Gluten Free Pull Apart Dinner Rolls

Gluten Free Pull Apart Dinner Rolls

There are few universally loved recipes that scream “DINNER!” more than pull apart rolls. You may think that heavenly soft, pillowy gluten free bread isn’t possible, but this gluten free pull apart dinner rolls recipe is here to prove you wrong.

Just seeing them in the pan or in a basket on the table means that something good is coming. That’s why I just had to share a recipe for these Parker House style Gluten Free Pull Apart Dinner Rolls with you — we shouldn’t be expected to go without these treasures just because we’re gluten free!

gluten free pull apart dinner rolls in pan on rack

My dear friend Michelle over at My Gluten Free Kitchen was really the inspiration for this recipe, as her gluten-free rolls have made me drool every Thanksgiving since she published her recipe. But Chef Patrick Auger is who I have to thank for taking my gfJules Flour and creating the foundation for this incredible recipe. He is a recipe developing machine, and luckily he loves using my flour! He has also been super excited about how fresh my flour can keep baked goods for days afterwards.

gluten free pull apart dinner rolls

Click photo above to see my Facebook Live video showing how to make these soft and springy gluten free pull apart dinner rolls!

 

I hope you also get to try lots of recipes with my gfJules Flour and enjoy soft, never gritty recipes that last long after they come from the oven.

gluten free pull apart dinner roll

I’ve re-worked the recipe somewhat since he shared his with me, but the bones are his, so thank you, Patrick! In the spirit of sharing that is so ever-present this time of year, I share with you the Parker House style gluten free pull apart dinner rolls recipe that has been passed around and shared from Michelle to me to Patrick and back again. It’s fitting that these rolls are meant to be shared, too.

Gluten free pull apart dinner rolls in pan

I’ve heard from so many people who have made these rolls now, and everyone has adored them. They truly defy the definition of “gluten free bread” in every sense of the word. They are as good as they look.

I’ll leave you with one reader’s comment:

Made them, loved them. Used the last one roll to make a sandwich out of. Been over 2 years since I’ve had a sandwich. Thank you gfjules. ~Beth M.

Wishing you and yours great gluten free bread — you deserve it!

Gluten Free Pull Apart Dinner Rolls – soft and springy rolls that stay fresh for days. A delicious addition to any table! (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free with vegan sub) |gfJules.com

Gluten Free Pull Apart Dinner Rolls – soft and springy rolls that stay fresh for days. A delicious addition to any table! (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free with vegan sub) |gfJules.com

 

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Gluten Free Pull Apart Dinner Rolls

Gluten free pull apart dinner rolls in basket

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes + 20 minutes rise time
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8-9 rolls

Ingredients

Instructions

Spray one 8″ or 9″ round cake pan or pie plate lightly with cooking spray then line with parchment (makes it easier to remove the rolls).

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: gfJules Flour; yeast granules; sugar; potato flakes; baking powder; salt and baking soda.

In a separate bowl, stir egg to mix. Add seltzer water, mixed egg, olive oil and apple cider vinegar together with the mixed egg, then pour into the dry mixture while stirring or using the paddle attachment on a stand mixer at low speed.

Increase mixing speed to medium and continue stirring for 3 minutes. The dough will become fluffier but will still be thick.

scooping gluten free pull apart dinner rolls

While lining the pan with parchment isn’t necessary, having made them both ways, I like how easy they rolls are to remove when the pan is lined with parchment before baking.

Using a 2″ scoop, place 8 or 9 dough balls into the prepared pan: one or two in the middle of the pan and the others evenly spaced around it. I find it is easier to remove the dough smoothly if you first wet the scoop with water before filling with dough.

rolls before rising

Dip your fingertips into warm water and smooth the tops of the rolls, continuing to re-wet fingers as needed.

Brush the tops of the rolls with an egg wash of one full egg mixed with 2 teaspoons water (you will not use the entire mixture for one recipe of rolls).

Cover lightly with parchment paper or wax paper and allow to rise for 20-25 minutes, or until the rolls have risen to crowd one another but don’t have a lot of little pocks or holes showing from too quick of a rise. If your kitchen is cool, a good place to rise these is to turn your oven on to 200ºF and then turn it off when it has come to temperature. Place the rolls in the oven after it is turned off.

Remove the rolls after rising in order to preheat the oven to 450°F.

Once the oven has come to temperature, place the rolls (uncovered) into the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 350°F.

Bake for approximately 22 minutes. The tops of the rolls should be golden, a toothpick inserted into a roll should come out with only dry crumbs, and the internal temperature of the dough should be 195°F or higher. If the rolls are not browning enough during the bake, you can take a stick of butter or vegan butter and rub gently over the tops of the rolls before the bake time is through.

Once fully cooked, remove rolls to cool in the pan on a wire rack, and gently rub a stick of butter or vegan butter on the tops of the rolls for buttery flavor and color (you will use 1-2 tablespoons of butter with this method). Serve warm.

These rolls stay soft for at least 3 days if stored in a zip-top bag at room temperature. Recipe makes 8-9 rolls, depending on size.

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70 thoughts on “Gluten Free Pull Apart Dinner Rolls

    • Hi Donna, I’m so glad you loved this recipe!!! You can freeze them after they are cooked and cooled, just thaw at room temperature and warm in foil in the oven. Happy Thanksgiving!
      ~jules

    • Hi Rhonda, luckily you have plenty of time to order my gfJules Flour before Thanksgiving so you know that they will turn out just like pictured! Other gf flour blends are very different and I certainly couldn’t promise you they would turn out. I wouldn’t want you or your daughter to be disappointed by the results, especially for such an important occasion as Thanksgiving. Here’s more information on different gluten free flours to help you understand why they make such a huge difference in recipes. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
      ~jules

  1. I am a hot mess making these for the first time. HA! I don’t have a stand mixer and I don’t have a scoop. So far, as they are rising, mine do not look like your pictures; but I trust you Jules. This is my experiment before Thanksgiving and I can’t wait to devour them all. I will update 🙂

    • Oh my gosh, Celeste, you have me laughing so hard right now! You are so smart for practicing NOW so no more hot messes at Thanksgiving! The scoop only helps to make them more uniform and smooth; they’ll still taste yummy even if they’re not as pretty. Hope you’re loving them!
      ~jules

  2. Hi Jules! Love your flour and all the recipes I’ve tried so far. I am going to make these dinner rolls for Thanksgiving. Has anyone tried freezing these after baking and then thawing on the day?

    • Let’s see if anyone else responds – I have not done that with this rolls, but there’s no reason why that shouldn’t work. I’ve done it with baguettes and pizza dough that I’ve made, as well as danish puff pastry and other breads and dinner rolls, so I think you’d be safe to do that with these too, but why don’t you try it out now so you have no worries for Thanksgiving!
      ~jules

  3. I may try adding a few drops of liquid Stevia for more flavor! Will let you know! Our younger son age 26 loves rolls for Thanksgiving so making him these this year instead of those frozen wheat rolls! Than you Jules! We LOVE your cornbread mix girl!! OMG so good!!!

    • Oooooh sounds like a yummy addition, Sue! I know you’ll all love these rolls and yes, of course, the cornbread TOO!!! Happy Thanksgiving (a little early!).
      ~jules

  4. I made these the other day. they were good but they didn’t have much flavor. I’m thinking about brushing the tops of them with honey next time.
    I made them with pork chops, mashed potatoes, and pork chop gravy.
    They just needed a little bit more flavor any suggestions.

    • Hi Monika, thanks for your note. I think brushing with honey is a great idea! You could also replace a few tablespoons of the seltzer water with honey, too. Let me know what you think when you try it that way next time!
      ~jules

    • Wonderful to hear, Stephanie! SO glad you tried the recipe! Isn’t having soft dinner rolls again an amazing treat?!?
      ~jules

  5. Is there a substitute for the apple cider vinegar, or can I just leave it out? I have a histamine intolerance and vinegar is high in histamines. I do plan to use Energ Egg Replacer- hope that will work.

    • Hi Stephanie, you could use 1 teaspoon lemon juice instead of the vinegar here. As for egg replacers, I really like flax or chia in yeast breads like this one. If you try Ener-G, I’d love to know what you think. I’ve had better luck with that product in cookie doughs than yeast breads.
      ~jules

  6. Jules,

    I nailed these. They look exactly like your picture and taste incredible! Followed the recipe exactly. Can I post a pic? Thank you so much for these. Your recipes and flour are just great. 🙂

    • Way to go, Tim!!! I’m so excited for you!!! I don’t know how to tell you to share a pic in a comment – I haven’t found a way to do that. BUT, you can send it to me (jules at gfJules dot com) and I can post it in the recipe itself and you can always post on social media and tag me. Can’t wait to see the pics!!!
      ~jules

  7. Just made these last night, 12/20/17, my husband says that these are better than Sister Shubert rolls and he is right!! Awesome rolls….now I just have to make myself NOT eat them all. So happy to have GF rolls for ham this year. Blessings blessings and a very merry Christmas and holiday season!!! Sandra

    • Oh Sandra, I’m so happy you tried the recipe and that you both loved the rolls so much! Many Christmas blessings on you and yours, as well! Happy baking!!!
      ~jules

  8. I made these today. I wanted to try them before Christmas because we have not found a great dinner roll. These were a hit with my family! We did not have apple cider vinegar but I tried with white. It was fine. We had a few warm straight out of the oven with butter. What a treat! A few of us cut them in half for lunch and made ham sandwiches. These will be made again soon!