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Tiger Nut & Buckwheat Homemade Dinner Rolls | Cooked | Gluten-Free | Vegan

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If you’re not a professional baker, making bread can be a laborious process. The beauty of this recipe lies in its health benefits and simplicity.  These nutrient-packed dinner rolls are delicious with their savory-sweet, light, and delicate crumbly texture. If you are new to tiger nut flour and buckwheat, it may seem confusing that these rolls are nut-free and gluten-free. Tiger nuts are NOT a nut, they are a tuber; and buckwheat does NOT contain wheat (gluten).

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I have been on a roll as of late… a dinner roll, that is.  It all started with my Oat and Buckwheat Dinner Rolls, which lead to my Oat and Walnut Dinner Rolls, Quick-Mix Almond Rolls … which bring us here — Tiger Nut and Buckwheat Rolls. Frankly, I LOVE having and offering options when it comes to designing recipes. My hope is to create a recipe that YOU can enjoy too. So, if you don’t eat oats or walnuts, you now have the option of trying out these rolls, which use tiger nut flour as their foundation.

The reason I reached for the large glass container of tiger nut flour is that it is nut-free, gluten-free, and grain-free. Not that I have anything against those, but I also love tiger nut flour for its health benefits. If you have an extra few minutes, I highly recommend that you click (here) to scan over a quick write-up that I did a while back. I have a feeling that it will greatly inspire you to give it a try. With all this attention on the tiger nuts, we can’t forget the good ol’ buckwheat. If you want to learn how it grows, how it’s harvested, and all the different parts of the plant that are used, click (here).

gluten-free vegan oil-free grain-free nut-free tiger nut and buckwheat dinner rolls

Tiger nut flour can have a slightly gritty texture to it (brand-dependent). I find that it gets lost in this recipe since it is combined with broken-down buckwheat kernels. If this seems like an issue for you, grind it, sift it, grind it, and sift it some more. That ought to help.

The problem (?) with creating all these dinner roll options is that I fall in love with the last batch that I pull out of the oven. So to say that one particular recipe is my favorite–well, it would just be wrong and inaccurate. It’s like asking a parent who their favorite child is. Impossible… they are all wonderful and have unique characteristics. Ready to scan over all the ingredients I used?

Psyllium Husks – Quality Matters

Psyllium husks come in different grades of purity (nothing else added) which affects the color of the husks, which range from brown to off-white color. The higher the purity level, the lighter the psyllium husk. So, whenever you’re purchasing psyllium, look for the highest purity level you can find. Do not omit this ingredient from the recipe, as it works as a binder, along with giving the rolls a bread-like texture.

Here are some high-quality psyllium husk options that I recommend.

Tiger Nut Flour

Plant-Based Milk

Vegetable Bouillon Paste & Miso

I used both of these as umami flavor enhancers… translating to a “pleasant savory taste.” Both are optional, and other seasonings can be used to customize the flavor of these dinner rolls. You can replace the bouillon paste with bouillon powder or perhaps with another seasoning.

Chickpea Miso (pronounced mee-so) Paste

Before We Get “Roll”ing

When it comes to making the dinner rolls, it doesn’t matter what size you make them. The only thing that you will need to watch for is the baking time. The smaller you make them, the quicker they will bake. And the larger they are, the more bake time will be required. I use a 1/2 cup cookie scoop to create 5 perfectly sized rolls. Most of the time, I drop them evenly spaced on a baking sheet, but this time around I snugged them up in an oven-safe ceramic dish. It was fun to set it down on the table then pull them apart. It’s the small things in life, right? I hope you enjoy this recipe. blessings, amie sue


gluten-free vegan oil-free grain-free nut-free tiger nut and buckwheat dinner rolls


Yields 5 (1/2 cup measurement) 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 tiger nut flour, buckwheat, psyllium, and baking soda. Process just long enough to start breaking down the buckwheat. I like to basically chop them so that it leaves a little bit of texture to the buns.
  4. Add the vegetable bouillon and miso, along with the “buttermilk.”  Process till well combined.
  5. Scoop out roll batter onto the parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
    • I used a 1/2 cup ice cream/cookie scoop, making sure to level it off.
    • I sprinkled Everything Bagel seasoning on top (totally optional).
  6. Bake for 13 minutes until lightly brown.
  7. Immediately transfer the rolls to the 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.

2 thoughts on “Tiger Nut & Buckwheat Homemade Dinner Rolls | Cooked | Gluten-Free | Vegan

  1. Pistacia says:

    I do not see in the instructions what to do with the psyllium husk ingredient. Thank for your help.

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