Dinner Rolls

Dinner Rolls - in basket

There are certain foods that seem to complete the meal, even if they are not given the spotlight in a meal. Growing up, the only time of the year my mother would buy those Pillsbury dinner rolls in cardboard tubes was for Thanksgiving. I have memories of eating sweet potato casserole and rolls with whatever other dishes my mom would make. When I had my own family, I would frequently make homemade bread to go with our Thanksgiving, so I felt quite a bit of internal pressure to come up with a recipe for dinner rolls.

This recipe makes a lovely dough and really yummy dinner roll – and it’s pretty easy. They are much better fresh out of the oven or frozen and then warmed up in the microwave right before eating. Since holiday feast days tend to be busy, I suggest making these a week or two ahead of time and freezing them. Remember to let them cool to room temperature and put them in a Ziploc freezer bag that’s well marked with a sharpie. The day of the feast you can just put them in a breadbasket and warm them in the microwave right before you put them on the table.

Allergen-free Holiday Dinner Rolls

Imagine biting into a delicious, doughy, spongy dinner roll during your holiday feast.  This recipe is sure to wow your family and friends. They will never guess that they contain no gluten, dairy, egg or soy!

Yield:  12 rolls
Prep time: 20 minutes
Rising time: one hour
Baking time: 20 minutes


  • 2 ¼ teaspoons yeast
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • ¾ cup So Do Delicious cultured coconut milk
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 305 grams or 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons Pamela’s Bread Mix and Flour Blend. (Shake bag very well before measuring)
  • ¼ cup Earth Balance soy-free margarine, melted


  1. In large bowl of stand mixer using balloon whisk attachment mix warm water with yeast and let stand 5 minutes until creamy.
  2. Add cultured coconut milk, oil, corn syrup, ¼ teaspoon baking soda and Pamela’s bread mix that you shook very well before measuring. Mix on medium to high speed for 3 minutes.
  3. Oil an 11 x 7 baking pan.
  4. Oil your hands and pinch off golf-ball size pieces of dough.  Gently roll into smooth ball.  Flatten the balls slightly. Place the balls in the pan so they are not touching each other.
  5. Let rise in warm place for an hour. (I turn on my on to 200 degrees for 5 minutes, then turn off the oven.  TI will be nice and warm but not too hot.  Then about 10 minutes before the hour of rising time is over I remove the rolls to a draft –free place and heat the oven to 350.
  6. Bake in 350 degree over for 20 minutes or until done.  Rolls must be at least 200 degrees inside as measured with an instant read thermometer.
  7. Cool in pan on rack.
  8. Dip each roll into the melted Earth Balance and serve.

Dinner Rolls - close up

// What are some of your basic holiday feast staples?


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