Dinner rolls are great with just about any evening meal. When they’re vegan, gluten-free, and flavored with dill and garlic, they’re especially delicious!
The rolls take less than an hour to make, and most of that time is spent waiting for the dough to rise. We use yeast in this recipe so the gluten-free flour can elevate more quickly. Gluten-free flour can be notoriously tricky when you’re trying to get it to rise.
If you’re planning any sort of holiday feast, even if it’s just with your significant other, you’ll find that these rolls are a perfect accompaniment.
2 cups all-purpose, gluten-free flour
1 package dry yeast
2 tablespoons turbinado or coconut sugar (we used coconut)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons vegan butter or margarine, such as Earth Balance
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
2-3 tablespoons fresh dill or 1 tablespoon dried (Use fresh dill, if possible! It made our rolls taste divine)
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
Stir together the flour, yeast, sea salt, garlic powder, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
In your microwave or saucepan, heat the water, almond milk, and vegan butter or margarine until it is slightly warmer than bathwater (about 110-120 degrees). The temperature is extremely important so that the yeast can activate your dough properly.
Pour the water/almond milk mixture into the flour mixture. Add the dill and stir thoroughly. The dough should be moist but slightly springy.
Place the dough on a flour-covered surface and knead it until if becomes a soft, pliable mass. Let it sit for about 10 minutes.
Divide the dough into 12 small balls and place them, one at a time, into a greased, 8X8 pan. We like to use Earth Balance for greasing purposes. You can also brush a little of it across the top of the rolls.
Cover the pan with a porous cloth and place it in a warm spot. Next to the oven works well. Let the dough rise for about half an hour.
Pop the pan into a preheated, 375 degree oven and bake for about 18-20 minutes. The rolls should be slightly browned on top. Since you’re using gluten-free flour, they won’t rise as high as the gluten-filled ones. Instead, they will achieve a biscuit-like texture, but they will taste divine!
Serve with additional vegan butter or margarine, jam, apple butter, cashew butter, etc. You can cover these rolls and keep them on your counter for a couple of days, but they’re best fresh. So eat as many as you can right away!
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