Cornmeal Rolls

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Cornmeal Rolls . . . these soft and fluffy rolls are flavorful and have the best texture. A yummy change from traditional yeast rolls!

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

Yield: 15-18 rolls

Cornmeal Rolls

Cornmeal Rolls
Soft dinner rolls made with part cornmeal.
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 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


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.

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.

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!




  1. I’ve found some great recipes here tonight soups, breads, salads, these corn rolls are new to me. You have a beautiful family. It’s 2018 now, so they must all be well grown by now. You are so lucky your daughter is the youngest! Boys grow so quickly, get busyin sports,
    & before you notice, they are on to college! You & your daughter will be a great pair. If they all turn out perfectly( and they will) you will have raised a wonderful group of adults & by now may even have grand children. Your Faith places so much emphasis on the family & family values, I’ve met a number of young people on their mission outreach & I’m always impressed by their maturity, outgoing view of the world, & their openness toward all. I am impressed with their knowledge of their faith, their commitment to it, & how they speak of it to everyone but don’t shove it down your throat, like happens too often with other groups. I’m am always happy to meet young folk who are comfortable in their faith, confident with themselves & their life. So many others have more questions than answers, & no idea of where they are going, they grow away from faith & family & float from 1 thing to the next, with little maturity, a lot of indecision, & are so easily misdirected. They get wrapped up in things they can have empty fun doing for the moment then drift in to eddies of troubles. Keep up the good work with raising good adults! There needs to be a group of leaders for the future to turn out better than it is currently, Your young adults have a good grounded base in Faith, & life, honor the family Unit, & God. They understand. reality, & affairs of the world. I love your blogging you seem to have a powerfully positive nature! I like that! I will definitely be back for more keep up the good work, if your daughter rings as true as you & your husband she will be a. Great credit to you both as your son are by now in middle to high school & maybe further GodBless! Regards MA from Boston, MA

  2. 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

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

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

  5. 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!

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

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

  8. Congrats on your sealing!!

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