nonfat Greek yogurt. Regular yogurt will not work. You also want vanilla flavored because vanilla yogurt is already sweetened and has just the right amount of sugar that is needed for the dough.
  • I don't recommend leaving out the honey on top because the rolls will not be sweet enough without it. You can use other syrups instead of honey. Do not add the honey directly into the dough because it will change the texture of the bread.
  • The bread rolls are lightly sweet. If you desire sweeter, you can brush more honey on top before baking and also brush honey on top just before serving.
  • Rolls are best eaten soon after they are done baking. If you plan on serving them the next day, make sure to reheat them up beforehand because they do lose their chewy texture when cold and become more crumbly.

Nutrition

Serving: 1roll, Calories: 139kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 5g, Sodium: 364mg, Sugar: 6g, NET CARBS: 29

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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18 comments on “3 Ingredient Honey Bread Rolls (No Yeast, Eggs, Butter or Oil)”

  1. Do you have any gluten free roll recipes?

  2. Hi! Is this made with regular flour? I? there a possibility to make it with glutenfree option? Or do you have a recepie to link too with no gluten that is similar? Thank you in advance. ?

  3. Are there any adjustments to the recipe when making this at a high altitude? Specifically, in Colorado? Thank you ahead of time!

    • Sorry, but we aren’t sure the exact change you would need to make. Usually with high altitude baking you need to add a little more flour – sorry we can’t help more!

  4. Just right for my favorit llavors

  5. This looks delicious and easy. I hope to try them.

  6. Could you use plain Greek yogurt?

    • Yes, but the rolls will be less sweet and tangier. We discuss this under the ingredients section in the post.

  7. Thank you

  8. Love the recipes.

  9. Can I used SILK Greek Yogurt
    instead of dairy verson?
    I am dairy intolerant and now SILK makes a delicious
    vanilla Greek yogurt

    • I haven’t tried it with silk greek yogurt so I am not sure. It likely will work but the amount of flour you need to add may be different