Quick, No Yeast Rolls Recipe {Biscuit-Like} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

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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

Biscuit Like Rolls Recipe

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.

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’s 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!

no yeast dinner 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 bread 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! 

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

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No Time For Yeast Dinner Rolls

Easy Dinner Rolls
  • Author: Melissa
  • Yield: 10 1x
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Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

Notes

  • 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! 

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

 

Easy Dinner Rolls

 

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39 Comments

  1. Dee Cappello

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

    • 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.

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

    • 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?

  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.

    • 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

    • 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.

      • Kristen

        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.

        • 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!

  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

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

      • 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.

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

  8. 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!

    • 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. 🙂

  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!

  10. Hey?

    Just a confirmation, is it 3Tbsps of Mayo?

    Thanks 🙏🏽

    • 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

    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?

  13. 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.

    • 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!

    • Sally

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

  14. Olga Mendoza

    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.

    • 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. 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

    • 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

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

    • 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?

    • 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.

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