No Yeast Cotton Soft Dinner Rolls will be the ultimate dinner rolls in your home. Who can resist newly baked very soft and fluffy dinner rolls? I’m sure spreading a little butter on one of them when it is still hot can easily take you to heaven. There is no yeast in the dough, so you don’t need to wait it to rise. This really reduces the time of making the rolls. They are ready in about 30 minutes, so you can make these simple soft dinner rolls right before the dinner and help the whole family to feel in heaven.
I got the recipe from a colleague at a potluck party and adapted it to my taste. She stuffed the rolls with cheese, which is something traditional and they were amazing! I felt like I was eating the best dinner rolls in my life just at first bite. My favorite rolls recipe until this one was Fluffy Pogaca, which has yeast and mineral water inside. I still love that but this one is quicker. When I asked the recipe with a big curiosity, my friend said that it is really easy. She said that the recipe even has a special name. It is called 3-2-1 rolls because the ingredients include 3 packages baking powder, 2 cups yogurt and 1 cup olive oil. She didn’t give the amount of flour, she said I just need to add it gradually until I have a non-sticky dough. Don’t worry, I measured both the flour and baking powder for you.
So one of the secrets of these Cotton Soft Dinner Rolls is there is no water in the dough. Yogurt and olive oil are the only wet ingredients in the dough and they make the rolls very soft. The other thing that makes these rolls super magical is the baking powder in the recipe to substitute yeast. I used 5 teaspoons baking powder in the dough. I hadn’t used that much baking powder in a dough before, but believe me it’s not too much for these rolls.
I used a little whole wheat flour in the dough to have a nice color and to maket he rolls more filling. But it’s optional; just skip it if you like white looking breads.
I’ll be baking these No Yeast Cotton Soft Dinner Rolls quite often. They are to die for right after they are removed from oven. But they are still amazingly fluffy even when they are cold. These are perfect with soups like this heartwarming Creamy Chicken Orzo Soup or as a savory snack. Great for lunch boxes too.
More dinner rolls I’d love to try:
Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls on The Piquey Eater
Sweet Potato Rolls on Olivia’s Cuisine
Knotted Dinner Rolls on Blissfully Delicious
Gluten Free Hawaiian Bread Rolls on Recreating Happiness
Very soft and fluffy dinner rolls without yeast. Secret ingredients are yogurt, olive oil and baking powder.
10 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 5 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 cups plain yogurt
- 1 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 5 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 to 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 yolk
- Preheat oven to 370F (190C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put aside.
- Mix baking powder, yogurt, olive oil, salt and sugar in a large bowl well.
- Whisk all purpose flour and whole wheat flour and gradually add the flour into the wet mixture and mix with your hand or with a stand mixer until you have a non-sticky dough.
- Shape the dough into balls and place them on the parchment paper.
- Beat the yolk well and coat the top of dough balls with it using a brush.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden.