With the holidays almost here, it’s time to update this post in my Bountiful Bread Basket series—the series that shares the best gluten-free bread recipes on the web—so you all will have the best gluten-free biscuit recipes and best gluten-free roll recipes for celebrating with your families.
I hope you will be as pleased with these recipes as I am. Honestly, any of these biscuits or rolls would be perfect for your holiday table or any time that you wish to simply celebrate our everyday love of truly wonderful gluten-free bread!
While we’re talking about “basic” biscuits and rolls here, we’re also talking about specialty recipes like gluten-free Parkerhouse rolls, Pull-Apart Rolls, Pillsbury Grands Style Butterflake Knockoff Biscuits, homemade Texas Roadhouse Rolls, classic Cloverleaf Rolls, Hawaiian Rolls, and more.
I’ve labeled recipes to also show if they’re dairy free, egg free, vegetarian, vegan, etc. You can quickly see which ingredients you don’t need for each recipe—such as eggs, dairy, and/or yeast—which is important for those of us with additional food restrictions but also helpful when preparing your shopping list.
I believe there are more roll and biscuit recipes than loaf bread recipes (featured in Part 1 and in Part 3 of this series), or tortilla and wrap recipes (featured in Part 4 of this series), because most of us can get our “bread fix” with rolls and biscuits. They’re usually easier and faster to get on the table than loaf bread.
That’s important to all of us when preparing a meal, especially after long school or work days. And, for some of us, biscuits and rolls are even more appealing than loaves of bread. After all, I call my popovers “better than sliced bread,” and I firmly believe that. Looking at all the other delicious contributions here, I suspect they merit that same praise!
And tortillas and wraps and wonderful, but they don’t provide that same bread experience (most of the time anyway). Amazing biscuits and rolls are definitely what we want to serve during the holidays, too.
For this roundup, I have not only identified how “free” each of these recipes is, but I have also separated them into two groups—gluten-free recipes that contain grains and gluten-free recipes that are also grain free. Hopefully, categorizing them this way will allow you all to immediately find the recipes they need. And, by the way, if you’re really looking for gluten-free Hamburger, Hot Dog, and Sandwich Roll recipes, you’ll want to check out this roundup post.
Best Gluten-Free Biscuit Recipes and Best Gluten-Free Roll Recipes
Gluten Free (Plus “More Free”) Biscuits and Rolls That Contain (Gluten-Free) Grains
~ “Better Than Sliced Bread” Popovers from Gluten Free Easily ~ gluten free, yeast free, vegetarian, with dairy-free options
Popovers are crusty rolls with soft, airy insides. They look like they require a lot of hard work, but they’re actually super easy to make. Shhhh. Don’t tell anyone.
Reader reviews: “I made these for dinner last night and put butter and honey on them. Yumm, yumm!” and “I am happy to report that the batch I just baked came out moist and light. I just loaded one up with some cherry jam for morning tea – delish!” and “These are amazing. PERFECT texture. I have to make them with dairy-free milk and it still works fine.”~ Big Fluffy Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits from Faithfully Gluten Free ~ gluten free, yeast free, vegetarian
Jeanine was looking for the “kind of biscuits that Aunt Bee would serve to Opie.” She played around with her scones recipe and succeeded in making these “great big, fluffy, gluten-free biscuits.” Jeanine is the author of a terrific resource book/cookbook, The Everything Guide to Living Gluten Free.
Reader reviews: “Ok, I made these biscuits tonight and have to say they are fantastic. Fluffy inside, slightly crisp on the outside, with a nice flavor.” and “I just made these biscuits for the second time. They are SO good! They are great with just butter, but I also used this recipe for chicken and biscuits and were perfect!”
~ Biscuits from Tessa, The Domestic Diva ~ gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, with egg-free, vegan option
Tessa says: “A basic, but oh so delicious biscuit recipe….it fools you into thinking there is nothing different about them!” She gives you the secret to making these biscuits light and flaky.~ Biscuits from The Spunky Coconut ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, yeast free, with vegan option
This recipe is one of Kelly’s recipes that includes whole beans. She says, “I love beans for the texture they give my recipes, and because they are high protein/low carb.” Kelly is the author of several wonderful gluten-free cookbooks, including her luscious The Paleo Chocolate Lovers’ Cookbook!~ Biscuits from Pete and Kelli at No Gluten, No Problem ~ gluten free, egg free, yeast free, vegetarian (Pete says these “delectable goodies are great on their own, with butter, honey, jam or however you like to serve up your biscuits.”
Pete and Kelli are the authors of No Gluten, No Problem Pizza: 75+ Recipes for Every Craving―from Thin Crust to Deep Dish, New York to Naples, Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking (a “must have” for gluten-free newbies). Artisanal Gluten-Free Cupcakes, and Gluten-Free Family Favorites: The 75 Go-To Recipes You Need to Feed Kids and Adults All Day, Every Day. Pete is also the co-author of The Gluten-Free Edge (co-written with Melissa McLean Jory), which I highly recommend for all who are gluten free or are interested in living gluten free.)
Reader reviews: “Just made your biscuit recipe for dinner for the first time tonight & they were fantastic!!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! Some honey on top & they were my dessert for the evening!” and “These biscuits were great!”~ Buttermilk Biscuits from Art of Gluten-Free Baking ~ gluten free, yeast free, vegetarian, with dairy-free, egg-free options
Jeanne adapted a friend’s gluten-full recipe, using her own gluten-free all-purpose flour mix, and said “as you can see, the results are wonderful!” Indeed! Jeanne is the author of the acclaimed cookbooks Gluten-Free Wish List and Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays. Both are really great to turn to all year long!
Reader reviews: “I made your buttermilk biscuits last night and my boys declared them the most awesome biscuits they ever had.” and “Just to let you know, I didn’t realize I was out of regular milk one day and my only options were water or unsweetened coconut milk. I opted for the coconut milk. It worked perfectly, and my family – who hates coconut – couldn’t even tell I’d used it.” and “I used this recipe for dumplings in my chicken and dumplings recipe and it was delicious!”~ Buttermilk Biscuits from GF Jules ~ gluten free, egg free, yeast free, vegetarian, with dairy-free, vegan options
Jules shared her gluten-free Southern Biscuit recipe in response to a tv feature on the prevalence of biscuits in Jules’ home state of North Carolina. This recipe is one of 149 that can be found in her third book, Free for All Cooking. You can also watch her step-by-step video on how to make these “easy and delicious southern staples.”
Reader reviews: “Made these Buttermilk Biscuits just now with my Jules Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour. Words are not found to tell how happy, thrilled, delighted, excited I am!! I’ve never made better biscuits!!!” and “These biscuits always come out amazing!” and “These biscuits are delish and easy to make.”
~ Buttermilk Biscuits from Let Them Eat Gluten-Free Cake ~ gluten free, sugar free, vegetarian
Kim often tops these biscuits with her Homemade Sausage Gravy.
Reader reviews: “These were amazing!!!!! I have loved everything I have made from your site and these did not disappoint! Beautiful addition to my biscuits and gravy breakfast!!” and “These are really and truly biscuits! Not dry hockey pucks. Not wet and hard at the same time, yes I had some turn out that way. Your recipe made soft, tender lovely biscuits that actually taste like gluten biscuits!”
~ Buttermilk Biscuits from Mama Knows Gluten Free ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free, egg-free options
Reader reviews: “These were soooo good! They tasted just like regular biscuits!!!!” and “A family staple! Best gluten free biscuits I’ve ever made. I don’t even try any other recipes now.”
~ Buttermilk Biscuits from My Gluten-Free Kitchen ~ gluten free, egg free, vegetarian
Reader reviews: “These are the best gluten/free biscuits. My husband ate the whole pan with butter.” and “I made these with Krusteaz gluten/free all purpose flour also and they turned out great!!”
~ Buttermilk Paleo Biscuits from Cassidy’s Craveable Creations ~ gluten free with grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, yeast free, and vegan options
Cassidy tweaked and tweaked again to turn a recipe that she wasn’t completely happy with into these perfect biscuits! Find more of Cassidy’s fantastic recipes in her Keto Breads: Making Keto Delicious cookbook. Pancakes, muffins, pizza crust, and REAL sandwich bread are just some of the recipes included. Here’s my full review of Keto Breads, which includes Cassidy’s pancake and waffle recipes.
Reader reviews: “We LOVE these biscuits. We brought them to a big family gathering and everyone couldn’t stop talking about how moist and yummy they were. They’ve become quite popular!” and “You and your recipe are a gift from God. I have been on a Paleo lifestyle
for 2 1/2 yrs and your recipes are the best. They taste like food I have eaten my entire life. Thanks again ( I never write comments).”
~ Cloverleaf Rolls from Life After Wheat ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free option
Reader review: “My family is thrilled with these tasty and easy to make GF rolls. My granddaughters enjoy helping me roll them into balls and put them in the pan.” and “I have made these. Delish.”
~ Cut-out Biscuits from Gluten-Free Homemaker ~ gluten free, dairy free, yeast free, vegetarian
Linda shares a couple of tips with this recipe, which she says work beautifully for her! She is the author of How To Be Gluten Free, an inexpensive, but excellent ebook—in other words, super value—which has garnered five stars on Amazon. (If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can even borrow it for free!
Reader reviews: “We LOVE these biscuits.” and “Tasted just like my mom’s….thank you so much.”Linda also uses this recipe to make her Sausage Gravy and Biscuits.
~ Delightful Drop Biscuits from Gluten-Free Homemaker ~ gluten free, yeast free, vegetarian
Linda says “These biscuits are easy to make, taste delicious, and the texture is heavenly.” (See Linda’s excellent ebook here.)
Reader reviews: “I just made these for supper to go with our pot roast and they were great.” and “These are great!!! I’ve been making them for some time now…they are a staple in my house!!” and “I love these! Just tried them, baked them in muffin tins instead of on a sheet pan and they came out light and fluffy, perfect for breakfast.”~ Dinner Rolls from Art of Gluten-Free Baking ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free option
Reader reviews: “It’s been said a million times over but I made these exactly as written and they were the talk of my dinner party. They didn’t rise for me before going into the oven but popped up really well in the oven.” and “Thank you so much! I have been searching for a dinner roll recipe! Everyone gobbled them up! My 5 year old ate 3 of them in one sitting!! This recipe will be used again and again.”~ Dinner Rolls (or Breadsticks) from GF Jules ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free and vegan options
Jules is the author of several guidebooks/cookbooks. Her most recent book is Free for All Cooking—a really great book for those who are not just gluten free, but “more free.”
Reader reviews: “This is probably my favorite GF recipe. It’s simple, easy and no fail. Unlike some GF bread products these ‘keep’ for days in the fridge, stay moist, and best of all are not crumbly! They hold together really well. But even better, this recipe is SO versatile! It makes a great ‘ hot pocket’!” and “I split this recipe between breadsticks and dinner rolls and both came out great! I do not have a paddle attachment so I mixed this mostly by hand and it was not a problem at all. I did need to cook them a little longer in my oven so that they would brown, but they did not dry out or get hard.”
~ Dinner Rolls Three Ways—Plain, Garlic and Rosemary, and Onion from Allergy-Free Alaska ~ gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, vegetarian
Megan said she been searching for “warm rolls… fluffy rolls… the kind of rolls that are a little bit of soft heaven when you take a bite” ever since she went gluten free. Finally, her “searching and recipe testing was complete” when she created this recipe. She summarized these biscuits with one word, “Perfection.”
Reader reviews: “Thanks for the awesome recipe. It worked perfectly for me!” and “these are so yummy! I can’t tell you how happy I am to have a roll I can eat….I had a french dip last night I haven’t had that tasted good in 3 years! I made them plain and can’t wait to add the garlic!” and “These are delicious….I have tried so many recipes without success, these great and so easy to make.”~ Drop Biscuits Revisited from Gluten-Free Homemaker ~ gluten free, yeast free, vegetarian, with dairy-free option
Linda says these biscuits “are not your typical flaky, buttery biscuits, but they are wonderful. They have a delightfully soft texture, and my family loves them.” (New to gluten free? Check out Linda’s How To Be Gluten Free ebook.)
Reader reviews: “This was a good recipe and easy.” and “These biscuits turned out perfectly moist, soft, and not the least bit gluten-free-ish!”~ Easy Dinner Rolls from Fearless Dining ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free option
Reader reviews: “I made them in the oven and they were fantastic!”
~ Easy Dinner Rolls from Mama Knows Gluten Free ~ gluten free, refined sugar free, vegetarian, with dairy-free option
Reader reviews: “Once again a most wonderful recipe from our “mama”! The rolls were absolutely delicious – my family was so excited!!!” and “These are fabulous rolls. Such a lovely recipe. Will be a staple in my household from now on.”
You can check out more of Audrey’s recipes on her site or in her The Everything Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cookbook: 300 Simple and Satisfying Recipes without Gluten or Dairy.
~ Easy Gluten-Free Southern Biscuits from Gluten-Free Palate ~ gluten free, egg free, yeast free, sugar free, vegetarian, with dairy-free, vegan option
Reader review: “This was a big hit for my family. My daughter has been GF since she was 4 and always hated that she couldn’t have grandmom’s biscuits. She was VERY happy when we had these.”
~ Easy Four-Ingredient Biscuits from Life After Wheat ~ gluten free, yeast free, sugar free, with dairy-free option
Reader reviews: “I just made these biscuits and they are delicious! I will not use another recipe again.” and “OMG!!!! These are AMAZING!!! SPECTACULAR!!!! PERFECT!!!!! Never did I think I would find a decent GF biscuit recipe. The easiest recipe I have come across as well. They were light and fluffy and delish!!!! No gumminess, no flat hockey pucks. Picture perfect!!!! Thanks a million!!!! I am still speechless!” and “These biscuits are AMAZING. My husband is gluten-free and has missed my wheat flour biscuits for a long time. We have tried many recipes that promised biscuit bliss and none delivered until this one! Thank you so much for developing this recipe. My husband experienced total nirvana when eating these today. I love how much less fussy they are to make than a wheat flour biscuit, too. So amazing!!”
Naomi of Better Batter says, “These sweet and tender potato rolls are easy enough to make everyday and special enough to serve to company. Serve them to your gluteny friends – they’ll never know they’re gluten free.” One reader said: “These were really good! They disappeared instantly. I loved that the recipe made a hearty two dozen cloverleaf rolls. They were soft and delicious. Another winning recipe!”
Reader reviews: “These were so very, very good. My daughter and her classmates devoured them.” and “These were really good! We enjoyed them with our Italian Wedding Soup and Beef Stew. They disappeared instantly.”
~ French Bread Rolls from Gluten-Free Homemaker ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian
Linda is also the author of How To Be Gluten Free. In regard to these rolls, she says you just scoop up the dough with an ice cream scoop and plop it on a baking sheet. Think French Bread without a special pan and individually sized. She adds that “you can have them made in 35 minutes, and you don’t even have to remember to preheat the oven. They have become a favorite.”
Reader reviews: “These are wonderful! I’m eating one now for the first time after they cooled with some homemade ghee. With rolls like this, I can be happy gluten-free!” and “These are great! I just made some and they are fantastic. I was a little unsure of the initial foreign taste, but as soon as they cooled a little and I spread on some butter and jam, Ohh Yummy! Very good taste and texture.” and “Yum-o! Made these tonight, fast, easy and delicious. Even my hubby enjoyed them, and he doesn’t have to eat gluten-free.”~ Gluten-Free Baking Powder Biscuits from Z’s Cup of Tea ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, yeast free, sugar free, with dairy-free, vegan option
These “new and improved” biscuits from Zoe are slightly crusty on the outside with a soft interior.~ Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls from Gluten-Free Goddess ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, with egg-free and vegan option
Karina says these rolls are “Just right.” They were “tender and lovely warm from the oven. Not gummy. Not heavy. Not too grainy.”~ Gluten-Free, Egg-Free Biscuits from Nourishing Meals ~ gluten free egg free, yeast free, with dairy-free, vegan options
Ali reminisces on making biscuits with her mother—and grandmother—and offers lots of tips for making great biscuits. She concludes: “These biscuits are best served fresh out of the oven, enjoy!” (Be sure to check out Ali’s cookbooks, Amazon bestsellers, here.)
Reader reviews: “wow – these were so fast and easy (under 10 minutes to assemble, 11 to bake) and absolutely delicious!!!” and “Made these biscuits last night so delicious both with jam and alone.”~ Gluten-Free Rolls from Life After Wheat ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free option
Reader reviews: “Made with King Arthur’s measure for measure, and with coconut cream. All the kids loved them. Thanks!!! Been looking for a biscuit recipe for quite a while.” and “It’s 10:00 pm and I just took these out of the oven!! Ohhhhhh, are they ever good! I used Jules gf flour, the best as far as I’m concerned. I’m just thrilled that they turned out so good. Thank you for a great recipe!”
~ Gluten-Free Vegan Pull-Apart Rolls from Sarah Bakes Gluten Free ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegetarian, vegan
Reader reviews: “This was amazing! I was surprised how well it turned out. I was a little skeptical about it with the batter consistency. It was difficult to get it into blobs for the rolls. Mine weren’t quite as pretty as yours, but I couldn’t believe how much like real bread they were. My family loved them. It was like Christmas!” and “This was soooo good!! For some reason, the batter was a bit runny for me—not stiff enough to hold as rolls. So I made it into a loaf and it was really amazing. My family, who usually don’t love gf items, ate almost all of it!”~ Hawaiian Rolls from Let Them Eat Gluten-Free Cake ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free options
One reader said: “These rolls turned out great and taste just like the Texas Roadhouse rolls.”
Naomi of Better Batter says that while this recipe produces very nice Italian sandwich rolls, of the kind you’d use to make traditional hoagies (grinders, sub sandwiches), it also can be used to make a dozen smaller dinner rolls. These rolls have a crisp, chewy crust and soft interior.
Reader review: “I made these rolls yesterday and put them in a muffin top pan…..they were amazing….better than any other bread recipe I have made and better than any rolls I have bought. They were so easy to make. 5-star recipe for taste and ease of making.”~ Miracle Multi-Grain Rolls (or Mini Bread Loaf) from Allergy-Free Alaska ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian
From Megan: “Amazingly, I think this recipe tastes very similar to wheat bread. It is one of my favorite recipes so far and I think you guys deserve to have it. Everyone on a restricted diet deserves to eat tasty bread!”
Reader reviews: “What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing this one. I made buns and my kids loved them.” and “Out of the oven and into the mouth. Can’t wait for it to cool. It is so incredibly good I can hardly stand it!”~ Parkerhouse Rolls from Better Batter ~ gluten free, vegetarian
Naomi of Better Batter says, “These rolls lend themselves particularly well to freezing and reheating. Serve them with soup or a meat dish and listen to the compliments. These rolls are a snap to make, but you’ve got to plan to make them ahead of time.”
Reader reviews: “I made these rolls for Thanksgiving and they were/are amazing. Such a simple recipe and the flavor and texture were spot on.” and “I made these Wednesday and then froze overnight for Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. I tasted one fresh out of the oven and was so happy with the taste! Even more than happy! And then at dinner yesterday, I advised everyone that they were gluten free and asked them to please try one. Of course, there were regular dinner rolls there too! But the people that tried them said they were very good and even had more than one! My brother is a dinner roll freak and he loved them!”~ Perfect Gluten-Free Dinner Rolls from Sarah at Sarah Bakes Gluten Free ~ gluten free, vegetarian
Sarah shares that “These are the lightest, fluffiest rolls I have ever had. I was almost in disbelief when I took the first bite. Her final conclusion: “Perfect gluten-free rolls. They do exist!”
Reader reviews: “Whoa! These rolls are fluffy and delicious.” and “My family loved these the first time around! But I don’t have any yogurt at home today. (We happened to have some almond yogurt last time, which nobody liked on its own, and it worked great in these rolls).” and “I just made these for dinner and they are delicious! I’ve had two failed GF bread attempts, so I was not very optimistic, but these turned out perfectly!”~ Pillsbury Grands Style Butterflake Biscuits from Better Batter ~ gluten free, yeast free, vegetarian, with dairy-free options
Reader review: “Absolutely wonderful recipe! Thank you, Naomi! Tastes just like “Grands”. My (non-celiac) kids actually wanted to eat my gluten-free biscuits over their real Grands!~ Popovers from Life After Wheat ~ gluten free, sugar free, yeast free, vegetarian
Reader review: “I LOVE these!”
~ Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls from GF Jules ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free, egg-free, vegan options
Reader reviews: “These are literally one of my favorite things on the planet!!! And they are incredibly easy to make! I serve them and no one knows they are gluten (and dairy) free!! The first time you make them, it is helpful to follow Jules on her video while she makes them! So so easy and fool proof (if you use GF Jules flour).” and “If you need to buy your way into Heaven, slip St. Peter one of these.”
~ Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls from My Gluten-Free Kitchen ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with egg-free and dairy-free options
Michelle uses Gluten-Free Mama’s Almond Flour Blend in this recipe. Michelle gives you lots of tips on how to make these gorgeous yeast rolls successfully.
Reader reviews: “I just wanted to say Thank you for the recipe my children Loved these And they will be our go to dinner rolls from here on out!!” and “I used Carol Fenster’s blend, and normal yeast, with good results!! Haven’t tried it as written so can’t compare better/worse than original, but we ate them all up!” and “I used a different blend for this and it came out great!” and “I made them today and did not have a stand mixer. I used the my food processor with the dough blade and they turned out very well.”~ The Softest Gluten-Free Rolls Ever from Let Them Eat Gluten-Free Cake ~ gluten free, vegetarian
~ “Wholemeal” Mixed Seeded Rolls from The Gluten and Dairy-Free Bakehouse ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian
Kylie says, “These rolls have a lovely homemade rustic appearance and a ‘wholemeal’ nutty flavour. They are moist, sturdy, without being crumbly, and have lovely soft texture.”~ Whole-Grain Dinner Rolls from Tasty Yummies ~ gluten free, vegetarian
Beth of Tasty Yummies says: “These beautiful whole-grain rolls are the perfect answer!! They are delicate and fluffy with the perfect crumb. They have the right kind of chew, and they are “wheaty,” rich and buttery. The aroma in my kitchen as these dinner rolls baked was unreal and the taste was equally as impressive.”
Reader review: “I just finished baking these and oh my lord they are so unbelievably good.”~ Yeast-Free Flatbread, Pizza Crust, Dinner Rolls, or Hamburger Buns from Allergy-Free Alaska ~ gluten free, egg free, yeast free, with dairy-free, refined sugar-free, vegan options
This “one-size-fits-all” type bread recipe from Megan fits not only this Bountiful Bread Basket category but a few more that we’ll be covering later. So consider this recipe a sort of preview! Megan says that these rolls/bread, etc. are “moist, soft, and spongy… like real bread should be!” Her readers love this recipe, too.
Best Gluten-Free Biscuits and Rolls That Are Also Grain Free~ Biscuits from Elana’s Pantry ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, paleo, primal
Elana says “these biscuits are super easy to make and high protein fare to boot. So you just might want to add these to your Thanksgiving menu. Or your Christmas menu. Or …” Elana is the author of several wonderful gluten-free cookbooks, from her first cookbook, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook—which was responsible for getting the gluten-free world on board with almond flour—to her latest popular cookbook—Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, a New York Times bestseller.)
Reader reviews: “These are sooo good. I added bacon bits to the first batch. Yum!!! Just made some with bacon and chives. DE-LISH!” and “I made these today and they were delicious!” and “I have made these biscuits a number of times. They are wonderful! Today, I used them as a basis for strawberry shortcake! So wonderful!”~ Bread Balls from Gluten-Free Homemaker ~ gluten free, grain free, sugar free, vegetarian, paleo, primal, with dairy-free option
These Bread Balls are a variation of classic tapioca rolls, but made with dairy-free milk (unless you prefer dairy milk) and without cheese. Nutritional yeast adds the cheesy vibe to these rolls. Linda says they “add a nice touch to a meal, especially when you need a little something extra like bread to go with soup.” As I mentioned previously, Linda is the author of the “get started living gluten free” (or “brush up on one’s gluten-free knowledge”) ebook, How To Be Gluten Free.
Reader review: “I finally made these. We enjoyed them! I didn’t shape my dough into balls so I had flatter oval rolls, which worked fine for us.”~ Cassava Coconut Bread Balls from Linda at Gluten-Free Homemaker ~ gluten free, grain, free, dairy free, yeast free, vegetarian, paleo, primal
Reader reviews: “Wow. Number one I’m a celiac so I’ve been experimenting with all types of flour. One issue I’ve been having is my dough always seems too moist to roll out so I became an expert on drop (biscuit cookies you name it) then I discovered your recipe. I’m able to roll for the first time in a long time. Perfect. Of course, these balls won’t last nope not even a crumb.” and “I made it with gelatin egg, they came out perfect! Very tasty and easy to make!” and “These Cassava Coconut Paleo Bread Balls are AMAZING! Literally the best paleo, bread-like recipe I’ve ever tried. Since they’re also the easiest… it’s a totally winning recipe. Thank you!”
~ Coconut Flour Biscuits from Linda at Gluten-Free Homemaker ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, paleo, primal
Linda says these biscuits were “one experiment that turned out lovely.” She adds that these biscuits are moist and soft because of the combination of coconut flour and eggs.
Reader reviews: “I made them tonight and they were a big hit!!” and “These are great! First coconut biscuit recipe that I have liked!” and “Delicious! Moist, soft … I love them!”~ Coconut Flour Country Biscuits from Sunny at And Love It, Too! ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, yeast free, paleo/primal, vegan
Sunny says that no matter the allergy (or food intolerance), “we all deserve to enjoy a flaky, golden biscuit every now and then.” She describes these biscuits as “Perfect with your favorite homemade jam, a drizzle of honey or even your favorite gluten-free and dairy-free gravy.”~ Nut-Free Paleo Biscuits from Paleo Mom ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, paleo/primal
Sarah says her “absolutely delicious biscuits” are “based on Irish Fadge, which is typically made by incorporating last night’s leftover mashed potatoes into a biscuit dough for breakfast biscuits.” In this case, she used mashed yucca, which she says is more similar to mashed potatoes in texture than other well-known paleo substitutes. (Check out all of Sarah’s guides and cookbooks here.)~ Paleo Almond Flour Dinner Rolls from The Gluten-Free Traveler ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, paleo, primal, vegetarian
Reader reviews: “I finally made these a couple of weeks ago and they were delicious!”~ Paleo Dinner Rolls from Paleo Spirit ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, paleo/primal, vegetarian
Lea created this recipe to help her son feel more like all the other kids and they made him so happy! Having a delicious gluten-free bread to eat can do that for both children and adults. Lea even gives you a flatter ciabatta version that is also a winner! (Be sure to check out Lea’s cookbook Sweet Paleo: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Delights.)
Reader reviews: “Made these tonight. Didn’t have Tapioca flour, so subbed arrowroot. They were awesome!” and “I made these tonight! I followed the recipe exactly and they were mighty tasty! I’ve been missing bread since I went Paleo and these rolls fixed that right up! YUM!”~ Paleo Honey Biscuits from Against All Grain ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, SCD, paleo/primal
Danielle, author of several New York Times bestselling cookbooks for grain-free, paleo living (Eat What You Love, Celebrations, Against All Grain, and Meals Made Simple), says “These remind me a little of corn bread, especially if you drizzle some honey on top.”
Reader reviews: “Just finished these with some yummy bean free chili! So delish!” and “I made these tonight – yum!”and “So glad I doubled the recipe! These are delicious!”~ Perfect Paleo Biscuits from Simply Living Healthy ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, vegetarian, paleo/primal
Andrea confesses that she previously had a fear of making biscuits. But when she finally made them, she shared, “To my surprise, they are so easy! This recipe uses just 6 ingredients and you literally only have a few steps to follow. And she added, “they turn out perfectly each time!”~ Rainy Day Biscuits from Zenbelly ~ gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, yeast free, primal, vegetarian
Growing up in New England, snow days meant biscuits for Simone and her family. Now living in California, Simone had to instead create Rainy Day Biscuits. She says these biscuits are “the perfect cake for your strawberry shortcake, a replacement for rolls at Easter or Thanksgiving, or for breakfast with scrambled eggs …” you get the picture! (Be sure to check out Simone’s cookbooks The Zenbelly Cookbook, Paleo Soups and Stews, and The New Yiddish Kitchen.)
Reader reviews: “These are AWESOME! Made them for dinner, and the whole family enjoyed them.” and “Made them and they WERE FANTASTIC!!!” and “Loved it! Light texture, tasty!”What an amazing roundup! You might want to grab your favorite beverage while you ponder all these possibilities for the best gluten-free biscuit recipes and the best gluten-free roll recipes and ultimately decide on which recipe to bake first!
Don’t forget to check out this whole series to date. You can click over to each part individually by following the links below or you can go to the Bountiful Bread Basket listing here.
Originally published September 16, 2013; updated April 10, 2021.