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Homemade Crescent Rolls Dairy-Free

These crescent rolls are dairy-free and egg-free. 

And while they take a little time, they aren’t hard.

Homemade rolls are definitely a must for the holidays.


Dairy & Egg Free Crescent Rolls Recipe


If you want to be the hit of your next holiday celebration,

carve aside one evening to make these amazing, melt-in-your-mouth homemade crescent rolls.

I grew up on these babies,

and they are a part of almost every childhood memory I have.

But when my son was diagnosed with milk and egg allergies,

I thought for sure these would be out for us.

And they were for a couple years until I learned how to use flax eggs.

It was a holiday miracle that first Thanksgiving that my son got to eat homemade rolls.

And my husband was beyond ecstatic…

I think he married me for these rolls, really.

Again, I’m not going to beat around the bush on this…

these do take a time commitment.

Like hours and hours because of waiting for dough to rise twice, rolling out three batches, etc.

But it’s worth it!

I have also wrapped dairy-free hotdogs in the roll dough before baking,

and that worked awesome, too.

We all enjoy sweet pig-in-the-pockets!

Now roll up your sleeves and get to work.

You won’t regret it!

Crescent Roll Recipe Dairy Egg Free



3/4 cup dairy-free milk
1 cup sugar
1 stick dairy-free butter
2 room temp eggs or 2 flax eggs
2 cakes of yeast
4-5 cups flour


Put 1 cup sugar and 1 stick of dairy-free butter at room temp in a deep bowl.

I like to use my Kitchen Aid mixing bowl after heating it with warm water.

In another bowl, beat 2 room temperature eggs well or make 2 flax eggs.

Dissolve 2 cakes of yeast in 3/4 cup of luke warm water.

Scald 3/4 cups dairy-free milk over stove and add to bowl with sugar and butter. Stir until butter melts.

Add eggs or flax eggs and dissolved yeast into bowl with dairy-free butter, sugar, and milk.

Add and knead in 4-5 cups of flour until texture is pliable.  If using Kitchen Aid, use dough hook to incorporate and knead the flour into the mixture.

Once mixed together, place dough into a medium sized buttered bowl.  Cover with clean towel.  Let raise in a warm place.

After raising the first time, poke the dough and let it fall.

Place dough on a clean surface covered with flour and knead.

Put the dough back into the bowl.

Cover dough again and let it rise a second time in a warm place.

After raised a second time, poke the dough and place it onto a clean surface with a little flour.

Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Separate dough into three parts.

With each part, roll out into a circle and butter with softened dairy-free margarine.

Cut each rolled out section like a pie, using a clean pizza cutter.

Roll each section into a crescent roll.

Bake at 325 until golden brown.  Usually about 10-15 minutes.

Enjoy hot with dairy-free butter and maybe even some of your favorite jam. 

To store, let cool and store in an airtight container. 

We hope you enjoy these dairy-free crescent rolls as much as we do!


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Tuesday 24th of November 2020

How long does it take for the dough to rise the first time and how long does it take for the dough to rise a second time?

Jamie Kaufmann

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Valerie, it would be about an hour each, at least. :)


Wednesday 11th of November 2020

How many rolls does this recipe make?

Jamie Kaufmann

Thursday 12th of November 2020

3 dozen, Nicole. Thanks for asking!


Wednesday 9th of May 2018

Had a question about the recipe. It said 2 cakes of yeast. Did you mean to type 2 cups of yeast? Or is it supposed to be another amount. Can’t wait to make these.

Jamie Kaufmann

Wednesday 9th of May 2018

Hi Sara, a cake of yeast is 2 1/4 teaspoons. :) Hope you love them!


Monday 21st of February 2011

Pillsbury crescent rolls are safe for my dairy, egg and peanut allergic sons. Quick and easy...


Monday 21st of February 2011

This is a great idea. Yesterday we bought Hebrew National BEEF FRANKS IN A BLANKET at Kroger. Saw that they would work for our dairy allergies and that the kids would think they were fun so we bought a box. After paying I checked the receipt, they were $13.99 for a box of about 30. Wow. Okay so they were yummy, but I think I will make my own next time.

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