With just three basic ingredients and ready in about 20-minutes, these quick and easy dinner rolls have become a family favorite!
My Quick Mayo Dinner Roll recipe—yes, I do mean mayonnaise—has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember. With just three basic ingredients and ready in about 20-minutes, this recipe has saved the day many times when I’ve forgotten to get rolls from the bakery. Let’s face it, I rarely make homemade bread and I especially don’t have time to do it on weeknights, so this recipe is really handy and my family loves them! (I first shared these rolls over at the Weary Chef.)
Besides being convenient, these rolls have a light and airy texture and are delicious, especially when served hot from the oven with a little butter!
Start with two cups of self-rising flour, a cup of milk, and three “heaping” tablespoons of mayonnaise. My mom taught me to make these rolls and the amount of mayonnaise was never exactly determined. She would just open the jar and dip out three big spoonfuls. In all actuality, there’s probably about five tablespoons of mayonnaise if you leveled them out!
Just dump all the ingredients into a mixing bowl, stir until the dry ingredients are just moistened—think muffin batter—then evenly divide the roll dough into the cups of a well-oiled muffin tin. The dough will be thick and lumpy.
As the rolls bake, a nice golden brown crust forms on the bottom and sides. The tops may not get overly browned, so pop them under the broiler for just a minute if you like them more browned.
Sometimes I like to sprinkle a few poppy seeds on the rolls before they bake and then I brush them with melted butter as soon as they come out of the oven. You may also want to double this recipe, because these dinner rolls disappear fast!
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (heaping)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously oil or spray a 12-cup muffin tin; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients just until moistened (do not use a mixer). Spoon evenly into the prepared muffin tin.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve immediately.
- Variations: Sprinkle batter with poppy seeds before baking. Brush with melted butter immediately after removing baked rolls from oven.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 281mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g