Easy Bread Machine Rolls

Sometimes there is that spur of the moment idea… “Hey, I think I am going to make soup for dinner!”… then you realize.. “Geez, it would be great to have some rolls to go with it but I REALLY don’t want to go to the store”… this was so often the case for us. Not anymore! With the purchase of an inexpensive bread machine our life got a bit easier. (Link is available on the side for the bread machine we use.) I absolutely love ours! This recipe is for your basic rolls but once you try them you won’t ever want to purchase rolls from a store again!

Homemade Bread Machine Rolls


  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk (don’t buy it, make it! directions to make it in instructions)
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • stick butter (optional)


If you have decided to make your own buttermilk you will need:

– 1 cup milk (I use 2% milk) and 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar (I use the vinegar) or lemon juice.

Next in a glass measuring cup add the vinegar or lemon juice. Next add in the milk. Mix. Let stand for 5-10 minutes.

I then warm it up just a bit for 10-15 seconds in the microwave. You may not need to do this step but I like to.

1. While the buttermilk is setting up place the bread flour, brown sugar, salt, yeast, oil and egg yolk in the bread machine. Once buttermilk is finished add buttermilk. Start the dough cycle on the bread machine. I watch the dough for the first few minutes and scrape the dough on the sides down into the forming ball using a plastic spoon. Sometimes it may be necessary to wet the dough just a tad more to get it to form properly. If this happens I had 1 tablespoon of water at time to the dough. Often it only takes just one time.

2. Grease the baking sheet and save for later. (Note: you may use a muffin pan if you prefer.)

3. Once dough cycle is complete, punch down the down and remove it from the machine. I typically place it onto a plate or cutting board.

4. The kids can do this part, the rolls don’t have to be perfect in size. You should get about 12-14 rolls from the dough. We usually pinch off the dough in equal sizes and roll into balls placing them onto the cookie sheet. While the rolls are rising, preheat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Once complete, cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm environment for 25 minutes. The rolls should have doubled in size by this time.

5. Bake the rolls in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until they are golden brown. Use the stick of butter to rub the tops of the hot rolls to give it a soft crust. Serve warm. YUM!

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