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Close up of two soft sourdough dinner rolls with their soft crumb showing
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5 from 31 votes

Soft Sourdough Rolls

These pillowy sourdough rolls require no added yeast, just your well-fed sourdough starter. Serve them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Rise time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 40 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Soft Sourdough Rolls
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 177kcal



  • ½ cup sourdough starter (recently fed)
  • 2 ½ cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup aquafaba (chickpea brine)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt (can adjust to your taste)
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 6 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup nondairy milk (I used almond, but use any nondairy milk of your choice)


  • Place all the ingredients except the nondairy milk in a bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Drizzle in the milk as needed until the dough comes together. Knead it just until it's soft and pliable and smooth.
  • Form the dough into a smooth ball and place in a bowl to rise, turning over the dough once to coat the top with the oil. Cover the bowl with a tight lid or cling wrap and let stand in a warm place for four hours or overnight in the refrigerator, until the dough has doubled. This dough won't rise as fast or as much as a bread dough with added yeast would, but that's fine.
  • If you placed your dough in the refrigerator, and it hasn't doubled overnight, let it stand in a warm place in your kitchen until it does.
  • Knead the risen dough, and divide into 12 portions. Shape each into a smooth ball by stretching the dough and tucking the sides underneath. Place in a well-oiled 13 X 9 inch baking pan. The rolls won't touch at this point but that's okay because they will as they rise and bake.
  • Cover the pan with a kitchen towel and place in a warm spot, like the oven with just the pilot light turned on, for four hours or until they are all puffy and are touching each other.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (make sure you remove the rolls from the oven if they are rising in there while the oven preheats)
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake 30 minutes until the rolls are golden-brown on top. Let them stand on a rack 20 minutes, then remove from the rack and continue cooling.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg