1 Hour Fluffy Dinner Rolls {vegan}

Do you ever fall so hard for a certain kind of food that you end up making it three times in a 6 hour-period of time?

Yeah. That’s me right now.

In order not to look all obsessive and stuff, I’ll tell you that my family is so digging the “bake dinner rolls, eat them all in minutes, make another batch” idea… so I guess it is not as if I really had a choice here.

 


1 Hour Dinner Rolls {vegan}

 

It’s either making all the rolls or being exiled from home. And obviously I need to my home, how else would I get wifi, warm coffee and blankets? 

((Yes, Starbucks does have wifi & warm coffee. No, they won’t offer me blankets – I’ve asked, yes))

So pretty much I  have been on dinner roll making for like the past three days. Thanks heavens that these fluffy pillows only take one hour to make and two mere bowls. 

And even that way, these are some of the best rolls that have ever come out from my oven. These are incredibly fluffy, soft and tender. Buttery balls of pillowy goodness with a slighty salty soft golden crust that is just too good for words.

 

1 Hour Dinner Rolls {vegan}

 

 Buttery without the butter, I mean.

We’re trying to be healthy here. Nevermind that half a kilo of white flour which made its way to the rolls.

I guess we can always go for a run later? A swim maybe? Either way, these are SO worth running the extra mile.

 

1 Hour Dinner Rolls {vegan}

 

 You see – I would have never expected these rolls to turn out this wonderfully… like, not even in a million of years. What I was trying to do was come up with a recipe for easy & quick rolls that was somewhat decent. And by “decent rolls” I mean “rolls that aren’t actually throwing weapons masqueraded as bread”.

Guess what – I got carby perfection instead.

Will you join me while I stuff my face with carbs and dance happily around the room because I found the perfect formula for bread in less than an hour?

C’mon, join me. I can offer you warm coffee and blankets too. And if you dance awkwardly enough, I might, (note I said might) share my wifi with you too.

 

1 Hour Dinner Rolls {vegan}

 

 If you don’t want to join me, that’s ok too. More rolls for me is always a brilliant idea. So before you try your hand at these, let me sum up why this recipe works or, better yet: things that you shouldn’t modify if you don’t want to ruin this recipe and bake throwing weapons instead.

This is a super easy recipe, yes. Perfect for beginners, I agree. BUT remember is kind of a tricky one if you don’t follow my directions properly. I’m not trying to be all bossy and fussy here, but we’re talking about bread that you can have ready in under one hour so it’s important that you don’t change this recipe too much, ok?

 

1 Hour Dinner Rolls {vegan}

 

 

– This recipe calls for a lot of yeast. Yeast makes the bread rise faster and taller but it can also add a gross flavor if you add too much. Luckily, this bread doesn’t taste disgusting at all. Yeah, it’s a bit yeast-y in a nice way. I happened to find those earthy tones incredibly delightful and so did my brothers. My mum, on the other hand, didn’t seem to notice the slighty yeast-y flavor. That being said: don’t worry, go ahead and use the 50 grams that the recipe calls for. Your bread will taste perfect anyway! But don’t you guys use less or it will take longer to rise.

-Vital wheat gluten. If I were you, I wouldn’t skip it. It improves the bread structure, makes it rise higher and adds the chewy factor we all love. Oh, and it makes the dough super easy to knead so you can have it ready to go in 5 minutes.  If you’re new to bread baking, I recommend you invest on some of the stuff. It’s not expensive and you can get it at KAF or any health food store, really. It dramatically improves all bread doughs, making them super simple to make. And they always turn out fluffier!

-Sugar. It’s only one tablespoon so don’t skip it, ok? It makes our yeasty friends work faster so you can stuff your face with all the carbs as soon as possible.

-Oil. Skipping rising time does have some side effects on most breads, so you do have some extra fat to make up for the softness that you lose in those two rising times. Oil makes a wonderful job keeping these tender and fluffy.  Do not skip the oil part in order to make these “””lighter”””. You’ll get dense bricks instead.

Use all white flour please! Using whole wheat in this recipe is a recipe for failure, I’m afraid. I’ll soon be posting a recipe for whole wheat bread which turns out perfectly fluffy… but it’s not this one, ok?

Sorry I seem so bossy today. It’s that I don’t really want any of you guys to open the oven and find a dozen of rocks inside πŸ™ It happened to me once with a different recipe and even if having your own arsenal of throwing weapons sounds like a cool idea… it’s not in real life.

Now, I can keep on saying nice things about these rolls. Like, for example, that they’re delicious toasted for breakfast and drizzled with olive oil. Or salted butter if you’re not vegan. They also pair wonderfully with soups and chilis and they make mean sandwiches… I can go like this for hours, so I think I’d better stop and let you go make the rolls now.

See you in one hour, guys. I hope you’re all back with a plate full of rolls and a happy heart.  

 

1 Hour Fluffy Dinner Rolls
Yields 16
Easiest & quickest rolls ever - and they're ever so soft and tender!
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Total Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 500 grams bread flour
  2. 25 grams vital wheat gluten
  3. 13 grams salt
  4. 15 grams sugar
  5. 300 grams almond milk
  6. 40 grams extra virgin olive oil
  7. 50 grams fresh yeast
Instructions
  1. Warm milk, but be careful it's not to hot or you'll kill the yeast. You should be able to keep your finger comfortably there for a couple of minutes. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Add crumbled yeast and stir to dissolve. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the rest of ingredients. When the yeast mixture is foamy (it takes about 5 minutes), add it to the flour and mix with a wooden spoon.
  3. Turn dough into a surface WHICH IS NOT FLOURED.
  4. Do not add any flour or the dough will come out dry.
  5. This dough is super easy to knead by hand, so you'll only need 5 minutes. If you see it's too dry, wet your hands and knead it that way.
  6. Turn your oven on for 5 minutes so it's warm and you can put the dough balls there in order to rise much faster.
  7. Divide the dough into 60 grams balls.
  8. Note that if you make them bigger, they'll take longer to bake and the recipe won't take 1 hour.
  9. Place balls in a baking tray and put them inside the oven to rise for 8-10 minutes.
  10. Get the dough out of the oven and let it rise while you preheat the oven to 180ΒΊC (375F)
  11. Bake at 180ΒΊC for 15-16 minutes or until rolls look golden.
These are so substitutions that I've tried and I know they work
  1. -Any kind of milk can be used. If you go for cow's milk, you get (non-vegan) milk bread - yum.
  2. -Any kind of oil can be used, but EVOO is the tastiest one. You could use about 10-15 grams of butter instead of the oil to get buttery rolls. That way, these would no longer be vegan.
  3. -And I think that you could use 2 sachets of active dry yeast, but I haven't tried that yet.
To make the eggs golden and shiny, you can use the following
  1. -Olive oil + maple syrup
  2. -Olive oil + honey
  3. -Egg wash
  4. -Egg yolk wash
  5. -Salted Butter + Honey
  6. -Salted Butter + Golden Syrup (my favorite combo)
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38 Comments

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite March 5, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Wow! Vegan dinner rolls?! That’s awesome! They looks so fluffy and light! Great looking recipe πŸ™‚

  • Reply Shannon March 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    These look great. I don’t know why I’ve never made dinner rolls from scratch before?! I am gonna have to try this recipe the next time I’m cooking a dinner for friends.

  • Reply Cindy March 5, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    I love making bread for dinner. These look delicious! Light and fluffy is perfect!

  • Reply ashley March 5, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    I really need a good dinner roll recipe – all that i’ve tried are not that great! I’ll try this one for sure!

  • Reply cheri March 5, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    These look amazing, never heard of wheat gluten before but I guess after seeing these and hearing what you said about it I’ll have to buy some. Beautiful pics as always.

  • Reply Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour March 5, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I love me some good dinner rolls! These look so fluffy and delicious girl!

  • Reply Kammie @ Sensual Appeal March 5, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Ohh gosh, nothing like delicious fluffy and warm rolls… so perfect.

  • Reply Mary Frances March 5, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Vital wheat gluten is so important! Yours is the first recipe online I’ve seen call for it. Haha, your home sounds even better than Starbucks – I’ll take the carby rolls over the coffee any day!

  • Reply shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com March 5, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    WOW -Consuelo – these look so light and fluffy – like little fluffy clouds!

  • Reply Nora (Buttercream Fanatic) March 5, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Seriously, nothing sounds better right now that sitting under a blanket with a cup of coffee and a basket full of these beautiful, fluffy rolls!

  • Reply Juliana March 6, 2014 at 12:05 am

    These dinner rolls look so light and indeed fluffy…love the texture!
    Thanks for the recipe Consuelo, hope you are enjoying your week πŸ˜€

  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou March 6, 2014 at 12:36 am

    These rolls look so good I wish I would still eat bread!

  • Reply Cindy Eikenberg March 6, 2014 at 12:46 am

    These look SO good and you had me at fluffy rolls! Consuelo, thanks for sharing the recipe and pinning! Have a great evening!

  • Reply Long Distance Baking March 6, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Yum!! These look so good! We are carb obsessed so we’ll definitely be trying these!

  • Reply Ashley March 6, 2014 at 2:08 am

    Dinner rolls are my weakness!! Sometimes I’ll pass over other perfectly good things just to get to the bread : ) These look so delicious Consuelo! Nice and fluffy!!

  • Reply Alyssa March 6, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Why yes, I’d love to join you in stuffing my face with these! They look like THE quintessential dinner roll. That salted butter/honey wash sounds amazing! I’ve never baked with vital wheat gluten before, but after seeing these I’ll have to try it out.

  • Reply Erin | The Law Student's Wife March 6, 2014 at 6:38 am

    OH I will DEFINITELY join you. Sorry, but you’ll have to share. Or just bake another batch πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Kelly March 6, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Love dinner rolls so I would definitely want to join you:) Love how light and fluffy these look – yum!

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven March 6, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I think the vital wheat gluten would kill my stomach but I would still love to join you for dinner!!! You can have extra rolls so I’d say I’m probably your best guest πŸ™‚

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments March 6, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    One of my biggest weaknesses is homemade, fresh rolls or bread! These rolls look incredible, Consuelo, and the one hour time frame makes them just perfect!

  • Reply Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron March 6, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I love that these can be done in 1 hour!!

  • Reply Samina | The Cupcake Confession March 6, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    OHMYGOD!!!!!!!!!!! These rolls are just PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to scoop up some nice hot gravy with these rolls and {if} I have any left, I want to eat them for breakfast too {after slathering them with LOADSSSSSSSSSS of butter}!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Natalie @ Tastes Lovely March 6, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    These rolls look amazing!

  • Reply kayley March 6, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I’ve never tried a vegan bread recipe but have been wanting to! Beautiful pictures!

  • Reply Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry March 6, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    These rolls need to happen tonight!

  • Reply Julia | JuliasAlbum.com March 6, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I love any recipe that takes 1hour – that’s about how much time in a day I usually have to whip up anything! The rolls do look so fluffy – I want them in my house!

  • Reply Monica March 6, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    You do really amaze me. These look so pillowy and soft!

  • Reply WearEatLove March 7, 2014 at 12:44 am

    I have my own recipe for dinner rolls but yours is a better option! My kids will love it!

  • Reply laurasmess March 7, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I can’t believe how gorgeously soft and fluffy these are Consuelo! Love your photos. I’m a terrible bread baker so I am definitely going to try your recipe in the hope that I will get a similar result. My vegan friends will thank you when they come over for dinner! xx

  • Reply Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes March 7, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Aww you aren’t being bossy! You just care :). These look very fluffy and I will follow all your directions!

  • Reply Joanne March 7, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    These rolls are fluff central! I can certainly see why you made them so many times in such a short timespan!!

  • Reply Carmel Moments March 7, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    You know I’m a sucker for all things bread. Delish! Oh so good….

  • Reply Johlene March 7, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    1 hour really?? I have to try this recipe!! My husband would think IΒ΄m the best..lol Happy weekend chica!!!! Xx

  • Reply danguole March 7, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    You’re a vegan hero! These look amazing. Never would’ve guessed… That vital wheat gluten must be legit stuff. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen March 8, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Homemade rolls are the best Consuelo! These look marvelous πŸ™‚

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  • Reply Julie @ This Gal Cooks March 13, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Ooohhhh, I love the new blog design. Simple and clean, my fav! And these rolls, well they are pretty amazing. 1 hour and they’re done? Count me in!

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner March 13, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever made something that many times in such short order. You have passion, my friend. πŸ˜‰
    Every dinner deserves a good dinner roll! Love love love. πŸ™‚

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