Thanksgiving Tradition: Homemade Yeast Rolls Made Light


My sister, Julie, has created the Thanksgiving tradition to make Homemade Yeast Rolls with my daughter, Leigh. It’s so warm and comforting to serve homemade rolls on Thanksgiving. This recipe is incredible, and with only 92 calories per roll and  1 gram of fat, what can I say? Oh, how about the fact that they are also really easy! They are made with egg substitute and skim milk, and are so delicious. Enjoy!

Low-Fat Yeast Rolls

Cook Time:

15 minutes

Prep Times:

45 minutes


2 dozen


2 packages active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
1 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup egg substitute or 4 egg whites
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
11/2 teaspoons salt
4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
Cooking spray


1. Combine yeast and warm water in a 2-cup liquid measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes. Combine yeast mixture, milk, and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Gradually add 1 cup flour, stirring until smooth. Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top, and let stand in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 15 additional minutes.

2. Punch dough down; cover and let stand in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 15 minutes.

3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3 or 4 times. Divide dough into 24 pieces; shape into balls. Place in 2 (9-inch) square pans or round pans coated with cooking spray, and let stand in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 15 minutes.

4. Preheat oven to 400°. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden. Serve warm.

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