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This recipe makes vegan dinner rolls at home using a bread machine. Check out how to make soft, light, and fluffy dinner rolls using bread flour or all-purpose flour.
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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 dinner rolls are easy to make at home using a bread machine and it requires least effort plus you can have control of what ingredients are being used.

This is an easy recipe to make dinner rolls with no milk, no egg, no milk-powder. Right! These are vegan dinner rolls made in the bread machine.

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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.

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How to make dough for rolls in a bread machine?

I have made these dinner rolls in 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 a perfect dough. It is also highly recommended to weigh the flour using a food scale instead of measuring 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 so make the other side is smooth. For making even size rolls, you can even weigh every dough piece (about 37-38 grams) and then roll into a ball.

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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 oven?

Remove the tray out from oven if the dinner rolls are placed inside it for proving. 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.

Vegan dinner rolls in bread machine
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Vegan Dinner Rolls | Bread Machine Recipe

This recipe makes vegan dinner rolls at home using a bread machine. Check out how to make soft, light, and fluffy dinner rolls using bread flour or all-purpose flour.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Indian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time: 3 hrs 35 mins
Servings: 20 pieces
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Alpa Jain

Equipment

Ingredients

Wet ingredients

  • 1 cup Water microwave 30 seconds
  • 4 tbsp Oil

Dry ingredients

After baking

  • 1 tbsp Butter vegan butter can be used

Instructions

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.
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  • 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.
    Pav dinner rolls in Bread Machine
  • Roll each of the pieces into a smooth ball and place them on a baking tray, an inch apart.
    Pav dinner rolls in Bread Machine

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.
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Baking in oven

  • Bake them in a preheated oven at 350 °F for about 20 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
    Pav dinner rolls in Bread Machine
  • Remove the tray from the oven. For a shiny glaze, apply some butter on the dinner rolls while they are hot.
    Pav dinner rolls in Bread Machine

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Dinner Rolls | Bread Machine Recipe
Serving Size
 
2 pieces
Amount per Serving
Calories
116
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
2
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
123
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
35
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
17
g
6
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
18
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
4
mg
0
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Joline

Friday 10th of September 2021

Hi there, can you freeze these roles? Thank you in advance 🙂

Alpa Jain

Friday 10th of September 2021

Hi Joline,

Yes, you can freeze them.

Regards Alpa

SG

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021

Amazing results! Thanks much for posting this.

Alpa Jain

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021

Hi SG,

Thankyou for the feedback. Glad you liked it.

Regards Alpa

Hilda

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

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

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

Hi Hilda

Sure you can do that. I don’t see any reason it would not work. I will give it a try next time too.

Regards Alpa

Savita Krishnan

Friday 3rd of July 2020

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?

CulinaryShades

Friday 3rd of July 2020

Hi Savitha,

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.

Regards Alpa

Mary-Claire Stillman

Thursday 4th of June 2020

Thanks for the great recipe! My daughters said they are the best rolls they've ever had.

CulinaryShades

Thursday 4th of June 2020

Hi Mary,

Thankyou for the feedback. Glad to know your daughters liked it.

Regards Alpa