Easiest-Ever Dinner Rolls


Few things warm the body and soul like fresh homemade bread. But the process to make a loaf or a batch of biscuits can take some labor. That’s why we often keep a pack of something like Sister Schubert’s dinner rolls in the freezer for a quick option. We recently found a recipe that yields the best of both worlds—homemade bread that’s also incredibly simple.

My mom shared a recipe for easy dinner rolls that don’t require yeast. As we do with every recipe we share, we tested it out and were immediately impressed with the ease of cooking and the tastiness of the result. There’s no mess while you’re cooking because you don’t need to roll out dough or even form it with your hands. You just spoon your mixture into muffin pan spots. And when you’re done, the combination of ingredients serves up a hearty, slightly-salty piece of bread that is part biscuit and part dinner roll.

The original recipe suggested 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt. We simplified that further by just using 1 cup of self-rising flour, since we pretty much always keep that on hand for baking. A few days after our initial test, we made a second batch and added ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese and 1 teaspoon of garlic salt in an attempt to simulate Red Lobster’s “Cheddar Bay Biscuits.” It came close enough, but my wife said it was perhaps even better. Maybe it was because they were homemade.

Don’t expect these rolls to have a yeast roll consistency to them. After all, there’s no yeast. But they only require three simple ingredients, so how can we complain? We think we’ve found our go-to quick bread recipe. Try it and see if you agree!


Easiest-Ever Dinner Rolls

What You Need:

1 cup self-rising flour

½ cup milk

2 tablespoons mayonnaise (We recommend Duke’s.)


What You Do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine ingredients and spoon into muffin pan. You can expect a thin, runny “dough,” so don’t be alarmed. The amount of milk should make for tender pieces of bread.

3. Cook 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. We also like to brush melted butter atop the rolls right after we remove them from the oven.

Yields 4-5 pieces


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