Simple Vegan Dinner Rolls
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7-ingredient vegan dinner rolls that are fluffy, buttery, and so simple to make. Perfect for weeknight meals and holiday gatherings! No one would guess they're dairy-free.
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 11-12
  • 2 Tbsp (29ml) organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5ml) sea salt
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) (11ml) rapid-rise yeast
  • 2 cups (475ml) unbleached all-purpose flour (sub up to 1/3 with whole-wheat pastry), plus more for kneading
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) vegan butter + more for topping
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 3/4 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl (or small saucepan over medium heat), microwave the water, almond milk and butter until warm - about 110 - 120 degrees F / 43 - 48 C (~55 seconds). It should be the temperature of bath water. If it’s too hot, it can kill the yeast.
  3. Add wet to the dry ingredients and whisk or beat for 2 minutes, scraping sides as needed.
  4. Add 1/4 cup (60ml) more flour and beat for another 2 minutes. Then, add only enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Then let rest 10 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into 12 pieces, shape into balls, and place in a greased 8x8 dish or 8-inch round pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size - about 30-45 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and brush the tops with additional melted vegan butter (optional). Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until fluffy and light golden brown.
  7. Serve immediately as is, or with vegan butter and jam of choice, such as Orange Thyme.
* Heavily adapted from All Recipes
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 roll Calories: 110 Fat: 2.3g Saturated fat: 0.8g Carbohydrates: 19.6g Sugar: 2.2g Sodium: 135mg Fiber: .7g Protein: 2.4g
Recipe by Minimalist Baker at