These easy vegan dinner rolls are made in 40 minutes or less and are the best vegan fluffy dinner rolls. Quick enough for a weeknight meal side dish and fancy enough for a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner roll recipe with minimal ingredients.
I love bread, of any kind, I don’t judge.
I especially love homemade bread.
There is nothing quite like pulling out a fresh loaf of bread and taking that first bite.
I also enjoy easy recipes for bread. Sometimes they get a little complicated, but not this one. If you're looking for an easy way to make a vegan egg wash I have a whole article on it.
These vegan dinner rolls are so easy, we have them frequently. You can have them ready from start to finish in 40 minutes or less.
And the bonus, they taste equally as good as the homemade dinner rolls that take hours to make.
You don't have to worry about the first rise, second rice, that dinner roll recipes call for typically.
This only calls for one dough rise of 10 minutes, you can go longer if you want.
In these vegan dinner rolls, I like to use a combination of oil and vegan butter. I have made them both ways as in all-vegan butter or all oil, and the combination of both gives it the best texture for the best vegan dinner rolls.
But if you want to use all one or the other that's okay too.
Like I said above these vegan dinner rolls are perfect for the middle of the week, or fancy enough to make for a holiday meal or dinner party.
And with them being so fast to make, you can make them and move on to your next big step in your holiday meal prep.
We like to have these with pretty much all soups or sometimes we use them as the bun to a sandwich.
My kids can’t get enough of these vegan perfect yeast rolls. They would prefer just to have these for dinner and nothing else, but we all know that doesn’t fly.
The best part about these in no one will even know they are vegan.
Sometimes people snub their noses at a vegan diet, AKA- my father-in-law. But he will eat these and not even complain. That's when you know it's a winner!
Give these a try next time you’re looking for a quick, easy, and tasty roll.
What toppings should I put on these vegan rolls?
- vegan butter
- maple vegan butter
- vegan deli slices
- or just plain vegan dinner rolls
I only have rapid rise or instant yeast will that work or what's the best type of yeast?
Yes, you can skip the step of letting the mixture activate. Any of the yeasts will work fine.
Do I need a bread machine or can I use one?
You definitely don't need one and to be honest, I've never used one so I'm not sure about the conversion for this recipe.
Can I make these oil-free vegan dinner rolls?
I have a recipe for oil-free vegan dinner rolls that can be made in 30 minutes that uses a little bit of peanut butter instead of oil. You can click the link if you want to check that recipe out. They are more of a dense roll than these fluffy rolls.
Can I make these using whole wheat flour?
I would do a combination of white and wheat flour, which I have done. I have never made them fully whole wheat if you do you may need more liquid.
How do you store these vegan rolls?
These are best stored at room temperature on the counter in an air-tight container. You can heat them up in the microwave before serving.
Can you freeze these bread rolls?
Yes, these freeze great. Just make sure they are completely cooled before putting them in an air-tight container. They will last for about 3 months in the freezer.
What do you need for these homemade vegan dinner rolls?
Here are your simple ingredients;
- warm water
- non-dairy milk (almond milk, soy milk, whatever is your favorite)
- Vegan butter, melted (Earth balance, Country Crock, again whichever vegan margarine is your favorite)
- oil (olive oil, vegetable oil, whichever oil you like best)
- white sugar (cane sugar)
- sea salt (or whatever you have)
- all purpose flour
- active dry yeast
How do you make these delicious vegan dinner rolls?
Get the oven and pan prepped-
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, lightly grease a 9X13 pan, and set aside.
Proof your yeast mixture-
In the bowl of a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, add your warm water, plant milk, sugar, and yeast. Let this sit for 5-10 minutes depending on the temperature in your kitchen. It should bubble when ready.
Add your dry ingredients / remaining ingredients-
With your dough hook attached add the remaining ingredients; oil, vegan butter, salt, and cups of flour, let the dough hook knead it for 2-3 minutes until smooth and soft dough forms, it shouldn’t be real sticky.
If it is sticky then add more flour 1 TB at a time until it’s soft, but not sticky. The amount of flour can vary a bit.
At first, it may look like you just have a shaggy dough, but it will come together.
Make your dough balls-
Divide the dough to make dough balls, if you want to put in a little bit of extra effort and have really even dough balls you can weigh them using a kitchen scale if you’re okay with not perfectly sized ones then just eyeball it.
Regardless if you weigh them or not they will still be delicious rolls.
You should have 12 rolls.
Place them in the prepared 9X13 pan, cover with a clean towel, preferably in a warm place, and let rise for 10 minutes. If you want to and have more time you can let these rise for a longer time.
Bake for 13-16 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.
Instead of a typical egg wash to bring a shine to the rolls, you can rub some vegan butter on them after they are out of the oven and still hot.
These are perfect for having a roll as a side dish, making a roll sandwich, smothered in vegan butter and jam, or whatever your roll needs are.
These taste great as a base for these vegan ham sliders. If you need a delicious vegan appetizer or even a main dish take a look at them.
Want some awesome vegan soup recipes to go with these vegan dinner rolls?
This recipe has been altered from this one here- https://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/30-minute-rolls/
Easy Vegan Dinner Rolls
- ½ cup + 2 TB warm water
- ½ cup warm plant milk
- 2 TB Earth Balance Vegan butter, melted
- 2 TB oil
- ¼ cup sugar white
- 1.5 teaspoon salt
- 3 ½ cups flour
- 2 TB yeast
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, lightly grease a 9X13 pan and set aside.
- In the bowl of your mixer, add your warm water, plant milk, sugar, and yeast. Let this sit for 5-10 minutes depending on the temperature in your kitchen. It should bubble when ready.
- With your dough hook attached add the remaining ingredients, let the dough hook knead it for 2-3 minutes until the dough is smooth and soft, it shouldn't be real sticky. If it is sticky then add more flour 1 TB at a time 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 then just eyeball it. 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 13-16 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.
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