Delicious Vegan Sweet Yeast Rolls Recipe

As a student of the culinary arts, I have had the pleasure of creating countless dishes, but there are few things that bring me more joy than the art of baking. Of all the baked goods in the world, there is something truly special about warm, soft, and fluffy dinner rolls. They are the perfect complement to any meal, and they hold within them the potential to elevate even the simplest of dinners into a feast fit for royalty.

While you may be thinking that vegan dinner rolls could never compete with their traditional counterparts in terms of flavor and texture, allow me to convince you otherwise. This sweet yeast roll recipe that I will be sharing with you today is not only incredibly easy to make but also happens to be vegan!

These rolls are pillowy soft, sweet but not too sweet, and irresistibly fluffy. They are perfectly suited for anything from a holiday dinner party to a casual family meal or just as a snack. Mostly, they will surprise your taste buds while remaining intensely satisfying. With this recipe on hand, you can now enjoy homemade vegan dinner rolls anytime you crave them without feeling like you’re sacrificing delicious flavor or texture.

Trust me when I tell you that these homemade vegan rolls can quite literally become the highlight of any meal. Once you’ve tried them once before pausing to savour its delicious taste, I guarantee that you won’t go back to store-bought ones again. So what are we waiting for? Let’s make some irresistible Soft Sweet Yeast Rolls starting from our very own kitchen. All we need is some flour and other simple ingredients and loads of enthusiasm!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Sweet Yeast Rolls (Vegan)
Sweet Yeast Rolls (Vegan)

Listen, my dear friends, and let me tell you why you are going to completely fall in love with this Sweet Yeast Rolls recipe. You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy these dinner rolls. In fact, even your toughest meat-eating friend will find it hard to resist these soft and fluffy rolls.

Firstly, let me tell you how easy they are to make – with just a few ingredients 1-2-3, that you likely already have in your pantry, you can whip up a batch of homemade dinner rolls that will make your tummy dance with joy. The recipe calls for flour, warm water, salt, sugar, margarine, and soymilk – that’s it! No fancy equipment required either.

Secondly, did I mention that these rolls are vegan? That’s right! No animal products were used in the making of these delicious rolls. So if you’re concerned about eating ethically or have dairy allergies, this is the perfect recipe for you. Plus, it’s perfect for sharing with any of your vegan friends.

Lastly, let me talk about the taste. These Sweet Yeast Rolls come out perfectly soft and fluffy every time. Just imagine biting into one of these freshly baked rolls straight out of the oven -the smell is divine! I guarantee you won’t want to share once you’ve tried them. Whether enjoyed plain or slathered with vegan butter or jam, it’s the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

In conclusion, there are just so many reasons why you’ll love this recipe -they’re easy to make with minimal ingredients; they’re vegan-friendly; and they taste like heaven on earth. Give this Sweet Yeast Rolls recipe a try and experience the best vegan dinner roll recipe ever! Trust me; your taste buds will thank you for it.

Ingredient List

“Rise and shine sweet rolls – ready to be devoured!”

Let’s gather all the ingredients we need to make these sweet yeast rolls. Don’t worry, it’s nothing complicated, you might already have most of them in your pantry. Here is the list:

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 packet or 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened soymilk or almond milk
  • 1/4 cup vegan margarine

Note: You can substitute the non-dairy milk with Oat milk or any plant-based milk of your choice. Similarly, vegan margarine can be replaced with coconut oil or vegan butter.

Now that our ingredients are ready, let’s start baking some fluffy and delicious rolls!

The Recipe How-To

“Golden brown and fluffy, these vegan yeast rolls satisfy any sweet tooth craving”

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Step One: Activate the Yeast

In a large bowl, whisk together warm water, a packet of active dry yeast, and 1 tablespoon of cane sugar. Let it sit for about five minutes until the mixture becomes frothy.

Step Two: Mix the Dough

Pour in 2 cups of soymilk, ½ cup of margarine, 1/3 cup of cane sugar, and 1 teaspoon of salt into the bowl with the yeast mixture. Whisk everything together until it is smooth.

Add in about 7 cups of flour, one cup at a time, mixing after each addition, until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Continue kneading on a floured surface for about ten minutes until it is smooth and elastic.

Step Three: Let the Dough Rise

Place the ball of dough into a greased bowl and cover it with a towel. Put it in a warm spot like an oven with a light on or some place sunny for about an hour to let it rise.

Step Four: Shape the Rolls

Punch down the dough once it has doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C while you form your rolls. Take a small amount of dough and roll it into a little ball that fits comfortably in your palm.

Grease a baking sheet lined with parchment baking paper or spray oil. Place each roll onto the baking sheet for another 20-25 minutes until they turn golden brown.

Step Five: The Sweet Finish

While still hot, gently rub some vegan margarine onto each roll top to give them that irresistible sheen and texture. Enjoy!


If you want these sweet rolls ready super fast than leave out step one and two and use instat yeast instead (4 teaspoons).

Substitutions and Variations

“Warm and soft, the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee or tea”

When it comes to making food, one of the most enjoyable aspects is being able to get creative with the ingredients. With this sweet yeast rolls recipe, there are many substitutions and variations that can be made to fit your personal preferences or dietary needs.

For those who cannot consume wheat flour, there are gluten-free options such as rice flour or a gluten-free baking mix. Sweet potato rolls can also be a delicious alternative that will add extra nutrients to your meal. If you’re looking for a recipe without yeast, baking powder can be used in its place.

If you prefer savory over sweet, garlic rolls are a simple and delicious variation that can be easily made by adding garlic powder or minced garlic into the dough. You can also switch out the sugar for a savory seasoning like herbs or spice blends.

For those following a vegan diet, those ingredients 1 and ingredients 2 can be replaced with plant-based milk such as oat milk or soy milk. Margarine can also be substituted with vegan butter or coconut oil.

Lastly, this recipe doesn’t have to just be reserved for dinner parties. These rolls make for a great breakfast treat as well! Try adding cinnamon to the dough and serving with maple syrup as a sweet morning pick-me-up.

No matter what substitutions or variations you choose to make, this recipe is incredibly versatile and adaptable. It is sure to please any palate and bring comfort with its soft and fluffy texture.

Serving and Pairing

“The aroma of freshly baked sweet rolls fills my kitchen with joy”

When it comes to serving and pairing, the Sweet Yeast Rolls (Vegan) Recipe is incredibly versatile. These soft, fluffy rolls go well with just about anything that you would typically serve bread with.

For a simple vegan dinner or lunch, try serving these rolls as a side to soups, stews, or salads. They are also perfect for sandwiches – just slice them open and stuff them with your favorite plant-based protein and veggies.

Looking for a more indulgent treat? Drizzle them with some maple syrup or vegan butter before serving for an extra sweet touch. You can even top them with some vegan cream cheese or jam for a delicious breakfast option.

These rolls also pair perfectly with coffee or tea, making them an ideal choice for brunches or afternoon snacks.

Whether you’re looking for a savory or sweet option, the Sweet Yeast Rolls (Vegan) Recipe has got you covered. So go ahead and get creative – the possibilities are endless!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Vegan baking at its finest – indulgent and animal-free”

If you want to stay ahead of your game, I recommend preparing the dough a day in advance and keeping it in the refrigerator until the next day. This infusion of flavors will provide an even better outcome.

In terms of storing these Sweet Yeast Rolls, you can either leave them in a cool and dry place or put the rolls inside a container and place it in the fridge for up to 3 days. If you are storing them in the container, be sure to lay a parchment paper underneath each layer to avoid sticking.

To reheat these rolls quickly, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and place the rolls on a baking sheet. Put them in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until they become soft and fluffy as when they were just freshly baked.

Tips for Perfect Results

“Made with love and simple ingredients, these sweet rolls are a guilt-free treat”

In order to make the best vegan sweet yeast rolls, here are some tips to follow:

Firstly, use the right flour. It is important to use all-purpose flour as it has a medium level of protein which results in the perfect texture for your homemade dinner rolls. Bread flour can also be used but it may result in a chewier texture.

Secondly, make sure that the water used to activate the yeast is warm, but not too hot or too cold. Using water that is too hot can kill the yeast and result in flat rolls while using cold water will not activate the yeast at all.

Another key tip is to let the dough rise until it has doubled in size. This may take some time and patience but trust me, your vegan dinner rolls will have a much better texture if you wait for the dough to rise properly.

It is also important to handle the dough gently when shaping it into dinner rolls. Avoid pushing down on the dough too hard or handling it vigorously as this can result in tough and dense rolls.

If you want to add more flavor and nutrition to your vegan sweet yeast rolls, try adding some chopped nuts or seeds like almonds, walnuts or sunflower seeds. You can also sprinkle some herbs like rosemary or thyme on top of the rolls before baking for an added savory kick.

Finally, don’t forget that practice makes perfect! Don’t be discouraged if your first batch of sweet yeast rolls doesn’t come out exactly how you imagined. Experiment with different variations and techniques until you find the perfect recipe that suits your taste buds. With a little patience and practice, you’ll soon be making soft and fluffy vegan dinner rolls that are sure to impress!


As a vegan chef, I understand how important it is to clear any doubts you may have when creating a new recipe. In this FAQ section, I’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about these sweet yeast rolls to ensure that your baking experience is smooth and enjoyable. Let’s dive in and clarify any uncertainties you may have.

Can you substitute almond milk for milk in rolls?

For this recipe, almond milk serves as our preferred milk of choice. However, any brand of unflavored and unsweetened milk, such as soy milk or oat milk, can be used as a substitute. When mixing the dough, adding cane sugar not only helps activate the yeast but also enhances the taste by providing a subtle sweetness.

Why aren t my yeast rolls light and fluffy?

Achieving fluffy dinner rolls might require troubleshooting in two areas. One, overuse of flour or exclusive use of bread flour could contribute to a dense texture. Two, rushing the proofing process before baking the rolls could prevent them from reaching their full, soft potential.

Are Sister Schubert rolls vegan?

At this time, Sister Schubert rolls are not vegan. It is suggested to avoid microwaving the rolls, as using a conventional oven following the provided instructions will result in the best outcome.

Are brown and serve rolls vegan?

The vegan status of Great Value Brown ‘N Serve Enriched Dinner Rolls is confirmed as positive.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these Sweet Yeast Rolls are the best vegan dinner rolls you’ll ever taste. With simple vegan ingredients and a straightforward recipe method, they are easy to make and come out soft, fluffy, and delicious every time. They’re perfect for holiday meals, family dinners or as a side with your favorite soup or salad.

Now that you have everything you need to make these incredible vegan dinner rolls yourself, why not give it a shot? The satisfaction of creating something so perfect from scratch will be well worth the effort, and the taste is unforgettable. Give this recipe a try today and see just how amazing vegan baking can be!

Sweet Yeast Rolls (Vegan)

Sweet Yeast Rolls (Vegan) Recipe

This is my favorite bread recipe. The rolls have a soft crust and are slightly sweet and yeasty. They are especially good straight from the oven but also keep well for a few days. I like to brush them with agave nectar instead of the margarine/oil to make them a bit sweeter. If you eat honey, that could work too. This recipe is adapted slightly from the Soft Sandwich Bread recipe at Prep time includes preparation and rising times.
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Prep Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 300.5 kcal


  • 2 cups rice milk or 2 cups soymilk
  • 1/4 cup margarine or 1/4 cup oil, plus 1 T extra for brushing
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus 1/4 t extra
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 5 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar (optional)


  • Heat rice/soy milk to scalding. Pour into a bowl with the margarine/oil, 1/2 cup of sugar and salt.
  • In another bowl combine the water, yeast and 1/4 t sugar and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • After the soy milk mixture has cooled, add the yeast mixture. Then add 1/2 cup flour and beat about 200 times. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add 4 cups flour and beat well, then begin to mix with your hands. Add about 1 more cup flour or enough to produce a consistency of dough that can be turned out onto a floured board. Knead for 5 minutes.
  • Put dough into a well-oiled bowl and let rise for 1 hour. Punch down and form about 12 rolls. Place them on an oiled cookie sheet and allow to rise for 1/2 hour.
  • Bake at 375F for about 20 minutes or until the bottoms are brown and the tops are beginning to turn golden brown. Brush with margarine/oil/agave nectar.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 78gCalories: 300.5kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 6.8gFat: 4.8gSaturated Fat: 0.8gSodium: 351.5mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8.5g
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