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Vegan Dinner Rolls and fresh rosemary arranged on a cutting board with a dish of butter.
Soft & Buttery Vegan Dinner Rolls
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Rise Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins

These vegan dinner rolls are light, fluffy, and packed with buttery flavor! The perfect accompaniment to all kinds of special dinners. You'd never guess these rolls were dairy-free!

Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 rolls
Calories: 128 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 cup unsweetened and unflavored non-dairy milk, warmed to 100°F to 110°F
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 (¼ ounce or 2 ¼ teaspoon) package active dry yeast
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided (plus up to ½ cup for kneading)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup vegan butter, melted and cooled to below 110°F, plus more for brushing
  1. Whisk the milk, maple syrup, and yeast together in a small container or liquid measuring cup. Set it aside for a few minutes, until frothy.

  2. While the yeast mixture sits, whisk 2 cups of the flour together with the salt in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Whisk in the butter and milk mixture into the flour mixture, then whisk in the remaining cup of flour to form a soft dough.

  4. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead it for 4 to 5 minutes, just until smooth and elastic.

  5. Place the dough into a lightly oiled mixing bowl, cover it with a damp towel, and place it in a warm spot to rise until doubled in size, 1 to 2 hours.

  6. After the dough has risen, lightly oil a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Punch the dough down and divide it into 15 equal pieces.

  7. Arrange the dough balls in the baking dish (in 5 rows, each having 3 dough balls) and cover it with a damp tea towel. Place the dish in a warm spot and allow the rolls to rise until puffy and touching each other, 30 to 60 minutes.

  8. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Once the oven is hot, place the baking dish inside and bake the rolls until lightly browned and crusty on top, about 20 minutes.

  9. Transfer the baking dish to a cooling rack and let the rolls cool for a bit before brushing the tops with butter.

  10. Use a knife to cut the rolls apart. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Soft & Buttery Vegan Dinner Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 roll (1/15 of recipe))
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 31
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.4g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 199mg8%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 21.1g7%
Fiber 0.9g4%
Sugar 1.7g2%
Protein 2.9g6%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.