No Knead Dinner Rolls Recipe

I was inspired to attempt these dinner rolls because of the promise that they were quick and easy with no kneading required. And I'm pleased to say that the recipe largely lived up to that promise. The resulting rolls were a little heavier than I'd hoped for, so I still have a little tweaking to do.


  • 1 package quick-acting active dry yeast
  • 1 1/3 cup milk (105º to 115ºF degrees)
  • 2 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt


Mix the sugar into your warm milk then dissolve your yeast in the liquid. Stir in a cup of flour, the oil and the salt. Beat the mixture until it is smooth. Then stir in the remaining flour (make sure the scrape dough from the side of the bowl) until a soft dough forms. I used a hand held electric mixer to do this, but a free standing mixer would work better, or you could do it by had.

Cover the dough and let it rise in warm place until it doubles in size. This took about 45 minutes. Heat the oven 400ºF degrees. Prep a 12 cup muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Punch down dough in center and fold over a few times. This step is very important. Then Pinch off 1 inch balls of dough and quickly roll in palm of hands. Put 3 balls to one muffin cup; drizzle a little olive oil one and sprinkle with coarse salt.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until crust is light golden brown. Immediately remove from pan. Store loosely covered.

Nutritional Values

Nutritionally this is about what you'd expect from a dinner roll except that by including a cup of whole wheat flour I was able to bump up the fiber content. I might try increasing the amount of whole wheat, but that may well increase the density of the rolls.

Not coating the rolls in  salt would probably help too...

Total          Serving (12)
Calories      2160            180.0
Fat             91              7.6
Cholesterol      0              0.0
Sodium        1210            100.8
Fiber           25              2.1
Sugar           24              2.0
Protein         68              5.7


In terms of cost this recipe is pretty economic, particularly when compared to buying fresh rolls from a store.

1 pkg Active Dry Yeast
$  0.28
1 cup 2% milk (105 - 115 degrees)
$  0.36
1 cup whole grain flour
$  0.25
2 1/4 cups white flour
$  0.14
3 tbsp olive oil
$  0.32
1 tbsp sugar
$  0.01
1 tsp Salt
$  0.06
$  1.42
Per Roll
$  0.12

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