Easy, Delicious, Easter Dinner Rolls

This is our family’s all-time favorite dinner roll recipe. Whenever I make them for a potluck I get nothing but compliments. They are light and fluffy, and come out heavenly every time! For whole wheat rolls you can substitute whole wheat flour and 4 Tbsp vital wheat gluten for the bread flour. I like using freshly ground hard white wheat for a healthier alternative. You may even want to enjoy them as part of your Easter feast this year!

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Na-Na’s Delicious Dinner Rolls

Nevermind the missing one in the photo – I just couldn’t resist!

  • Total Time: 2 hours 8 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


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  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/3 cup dry milk
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 cup warm water (not hot)
  • *butter for tops of rolls


  1. Mix all ingredients together well; I put them in my bread machine and set it to ‘dough’ to mix and knead, this setting allows the dough to rise for about an hour.
  2. You can also knead the dough until smooth and elastic, then allow to rise for an hour in a large mixing bowl covered with a towel.
  3. When the dough is finished rising, knead a little more, then pull off 12 equally sized pieces to place in each section of a greased muffin pan. You can also just plop these pieces onto a greased cookie sheet.
  4. Allow the dough to rise for 30 more minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 400. When ready, bake for 8 minutes, or until the tops are nicely browned. Immediately after removing them from the oven, rub the top of each roll with butter to make them soft and even more delicious.


  • *TIP: Flour your hands well before you knead and pull the dough. If it starts sticking to your fingers, don’t wash them, just rub more flour onto your hands. Otherwise, it will be all too much like pulling taffy- a mess!
  • *You can also use this bread recipe for cinnamon rolls or a soup bowl!
  • Author: Kendra P
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 8 min

Keywords: dinner rolls, rolls, bread, diy bread

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