Dinner rolls are known as "pav" in India and they are served with fast food items like "Pav bhaji" or enjoyed with tea time snacks like "Vada pav" or "Daabeli".
Light and fluffy bread machine dinner rolls are easy to make at home using a bread machine and it requires the least effort plus you can have control over what ingredients are being used.
This is an easy recipe to make dinner rolls with no milk, no egg, and no milk powder. Right! These are vegan dinner rolls made in the bread machine.
What are vegan dinner rolls made of?
It is absolutely easy to make dairy-free dinner rolls with no-egg in the bread machine. To make light and fluffy dinner rolls at home in the bread maker you will need basic pantry ingredients like bread flour, yeast, sugar, salt, oil, and water.
I have successfully made dinner rolls with King Arthur all-purpose flour will instead of bread flour. Instant yeast or bread machine yeast works well in the bread machine. You can read more about which yeast to use in a bread machine.
To brush the dinner rolls after baking vegan butter can be applied, with the help of a basting brush, on the top of the rolls once they are ready.
How to make dough for rolls in a bread machine?
I have made these dinner rolls in the Hamilton Beach bread machine. However, all of the bread machines have the "Dough" cycle. The best part is that you only need to put all the ingredients (water, oil, sugar, salt, bread flour, and instant yeast) in the container and start the "Dough" cycle which will mix, knead and get the dough through its first rise.
How to make fluffy dinner rolls?
The key to making light and fluffy dinner rolls is to make perfect dough. It is also highly recommended to weigh the flour using a food scale instead of measuring it by a cup to ensure consistency.
Sifting the flour also helps make the flour aerated which helps to make light dinner rolls. However, it is optional. You can also refer to my blog where I have elaborated on the process of making bread dough in a bread machine.
How do you shape dinner rolls?
Once the dough is ready, place it on a lightly floured surface so it is easy to work and does not feel sticky while shaping. Divide the dough into pieces using a dough pastry scraper cutter or a pizza cutter and roll them into dough balls.
An easy way to roll the balls to get a smooth surface is to tuck all ends of the dough piece on one side to make the other side smooth. For making even size rolls, you can even weigh every dough piece (about 37-38 grams) and then roll it into a ball.
How to proof rolls in the oven?
In colder temperatures, the oven is very useful for proving dough. Turn the oven on “warm” mode for 5 minutes and place the tray in the oven for the second rise. Make sure to turn the oven off after 5 minutes.
How long do you proof rolls in the oven?
Place the shaped rolls to proof in the warm oven to rise for about an hour and a half. Cover the dough balls with another tray so that they do not dry while proving.
How to bake bread rolls in the oven?
Remove the tray from the oven if the dinner rolls are placed inside it for proofing. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. Bake the dinner rolls for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Once they’re baked, remove the tray from the oven using oven mittens and apply some butter using a basting brush, while they are hot, for a nice shiny glaze.
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Bread Machine Dinner Rolls
- Convection Oven
- 1 cup Water microwave 30 seconds
- 4 tablespoon Oil
- 420 grams Bread flour 3 ½ cup, or all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoon Organic cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 2 ¼ teaspoon Instant Yeast or Bread Machine yeast 7 grams
- 1 tablespoon Butter vegan butter can be used
Making dough in bread machine
- Add the ingredients (water, oil, sugar, salt, flour, and yeast) in the bread machine container in the order recommended by your bread machine manufacturer.
- Close the lid and select the "Dough" cycle
- Once "Dough" cycle completes, remove the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for a few seconds.
Shaping the dough
- Divide the dough into 20 equal pieces.
- Roll each of the pieces into a smooth ball and place them on a baking tray, an inch apart.
Second or Final rise
- For the second rise, cover the tray with another tray and place in a warm place or in an oven. Optionally, start the oven on "Warm" mode for 5 minutes and then turn it off.
- After about 90 minutes the balls will be through its second rise.
Baking in oven
- Bake them in a preheated oven at 350 °F for about 20 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
- Remove the tray from the oven. For a shiny glaze, apply some butter on the dinner rolls while they are hot.
- This recipe can also be modified by replacing half cup water with milk.
- It is best to weigh the flour using a food scale for best and consistent results.
- Dough can also be kneaded in a stand mixer and then proved in the instant pot or oven for about 1 hour before shaping into rolls.
- Check out this post for detailed instructions on how to knead dough in stand mixer and proof it in the instant pot.
- Follow the remaining steps starting from "shaping the dough"
currently making these. however I made them into larger rolls and only made 12. how would one adjust the cooking time? I figured it would be the same, but it's been in the oven 25min and still isn't golden lol. will see how it goes 🤞
Alpa Jain says
It will take up to 30 minutes for larger rolls. It does depend on the rack level you place the baking tray. Hope they turned out great.
Phil Thornton says
Before I try your recipe I found that the internet gives different weights for bread and all purpose flour. Do you suggest the same weight in grams whether bread or all purpose flour is used?
Alpa Jain says
Yes, you can use bread flour and all-purpose flour interchangeably. I have not seen any significant difference and I make these rolls regularly.
Hope this helps. Let me know how the rolls turn out.
Beverly Warner says
What type of oil? I used canola & the rolls tasted like the oil. Pls let me know what I might have done pls.
Alpa Jain says
I use peanut oil but any neutral tasting vegetable oil should work.
Hi there, can you freeze these roles? Thank you in advance 🙂
Alpa Jain says
Yes, you can freeze them.
Amazing results! Thanks much for posting this.
Alpa Jain says
Thankyou for the feedback. Glad you liked it.
Can I make the dough in the bread machine and then store it overnight, to rise and bake the next day?
I’ve made these before and loved them but I was hoping to do it in two steps to save time.
Thanks for this recipe, it’s great!
Alpa Jain says
Sure you can do that. I don’t see any reason it would not work. I will give it a try next time too.
Savita Krishnan says
Best laadi pav ever.Thanks for the recipe.My bread machine includes second rise also in dough cycle.Do I still have to keep it for 3 rd rise in the warm oven?
Once you shape the dough into balls, you have to allow them to rise for about 90 minutes before you can bake them.
Hope this helps.
Mary-Claire Stillman says
Thanks for the great recipe! My daughters said they are the best rolls they've ever had.
Thankyou for the feedback. Glad to know your daughters liked it.
Beverley Jane Winfield says
Thank you for this recipe! I've made them twice and had great results both times! The rolls are really good, lovely texture and taste. What size tray do you use? I ask because I find that the dough is a bit too much for my standard baking tray (15.5" x 10") so the ones in the middle were flatter and didn't separate as easily as the others ... but they still taste great!! This is definitely my go-to recipe for bread rolls!
Thankyou for the feedback and glad to know that you liked the recipe. Even I use a 15”x10” tray. Did you mean that the rolls flattened from the top by not rising? Or they were too close and difficult to separate? I try to keep the size of the balls same and used to weigh them (35-37 grams) earlier.
Let me know if this is helpful
Loved it ...Never thought it is that simple..I love reading and follow your blogs. Awesome recipies...
I will try this today. Thanks for sharing..
Alpa Jain says
Glad to know you like my recipes. Let me know how the dinner rolls turn out 🙂
I did these rolls, they turned AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for awesome recipe.
Hi Chad, Thankyou for the feedback, glad you liked the recipe 🙂
Kacey Perez says
I love making bread over the holidays! Thanks for all of these tips.