Everyday Gluten Free Dinner Rolls with Better Batter

Ah, rolls!  You know how when you go to a restaurant and they tell you they have gluten free dinner rolls, and you are SO happy?  Then they bring you a little hockey puck that tastes like cardboard, and charge extra for it?

Well forget about that!  Instead, make the BEST tasting dinner rolls, right at home with the Artisan Flour Blend from Better Batter.  This recipe makes great dinner rolls, breakfast rolls and sliders too!  Or make them larger for hamburger or hotdog buns.

Credit for this recipe goes to Chef Patrick Auger, who is the creator of the Artisan Flour Blend.  He is a shining star in the gluten free community, well known for both product and recipe development!

The original recipe appeared on the Better Batter website in 2017.  Follow Chef Patrick on Facebook Allergy Free Baking at Home and Instagram, Professional Allergy Baker.

And don’t forget, when you order the Better Batter Artisan Flour Blend from their website be sure to use my Code MGFC30 at checkout for 30% off full price!  All of their products are of the highest quality and will make a dramatic difference in your gluten free baking, I know it did mine!



In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the warm water, yeast, honey and canola oil.  Let it sit for 10 minutes.

Add the flour and salt to the wet ingredients, switch to the paddle attachment and mix for 6-8 minutes.

Turn the dough onto a floured cutting board, cover with plastic wrap and let it rest 20 minutes (this is a good practice for any gluten free recipe, but absolutely necessary if you are using the Artisan Flour Blend).

Now you are ready to form the rolls.  Here are some guidelines for different size rolls.  Your total dough weight will be around 1150 g.

For large hamburger buns, divide the dough into 6 pieces, about 190 g. each.


For medium rolls (pictured), divide the dough into 12 pieces, about 95 g. each.


For sliders, divide the dough into 15-16 pieces, about 75 g. each.

Using your palm, roll each piece of dough on a floured cutting board to form a ball, and place on a baking sheet or use a bun pan like I did.  For large buns press the tops down to flatten slightly.

Cover the rolls with a damp towel while you preheat the oven to 450º.  Let the oven heat up for about 20 minutes, giving the rolls a chance to almost double in size.

To bake, remove the towel and place baking pan the center of the oven.  Throw 4 ice cubes onto the bottom of the oven, close the door and immediately turn the oven down to 375 degrees.

For large rolls (6), bake for 8 minutes, then throw in four more ice cubes and bake for another 20 minutes.


For medium rolls (12), bake for 7 minutes, add 4 more ice cubes and bake for another 18 minutes.


For sliders (16), bake for 6 minutes, add 4 more ice cubes and bake for another 16 minutes.


When done, the internal temperature should reach 205º, if you’re not sure, check with a thermometer!

For a nice shine, try brushing the tops of the buns with melted butter as soon as they come out of the oven.

Cool to room temperature and store on the counter for up to 1 day, then freeze leftovers.

Look at that crumb!  They taste and smell like real bread and won’t fall apart in your hands like the rolls you get at a restaurant.  The recipe is easy enough for beginners too!

Notes ♪♫ If you only take away one tip from this post, let it be to always weigh your flour (use a scale!).  I do use measuring cups for liquids and measuring spoons for anything 1 tbsp. or less.  But for the flour, a scale is a must!

This recipe was adapted from “Perfect Artisan Baker’s Blend (Gum/Rice Free) Everyday Rolls”, created by Chef Patrick Auger, and published on the Better Batter website in 2017.  Many thanks to Naomi at Better Batter and to Chef Patrick who graciously gave me permission to share the recipe with my readers.

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Gluten Free Old Fashioned Buttery Dinner Rolls

Gluten free baking is a labor of love.  Where my pantry once held just a few types of flour, there is now an array of grains, flours and starches.  Yes, you can purchase a gluten free flour mix but in my opinion there is no “all purpose” substitution for wheat flour.  Every gluten free recipe is unique and if you want great results you need to mix your own flour blends from scratch.

Today’s recipe features Arrowroot, the newest addition to my gluten free pantry.  One look at these rolls and you will see why I am so excited about this starch.  These rolls have the soft, buttery texture of old fashioned pull apart dinner rolls and you would never guess that they are gluten free.  I loved them so much that I decided to make them a part of my holiday bread basket.


  • 2-1/4 tsp. instant yeast
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk

  • 65 g. arrowroot powder
  • 55 g. white rice flour
  • 50 g. brown rice flour
  • 30 g. tapioca starch
  • 16 g. sweet white rice flour
  • 1.5 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 3 tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 egg

  • additional sweet rice flour, for sifting
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter


Line an 8″ loaf pan with parchment paper.

Microwave the milk for 30 seconds, then add the yeast and sugar.  Set aside to proof for 10-15 minutes.

Whisk together all the dry ingredients.  Place the egg, canola oil and honey in the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk in the proofed yeast.

Switch to the paddle attachment and gradually add the flour mixture.  Beat for 3 minutes.

Fill a flour sifter with sweet rice flour and keep it handy.  Generously flour a cutting board, turn out the dough and sift more flour over the top.

Using a bench knife, divide the dough into 8 pieces.  Roll each piece of dough in the flour to form a ball.  Arrange in the loaf pan.

Cover with plastic wrap and let the rolls proof for an hour.  Preheat the oven to 350º and brush the rolls with 1 tbsp. of melted butter.

Bake for 24 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 175º.  Check with a thermometer.  Brush with the remaining tbsp. butter.

Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then lift up the sides of the parchment and place the rolls on a cooling rack.  Rest for 5 minutes then remove the parchment.  Let the rolls set for 10-15 minutes before pulling them apart.

They are best served immediately, but leftovers will keep well in the refrigerator for several days.  They freeze beautifully, so this is a great recipe to make ahead for the holidays.

Notes: ♪♫  Arrowroot is a starch, like potato or tapioca that is great in gluten free baking.  It is sold as arrowroot starch, or arrowroot powder.  If you can’t find it locally, it is readily available online from sites like Amazon.

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