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Easy Refrigerator Rolls Dairy-Free & Egg-Free

Dairy-free and possible egg-free refrigerator rolls. YUM!

Start these in the morning and bake them fresh for dinner. 

Or make up the dough the night before to bake in the morning. 

Makes a wonderful holiday dinner roll. See recipe below. 

Easy Refrigerator Rolls Milk & Egg Free

We have loved this simple, refrigerator dinner roll recipe for many years.

It’s modified from our old church cookbook and my friend Val’s recipe. 

And toddlers can help!

Ah, the memories of my boys needing stools to help mommy cook.

Now they look me in the eye. And they aren’t AS excited to help. 

The years fly, folks!

I love that I can start these rolls after lunch, my prime time of the day. 

And they are ready by dinner, hot and fresh. 

I took Val’s delicious recipe and made it easily dairy-free and egg-free.

I also simplified this recipe by skipping the clover shape.

That’s 2/3 less dough balls I have to make, lol.

But knock yourself out if that sounds like fun.

If you do make clover rolls with these,

baking three small dough balls in muffin tins is the way to do it.

The three balls will bake and attach together.

Instead of making 72 small dough balls, however, I just make 24 larger ones. 

And while these may not raise quite as much with egg substitutes,

they still turn out pretty nice despite having no egg because there’s only one egg to replace.  

This refrigerator roll recipe can be doubled for big holiday dinners. 

Or I half the recipe for our family of four.


I have two favorite ways to make these.

One, I can put the dough together in the morning, let it rise in the afternoon, and bake at dinner time.

OR, I can put these together at night, let them rise in the morning, and bake for lunch like on Easter or Thanksgiving.

And look, kids can help!


Makes 24 rolls.


1 and 3/4 cups warm water
4 and1/2 teaspoons yeast
1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 room temp unbeaten egg or 3 Tbs. applesauce or 1 flax egg
1/4 cup dairy-free butter (softened)
6 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon dairy-free butter (melted)


Easy Refrigerator Rolls No Knead


Make your 1 flax egg or set out an egg.

Set out your 1/4 cup butter to get it to room temp. 

Pour 1-3/4 cup warm water into a large mixing bowl.

Sprinkle 4-1/2 teaspoons of yeast over water.

Add 1/2 cup sugar to the bowl.

Add 1 tablespoon salt to the bowl.

Stir and dissolve the ingredients. 

Add 1 room temp egg or egg replacer.

Add 1/4 cup dairy-free butter (softened) cut in four pieces.

Stir until ingredients are combined. 

Add in 3 cups of flour.

With wooden spoon or electric mixer, beat 2 minutes on medium speed. If using Kitchen Aid Mixer, use dough hook. 

Gradually add 1 more cup of flour and mix.

Use hands or Kitchen Aid Mixer to work in the remaining 2 cups flour to make a soft dough. If using Kitchen Aid, let the dough hook knead the dough for 10 minutes on setting 2. 

The dough will be heavy. 



Place the dough in a clean, medium bowl buttered with dairy-free butter.

Turn the dough once to also grease the top side of the dough. 

Cover the bowl of dough with plastic wrap. 

Let the dough rise in the fridge for 2 hours or until double in size. It can also sit in the refrigerator overnight. 

After the dough has risen, punch down the dough and remove from refrigerator. 

Grease two 9×13″ baking pans.

Separate the dough into two equal parts. 

Roll each half of the dough into 12 balls a little bigger than golf balls.

Place 12 rolls into each baking pan.

Cover the pans with clean towels and let rise in a warm place for 2 hours. 



Bake about 15 minutes at 400 degrees until golden brown.

Brush with butter when removed from oven.

Enjoy these refrigerator rolls hot and fresh.

Or store them in an airtight container after they are cooled.

Reheat in a microwave or warm oven.


Hope you enjoy these dairy-free and egg-free refrigerator rolls as much as we do!


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Alisa - Frugal Foodie

Wednesday 4th of November 2009

Oh Yummy! Nothing better than homemade bread.

Jamie Kaufmann

Wednesday 4th of November 2009

That is great! I love meals that include them as much as possible. Makes me smiles, or almost cry. Stay tuned for a great pumpkin pie alternative!!! I can't wait to do this for Thanksgiving!


Wednesday 4th of November 2009

Hi! My sister is trying to go out of her way to make an allergy friendly Thanksgiving meal for my lo with egg, milk, nut and sesame seed allergies. She is looking for ideas and honestly, in the past, he was so young that we just fed him what we could. Now we would like to include him in our meal as much as possible. Thanks for your input!!

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