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Homemade Dinner Rolls

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4.74 from 34 votes
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Rising Time: 2 hrs
Serves 15
These homemade dinner rolls are an easy, delicious addition to almost any meal! If you have leftovers, freeze them in an airtight container or bag for up to 2 months. They thaw perfectly!


  • 1 cup almond milk (or any milk), warmed
  • 1 pkg. (¼-ounce) active dry yeast (2¼ teaspoons)
  • tablespoons cane sugar
  • 3 cups bread flour, spooned and leveled (390g)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • cup extra-virgin-olive oil, more for brushing


  • In a small bowl, combine the almond milk, yeast, and 1 tablespoon of the sugar and proof for 5 minutes or until foamy.
  • In the bowl of a mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment, place the flour, salt, the remaining sugar, olive oil, and the yeast mixture. Mix on medium-low speed for 2-3 minutes until the dough is well-formed around the hook and pulling away from the sides.
  • Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and knead a few times to form into a ball. The dough should be sticky, but if it’s too sticky to work with, add a little more flour. Brush a large bowl with ½ teaspoon olive oil and place the dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm spot for 60 to 90 minutes, or until the dough is doubled in size.
  • Brush a large baking sheet with olive oil and set aside. Turn the dough out onto a clean work surface and lightly flour your hands. Divide the dough into 15 equal pieces. Form each piece into a ball by rolling on the countertop with a cupped hand. Place each piece onto the baking sheet. Dust the tops with a very slight amount of flour to keep the plastic wrap from sticking to the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour, or until puffy.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and move the oven rack to a low position.
  • Bake the rolls for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly golden brown, rotating the pan halfway. Let the rolls cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.