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No Yeast Dinner Rolls

These quick and easy dinner rolls do not require any yeast, proofing, or kneading. The rolls come out fluffy and buttery and are great when you need a quick bread recipe and don’t have yeast or are short on time.
overhead photo of rolls

After sharing my No Yeast Bread recipe, I’ve been working on a dinner roll version. This recipe couldn’t be any easier. The dough comes together in just a few minutes and then it’s ready to go in the oven.

Ingredients

  • sugar
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • milk
  • butter or oil
  • flour

How to Make No Yeast Rolls

  • All the ingredients are added in except for the flour.
  • Add the flour in gradually until a dough forms and it’s not too sticky to work with.
  • Roll the dough into balls and place onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake about 25 minutes or until done.

close-up photo of a roll sliced in half

Variations

What I love about this recipe is that it is quite versatile.

  • Add more sugar to create a sweet roll.
  • Replace half the milk with greek strained yogurt for a more tender roll that tastes like a sourdough biscuit.
  • Use more butter for a more biscuit-like texture.

photo of rolls wrapped in a tea towel

You might like my no yeast pizza dough or keto hot cross buns, too!

No Yeast Dinner Rolls

Servings: 7
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
A quick and easy dinner roll recipe that doesn't require yeast, proofing, or kneading.
4.95 from 17 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted (or canola oil)
  • 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Add all ingredients except flour into a large mixing bowl and whisk. Add in flour gradually and stir in until a dough forms. Be careful not to add all the flour because you should have a little leftover.
  • Divide dough into 7 pieces and roll into balls. Place onto baking sheet, spaced 2 inches apart. If desired, you can brush the tops with egg wash before baking or you can leave them plain as is and brush them with melted butter after they are finished baking.
  • Bake rolls for about 25 minutes or until tops are golden brown.

Notes

  • Slightly adapted from Instructables Cooking
  • If you don't have butter, you can replace with oil. If you use oil, you will likely need close to the full 2 cups of flour. Butter adds more flavor to the breads, but the oil version rises a little more.
  • You can use any milk or milk substitute (like almond or soy). 
  • Do not add in the full amount of flour all at once. The amount left will vary depending on the milk type you use and whether you use oil or butter.
  • To make a sweet variation, you can increase the sugar and decrease the salt.
  • I also tried a version replacing half of the milk with yogurt. It made the rolls more tender but they also tasted more like sourdough biscuits rather than bread and they did not puff up as much.
  • For more color, you can brush the tops with egg wash before baking, like in these photos. You can also leave out the egg wash and brush the biscuits with melted butter after they are finished. Adding egg wash will give them a more yellow finish. Baking them plain will give them a more light brown finish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1roll, Calories: 178kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 373mg, Potassium: 214mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 139IU, Calcium: 94mg, Iron: 2mg, Net Carbs: 29g

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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88 comments on “No Yeast Dinner Rolls”

  1. Would this work if you made it with almond flour so it’s keto friendly?

  2. I am really looking forward to making these, but do you not need to knead the dough? Also do you think this recipe would work to bake the bread as a loaf instead of buns? Thank you! Just discovered your blog and everything looks lovely

  3. Do you think you can shape this dough to make bunny rolls?

  4. They are good but I recommend using less salt they taste too salty

    • Did you by chance mix up your salt and sugar? There’s only 1 tsp of salt in the entire recipe and there is also sugar to balance it, so the rolls should not taste salty

  5. hi just looking at your site for no yeast rolls and i see that you do not state how much of each ingredient to use could you please rectify this please thanks ken have a happy easter

  6. Great recipe! I am planning to make these today for Easter! Is it possible to sub honey for the sugar?

  7. These rolls were extremely easy to make & a great substitute after an epic fail with making bread for Easter dinner.  I did not use all of the flour & I actually made 8 rolls.  They were more biscuit like but moist & I brushed melted butter on them as soon as they came out of the oven.  I would double the recipe & definitely make them again!  

  8. Thank you so much for your recipes!  In this time of avoiding contact with others, I am not running to the grocery store every time I run out of something, and my pantry is getting kind of lean.  I am so grateful for you and your recipes!  I love how you list all of the possible substitutions for every recipe.  You are a lifesaver (perhaps literally!)!!!  

  9. I made the no yeast rolls and they were amazing. I will totally make them again.

  10. I like the recipe. I have tried a similar one and wondered why it didn’t look like the photos. This one is explained well, step by step, with variations. If I make choose one ingredient over the other what result I should expect. Now I can make adjustments based on the result I desire. Thank you!

  11. This recipe looks amazing. I can’t use yeast (or all-purpose flour) right now during Passover, do you think I could substitute with rice flour?

  12. I just tried of this recipe everything was truly amazing. Just that it was too salty and I followed the ingredients exactly. Try going for 1/2tsp of salt instead. Other than that, best dinner rolls recipe I’ve found so far. Thank you.

  13. Can I use baking soda instead of baking powder?

  14. Do you think I would be able to use whole wheat flour, or half and half?

  15. I followed the recipe to the T, rolls came out more like Biscuits and didn’t get much bigger then the balls i rolled. Maybe i didn’t add enough of something… they still tasted good though. Good compliment to my roast carrots and tators. 

  16. Will bread flour work instead of all-purpose?

  17. These were amazing! I sprinkled some herbs and garlic salt on top before baking. They came out delicious and perfect for pulling apart and soup dipping. Thank you so much 🙂

  18. I’d like to use these as a hamburger bun. If I use half yogurt and half milk, oil (or mayo?) Would it be tender enough to serve the purpose of being similar to a bun?
    Not looking for exact, just something that works in these quarantine, waiting on ingredients to be delivered, times.

  19. Terrific recipe. I brushed them with garlic butter once they came out of the oven. Recipe worked perfect.

  20. This was my first time ever baking bread, and I decided to use this recipe since I don’t have yeast, and making them into smaller rolls instead of a large loaf seemed less intimidating. My attempt actually came out really well! Slightly dry, and I think I either used too much salt or I accidentally got salted butter, but luckily it’s not too salty. I like salty stuff. It was definitely messy and took me a minute to figure out what the right texture was (again, first time baking bread), but I don’t think that’s any fault to the recipe. ? Thank you for this! I’ll have to try again in the future. 

  21. So good!!!

  22. Loved them, recipe is easy and quick which in my house is perfect. Thanks for the recipe.

  23. Best bread rolls ever! I made these for my family for dinner for nearly 2 weeks during coronavirus quarantine (when I couldn’t get yeast). They all loved them. They’re super easy!

  24. I made these buns with margarine rather than butter (butter is 4 x the price) so I cut back on the salt and they were delicious.
    Thank you

  25. Yummy and easy/quick. Made these with a small handful of dates for some sweet flavour. Definitely don’t use all the flour. I added a little bit more butter and a little bit of mayo. Came out great.

  26. Hi! Tried your recipe and it was good. Maybe i should add more sugar next time coz my kid has a sweet tooth. ? by the way, was wondering if instead of forming it into balls could i roll it around 1 1/2 inch thick and use a cookie cutter instead. Would it still turn out the same way in terms of texture? Thanks.

  27. Can I omit the salt and sugar. I know strange question but I want it to be baby friendly for my 6m old as well. If not, I’ll just reduce each.

  28. Made these with oil and sprinkled some “everything but the bagel” seasoning and they were delicious! I have yeast at home but honestly i’m too lazy to wait for it to proof sometimes so this was a quick way to get my bread fix!

  29. What else can be used in place of butter/ oil? Applesauce?

  30. It was basically a scone?! Yum tho but not a fluffy bread roll!

  31. Tried this ! Came out very very yummy and soft. Few adjustments though: Less salt( the original recipe was too salty for me when i tasted the mixture). And i used brown sugar. But definitely a great recipe and very yummy

  32. They were so easy to make. SO DELICIOUS! ?

  33. They did not work for me. Could not get them to be in a nice ball shape they were breaking apart.

  34. I’ve run out of yeast and have tried to order yeast multiple times on my past grocery orders, so had to look for a recipe that didn’t call for yeast. I’m glad to have found your recipe. It was easy and I actually doubled it and used both Canola oil and butter. Tasted more like biscuits but were delicious. Thank you!

  35. Hi I was wondering what tempature the oven should be at?

  36. Quick, easy & delicious!
    Thank you

  37. Made these using my kitchenaid stand mixer (looking for any excuse to use it- it’s brand new, hehe). Expectations were low considering the ingredients & skill level, but my kids LOVED them! 

    I omitted the salt since I used salted + olive oil butter, and they weren’t salty at all! I also brushed them with minced garlic before baking, which was subtle & yummy. 

    Definitely adding these to my RecipeBox app! Thanks. 

  38. I had to double the recipe because it didn’t make enough

  39. The rolls came out super hard for me and my family couldn’t eat them. I thought maybe I had missed an ingredient or a step on the recipe but I looked it through carefully and that wasn’t the case. Well because they are so easy and fast to make, I thought I would try again. I made them two more times trying to follow the recipe religiously  each time But to no avail. The only reason I tried so three times is because my husband loves bread rolls with his tomato soup and the ones I usually make require yeast. I cannot find any yeast since we went into quarantine. I know it’s not my baking powder that’s an issue because I used it for a different recipe and it worked just fine. I Appreciate you sharing the recipe and wish it would have worked for meeting . 

    • I’m really sorry to hear that. I’m not sure why your rolls are coming out hard unfortunately

    • Try adding a little less milk and a little more butter? Often with baking I’ve found that if my muffins or breads are too hard I’ve added too much milk or water. Try adding an egg? If I want a cake to be a little lighter I add an extra egg or two (: Hope it helps.

  40. So I made two kinds of vegan bread using this recipe.
    I add 1 tbsp of basil pesto n 1/3 cup of vegan mozzarella, 1/4 tsp salt. Made the dough into rolls
    5 mins before done, brushed lemon margarine. Turned out great, slices perfect n tastes great. Baking time 25mins until light brown..
    Second bread I wanted more of a flat brioche style.
    Again less salt. Give it 30 mins to rise. Then patted or pressed to 4 inches round and inch thick. Baking time 25 mins.. turned out soft, slightly puffed for slicing and taste delicious. Definitely recommend this recipe.
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  41. I’ve saved this recipe for a while now and finally made them today. Thank you so much for this recipe it’s amazing, they are more like biscuit rolls but fluffy in the middle and mine rose quite a bit, they taste Devine. It was so easy to make which is perfect for me and the quantities are spot on. My family loved them, so tasty and looks so good. I will definitely be making these again. Thanks so much. 

  42. Quick and easy, the family were so impressed they wanted more.

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