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sweet dinner rolls

Quick Homemade Dinner Rolls

These dinner rolls come together very quickly and create the most soft, fluffy and delicious rolls that will become your go-to for every holiday dinner!
Course bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, dairy free, fluffy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 134kcal
Author Jenna Shaughnessy


  • Stand Mixer


  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 packet Fleischmann’s RapidRise Yeast (2 ¼ tsp)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup milk or use dairy free milk (I use oat milk)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter or use plant based butter
  • ¼ cup agave or honey, or granulated sugar


  • Combine 1 cup flour, dry yeast and salt in bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and stir until blended.
  • Combine milk, water, butter, and agave in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 20 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch. Add to flour mixture.
  • Mix for 2 minutes on medium speed, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add in ½ cup more flour mix for 2 more minutes on high speed. Stir in just enough of the remaining flour (¾ to 1 cup) so that the dough will form into a ball.
  • Replace the paddle attachment for the dough hook attachment and mix on medium speed for 8 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic and springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers. Alternately you can kneading the dough on a lightly floured surface for 8-10 minutes.
  • Cover with a towel and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape into balls using your hands. I like to wrap the dough around and tuck it underneath to get nice smooth rolls.
  • Place in a parchment-lined 8-inch round or square pan. Cover the rolls with a towel and let them rise in a warm place, until they’re doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake rolls in preheated 375ºF oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Once out of the oven, you can (optionally) brush with a little melted butter and agave (or honey) to get a beautiful shine and add a little sweetness.
  • Serve warm.


*If you want to use granulated sugar instead of agave or honey, allow it to dissolve in the warm milk/water before adding it to the dry ingredients. 
*If you do not have a warm space for the dough to proof, set your oven  to "warm" or "reheat" for a few minutes, then turn it off. The oven will stay the perfect temperature for the dough to rise. Leave it in for 20 minutes, then take it out for the last 10 so that you can preheat the oven for baking.
*Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Best served warm.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg