Golden Cornmeal Bliss: Fluffy Yeast Rolls Recipe

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Cornmeal Rolls Recipe 🌽🍞


These delightful Cornmeal Rolls are a perfect accompaniment to any hearty soup or stew, bringing a comforting warmth to your meal. Ideal for busy weeknights or feeding a crowd, these rolls can be conveniently prepared in advance and frozen, ensuring you always have a homemade treat on hand. With a savory touch of cornmeal and a soft, fluffy texture, they’re sure to become a family favorite.

  • Total Time: 2 hours 18 minutes
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Servings: 24 rolls


Quantity Ingredient
2 1/4 cups Warm water
1/3 cup Cornmeal
1/4 cup Sugar
3 tsp Salt
2 tsp Active dry yeast
2 Eggs
2 cups All-purpose flour
5 tbsp Butter
Margarine (optional)
Additional cornmeal (for sprinkling)


  1. Prepare Cornmeal Mixture:

    • In a saucepan, combine 1 3/4 cups of warm water, cornmeal, sugar, butter, and salt.
    • Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture boils, approximately 10 minutes.
    • Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature until it reaches 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl.
  2. Activate Yeast:

    • Dissolve the yeast in the remaining warm water and add it to the cornmeal mixture.
    • Crack the eggs into the mixture and mix thoroughly.
  3. Form Dough:

    • Gradually add the all-purpose flour (you may need additional flour) to form a soft dough.
    • Turn the dough onto a floured board and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  4. First Rise:

    • Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it, and let it rise for 45-60 minutes or until doubled in size.
  5. Shape Rolls:

    • Punch the dough down and divide it into 24 equal-sized balls.
    • Place the dough balls on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Final Rise:

    • Brush the rolls with melted butter and sprinkle them with additional cornmeal.
    • Let the dough balls rise, uncovered, for an additional 30 minutes.
  7. Bake:

    • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Bake the rolls for 18-20 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  8. Serve:

    • Remove the rolls from the baking sheet and serve them warm.
  9. Storage and Reheating:

    • Any leftover rolls can be frozen in an airtight container or freezer bag.
    • To reheat, place frozen rolls in a toaster oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit until warmed through, about 5-8 minutes.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 131.9
  • Fat: 2.5g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.4g
  • Cholesterol: 15.5mg
  • Sodium: 201.8mg
  • Carbohydrates: 23.5g
    • Fiber: 1g
    • Sugar: 2.2g
  • Protein: 3.6g

Recipe Notes:

  • These rolls freeze exceptionally well, making them a convenient option for meal prep or unexpected guests.
  • Feel free to customize the recipe by adding herbs or spices to the dough for extra flavor.
  • For a richer taste, you can substitute some or all of the butter with margarine.
  • Ensure the yeast is activated properly to achieve a light and fluffy texture in the rolls.

Enjoy these Cornmeal Rolls as a versatile side dish or snack, perfect for any occasion!

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