Quick and Easy No Yeast Dinner Rolls

Tuesday 14 April 2020

I saw this recipe for Quick and Easy No Yeast Dinner Rolls on Pinterest.  Actually I saw the same photograph on many sites, but none of them actually looked legitimate so, in all fairness, I don't really know who to give credit to. 
If you do, I will be more than happy to add their information on this post.

To be honest, I was completely intrigued. No yeast?  Quick and easy?  Small batch?  It was worth a go!

At the present moment, with this horrible virus, we are experiencing a shortage of flour, as well as yeast.  I have no idea why?  Its like they are the toilet paper of the food world I guess.

So when I saw the recipe for no yeast rolls, using only a cup of flour, and making only four rolls, I was immediately interested.  The photograph looked pretty good as well . . .  although having now baked them I can pretty much say that the photo they show on Pinterest has nothing to do with this recipe.

It happens.  I was not entirely disappointed however. The end result was quite good actually, and while not totally like a yeast roll, it was not so far removed from being similar to a yeast roll either either.

You can't even call them a muffin  . . .  because they bear no resemblance to a savoury muffin either.  The crumb and consistency is far more "bread-like" than "muffin-like."

As you can see they puffed up really nicely and have a beautiful crumb.  Filled with lots of nice holes, but not too many . . .

They are not crumbly in the least.  More like bread as I said, than a muffin  . . .

They took very well to being spread with butter . . . .

They went really well with our dinner which was a delicious Spam & Bean Bake.

They actually tasted really nice.  I was very pleasantly surprised. There is no fat in them with the exception of 2 TBS of mayonnaise, no eggs either.  I suspect the mayonnaise takes the place of both.

All in all I would consider this to be a winning recipe that I will absolutely make again.  I might even try to add some flavours to them, like perhaps some herbs and garlic powder . . . I think it is a basic recipe that you could very easily play with.

When I make them again I might substute some of the flour with some corn meal and some molasses for a portion of the milk.  Just a bit and add some raisins.  That would make them a bit like brown bread I think. We will see how it goes!  Watch this space.

Small Batch No Yeast Dinner Rolls

Small Batch No Yeast Dinner Rolls

Yield: makes 4 rolls
These are quick and easy to make and quite delicious.   If you are only wanting a few rolls, then this is the recipe to use.


  • 140g plain flour (1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 120ml milk (1/2 cup)
  • 2 TBS mayonnaise


How to cook Small Batch No Yeast Dinner Rolls

  1. Preheat he oven to 190*C/375*F gas mark 5. Butter four muffin tin holes really well.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Whisk together the milk and mayonnaise.  Add all at once to the flour mixture and whisk together to combine well.  Divide the batter between the four prepped muffin tin holes.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes until well risen and golden brown.  Serve warm.

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  1. Hi Marie.

    I don't have real mayonnaise in the house. Do you think miracle whip would work instead?



    1. Hi Julia, I can't really respond with any certainty as I haven't made them with miracle whip. (We don't have that over here.) But I really can't see why it wouldn't work. If anything they might be just a tad bit sweeter? Let us know how you get on! xoxo

    2. Hi again. We had these rolls with our dinner last night. They were very easy indeed, and nice and tasty. I made them with miracle whip and the batter was very stiff. They didn't smooth out as they baked so they looked nothing like your pictures. Thanks again. Julia

    3. I think that is the answer Julia. Real mayonnaise definitely gives better results although they still tasted good! Thanks for sharing your findings! xo

  2. Thanks for sharing your test of this dinner roll. I will make this for the two of us.

  3. Rick is the yeast guy. I am the NO yeast baker -- so I will have to try these! Thanks, Marie!

  4. I made these as I was intrigued (plus yeast is a bit hard to find at the moment). As you promised, they were quick and easy and surprisingly quite bread like.

    I've made them twice now - once plain and the other time with mixed herbs in them to accompany a hearty minestrone. Both were delicious. Another winner here, Marie!

    1. So pleased you are enjoying them Marie. I think herbs would be a great addition, and maybe even some grated cheese and spring onions another time! I am always so pleased when you try a recipe and then take the time to come back and share your experience. You are a treasure! Stay safe! xoxo


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