It will take just one bite of these soft gluten free yeast rolls to fall in love with them. They are spongy soft, and are delicious served with any meal. You can also use these rolls to make the perfect gluten free slider buns!
If you love soft rolls, this is the recipe for you. I used simple ingredients to make these the best gluten free yeast rolls. These gluten free pull apart rolls are perfect for dipping into gluten free pasta sauce and make incredible gluten free slider buns.
No matter what you do with these gluten free whole grain rolls, you will love how easy they are to make. Keep reading for all of my tips and tricks for making them!
Check out all of my easy gluten free bread recipes if you love baking!
Why These Rolls Are Great:
- These rolls are the real deal!! They are so soft and fluffy!
- I used a gluten free flour blend, a 1:1 substitution for wheat flour, giving these rolls the wheat flavor without any wheat!
- These gluten free yeast rolls are great with melted butter and honey or serve them plain.
- They are easy to make in a little over an hour.
- Freeze them so that you always have delicious pull apart rolls on hand.
- Gluten Free Flour Blend - I made this recipe with Cup4Cup Wholesome Blend, which uses whole grains. It mimics whole wheat flavor and texture. This recipe also works well with regular Cup4Cup. I have not tested any other brand, but I feel confident that Authentic Foods Steve's GF Bread Blend and Better Batter gluten free blends will also work well. Note Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 and King Arthur Measure For Measure both state these two varieties do not work well in yeast recipes.
- Xanthan Gum - If your flour blend doesn't contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add one teaspoon.
- Yeast - Yeast - double check the brand you use is gluten free. Red Star Platinum is NOT gluten free!
- Butter - Use unsalted butter.
- Salt - Either sea salt or kosher salt is fine.
- Water - You can use all water as I did or use a ¾ cup of water and ¾ cup of milk blend.
- Garlic, herbs, flavors - You can get very creative with this recipe!
This gluten free flour blend would also make great gluten free bagels too!
Recipe Step By Step Directions:
Step 1: In a small bowl, add the warm water, sugar, and yeast packet. Be sure your water is no hotter than 110º F. Give it a quick stir, then let it sit for 5-10 minutes until the yeast is frothy with bubbles.
Step 2: Combine the gluten free flour, salt, yeast mixture, and melted butter in a bowl of a standing mixer. Use either the dough hook or paddle attachment for best results. If you are using a different flour blend, you may need to increase or decrease the amount of flour used.
Step 3: Turn the mixer on low speed and blend until the dough is mixed together. Increase the speed to medium and let it run for an additional 30 seconds.
Step 4: Quickly break the dough into 8 pieces and roll them into balls.
You only get one good rise with gluten free baking, so you need to shape the dough into balls before you rise it!
Step 5: Cover the pan loosely with plastic wrap and place them in a warm spot to rise. They should rise around 45 minutes, doubling in size. See the FAQ below for gluten free dough rising tips.
Step 6: Remove the plastic wrap. When the yeast rolls are finished rising, brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter.
Step 7: Preheat the oven to 375º F. Bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes, depending on the size of your rolls. They will get golden on top.
Enjoy these delicious baked rolls hot with melted butter.
Make Them Sliders With These Fillings:
There is nothing like eating sliders when you are making party food or watching a game. These yeast rolls make the perfect fluffy gluten free slider buns. You can fill them with anything, but here are a few of my favorites:
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
Yeast Rising Tip: Turn your oven on and heat it to 200º F. Turn the oven off, keeping the door closed. Place the baking tray with the rolls into the oven. I always rise my dough in a warm oven. Let the gluten free slider buns rise until they double in size, about 45 minutes.
These rolls will keep fresh for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Gluten free baked goods tend to spoil quickly, so I do not store them on the counter.
These gluten free yeast rolls are easy to freeze. Allow them to cool completely, then pop them into a freezer bag. Squeeze out the extra air and put the bag into the freezer. They will keep fresh for up to 3 months.
You can make these rolls dairy-free by using dairy-free butter.
More Gluten Free Bread Recipes:
- Gluten Free Crescent Rolls
- The Best Braidable Gluten Free Challah
- My Favorite Gluten Free Bread Machine Bread
- Gluten Free Breadsticks
The Best Gluten Free Yeast Rolls
- 2 ½ cups gluten free flour blend * see note
- 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast * see note
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 ½ cups water Warm
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
- In a small bowl, heat ¾ cup of water to 110º F. Do not use hotter temperatures or it can kill your yeast.
- Add the yeast and sugar. Stir and let it sit for 5-10 minutes until the yeast is bubbling and frothy.
- In the large mixing bowl of a standing mixer, pour in the yeast mixture and 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Add the remaining ¾ cup of water and the dry ingredients.
- Put either a dough hook or paddle attachment onto the stand mixer.
- Mix the ingredients at medium speed until a dough forms. Mix for an additional 30-45 seconds.
- It is important to shape the dough before the first rise.
- Grease a pie pan, cast-iron skillet, or 8x8 baking pan.
- Break the dough into 8 pieces. Roll each into a ball and place it into the pan.
- Cover loosely with plastic wrap and place in a warm area to rise. Let the rolls rise for 45 minutes. They should double in size.
- Preheat the oven to 375º F. Brush the tops with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until done. The actual baking time will vary depending on the size of your rolls.
- For this recipe, I used Cup4Cup Wholesome gluten free flour blend. It has the taste and texture of whole wheat. This gluten free flour blend uses rice bran and flaxseeds to mimic wheat. You can also use Cup4Cup regular if you prefer white dinner rolls. I have not tested any other flour blend, but I would also recommend Better Batter and Authentic Foods Steve's GF Bread blend for this recipe.
- Xanthan gum - If your blend doesn't contain this, please add 1 teaspoon.
- This bread will keep fresh for up to 3 days in the refrigerator or 3 months in the freezer. Store in a freezer bag if you are freezing the rolls.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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