It will take just one bite of these soft gluten free yeast rolls to fall in love with them. They are spongy and soft and are delicious and served with any meal. You can also use these rolls to make the gluten free slider buns!

A gluten free yeast roll cut in half on a plate.

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 my easy gluten free bread recipes if you love baking!

Why I love these fluffy gluten-free yeast rolls:

  1. These rolls are the real deal!! They are so soft and fluffy!
  2. I used a gluten free flour blend, a 1:1 substitution for wheat flour, giving these rolls the wheat flavor without any wheat! This recipe also works with the regular Cup4Cup in the blue bag.
  3. These gluten free yeast rolls are great with melted butter and honey, or serve them plain.
  4. They are easy to make in a little over an hour.
  5. Freeze them so that you always have delicious pull-apart rolls on hand.

Made these last night with regular Cup4Cup for a quick dinner roll recipe.
They were really good and simple. Thank you for the recipe.”

audra c., blog comment

Allergen Information:

These rolls are gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and oat-free. Make them dairy-free using plant-based butter. (If you use regular Cup4Cup, note the blue bag has dried milk powder.)

Photos of the rolls ingredients.

Ingredient Notes:

For the full list of ingredients and amounts, please go to the recipe card below.

  • 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 that Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 and King Arthur Measure For Measure both state that these varieties do not work well in yeast recipes.
  • Xanthan Gum – If your flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan or guar gum, please add one teaspoon.
  • Yeast – Yeast – Double-check that 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 3/4 cup of water and 3/4 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!

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

A small glass bowl with foaming yeast.

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.

Photos of steps 2 and 3 in the standing mixer.

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 use a different flour blend, you may need to increase or decrease the flour used.

Step 3: Turn the mixer on low speed and blend until the dough is mixed. Increase the speed to medium and let it run for an additional 30 seconds.

📢 Sandi says: Every gluten-free flour blend has a different starch-to-grain ratio. The brand of gluten-free flour you use will affect the moisture of the batter. If your cake batter is too runny, add more flour, and if it is too thick, add more liquids.
Read Why Gluten-Free Flour Blends Vary to learn more about this.

Photos of the roll dough before and after rising.

Step 4: 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!

👀 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.

Add the dough balls to a greased pie pan or 10-inch cast iron skillet.

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.

Baked rolls in a round pie tin.

Make Them Sliders With These Filling Ideas:

There is nothing like eating sliders when 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:

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long will these rolls keep fresh?

These rolls will keep fresh for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Gluten free baked goods spoil quickly, so I do not store them on the counter.

How do you freeze gluten free yeast rolls?

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.

Can you make these rolls dairy-free?

You can make these rolls dairy-free by using dairy-free butter.

Store these fluffy rolls the right way! Learn How to Store Gluten Free Bread so you can keep it fresh.

A gluten free yeast roll cut on a plate with melted butter spread onto each half.

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Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

Baked rolls in a round pie tin.

The Best Gluten Free Yeast Rolls

Sandi Gaertner
These fluffy soft gluten free yeast rolls are delicious.to Use them to make gluten free sliders or enjoy them with any meal.
5 from 4 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Rise Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 17 minutes
Course Gluten Free Bread Recipe
Cuisine American
Servings 8 rolls
Calories 192 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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
  • teaspoon sea salt

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, heat 3/4 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 3/4 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 8×8 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.

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. Xanthan gum – If your blend doesn’t contain this, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. 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.

SPECIAL NOTE

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1rollCalories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 41mgPotassium: 34mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 175IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Made these last night with regular Cup 4 Cup for a quick dinner roll recipe. They were really good and simple. Thank you for the recipe.

  2. Hi Sandi! I’ve been drolling over your cinnamon buns, pastry and breads!! Unfortunately I can’t have yeast!! What a drag. So there’s my challenge to you! I’m in awe of your baking, and can’t wait to make the cherry cake this weekend. Thank you for all the magic you make!!