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Gluten Free Dinner Rolls

Sandi Gaertner
You are going to love these light and fluffy gluten free dinner rolls. They can be made in an air fryer or baked in the oven!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Rise Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Gluten Free Bread Recipe
Cuisine American
Servings 10 rolls
Calories 195 kcal


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg large
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 2 ½ cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free flour blend for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted for brushing over the rolls


  • In a microwave safe bowl, warm your milk to 110º F. Do not use milk any warmer or it can kill the yeast.
  • Add the sugar and yeast and let it sit for 5-10 minutes until the yeast is frothy.
  • In a large bowl, add the gluten free flour blend and salt and whisk to blend.
  • Add the egg and melted butter to the yeast mixture and whisk to blend it together.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix into a soft dough.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to rise for 1-2 hours. If it is colder, I recommend preheating an oven to 200º F then turning it off. Rise the bowl of dough in the oven with the door cracked open.
  • Remove the dough. Add flour if you need to make the dough more workable. (It really will depend on the gluten free flour blend you use. Some are starchier than others.)
  • Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and dust it with flour. Place the dough ball on the wax paper and dust with flour. You want your gluten free rolls dough to be pretty soft, but workable.
  • Press the dough down to 1 ½ to 2-inches thick. Use a biscuit cutter or round cutter to cut out roll shapes.

Air Fryer Instructions:

  • Place a piece of parchment paper in the air fryer basket. Use scissors to cut it if it is too large. Spray with a little light cooking spray. Place the dough rolls on the parchment paper, leaving a little space between each one. Spray with light oil and allow to rise 30 minutes.
  • Heat your air fryer to 360º F and cook the rolls for 12-15 minutes. Actual time will depend on the size of the rolls so open the air fryer basket and check them at the 10-minute mark. You will know they are finished cooking when the tops are slightly golden and they are firm to the touch.
  • Remove them from the air fryer and brush the tops with melted butter.

Oven Baking Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • Follow the directions above, but instead of placing the dough rolls on parchment paper in the air fryer, put them onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Do not spray them with oil, but brush the top of each dough ball with melted butter.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, again the actual baking time will vary by the size of your rolls.
  • Enjoy!!


  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF, Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend, and Authentic Foods Multi Blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter for vegan butter and use non-dairy milk. I recommend using unflavored unsweetened non-dairy milk.
  4. These rolls will keep up to 3 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Serving: 1gCalories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 120mgPotassium: 57mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 216IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg
Keyword air fryer rolls, gluten free dinner rolls, gluten free dinner rolls recipe, gluten free yeast rolls
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