Easy Gluten-Free Butter Rolls

Published on Apr 26, 2020

  by   Kristina Stosek

18 reviews

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Serves: 12
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Gluten Free Butter Rolls – buttery, easy, yeast-free and made in 30 minutes. A delicious roll perfect for serving alongside a bowl of soup or stew. But, my favourite way of serving the butter rolls is for brunch. Add a poached egg, cream cheese or your favourite marmalade. YUM!

butter roll cut in half on a plate

Who doesn’t love soft buttery rolls? This recipe is probably the easiest yeast-free, gluten-free roll recipe you will find. To prepare the dough, first mix dry ingredients, and then add the wet ingredients. Combine until smooth and bake in a muffin pan – simple!

What are butter rolls?

The rolls are smaller and are made with butter, making them pillowy and tender. In these gluten-free butter rolls, there is no added yeast, making this a quick bread recipe.

I love making quick bread dough because you don’t have to wait for the dough to rise. So a great recipe when you are short on time.


sliced gluten free butter roll on a plate

How to make easy gluten free butter rolls

When I decided to create a recipe for gluten-free butter rolls, I wanted them to be soft, without yeast and with a good dose of butter flavour. I thought it would be super easy to create the recipe, but I must confess it took me many many tries before they rolls came out perfect.

To keep the texture of the rolls soft and moist, I had to add something else besides butter. It was the addition of sour cream that made these rolls perfect.


melted butter in a saucepan with wooden spoon

best gluten-free flour blend for butter rolls

To keep the recipe simple, I used a gluten-free flour blend. First, not all gluten free flour blends are created equal. I tried five different blends, and only two gave me the results with the perfect tender crumb. The two flours were better batter and cup4cup flour.

The other three blends worked but didn’t give me the tender crumb a roll should have. One recommendation, never use a flour blend that includes bean flour. This blend did not work at all. Instead, it made the gluten free butter rolls dense and heavy.

How to measure flour without a scale

For measuring the flour, ALWAYS use a scoop to fill the measuring cup. Never dip the measuring cup into the flour. By dipping the measuring cup into the flour, you will end up with more flour than the recipe calls for, making the rolls dry.

For the yeast-free dough, do not overwork it, or the rolls will become heavy. And finally, you must bake it immediately.

In summary:

  • The right flour blend
  • Use a scoop to fill the measuring cup
  • Do not overwork the dough
  • Bake as soon as the dough comes together

If you have extra time for a soft roll recipe that uses yeast, you must try the gluten-free pull-apart soft rolls. It is our most popular gluten free soft roll recipe that uses east.

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Kristina xx


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Lenna R.

I just made these rolls and served them with beef stew, they were a big hit and so easy to make, thank you for the recipe.


Excellent, I am so happy you enjoyed the rolls. They are my go to whenever I need rolls in a hurry.


These were perfect! I made them for Thanksgiving since my daughter is allergic to wheat. The texture was soft and the flavor was great. I'm so happy I found this recipe. Everyone loved these, and they will be a repeat for us!


Kristina these gf butter rolls are the best I've tried in 30 plus years. They are moist and delicious. I used a jumbo muffin pan and are pleased with the results. Thank you so much for creating this recipe.


thank you Raquel.

Raquel Elsa G Herrera

Hi Kristina - Thank you so much for your hard work in creating this recipe. I cannot wait to bake this today. Butter rolls are the best especially it's gluten free and no yeast. Raquel


These are wonderful! They are easy to make and don’t have the slightly off taste that some other gluten-free rolls can have. I used Bob’s Egg Replacer due to an egg allergy, and it doesn’t seem to have harmed the bake. Thanks for an option that is so much easier than the yeast rolls.


I am so happy to hear that the butter rolls were a big hit Cindy, thank you for sharing


These rolls are awesome!!! I made them for my family for a pitch in dinner and everybody loved them especially my finicky granddaughter. Thank you SO much!!!


Lorelai, to answer your question I don’t know since I have not made it into a butter cake. These are rolls, so probably you could make it into a butter bread using a bread pan. If you do try it, please let us know how the recipe turned out.


This might be a really silly question, but could I bake this in an 8x8 pan and possibly bake it as a butter cake? haha


I am so happy to her that Cindy, thank you for sharing.


These were awesome!!! They’re so tender and delicious! I will make these time and time again! No one would ever know they are gluten free unless you told them. Thank you so much!!!:o)


That’s great to hear Janet, thank you!

Janet. Reed

easy recipe, the texture was what I wanted. Thank you, I love all your recipes!!


Thank you Janet, I am so glad you enjoyed them!

Janet Heald

These were delicious and so easy to make. Luckily, I had everything on hand to make them. They don't even need butter to top them because they are so flavorful.


I am happy to hear that you enjoyed them, thank you!


These are so good!! Tried not to over-mix. They were like a cross between a dinner roll and I muffin.

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