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
  • 13 cup milk (105º to 115ºF degrees)
  • 12 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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