Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

The perfect gluten-free dinner roll.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Keyword Gluten Free
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 9 rolls


  • 2 ¾ cups 11 ½ oz very good quality gluten-free flour blend
  • 1 ½ tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup warm water 105-110°
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg preferably room temp
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar


  • In the mixing bowl of your electric mixer, mix together flour, xanthan gum, instant yeast, sugar, and salt.
  • With mixer running on low speed, add in the hot water (be sure to test temperature with thermometer, melted butter (or substitute), egg, and cider vinegar.
  • Mix on medium speed 3 minutes.
  • Spray 8" or 9" round cake pan or pie plate with cooking spray. Using a 2" scoop or ⅓ cup measuring cup, scoop dough into 9 mounds in the pan. I place one mound in middle, then scoop 8 mounds of dough side by side all the way around the pan.
  • Dip your fingertips into warm water and use to smooth out the tops of the rolls, continuing to wet fingers as needed.
  • Cover with a dry towel and let rise in a warm place 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • During the last few minutes that the rolls are rising, preheat the empty oven to 400°. (if you were rising your rolls in the oven, remove and place on counter during oven preheat).
  • Bake in 400° oven for 25-28 minutes. Tops should be golden brown and if you measure temperature of dough, it should measure 200°.
  • Brush rolls with additional ½-1 tbsp of melted butter.


Make sure you measure the flour by weight!
Here are two flour blends that work best for this are Gluten-free Mama's flour blend - used in the recipe above as written, or Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour works very well in this as well. It has xanthan gum already in it, but I recommend adding an additional ½ tsp. xanthan to it. This is what I used recently and it worked very well!
If you're using your own flour blend, if it doesn't have xanthan or guar gum in it, use the 1 ½ tsp. xanthan that I call for. If your blend already has xanthan or guar gum in it, use just ½ tsp. additional xanthan gum. These rolls just need more than what the default amount is in most flour blends.

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