Kefir Dinner Rolls


Light and fluffy rolls. Excellent almost sourdough-like flavor. This is a great way to use up extra kefir you have. After baking, brush tops of rolls with melted butter if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
12 dinner rolls


  • 1 cup warm homemade kefir

  • 2 tablespoons warm homemade kefir

  • 3 cups bread flour

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 ½ teaspoons instant yeast


  1. Pour 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm kefir into the pan of your bread machine; add bread flour, sugar, salt, and yeast, respectively. Program the machine for the dough cycle; press Start.

  2. Punch down dough and remove from the pan. Knead lightly on a floured work surface. Divide dough into 12 pieces; roll each into a small ball.

  3. Grease a muffin tin. Place 1 ball of dough in each muffin cup. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise until dough is puffy, about 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Bake rolls in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

I think brown sugar, molasses, or honey could be subbed just fine for the sugar.

Roll dough into 36 small balls and place 3 in each muffin cup for clover-shaped rolls.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

25 Calories
1g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 204mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 52mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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