Paleo Dinner Rolls

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Every few weeks while I am making dinner I get a wild hair and attempt to make a yeast free version of my Grain Free Dinner Rolls.  At first I thought it would be easy, but after several months and about 5 attempts and not even coming close I had had pretty much given up. I didn’t realize how much yeast does – it is so much more than a rising agent! It not only helps the bread to rise but effects the taste and creates the bread-like, pull-apart texture that I love so much!

This week while I was making dinner I noticed the gelatin I had set out on my counter to give my son (a whole separate topic, see this video from the Spunky Coconut) and I had the random idea to replace the yeast with gelatin and IT WORKED, I absolutely can’t believe it!!!!  I did make a few other minor changes and I’m not saying that gelatin is a 1:1 substitute for yeast, but I was really impressed with how it effected the texture of my rolls. They held together nicely, had a great flavor, and while it had a very slight biscuit-type texture, the texture was awesome and it is the closest thing to a yeast-raised dinner roll that I have yet tasted! I can’t wait to try gelatin in some of my other bread recipes!

I also like this recipe because it’s easy. I can have these babies in the oven in 10 or 15 minutes and they are the perfect addition to any dinner :) Here are the easy steps:

Start by heating up 1/4 C of water either in the microwave or on the stove until it’s hot but not boiling, I heated mine 1 minute in the microwave. Then, stir in the gelatin and whisk with a fork until dissolved and set it aside.

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Then whisk together all of the dry ingredients… almond flour, arrowroot, baking powder, salt, and coconut palm sugar.

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Stir in the egg, gelatin mixture, oil, and water until well combined

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Form the dough into rolls and place on a greased pie pan. Then, brush the tops with allowed dairy free butter or oil.

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Then, bake them at 350 degrees for 13 – 15 minutes, or until golden brown and allow to cool slightly before serving. That’s it!!!

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Here are the details and the easy printable :)

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Paleo Dinner Rolls
 
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*To make grain free baking powder yourself, combine 1 part baking soda, 2 parts cream of tartar, and 2 parts starch (arrowroot, tapioca, or potato).
Serves: 8 Rolls
Ingredients
  • ¼ C + 1 Tbsp. Water, Divided
  • 2½ tsp. Gelatin
  • 1 C + 2 Tbsp. Blanched Almond Flour, Honeyville Brand
  • ½ C Arrowroot Flour (Tapioca would *probably* work)
  • ½ tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1½ tsp. Grain Free Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Palm Sugar or Preferred Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 3 Tbsp. Allowed Butter or Oil, Liquified + More For Brushing (I used olive oil)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat ¼ C of water, either on the stove or in the microwave, until hot but not boiling. I heated mine 1 minute in the microwave.
  3. Stir in the gelatin and whisk with a fork until dissolved. Set aside.
  4. Whisk together the almond flour, arrowroot, salt, baking powder, salt, and coconut palm sugar until well combined.
  5. Add the egg, gelatin mixture, and allowed oil or butter and mix. Batter will be thick so add in the extra Tbsp. of water and mix well (I used my hands).
  6. Using wet or greased hands, roll the batter into small rolls and place in a greased pie pan not touching.
  7. Brush the tops with additional butter or oil.
  8. Bake for 13 - 15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
  9. degrees. 13-15 minutes.

this post is  part of Fat Tuesday, Allergy Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free Fridays, and Gluten Free Wednesdays

Comments

  1. A lot og gluten free recipes call for almond flour but I am allergic to almonds. Is there another flour that I can use?

    • Hi Roberta! If you see my FAQ’s page I have a few suggestions. I’ve never tried it but I’ve heard that some people have had success using sunflower seed flour :)

      Hope this helps!

      -Cassidy

  2. How many did you get out of the batter? How large were they? Thanks!

  3. Awesome! I’ve been wanting to get on board the gelatin train anyway. Thanks for sharing on Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Cassidy! :-)

    xo,
    Shirley

    • Yeah, I’m just now getting on board the gelatin train :) Thanks for hosting Gluten-Free Wednesdays, I love linking up!

      Hugs,
      Cassidy

  4. I’m looking forward to trying these but it’s not clear from your instructions when the 1/4 cup water with gelatin mixed in is added. You have the ‘mix and set aside’ but you never add it. I’m guessing it gets added with the egg and oil but???? Can you clarify?

    And thanks for what I anticipate will be a great recipe (and probably find it’s way to my Easter meal).

    • Hi Karen!

      Thank you so much for pointing that out to me! I fixed the recipe, you add it on step 5 :) I hope you enjoy them!

      -Cassidy

  5. Sorry, another question…. How do these keep? Some nutflour biscuits and such don’t keep for long. Do these keep well and/or freeze well after baking? Thanks. If you don’t know, I’ll probably be testing that out. ;^)

    • Hi there again!!! Sorry, I didn’t see this question when I first responded.

      We usually eat them right away so I don’t know. I’ve had success freezing some of my other baked goods but I’ve never tried it with this recipe. If you test it out let me know!

      Have a great weekend!
      -Cassidy

  6. Just a “heads up”– when I printed off the recipe–it never said when to add the gelatin, so I forgot to add it in. Oddly enough–it was just fine without it! Not sure what the effect was supposed to be–but since we liked it enough, I may not add it next time, either!

    Thanks for the GREAT recipe– even my “Oh, no–you didn’t make it gluten-free, did you?” teen liked them! Will be making for Easter now!

    • Thanks for the “head’s up”, I fixed it – so sorry!!!

      Its so crazy that it worked without the gelatin! I’ll have to try it without next time and compare the 2! I’m really happy you and your family like them! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment :)

      -Cassidy

  7. These are the cutest rolls! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Its live now!

    Cindy

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