Quick, No Yeast Rolls

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Finally! A delicious “no time for the yeast to rise” dinner roll. A great biscuit-like roll recipe for breakfast, dinner, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. Spread jelly on it for breakfast or sop up some turkey gravy. Just in time for the holidays…I can’t wait to share this yumminess and simplicity with you all, today. Come on in and I’ll share the recipe for Quick, No Yeast Fabulous {Biscuit-Like} Rolls Recipe

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Quick No Yeast Roll

I discovered this recipe years ago when I was desperate for a quick homemade roll. On the way home from church, and way beyond the supermarkets…I realized I had no rolls for the Sunday Roast! That’s a tragedy, y’all. I mean, part of the magic of a Sunday Roast is scooping up all of the gravy with some kind of warm, yummy bread.

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No Yeast Rolls

Back at home, panic set in. I ransacked the cabinets and came up empty. With no time to run to the supermarket, I researched a No Yeast dinner roll and found this lifesaver. The kicker is that there are only five easy-to-find ingredients. The extra kicker is that this recipe is mixed all in one bowl. No need to mess up two dishes. Oh, happy day!

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Now….after a few people have tried this recipe, I have come to the realization that it’s either a “love them or hate them” reaction. Those looking for the flavor and texture of an all-day yeast-rising bread are very disappointed and have very strong feelings in their Pinterest comments. Those who are happy to have a dense bread roll similar to a homemade biscuit and only 20 minutes in the kitchen have my reaction. They love them. If you are looking for a melt-in-your-mouth, yeast roll flavor, this is probably not the recipe. On the other hand, if you are excited about the bread and want to come back to leave the recipe a rating and a comment, then please, please do! Thank you for giving them a chance. I think you’ll really like them!

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Finally…Here’s the recipe for these No Yeast Rolls…

No Yeast Dinner Rolls

Delicious no-yeast dinner rolls that are much like a biscuit
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course bread
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 137 cal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1&1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease your muffin pans
  • In a large bowl, stir the flour, baking powder, and salt together
  • Add the milk and mayonnaise and stir until mixed in with above ingredients
  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins
  • Bake for about 15 minutes


  • Use about 2 Tbsp. of batter per roll for 10-12 rolls
  • Now….after a few people have tried this recipe, I have come to the realization that it’s either a love them or hate them reaction. Those looking for the flavor and texture of an all-day yeast rising bread are very disappointed and have very strong feelings in their Pinterest comments. Those that are happy to have a more dense roll that is very similar to a homemade biscuit and only 20 minutes in the kitchen – have my reaction. They love them. If you are looking for a melt in your mouth, yeast roll flavor, then this is probably not the recipe for you. On the other hand, if you are excited about the bread and want to come back to leave the recipe a rating and a comment, then please, please do!


Calories: 137calCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 516mgPotassium: 65mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 42IUCalcium: 194mgIron: 1mg
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~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

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This Post Has 63 Comments

  1. Dee Cappello

    Can I use a flat cookie sheet instead of muffin pan?

    1. Melissa

      Yes, you can! I actually just tested it out for you. It worked perfectly, and the kids were thrilled to have warm biscuit like rolls for jelly! What a treat. The batter is a cookie dough consistency, so you’ll want to treat the rolls like cookies. Give some space between each spoonful of batter to allow for some spreading. Also, I would suggest using parchment paper, so they don’t stick. If you want the biscuit like rolls to have a uniform look, you’ll want to use a large cookie scoop (one that holds about 2 Tbsp.). If you do less than 2 Tbsp. you’ll want to adjust your baking time accordingly. Otherwise, your rolls will have a crunchy bottom.

    2. Delores Scarcella

      I don’t see why not if it spreads out a bit though it’s going to make a mess or they going to be more like biscuits instead of rolls

  2. Emily

    Can the dough be formed into rolls and then frozen? Then thawed and baked at a later date?

    1. Melissa

      I don’t see why not. 🙂 Form it into rolls, like you mentioned. You can freeze the dough balls placing them a little ways away from each other on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Then, place the frozen dough balls into a freezer bag. You can freeze them for months this way. When you are ready, take the dough balls out and place them, while they are still frozen, into muffin tins. Let them thaw and warm up to room temperature before baking.

  3. Dena Monroe

    I was excited to find your recipe but I must have done something wrong. I followed the recipe and it is not cookie dough consistency. They are heavy and strong flour taste.

  4. Kaci Halbach

    Do I just use all-purpose flour?

    1. Melissa

      Yes. Use all-purpose flour. I will adjust the recipe to include that detail. Thank you!

  5. Terry E Skytte

    5 Stars! I have made this recipe 2 times and it is very good! I have shared this website with some of my friends, also. This is a recipe every beginner baker should try, they would be pleased with the biscuits and continue to bake, for themselves or their family.

    1. Melissa

      Oh my goodness…What an amazing comment to wake up to! I actually really needed that, today. Thank you so much for coming back to share your experience with the recipe. I’m so glad that you are enjoying it and that it’s been a success! Thank you so much for sharing the site, as well. I’m so incredibly grateful to you for sharing. Have a wonderful day.

  6. Mckenzie

    Made the recipe and they turned out very dense, I feel like they dough would make excellent bread sticks. Not quite what I wanted for a dinner roll though

    1. Melissa

      Yes…It is dense. It really reminds me of a biscuit. It’s a nice substitute when you have no time to let the yeast do its thing. If you are looking for a delicious, melt in your mouth, yeast type roll – then this is probably not the right recipe.

      1. Kristen

        5 stars
        This recipe was amazing! I wanted to make a nice meal for my family and my littles love rolls! I have never attempted homemade rolls before and realized I had no yeast in the house. That is when I found this recipe and it did not disappoint! Adults and kids all enjoyed it and it paired wonderfully with the roast I made!The best part is how easy and quick it was! I will definitely be making this again.

        1. Melissa

          Aww…You have no idea how much I love hearing this! I love that it turned out for you. Thank you so much for commenting and the 5 stars! Yay!

      2. Deborah

        Tried this recipe and loved it. To me it was a cross between biscuit and roll. Will give recipe to my granddaughter.

  7. Micky Pedersen

    Just finished a batch drizzled a touch of honey on the top & they are great! Might add raisins the next time but love the basic ‘re pie!. Thanks

    1. Melissa

      Oh my goodness. This makes me so happy and hungry at the same time! I love biscuits and honey. Yum!

      1. Roxann

        5 stars
        Reduced salt to 1/2 tsp, used self raising flour (because thats all I had) and still added baking powder. The biscuits turned out very light when compared to a regular biscuits.

        1. Melissa

          Thank you for sharing the substitution. I’m sure most people, at this point, are running out of All-Purpose flour.

  8. Meagan

    My 8 and 10 year old just made this for our family of 6. We are all in love! I’ve already sent the site to friends. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Melissa

      Wow! You brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful compliment. I love that the kids are busy in the kitchen. Thank you so much for passing the word along about the site. I really, really appreciate it. 🙂

    2. Jessa

      5 stars
      Not to be dramatic, but these rolls are one of the best things that ever happened to me. They are quick, easy, cheap, made with staple ingredients, and a DELICIOUS hit. They are amazing with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. What a win with the entire family. What more could anyone ask for?

      1. Melissa Haines

        YES!!!! To all of it! I completely agree. Thank you so much. 🙂

  9. Caroline

    It’s quarantine time and I have limited items on hand. No yeast so I thought I would try these. We loved them! Yes they are biscuit like but still fluffy and slightly crispy on the outside. Will definitely make them again!

    1. Melissa

      I’m so glad to hear they worked out for you, Caroline.

  10. Eve


    Just a confirmation, is it 3Tbsps of Mayo?

    Thanks 🙏🏽

    1. Melissa

      Yes. I noticed that it wasn’t that clear, the other day. Thanks for reminding me. I’ll go to the recipe and adjust it to be a little more specific. 🙂

  11. Ashley

    5 stars
    Just made these to go with homemade beef barley soup and I am VERY impressed and happy with the results! I thought the mayo would be weird but you can’t taste it at all!

  12. Jaclyn

    What kind of milk did you use? I only have 1% at the moment. Will that work?

    1. Melissa

      I used 2%. 1% should work just fine. 🙂

  13. Talli

    I made these in a pinch as I forgot to let my frozen dough balls rise today for Easter. These biscuits are okay as-is but really shine as a dipping vessel. I dipped these in gravy at dinner and they were very yummy that way. These would be super good for biscuits and gravy.

    1. Melissa

      Forgetting about the bread…That sounds like a familiar experience. I’m so glad that the biscuits came through for you on Easter Sunday. I completely agree with you on the biscuits and gravy. Sausage Gravy would be delicious with this recipe. Yum!

    2. Sally

      Can you use low-fat milk or does it need to be whole milk?

      1. Melissa

        You can definitely use low-fat milk. I actually used 2% milk in the recipe.

  14. Olga Mendoza

    5 stars
    This was a perfect easy recipe! I added garlic powder and some grated cheddar cheese and these were delicious! Perfect for our Easter ham dinner. Thank you for such an easy delicious recipe for those of us who don’t want to take hours for to enjoy a good side of bread with their meal.

    1. Melissa

      Garlic and Cheddar Biscuits – What a delicious sounding bread and a great compliment to ham. Yum! I am so happy that the biscuit rolls were a hit. Thank you so much for the wonderful comment.

  15. Asiya

    5 stars
    My yeast refused to rise and was wondering what to do.Ir was my husband birthday,had made roast lamb and no buns. Tried out your recipe added an egg as had beaten them for the yeast buns. They turned out well ,a real life saver. Thank you

    1. Melissa

      Phew! That was a close one. You definitely need bread with that delicious meal. I’m so glad that they turned out for you.

  16. Joyce’s

    5 stars
    These were wonderful. I substituted 1/2 cup of flour with almond flour. Put honey and brushed tops with butter. Great job. thanks

    1. Melissa

      Yum – What a delicious sounding combination. Thank you so much for coming back to let me know they turned out well for you. 🙂

  17. Becky

    These are so easy, delicious and definitely quarantine-friendly. I use unsweetened almond milk and they turn out great! However, I’m running out of mayo and wondered if olive oil would work as a substitute?

    1. Melissa

      I’m so happy that the rolls have been working out for you. I’m always a big supporter of substituting ingredients to avoid trips to the grocery store. The mayonnaise in this recipe helps give the biscuits their moisture and fluffiness. You can try substituting oil for the mayonnaise. If they don’t maintain their fluffy texture, then next time try adding an oil and egg combination.

  18. Caylee

    I’m so into these rolls! I had this idea to make biscuits and gravy for dinner (none of which I have made before- I’m Canadian haha) and I needed to make some biscuits FAST! I searched up a recipe, loved that it was on a kid friendly page, and got to work. I had to bake mine a bit longer but they turned out soooo yummy! PS I threw in about 1/4 c chi’s seeds to get a bit more nutrition in them and it worked out fine! Will make again!

    1. Melissa

      You’re making me hungry. I love biscuits and gravy! 🙂 I’m so glad that the rolls came through for you and your idea about adding chi seeds is fantastic! Yum!

  19. nina

    5 stars
    easy recipe for biscuits.i made 6 large biscuits had them with chicken soup on cold winter day!who needs yeast anyway

    1. Melissa

      Biscuits and chicken soup sound heavenly! I’m so glad that you liked them.

  20. Amanda

    Wow! I was nervous to make these with the mixed reviews but oh my goodness! I’m so thankful I did! Winner with the entire family! They were soft and fluffy on the inside and nice and smooth but crunchy on the outside. Didn’t even need the butter but obviously really delicious served with them. Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Melissa

      I’m so glad that you took a chance on the recipe, too! Thank you so much for coming back to share your experience. I’m so happy that the rolls were a big hit and I really appreciate the time you took to leave that wonderful comment.

  21. Beth from NewBrunswick, Canada

    5 stars
    Just made your biscuits! They’re beautiful and so easy to make! I haven’t baked homemade biscuits in years and these are perfect. Highly recommend!
    Blessings to you and your family!

    1. Melissa

      Blessings to you and your family, as well! Thank you for dropping back by to leave that amazing comment.

  22. shirley derby

    5 stars
    got them in the oven. im sure they will be good! i love bread

    1. Melissa

      Me too! I love bread, but not the carbs. It’s kind of a love/hate relationship. 🙂

  23. AJ

    5 stars
    I’m a vegan, so I switched the mayo to Vegenaise. They were delicious! Thanks.

    1. Melissa

      I’m so happy that you liked the rolls. That’s a great replacement and maybe a new recipe! 🙂

  24. Jessa Lynne

    5 stars
    I don’t mean to be dramatic, but this recipe is the best thing ever. I made them in a pinch for the first time because I was down yeast and buttermilk…I don’t know I’ll ever go back. Made them a few times since. Usually a little bigger than it calls for, and my entire family is over the moon. Thank youuuuu!

    1. Melissa

      Hilarious! I love this review. Thank youuuuu for making my day!

  25. Brandy

    5 stars
    These are GREAT!! I can’t make a “biscuit” that a dog would eat….. These are simple and so good! I never remember to buy yeast, I’ll never remember it now. I’ve printed and added this recipe to my cookbook. They do remind me more of a biscuit tho, however that’s not a complaint! We loved them!

  26. Jennine

    5 stars
    I always forget to buy yeast so I tried your recipe to have with the 15 bean soup I made tonight…..perfect!!! So simple and quick, thank you!! I can’t wait to try these for biscuits and sausage gravy…..yummm

    1. Melissa

      Yay! I’m so glad that you enjoyed the rolls. I always thought these would be delicious with sausage gravy! Yum. 🙂

  27. marg

    5 stars
    like yowee, so so fluffy, deliciously perfect,, easy rolls, made them on Christmas eve, and will have to make more for Christmas lol , i also added cheddar cheese on top, and instead of dropping them in to muffins pan, i scaled them out to 42 grams, and with wet hands rolled them up into balls, then added them tino greased pan. i will have to make them bigger next time, more to eat lol. I wished i could have sent a picture.

    1. Melissa

      Cheddar cheese sounds like an amazing addition! Yum! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me how you liked them. Happy Holidays!

  28. Jenn

    5 stars
    Nice. Quick and easy. I even put chopped up jalapenos in half of the batch and it was delicious!

    1. Melissa

      That sounds delicious! Cheddar cheese would go well with the jalapenos, too. yum!