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Soft Gluten Free Dinner Rolls Recipe

I had put off developing a soft gluten free dinner rolls recipe, for too long. So, I made it a priority, and I am so glad that I did! I am not a big bread eater, but I just cannot stop myself with these rolls! They are not grainy at all. They are something my husband loves during the holiday, and I was certainly not going to make him rolls with gluten! When he got home he gobbled up many. Since they’re so easy to make, I’ll have to make another batch of this super-soft gluten free dinner rolls! Enjoy!

Soft Gluten Free Dinner Rolls Recipe


Yield: Makes 15 - 16 gluten free rolls

Soft Gluten Free Dinner Rolls Recipe

The softest gluten free rolls you'll ever have! Good enough to serve your gluten eating guests.


    For the Gluten Free Rolls
  • ¾ cup white rice flour
  • ½ cup + 3 Tablespoons sorghum or gluten free oat flour
  • ½ cup + 3 Tablespoons potato starch or cornstarch (I used potato starch)
  • ½ cup + 3 Tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons xanthan gum or guar gum
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup warmed milk of choice, heated to about 110-115°F (I used Homemade Rice Milk)
  • 2 teaspoons instant dry yeast (I use SAF brand.)
  • 2 Tablespoons agave, honey, or sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature (1 whole egg; and 1 egg white)
  • ¼ cup oil, or melted and cooled butter, margarine (not Smart Balance Light), or Earth Balance buttery spread (I used half grape seed oil and half unsalted butter.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • For the Sweet Egg Wash
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter, cooled
  • 1 Tablespoons honey or agave syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon water


  1. Oil muffin tins; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients, except for yeast; set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to low (170-200°F).
  4. Add yeast and sweetener of choice to milk and stir; set aside for about 5 minutes until foamy on top, or until you are ready to use it.
  5. Add butter and/or oil to the bowl of your mixer.
  6. Add 1 egg and 1 egg white, (one at the time, if using butter) until creamy.
  7. Add yeast mixture and vinegar and mix for a very short time.
  8. Add flour mixture and beat on medium speed until all dry ingredients are wet.
  9. Set mixer to high speed and beat for 4 minutes.
  10. Oil an ice cream scooper, preferable one with spring action. Add one very slightly rounded ice cream scoop of dough to each muffin tin.
  11. With a fingertip moistened with water, smooth out any imperfections. (Spring-action scoopers leave a moon shaped line on the top.)
  12. Turn oven off. Place muffin tins in oven and allow to rise for 40 minutes or until muffins have risen to the height of baked cupcakes.
  13. While rising, in a small bowl, make eggwash mixture by whisking all ingredients together; set aside.
  14. Once risen, remove from oven, and preheat oven to 375°F.
  15. Baste the muffins with the eggwash. The egg wash is enough for about 3 batches.
  16. Once oven is preheated, add muffin tins to oven (one or two 12 muffin tins will work); bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  17. Best served right out of the oven. Store covered with a dish towel, until ready to use. If not using right away, allow to cool and store in ziplock bags with a paper towel to absorb and moisture. To rewarm, microwave on low. They become softer, but are still wonderful. Freeze any that you will not use within 4 days. Rewarm in microwave on low.


If you like the yellow, eggy rolls, you may try adding a third egg. I believe that will work nicely, and will give it more substance. That will be my next experiment with this gluten free dinner rolls recipe.

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  1. Feedback from one of my recipe testers for my upcoming future book – August 10, 2015,

    “Tonight I made these absolutely-the-best-gf-roll-I’ve-ever-eaten soft dinner rolls. My 10 year old son devoured 3!!!! My 14 year old son said he never in a million years would have guessed these are gluten free! They raved about them all through dinner! And I am so astonished how easy these rolls were to make and how delicious they were, both right out of the oven and warmed later.  crispy outside and doughy inside…. Perfection! By far the best rolls I have ever tasted. AND I made them myself!!! Served to gluten-eaters and they loved it!

  2. I was out of xanthan gum so I substituted 1 teaspoon ground chia seeds and 1/2 teaspoon ground flax seeds. Worked Great!!
    Thanks for recipe!!

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