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No Knead Avocado Dinner Rolls

Soft, fluffy no knead dinner rolls with the addition of avocado and these are so much healthier than the traditional rolls. No stand mixer. No kneading. No eggs. Half tablespoon butter (just for finishing) !!!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 2 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 rolls
Author: Maria Doss


  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons lukewarm water, refer notes
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour + additional 4-8 tablespoons if required
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm milk, refer notes
  • 1/4 cup mashed ripe avocado, about 1/2 medium
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon melted butter


  • Place the yeast, lukewarm water and 1/2 tablespoon sugar in a small bowl. Stir, cover and set aside until it froths (about 10 minutes). 
  • Add remaining sugar, 1 1/2 cups flour, lukewarm milk, mashed avocado, salt and risen yeast mixture into a medium bowl. Mix well with a spoon. Dough should be soft but not sticky. If dough looks sticky then mix in additional flour (you want a soft yet NOT STICKY dough, so mix in additional for as required ans. Switch to your hands and mix dough until well combined. Remember this is a NO KNEAD recipe, so you don't have to knead, mix until you no longer see dry flour). 


  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until doubled in size. (Refer notes for instructions on using your oven for rising the dough). 


  • Grease a 9x13 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray (you could use a parchment lined sheet pan instead).
  • Lightly grease the counter with non-stick cooking spray, dump dough onto the greased surface and divide into 12 equal pieces (if dough sticks to your hand then lightly grease your hands too). 
  • Shape each piece into a ball (gently roll dough between the palm of your lightly greased hands to form a loose ball. Do not press). Place all balls in the prepared baking pan, spacing evenly apart.
  • Cover pan with a plastic wrap or kitchen towel and let rise for 30-45 minutes or until doubled in size. 


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Uncover and place baking pan in the middle rack. Bake for 20-24 minutes, until rolls are golden. 
  • Place pan on a wire rack and immediately brush with melted butter. Serve hot. 
  • These rolls are best eaten hot. Pop cold rolls in the microwave for a few seconds to re-heat them before serving. 


Luke warm water/milkAn easy way to check without a thermometer- sprinkle few drops of water on the inside of your wrist. It should neither feel hot nor cold. 
The dough should be soft but not sticky. If dough looks sticky then add additional 1-3 tablepoons flour. 
During cooler days, I adopt the oven method to rise the dough : Set oven temperature to 170 degrees F (or the lowest that your oven can go to). As soon as the oven begins to heat, let it warm up for 20-30 seconds (don’t let it go to 100 degrees). Turn off oven and place the bowl inside and let rise until doubled. If oven reaches 100 degrees or higher, leave the oven door open for a minute or two to cool down a touch before keeping the dough. 
To make no knead garlic rolls - brush rolls with a mixture of melted salted butter, garlic powder and dried parsley. Sprinkle freshly grated parmesan. YUMMMM.
To make no knead hamburger buns - divide dough into 6 pieces and proceed with recipe.