This air fryer dinner roll recipe by Rabia’s Recipes on YouTube is impressive to make from scratch without using the oven. However, you can bake these in the oven if preferred. The dinner rolls look so fluffy and have a nice golden brown color to serve at dinner. They look delicious and perfect for those that want a quick bread recipe. So, if there are hot days and you don’t want to turn on the oven, try these air fryer dinner rolls instead.
- 3 Tabs Butter unsalted, melted
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 large Egg
- 2 tsp dry active yeast
- 1 & 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
First, mix the sugar and yeast in lukewarm water. Stir to mix them well and let it sit for about 1 minute so the yeast gets activated. After 1 minute, add the egg and butter into the yeast mixture and stir. Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl and add flour. Mix and cover the bowl with saran wrap and cloth until it is doubled in size for about an hour. Continue to watch Rabia’s Recipes on YouTube for full instructions and details.
Next, once the dough is divided and shaped into a ball, place it into the lined air fryer basket. Let the round dough balls sit in the air fryer to proof for another hour. Set the air fryer to 325 degrees F, and cook for about 15-20 minutes. Brush with melted butter when finished.
Note: this dinner rolls recipe can be made in the oven if you do not have an air fryer. They look light and airy without such a dense middle part. I would make small slider sandwiches with these dinner rolls too. It’s a great alternative to make your own rolls at home.