This 90 minute rolls recipe is our family’s favorite! Are you looking for an easy and inexpensive homemade dinner rolls that your family will love? You can make these 90 Minute Rolls for less than $1.00 per batch.
This easy 90 minute rolls recipe makes tasty fresh dinner rolls perfect as a bread with virtually any meal. Don’t let the “90 minutes” in the name scare you. This dinner rolls recipe is called that because 90 minutes is the total time from getting the idea to having freshly baked dinner rolls ready to serve your family.
It actually takes about 5 minutes to prepare this super easy dinner rolls recipe and then every so often, you have to check it and spent a moment on the next step.
This recipe is sooo worth it! If you have never made fresh homemade dinner rolls, you’ll never want to go back to the store bought ones! They’re perfect served with chicken, beef or pork and a vegetable for an easy meal. If you serve a meal with gravy, there is nothing quite as wonderful as soaking up the leftover gravy with one of these 90 minute rolls! Oh YUM!! They also taste great with soup, stew and chili.
In addition to serving them for family dinners, these rolls are also great for holiday meals, and kids absolutely love them. Try them today and you won’t regret it!
90 Minute Rolls Recipe
- Yield: 12 dinner rolls
2–2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 pkg. or 1 Tbsp. yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
- Mix 3/4 cup flour with sugar, yeast, and salt.
- Heat milk, water and butter until very warm (120°-130°).
- Add to dry ingredients and beat 2 minutes on medium speed.
- Add 1/4 cup flour.
- Beat 2 minutes on high. Stir in enough flour to make a stiff dough.
- Knead 2-3 minutes.
- Place in a greased bowl and let rise 15 minutes.
- Divide dough into 12 pieces and shape into balls.
- Place in an 8-inch round cake pan. Let rise 15 minutes.
- Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes.
90 Minute Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
- Roll out the dough after rising the first time.
- Spread with 2 tablespoons softened butter or margarine.
- Combine 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar and sprinkle on dough.
- Roll jelly-roll style.
- Cut into 1 inch pieces.
- Place in the pan and bake as above.
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I have this recipe on an old empty pack of Red Star Yeast, the date on it is 1978. I have made it several times lately, I find I can use 1/2 wheat flour, and whey low instead of sugar and it comes out great still! My husband and I are diabetic and I find some recipes cannot be altered and come out right. This is a great recipe!
I tried these rolls last week, and while they turned out okay, the seemed a little “dense” to me. The liquid was the right temperature and the yeast was fresh. Did I mix in too much flour, or aren’t they supposed to be light and airy? I’ve never done much yeast baking because of time constraints, but I have bought the frozen dough balls and made dinner rolls with them, so that’s all I have to compare them to. Thank you! Love your website and your book!
Sounds to me like you mixed in too much flour. They aren’t supposed to be dense.
Thanks for answering my question Tawra. I will definately give them another try!
Cheryl when you make any yeast bread you might notice 2 things. First as you can see in this recipe the measurement for flour is 2- 21/2 cups of flour and that is what they normally do for these recipes. You add the least amount and if it is still too sticky to work with you add say a 1/4 cup more at a time until it is no longer sticky.
Another thing too is I always get the dough to where it is slightly sticky then knead in the last of the flour in. Often people get the dough mixed great, then put it on a board with lots of flour to knead it which can be enough to effect the dough. Does that make sense? Hope this helps.
To fancy up the cinnamon rolls you can sprinkle in soaked raisins and continue as usual.
Another thing I do quite often is chop up a peeled apple and then roll jelly roll fashion. Makes a nice snack in the car in the morning or when ever you happen to want something filling on the run.
Instead of sugar I use splenda since my husband is diabetic. He loves them.
One thing to remember is Splenda does not make yeast rise. You need sugar or honey for that.
My favorite is to use brown sugar and cinnamon instead of white sugar when your roll it out and sprinkle on it.
But flour, especially white flour, will feed the yeast to make the dough rise. I have two bread recipes that do not use sugar or honey. One bread is all white flour and the other is all whole wheat. They both turn out fine!
Yes you can leave the sugar out of most recipes. Here is one of many recipes from our web site and book that you can make without eggs or milk too. It is what I call depression bread because it calls for very little “fancy” ingredients.
Tawra and Jill, Thank you so much for your help. I tried the rolls again and they turned out better this time. I think it is the same principle as the pie crust, keep trying until you make all the mistakes and then they will come out perfect!
I have found this to be true when making any bread recipe. Each one has its own little quirks. A lot of bread making also depends on the amount of humidity in your home as well as that affects how much flour is needed.
Hello Tawra, I tried this recipe today. They are delicious, perfect recipe. Thanks for sharing, by the way, I made them with whole wheat flour and also, this is the first time I tried baking buns.
Saniye so glad they worked for you and you enjoyed them. I have loved using this recipe for years.
This was absolutely excellent! The only thing I was wondering is there anyway you could freeze these and bake them later? If you can at what point should you freeze them?
Jen, you can freeze most bread or roll dough. Fix them up to the point where you shape them into rolls. Place with space in between in a pan or on a sheet and freeze. You can then place them in a plastic bag to store in freezer. You can also place in one of those disposable pie pans with space in between then you can bake them in the same pan.
When ready to use thaw over night in the fridge or 2 hours at room temp. Continue with the recipe like it says, let them rise bake etc. If they were froze and placed in a plastic bag then place them on a sheet or in a pan which has been lightly flour to thaw. In either case when you let them rise cover with greased plastic wrap or I just warm my oven at 200 degrees for a couple of minutes, turn it off and then place the rolls in there to let them rise.
I know this may sound like a crazy question – but is that plain flour or self-rising? I am new to baking and I am wanting to learn.
Cindy it is plain flour. Most recipes if they say flour mean plain flour and usually if it needs self rising will state it in the recipe. Not always so it was good to ask anyway.
Thank you so much for this information – as I will be making these this weekend. Again I love your site.
LOVE These! Making them tonight….for the third time in as many weeks. I even had to double the batch because my family was lamenting not having more the last two times. Also substituted a bit of whole wheat flour for the added fiber. :D Thanks ladies!!!
What does it mean when you say, ‘roll it jelly roll style’? I’ve never done that before, so can you explain it to me, please? Thanks!!
Make into a rectangle and then roll lengthwise.
Is this all purpose flour? I assume. Hope to try soon.
Can you put this in loaf pans?
It might make a very small loaf. If you double it (double all but the yeast) it might make one loaf.
How do you make the fruit bread from this recipe? It was mentioned on Facebook it makes a great fruit bread. I would love the recipe.
Mary I am sorry but I don’t know which comment you are talking about. We get hundreds of them and so I’m not sure. Maybe one of our readers can tell you.
What type of yeast did you use?
You can use any kind of yeast.
I used this recipe to make rolls but halved it and used one half to make sausage roll-ups. Prepared the dough as for cinnamon rolls but instead of cinnamon, I added crumbled, cooked sausage and cheese and rolled it. These were delicious as were the rolls!
3.15.15 – made these for the first time tonight, followed the recipe exactly and they came out great! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!
I have such a weakness for bread especially if you have some butter and honey to go with it. Nothing smells or tastes better than homemade rolls. I am going to have to try these.
I have this recipe from a magazine clipping years ago. I used to make it often just for dinner. Fresh hot buns were a nice treat with soup. My buns came out a little dense the first few times, and yes, the problem was using too much flour. Different flours have different densities, and the density of flour can even change from day to day in your own kitchen, depending on the weather and humidity. These rolls are called 90 minute dinner rolls because they take 90 minutes from start to finish.
This recipe says to use margerine, could butter be used instead?
When do you use or add the rest of the flour? 1.5 cups missing?
Where is says stir in enough flour to make a stiff dough. Bread recipes often say this because it is sometimes hard to give exact amounts for the flour for different reasons. I add a cup then see if it needs the other 1/2 of cup. Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t. You want the not to be sticky.
Tawra, made your 90 minute rolls today. They turned out pretty well but because I have a fan oven I may have miscalculated the temperature and the rolls just came a little underdone with a slightly burnt crust. Slightly dissapointed with the results of my rolls but it was down to my miscalucaltions. However, they were extremely tasty and easy to make.
Such a tasty easy recipe, definitely going to be a go to
It’s 2021 and I just used this recipe today. Right off the bat , I forgot to put the margarine in, but I baked them anyway and they came out ok. They have a very good taste. I right away made a second batch for cinnamon rolls s as s remembered the margarine While the first batch was in the oven these were covered and ready to go. I added raisins and used a pie plate to bake them in They look beautiful I’ll definitely be making this recipe again.
Glad you are enjoying them Jackie. I made up this recipe about 50 yrs ago and use it all the time.
(in my 60’s, did I just say that, lol) . I have been working all my life since I was 12. Came from a big family, but my mom never taught me how to cook or bake. I had to teach myself how to cook to survived and did a great job for myself and family, without buying all the new and fancy tools on the market. Now that the chicken have flew the coop, I have some time to try my hand at learning to bake. So I will be trying these rolls out this weekend. I also wanted to ask you do you have a receipt for starter bread, and could you do a show from start to finish on that if you could please. Thank you and I love tuning in on your shows, wish your show was available when I was raising my family. God Bless you all, Veronica.
Thank you Veronica. I hope like these rolls I have used this recipe for about 50 yrs (now I am dating myself) :) and I really love it. It is so easy if you want to make a small batch and sometimes I do double it and make half into dinner rolls and the other half into cinnamon rolls for breakfast the next morning.
I am sooooooo very happy to find this recipe. I used this exact recipe since I married 47 years ago! I have finally found it cleaning out old recipe books. Except, I used honey for sugar and olive oil for butter. My old recipe actually called for Fleischmann’s margarine, that’s how old it is. It is a wonderful recipe. Thanks for sharing!