I’m not going to sit here and tell you that a bread dough you’ve taken time to knead and proof and fawn over isn’t a thing of beauty. It is. But sometimes you might not have the time, or you might not have access to all of the ingredients (like yeast!) you might need for such a dough. That’s where these No Yeast Dinner Rolls come in. They’re a five-ingredient dough that requires no kneading, no rising, and absolutely no fuss, but still turns out rolls that are fluffy and yummy enough to brighten up any meal.

Literally all you need to do to make these is stir together a handful of ingredients. You’re counting on baking powder for your lift here, so you won’t see a ton of rise out of these, but the texture is still light and fluffy. Make sure your baking powder is fresh to get the best results!

Once you mix the dough, just spoon it out into a greased muffin tin and brush it with a bit of melted butter if you feel so inclined.

And they head into the oven to bake. That took, what? Five minutes?

And yet you get a roll with a soft and fluffy bite and tons of flavor. Though this dough doesn’t develop its flavor with the use of rising time, the mayo and milk make sure the flavor and texture are on point. These are such an easy way to serve fresh, homemade bread with any meal!

No Yeast Dinner Rolls

Makes 12; 5 minutes prep, 15 minutes cook time

Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Butter, for greasing tin
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a muffin tin with butter.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  3. Spoon into prepared muffin tin and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  4. Brush with melted butter if desired, and serve. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Feast and Farm.