These vegan dinner rolls are the best ever! soft, fluffy, with a perfect rice and a buttery flavor, no one will be able to tell that they’re dairy-free. Make them with just simple ingredients for a crowd-pleasing side dish.

Vegan dinner rolls

Who doesn’t love bread as a side dish? I think it’s just the best. Especially when the bread in question is these vegan dinner rolls. This has been my go-to recipe for quite some time, and I’m so excited to finally share it – this is the only dairy-free bread roll recipe you will ever need, and it’s guaranteed to impress everyone, even the harshest critic.

Vegan bread with butter

As far as side dishes are concerned, bread rolls is always an option that you can’t go wrong with. Serve them with a thick layer of butter or any other spread or dip of your choice, and everyone will be happy. Plus, today’s recipe for vegan dinner rolls is so easy! You definitely don’t need to be an expert baker in order to perfect them.

Vegan bread rolls

The best vegan dinner rolls

The most difficult part of this recipe is waiting for the dinner rolls to rise, which is also the most time-consuming part. But aside from that, you’ll turn the simple ingredients into perfect vegan bread rolls with minimal effort. If you think that baking bread from scratch is a challenging process, this recipe will prove you wrong!

Vegan bread rolls with a maple glaze

The result? The vegan dinner rolls are fluffy, buttery, and practically melt in your mouth. In other words, exactly what you look for in a good-quality dinner roll. They’re seriously so amazing that no one will be able to tell that they contain no eggs or dairy at all!

How to make vegan dinner rolls

Start by mixing together plant based milk at 95 degrees F/35 degrees C with dry yeast, sugar and salt. Set aside for ten minutes to allow the yeast to activate. Now gradually add flour and mix until thoroughly incorporated.

At the end, add the melted vegan butter and knead for around 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and sticky. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes.

Now transfer the dough to a roughly-floured surface and divide into 7 equal sections. Roll each section into a ball, and lay them out on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Cover and allow to rise for 30 minutes more.

Meanwhile, make the glaze by mixing together plant based milk and maple syrup and preheat the oven to 175 degrees C/350 degrees F.

Brush the bread rolls with the glaze and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown and fluffy. Serve immediately, or store for later.

Instructions for storage and freezing

Vegan bread rolls

You can keep these vegan dinner rolls in the fridge, covered, for up to a week. You can also freeze them in ziplock bags for up to 2 months. Before reheating, allow to thaw fully in the fridge overnight, then reheat at 180 degrees C/350 F for 10 minutes.

How to make vegan dinner rolls ahead of time

To make these bread rolls ahead of time, make them as instructed and keep in the fridge, covered with foil, for up to 3 days. Then, simply bake and serve as normal.

How to serve vegan dinner rolls

These vegan dinner rolls are delicious enough to eat by themselves, but they’re even more amazing with a thick layer of vegan butter. I also love them with avocado, peanut butter, or any other type of spread that I’m feeling in the moment. Eggplant caviar and soft, spreadable garlic confit would make an amazing topping!

The best vegan dinner rolls

You can also serve them as a side dish for comforting recipes such as vegan chili, tomato soup and pumpkin soup. They would also make an exceptional addition to a party table together with dishes like spicy cauliflower.

Other vegan bread recipes

Bread rolls on a cooling rack

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    The best vegan dinner rolls

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    These vegan dinner rolls are the best ever! soft, fluffy, with a perfect rice and a buttery flavor, no one will be able to tell that they're dairy-free. Make them with just simple ingredients for a crowd-pleasing side dish.

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup plant based milk
    • 1 tbsp dry yeast
    • 1 tbsp sugar
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 2 tbsp vegan butter, melted

    For the glaze

    • 1/4 cup plant based milk
    • 2 tbsp maple syrup

    Equipment

    • Large mixing bowl
    • Small mixing bowl
    • Baking tray
    • Conventional oven

    Instructions 

    • Mix together plant based milk at 95 degrees F/35 degrees C with dry yeast, sugar and salt. Set aside for ten minutes to allow the yeast to activate.
      3/4 cup plant based milk, 1 tbsp dry yeast, 1 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt
    • Gradually add flour and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
      1 1/2 cups flour
    • At the end, add the melted vegan butter and knead for around 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and sticky. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes.
      2 tbsp vegan butter
    • Transfer the dough to a roughly-floured surface and divide into 7 equal sections. Roll each section into a ball, and lay them out on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Cover and allow to rise for 30 minutes more.
    • Make the glaze by mixing together plant based milk and maple syrup.
      2 tbsp maple syrup, 1/4 cup plant based milk
    • Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C/350 degrees F. Brush the bread rolls with the glaze and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown and fluffy. Serve immediately, or store for later.

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    Notes

    Instructions for storage and freezing
    You can keep these vegan dinner rolls in the fridge, covered, for up to a week. You can also freeze them in ziplock bags for up to 2 months. Before reheating, allow to thaw fully in the fridge overnight, then reheat at 180 degrees C/350 F for 10 minutes.
    Calories: 129kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 189mg, Potassium: 42mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 134IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 1mg