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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Making Gluten-Free Rolls From Lentils

These vegan gluten-free rolls are so easy to make. Made from dried lentils and a few other simple ingredients. The rolls have a bread-like texture and bake up so perfectly. The best part about the rolls is they are dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, and loaded with plenty of plant-based protein.


 A wheat allergy or gluten sensitivity no longer means paying high prices for bread that tastes like cardboard. With a little extra planning and delicious gluten-free recipes, you can enjoy your gluten-free meals with bread again. You can experience the joy of bread that not only tastes good but has the texture of bread made with wheat. Keep reading to discover a gluten-free bread made from dried lentils.

 Seven months ago, I heard the words that no bread lover ever wants to hear. The allergy doctor told me that I was allergic to wheat. The skin-prick allergy testing confirmed that a wheat allergy was the cause of my asthma breathing issues and if I wanted to stop the damage to my lungs, I had to follow a wheat-free diet.

 I was so hoping that I was not allergic to wheat as I loved homemade honey wheat bread and butter. The news of my wheat allergy really did not come as a surprise, as I already knew through an elimination diet, that eating wheat caused me to have a severe asthma attack. I was just hoping that the allergy test would not be positive for a wheat allergy. 

Learn how to make delicious homemade gluten-free bread 

 Once I got over the news of my wheat allergy, I went to the grocery store to buy some gluten-free bread and was disappointed at how expensive gluten-free bread was. I knew that I had to learn how to make gluten-free bread at home, as I was not going to pay the high prices for wheat-free bread that came in small packages.

 I was up for the challenge of more allergy-free baking. I was already having to make dairy-free recipes since I had a dairy allergy, so I was ready to learn the art of gluten-free baking. After discovering that the gluten-free ingredients. like gluten-free flour, was just as expensive as store-bought wheat-free bread, I began to search for inexpensive gluten-free recipes. 

 Through my gluten-free bread baking, I learned how to make gluten-free bagels, oat flour tortillas, gluten-free crepes, and gluten-free bread made from buckwheat. All those delicious recipes are at the end of this article. And now I bring you the easiest and least expensive recipe for gluten-free rolls made from dried lentils. You are going to love this recipe!


Gluten-Free Rolls From Lentils

~ Are easy to make

~ Loaded with Protein

~ Budget-Friendly

~ Flourless

~ Grain-Free

~ Soft & Fluffy

~ Gluten-Free

~ Dairy-Free

~ Wheat-Free

~ Vegan

~ Shapeable

~ Yeast-Free

~ Perfect for Sandwiches

 These delicious wheat-free rolls are perfect for many types of diets, especially allergy-friendly diets. You will love the texture of this gluten-free dough. It has the same consistency as regular bread dough and it is a shapeable dough. So you can shape the rolls into any desired shape. The recipe makes 6 rolls but you can double the recipe to make 6 hamburger buns for homemade veggie burgers.

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Ingredients Needed

~ Lentils - I used brown lentils, but you can use red or yellow

~ Whole Psyllium Husk - This acts as the binder of the ingredients and gives elasticity to the gluten-free dough. It also adds fiber to the bread. Use whole psyllium husks and not the powdered variety. This is a gluten-free bread-making staple that I keep in my pantry.

~ Baking Soda - This helps the dough rise.

~ Lemon Juice or Apple Cider Vinegar - This acidic ingredient works with the baking soda to enhance the rising of the dough.

 Making the lentil gluten-free rolls is super simple. It takes 4 easy steps to enjoy delicious warm rolls that are perfect with butter or to use as a sandwich roll. Check out this recipe for a delicious vegan deviled egg salad spread that is made with chickpeas.

4 Steps To Make The Lentil Gluten-Free Rolls

1. Step 1 ~ Soak the lentils -  Rinse the lentils well. Soak the lentils overnight in a large bowl with plenty of water. Then drain the water.

2. Blend all the ingredients together ~ Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend for about five minutes or until all the ingredients stick together and resemble biscuit dough.

3. Shape the bread dough - Divide the dough into 6 pieces and shape it into rolls.

4. Bake the rolls - Bake the rolls in the oven. Let them cool and enjoy.

Baking Tips

~ You can use any variety of dried lentils - Dried lentils come in a variety of colors, like red, yellow, green, and brown. Using a different type will not change the texture of the rolls but it will give the rolls a different color and taste.

Use whole psyllium husks - and not the powdered variety. The powder psyllium will not give the dough the elasticity that it needs to become bread.

Use a nonstick baking sheet - or line the baking sheet with parchment paper.

Add Different Flavors to the Rolls

Add spices to the dough before you blend it for additional flavor. Spices like rosemary, garlic, thyme, and salt will enhance the taste of the rolls. You can also add toppings to the rolls, after they are formed and before you bake them. Some topping suggestions are sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pepitas, kosher salt, and everything bagel seasoning.

How to Store the Lentil Rolls

Let the rolls cool completely before storing them.

~ Room Temperature - Store in an air-tight container for up to 2 days.

~ Refrigerator - Store in a container or bread bag for up to a week.

~ Freezer - Store in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw before serving.

~ Reheating - You can reheat the rolls in the microwave for 30 seconds or in an oven set to 350 F for 10 minutes.

Ways to enjoy the Gluten-Free Rolls From Lentils

~ These rolls are the best with butter

~ You can use the rolls for mini sandwiches or double the recipe and make the rolls bigger for veggie burgers

~ Serve the rolls with soup or pasta

~ Serve them with Vegan Tuna Salad or Vegan Egg Salad

~ Use them with your favorite dips

~ Enjoy them for breakfast with vegan scrambled eggs


Check out these other gluten-free bread recipes

Two Ingredient Gluten Free Oat Tortillas

Homemade Gluten-Free Bagels Made With Oat Flour

3 Ingredient Vegan Gluten Free Protein Crepes

1-Ingredient Gluten Free Buckwheat Bread


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10 comments:

AiringMyLaundry said...

I will have to give these a try. I have never made rolls from lentils but I might like them!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

These look delicious! I hope I can give these a try one of these days.

Agnes Dela Cruz said...

I haven't tried any lentil recipe yes and this would be a great start. I will check if we have available lentils at duty free shop this weekend.

Lavanda Michelle said...

As a mom navigating the world of food allergies, finding budget-friendly and delicious options is a game-changer. The fact that these rolls are not only gluten-free but also vegan, shapeable, and loaded with protein makes them an absolute winner!

LisaLisa said...

This looks so delicious and easy to make! Nothing like a fresh roll to make a delicious sandwich. I wonder if the kids would like this recipe since the like rolls so much!

Laura JL Books said...

I haven't try this buns yet, I Love the factor that it is whole wheat. I will have to give the recipe a try as well. thanks for sharing.

Gust si Aroma said...

Discovering a delicious and easy-to-make gluten-free alternative from dried lentils is a game-changer!

Lady In Read said...

I will be sure to try this out.. looks so very delish and easy to make too.. just need to go shop for the husk..

Monidipa said...

Thanks a bunch for sharing this awesome lentil-based roll recipe! Grateful for your creativity in making gluten-free options. Can't wait to try these rolls – they look delicious! Your thoughtful instructions make it seem super easy. You're making a positive impact in the kitchen for those with gluten sensitivities. Cheers to tasty, inclusive cooking!

Christy G said...

I had no idea that you could turn lentils into something that resembles bread. You are so creative. I love it. I’ll have to try these one day.

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