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Oat and Walnut Homemade Dinner Rolls | Baked | Gluten-Free | Oil-Free | Vegan

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During my quest of to create vegan, gluten-free, dinner rolls, I found myself rummaging through all my ingredients in the fridge, freezer, and pantry. When I think of dinner rolls, I think of butter, and when I think of butter, I think of walnuts. Throughout the years of creating raw vegan recipes, one learns how to get creative with out-of-the-box replacement ingredients, and I have always turned to walnuts to give a hint of butteriness to a recipe.

The other day when Bob was working out in my studio, he hollered that I have too many houseplants in there. Everywhere he turned, they were in his way. “SSSHHHHHH! Don’t let them hear you say that!” I yelled from the other room. So he has to move a plant over– *shrugs* what’s the big deal?! Well, while making these buns I had to scooch three plants over to make room for all my recipe-making tools. I then burned a few pothos plant leaves when I slid the hot baking pan onto the table, bumping into a plant. Maybe, just maybe… Bob has a point. NAH!!! I really don’t think that I can possibly have too many plants!  They bring a rich vibrant green color, energy, and life to my space, and that is something that I just won’t sacrifice. Speaking of plants, have you noticed the new plant section that I added to the site a few months back? Welcome to yet another passion of mine.

These buns are perfect for dipping in soup, eating as-is, or sliced in half for sandwich-making. The dinner roll exterior has a firm crust that encases a soft, delicately chewy inner texture. Bob’s been enjoying them every day. Since I have cut nuts out of my diet (for the time being), I have been eating my Oat and Buckwheat Homemade Dinner Rolls right alongside him. So, if you have a nut allergy or like me, you are looking to cut back on them, be sure to check out that recipe as well.

Ingredient Run-Down

Gluten-Free Rolled Oats


Psyllium Husks

Vegan Buttermilk Substitute

White Chickpea Miso Paste

Vegetable Bouillon Paste

I hope you find it helpful when I break down the ingredients that I use in my recipes. I feel that it is important to understand what I use and why, so you can learn to be free and creative in your own kitchen. May your days be blessed, amie sue


Yields 5 (1/2 cup measurement) dinner rolls


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees (F) and line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the plant milk and apple cider vinegar; set aside for 10 minutes so it can curdle (think buttermilk).
    • I used oat milk in my dinner rolls.
  3. In a food processor, fitted with the “S” blade, combine the oats, walnuts, and baking soda.
    • Process long enough so the dry ingredients mix together and the oats and buckwheat break down some. It doesn’t need to be processed into flour.
  4. Add the vegetable bouillon and miso, along with the “buttermilk.”  Process till well combined.
  5. Scoop out roll dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
    • I used a 1/2 cup ice cream/cookie scoop, making sure to level it off.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes until lightly brown. They darken quite a bit while baking.
  7. Immediately transfer the rolls to a cooling rack so the bottoms don’t get soggy.
  8. Store on the counter in an airtight container for roughly 3 days. These also freeze and thaw well.

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