Warm diner rolls go well with just about anything - soup, salads, chili and of course, a big holiday meal! Since we all avoid gluten in our family, but only one of us avoids dairy, it can be tough to find one dinner roll that pleases everyone.

These grain free rolls are dairy free without the strain of having to sacrifice any flavor. Naturally, this recipe is a win-win for my family.


Before Grain Free Dinner Rolls

Before I was gluten free, the baked good of choice when it came to family meal, was brown bread. My mother-in-law, who spent her life in Ireland, gave me the recipe. Probably not as good as the original she used to make, I really loved this heavy, glutenous bread.

Some things change in foods, depending where they're produced. There is a significant difference in the quality of foods from the US versus some of the food in Ireland. While I love so many of the foods here, some food from Ireland, and all of Europe for that matter, is simply a higher quality. Food is more processed in the US and the use of genetically modified organisms is much more prevalent.

Regardless, of the differences in the quality of food, when my husband moved to the US, he began reacting terribly to some foods he never had a problem with in Ireland. Subsequently, he became sensitive to gluten.

Goodbye brown bread, at least stateside. Hello, grain free dinner rolls.


Grain Free Dinner Rolls

These grain free dinner rolls are easy. No yeast. No rising time. Not a lot of ingredients. As a busy mom, I love this!



Because the roll mixture contains coconut flour, it becomes dry quickly. You'll notice this as soon as you add the liquids, That said, it doesn't affect the moisture of the roll itself.

Another ingredient I love to bake with is tapioca flour. If you've never baked with tapioca flour before, it's a great starch to have in your pantry. It's not a grain, potato or legume, rather a refined version of the cassava root.

Tapioca flour is extremely fine and light. It disperses easily, so keep that in mind when your adding this flour to a mixing bowl. There is a strong probability that a little bit will end up skirting around the surface on which you're baking.

You can also use smaller amounts of tapioca flour as a thickener for things like soups and gravies.


Grain Free Dinner Rolls Recipe

Yields 12 small rolls, or 6 large rolls.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 20 minutes



  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Grease baking sheet and set aside.
  3. In a medium-size bowl, combine tapioca flour, coconut flour, and sea salt. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, then add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Mix well. Then add to the flour mixture. Batter should be somewhat dry.
  5. Finally, add in warm water. Mix until all liquid is absorbed.
  6. Separate into small roll-shape balls and place on baking sheet.
  7. Glaze the rolls with the extra tablespoon of olive oil before placing in the oven.
  8. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes, or until tops of muffins have cracked slightly and are golden brown.



  • The dough for the grain free rolls is naturally dense, so be careful not to pack them too tightly. In other words, roll them loosely. They should maintain their shape with no problem and without falling apart.


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