Cornmeal Rolls

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Soft and fluffy Cornmeal Rolls

If you follow me on facebook, you’ll know that we just had an amazing weekend with friends and family. We had our little Rachel blessed and sealed to us in the temple.
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It was such a special experience that all of us will remember forever. We are so grateful to have her in our family; she is such a joy!! It was awesome having our extended family here to share this time with us. I wish the weekend could have lasted a little longer.

Cornmeal rolls - a yummy twist on traditional yeast rolls.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought it was probably time to start sharing some Thanksgiving worthy recipes. I love homemade bread and rolls. Like a lot.  I am always up for trying new recipes for yeast rolls. I found a recipe for cornmeal rolls ages ago, and I finally got around to making them. They were super yummy and a nice change from my favorite roll recipe.

Recipe for cornmeal rolls.

The cornmeal adds a slightly nutty flavor, and the rolls are a pretty golden yellow color. I think they would be a fabulous addition to Thanksgiving dinner. Because you can’t have Thanksgiving without homemade rolls. At least I can’t!

Cornmeal rolls are soft, fluffy, and delicious. They have a wonderful texture and pretty color.
What is your one “can’t have Thanksgiving without it” food? I wanna know! 🙂

Homemade cornmeal rolls

Cornmeal Rolls

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Cornmeal Rolls
Yield: 15-18 rolls
  • 1 2/3 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp instant yeast (I use SAF brand)
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup freshly ground white wheat flour (or 1 cup all purpose flour)
  • 3 cups flour
  1. Bring milk to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Stir in cornmeal and whisk for 3-4 minutes or till thickened. Remove from heat and add sugar, butter, and salt. Cool to lukewarm.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add cornmeal mixture, eggs, and wheat flour. Beat until smooth. Gradually add enough flour to make a soft and slightly sticky dough. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Form dough into balls and place on greased cookie sheet or in a 9x13" pan. Let rise till doubled (usually about 30-40 minutes). Bake at 350° for about 20-25 minutes or till lightly brown. Brush with butter while still hot.

Love homemade bread as much as I do? Here are a few more recipes to try:

Chewy Pretzel Rolls
These soft pretzel rolls are absolutely incredible!Homemade French Bread

One Hour Yeast Rolls
I was amazed at how soft, fluffy, and delicious these one hour dinner rolls turned out. A simple yeast roll recipe you will love.
Best Ever Cheesy Focaccia Bread
Recipe for the best ever cheese bread!



Cornmeal rolls - a yummy twist on traditional yeast rolls. Everyone will love these soft and fluffy rolls!


  1. Hi Kara! Thank you for ANOTHER great recipe! Your other recipe for dinner rolls ( the one with mashed potatoes in it) has become my go-to and my family’s most requested. We had those three days ago with lasagne, and now the cornmeal rolls are in the oven to be served with beef stew! Just one change, I made: instead of two-thirds cup of sugar, I used one-third of a cup of sugar and one-third of a cup of HONEY! I have always liked honey cornbread, so this seemed like a natural pairing.
    Thanks againn, and congratulations on your sealing! You have a beautiful family

  2. I’m Baking this right now!!!:D i hope i did it right hah…

  3. Congratulations on your sealing. What an awsome experience for your boys (and you and your husband of course.)

  4. Congratulations!! I bet the temple workers were all a buzz for your sealing…

    Can’t live without homemade rolls for Thanksgiving. It’s a busy day, so I make my rolls the night before, pop them in the fridge and bake them the next day. If I don’t have room in the fridge, I put them in the garage (during the winter). I’ve also discovered that freezing rolls free ahead of time free up my day as well!

  5. So happy for your great day! Love the roll recipe- I am much to lazy for homemade. 😉 My assignment this year? Green bean casserole.

  6. How Splendid!!!! as my daughter would say your a forever family!!! shes 8

  7. Congrats on your sealing!!

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