Paleo Dinner Rolls

These Paleo Dinner Rolls from are grain free and gluten free. They’re a little crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside!
Paleo Dinner Rolls Grain Free and Gluten Free

When I’m looking through recipes and I see the words gluten-free, my first reaction is to bypass it. Gluten-free things just don’t interest me. Well, I should say they didn’t interest me. Now I’ve realized that some gluten-free recipes out there are actually pretty good. I’m not going to even pretend that they’re the same as Amish Buttermilk Biscuits or the famous, fluffy, Buttery Soft Rolls, but when you’re trying to do “grain-free” eating, sometimes you miss having bread with a meal.  Plain old veggies and meat can get boring. So today, I get to share with you the healthiest dinner roll yet. These rolls are from Lea on I knew as soon as I saw these that I just had to try them!

Paleo Dinner Rolls Grain Free and Gluten Free

This recipe calls for tapioca starch, which I had never heard of.  You can find this in the health foods section of your store, or by the flour and cornstarch.  I’ve whipped up these Paleo Dinner Rolls a few times and one thing that I learned is that coconut flour is a tricky thing.  The original recipe calls for 1/4-1/3  cup flour.  We usually need to use 1/2 cup coconut flour. Add the coconut flour slowly to see exactly how much you’ll need. The dough will look initially sticky, but seems to stiffen up a bit as you stir. So if you think you need more flour, try forming dough balls with your hands first-you’ll be surprised that the dough is not as sticky as you thought. I don’t really know why it does that, but it’s pretty great-we’ll know we’re not wasting any expensive coconut flour on it, and you won’t end up with dry rolls.

Paleo Dinner Rolls Grain Free and Gluten Free

Another thing I’ve learned is that these little guys don’t rise at all in the oven. So you will have to make them the size you’ll want them in the end. Simple, right? I usually get 6 to 8 rolls- but roll the dough balls however big or small you want them.

Paleo Dinner Rolls Grain Free and Gluten Free

I love that these rolls are good for you. I don’t feel any guilt eating two or three during a meal. If there’s any left, that is. They’re pretty addicting, I think. I eat them whenever I can get them-with soup, salad, chicken dinner, whatever. So if you need gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free bread recipes, make these. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

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Paleo Dinner Rolls Grain Free and Gluten Free




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  1. says

    These look great! Adding them to my grain free board on Pinterest, and looking forward to trying them!

    In answer to question about why the rolls seem to “stiffen” up after stirring a bit: coconut flour absorbs moisture, so as the dough sits or is stirred, the flour is soaking up the moisture from the water and egg. That’s also why it calls for a “range” of coconut flour; because the flour absorbs moisture, you may find depending on your climate, that you need a little more or a little less. Just a little tip :-).

    • Lizzy T says

      That’s so helpful, Leigh! Thank you! We’re loving learning about the grain free options out there. It’s like learning to cook and bake all over again! :)

  2. Anna-Marie says

    These sound delicious and I can’t wait to try them out! Just an FYI, when I clicked the link to the recipe, the recipe stated you need 1/4-1/3 c of coconut flour, not 1/2-3/4 c. Coconut flour is so absorbent and it is easy to use too much. A little goes a long way :-)

    • Lizzy T says

      Thanks for letting us know this, Anna-Marie! I think they’ve changed their recipe since we’ve started making them. I still find that 1/2 cup works perfectly for us. Enjoy the rolls!

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