These vegan oil-free dinner rolls are the perfect oil-free roll. They are easy to make, use simple ingredients, and are made in 40 minutes or less.
Everyone needs a good easy vegan quick oil-free dinner roll in their life.
These are SO tasty and lower in fat than traditional rolls. Of course, you could always smother them in vegan butter, but if you're oil-free, these are something you can serve to anyone, and they would love them.
I love that these only take around 30-35 minutes from start to finish!
These are a weekly staple for us. We always pair these with soup.
These are tasty enough for a holiday dinner or easy enough for a busy weeknight.
Plus, the smell of fresh bread baking is the best smell that fills your house.
I know that yeasted recipes can be a little stressful for some people.
Some people, being me when I first started baking.
But this is a great recipe to get your feet wet in the vegan yeast rolls world.
The most important part of working with yeast is proofing it.
You can't have your water too cold, and it can't be too hot.
You want a bathwater comfortable temperature, and then the rest is easy.
Adding your sugar to the water+yeast mixture will help it proof.
You never want to add salt to it while proofing because it can kill the yeast.
I have only ever tried this with almond butter as the fat.
You could likely use another nut butter, but I find almond butter to be really mild when baking.
These easy vegan no oil rolls only have 1 gram of fat per roll. But they don't lack any flavor from the low-fat factor.
So if you're looking for a low-fat vegan dinner roll, this is your ticket.
PLUS a yeast-ed dinner roll that is done in 35 minutes! That's really the best part.
Vegan Oil-Free Dinner Rolls Recipe Q&A
Can I use different flour for this oil-free vegan dinner roll recipe?
I've never used anything but regular flour.
I am sure half whole wheat flour would work, but you may have to add some more liquid.
Bread flour will also work. And I'm sure spelt flour would as well.
Can you make these gluten-free homemade dinner rolls?
I don't see why an all-purpose gluten-free flour blend wouldn't work, but I have never tried it personally. I would use it in a 1:1 ratio.
What type of yeast should I use for these oil-free fluffy vegan dinner rolls?
I always use active dry yeast, but if all you have is instant yeast, that should work just fine; you can skip the yeast proofing.
Can I use something other than almond butter?
You can use tahini. I've used peanut butter, but it's a lot stronger. This replaces the need for vegan butter or vegetable oil you would typically add to homemade bread.
Do I have to add the sugar?
I think the sugar adds to the delicious flavor. I've never used maple syrup, but you can try cutting down the water a bit and adding maple syrup instead.
Otherwise, I would use white sugar and not brown sugar.
What do you need for these Easy Quick Vegan Oil-free Dinner Rolls?
Check out the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the full recipe.
- warm water
- almond butter (make sure oil-free if needed)
- all purpose flour
How do I make these vegan oil-free dinner homemade rolls?
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, lightly grease a 9X13 baking dish, or cut some oven-safe parchment paper if avoiding oils, and set aside.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, add your warm water, sugar, and yeast.
Let this yeast mixture sit for 5-10 minutes, depending on the temperature in your kitchen.
It should bubble when ready.
Add the remaining ingredients with your dough hook attached; let the dough hook knead it for 2-3 minutes until the dough is smooth and soft; it shouldn't be really sticky.
If it is sticky, add more flour 1 TB until it's soft but not sticky.
Form balls with the bread dough; if you want really even dough balls, you can weigh them; if you're okay with not perfectly sized ones, just eyeball it.
You should have 12 dough balls.
Place your dough ball in rows of 3 in the prepared baking tray, place it in a warm place, cover with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let the dough rise for 10 minutes.
If you want to get that egg wash look, you can use a pastry brush with some soy milk or whatever non-dairy milk you like and brush the tops lightly before baking.
Bake for 11-13 minutes, depending on your oven.
They are done when they are a light golden brown; I usually feel in between the rolls to know if they are still doughy or ready.
How do you serve these oil-free homemade vegan dinner rolls?
These are best served fresh warm, or at room temperature. You can use them as a side dish or with jam or whatever you like.
How do you store these delicious vegan dinner rolls?
Let these come to room temperature before storing them in an airtight container on the counter for up to 4-5 days; if you live in a warm environment, place them in the fridge.
Can you freeze these low-fat vegan rolls?
You can freeze these, but they always taste the best the same day they are made with all fresh bread.
To freeze, place in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months.
To defrost; let sit on the counter to come to room temperature, then heat slightly in the microwave.
If you are looking for some delicious vegan soup recipes to pair with these rolls, take a look at these;
Delicious Quick Vegan Oil Free Rolls
- 1 cup plus 2 TB warm water
- 2 TB yeast
- 3 TB sugar
- 1 TB almond butter make sure oil-free if needed
- 1.5 teaspoon salt
- 3 ½ cups flour
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, lightly grease a 9X13 pan, or cut some oven-safe parchment paper if avoiding oils, and set aside.
- In the bowl of your mixer, add your warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let this sit for 5-10 minutes, depending on the temperature in your kitchen. It should bubble when ready.
- Add the remaining ingredients with your dough hook attached; let the dough hook knead it for 2-3 minutes until the dough is smooth and soft; it shouldn’t be really sticky. If it is sticky, add more flour 1 TB until it’s soft but not sticky.
- Form balls with the dough; if you want really even dough balls, you can weigh them; if you’re okay with not perfectly sized ones, just eyeball them. You should have 12 rolls.
- Place them in the prepared 9X13 pan, cover with a clean towel and let rise for 10 minutes. Bake for 11-13 minutes, depending on your oven. They are done when they are a light golden brown; I usually feel in between the rolls to know if they are still doughy or ready.
- You can freeze these, but they always taste the best the same day they are made with all fresh bread.
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