Easy Gluten-Free Butter Rolls

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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!

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.


gluten free butter rolls


keeping the butter roll recipe simple

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


Tips on how to achieve the best gluten-free butter rolls

To keep the recipe simple, I used a gluten-free flour blend. Now, this is where you must pay attention. First, not all flour blends are created equal. I tried five different blends, and only two gave me the results I was looking for. I achieved best results using better batter or cup4cup flour.

The other three blends I used worked but didn’t entirely give me the texture I was looking for. And my advice, never use a flour blend that includes bean flour, this blend did not work at all.

measuring flour the right way

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 downloaded soft roll recipe.

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Many thanks!

Kristina xx


  • 2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour blend with xanthan gum (otherwise add 1/2 tsp.)I used better batter
  • 2 tsp. sweetener; pure maple syrup, honey or sugar
  • 1 tsp. GF aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted (if using unsalted, add 1/4 tsp. salt)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, whisked
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  • Preheat oven to 400 F and spray a muffin pan with cooking oil
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  • Add in sour cream, butter, milk, egg and sweetener and mix briefly until combined. (if you are using granulated sugar mix it with dry ingredients)
  • Spoon batter evenly into muffin pan. I used a large cookie scoop, it makes it easier to fill the muffin cups
  • Bake for 18 - 20 minutes, until golden. Store at room temperature.
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    12 Responses to Easy Gluten-Free Butter Rolls

    • Jana February 26, 2021

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

      • Kristina February 26, 2021

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

    • Janet Heald October 10, 2021

      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.

      • Kristina October 11, 2021

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

    • Janet. Reed October 15, 2021

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

      • Kristina October 15, 2021

        That’s great to hear Janet, thank you!

    • Cindy December 26, 2021

      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)

      • Kristina December 27, 2021

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

    • Lorelai January 28, 2022

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

      • Kristina January 29, 2022

        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.

    • Cindy March 20, 2022

      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!!!

      • Kristina March 20, 2022

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

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