Gluten Free Dinner Rolls come out of the oven soft and delicious. Simple to make in a few easy steps then baked in a muffin tin for individual gluten free, dairy free rolls. If you like Rhodes rolls, you'll love this gluten free option!
liquid measuring cup that's microwave safe (or microwave safe glass)
2tablespoonsgranulated sugar, divided
2teaspoonsactive rise yeast✅
3cups High quality gluten free flour blend (with xanthan gum) Tested with Mama's Almond Blend
1largeegg, room temperature
1 teaspooncider vinegar
Heat the water then whisk the warmed water, yeast, and sugar. Heat the water in the microwave for about 1 minute, or until the temperature is warm, not hot (105°-110°F). In the bowl of your mixer, whisk together the warmed water, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and the yeast. Let sit 5 minutes.
1 cup water, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided, 2 teaspoons active rise yeast✅
Add the remaining ingredients. To the yeast mixture add 1/2 of the flour, shortening, egg, salt, vinegar, and xanthan gum. Mix on medium speed until blended. Add the rest of the flour and mix for 3 minutes. The dough will be sticky.
Prepare the pan and divide the dough. Spray the muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Using a spoon, divide the dough into 12 rolls. Spray a little cooking spray on your fingers and smooth the dough gently.
Cover and let rise. Wet a clean kitchen towel and ring it out so it's damp. Cover the baking pan and set aside for 1 hour to rise. The rolls will not double in size, but they will rise. Preheat oven to 400°F.
Bake. Bake the rolls for 20-22 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Best served warm.
Xanthan gum contributes to the elasticity and structure of gluten free breads. Typically, the amount of xanthan gum in gf flour blends is sufficient and too much will cause a gummy texture in baked goods. However, for rolls, the extra 1/2 teaspoon is needed to reach the best texture.
Check the expiration date of the yeast packet. Expired yeast will prevent the dough from rising. If good to go, stir the yeast with warm water and wait for the mixture to become foamy. If the yeast is not foaming, discard and try again with a new packet.
A single batch will make 12 rolls. Simply adjust as needed depending on the size of your crowd. Best served hot straight from the oven, leftover rolls can be cooled and stored at room temperature for a few days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, reheat in the microwave for 15 seconds or until warm.
CCK Gluten-Free GuideIf you're new to eating gluten-free we understand it's overwhelming trying to figure out which foods may contain gluten and which one's don't. All of our gluten-free recipes marked with this symbol ✅ represent foods that need to be checked for gluten.