30 Minute Rolls, Big Family Style

One the questions I get often is, how do you afford to have 6 children? Well, there are a lot of answers but simple meals, made from scratch, save us hundreds of dollars a month, not just at the grocery store but they save us long term with our medical needs.

All of my children are healthy and require no medication which is partly genetic, partly luck but is also due, in part, to a healthy focused lifestyle which concentrates on eating real food as much as possible.

Cooking from scratch requires a time investment though, to which one might ask, “With 6 homeschooled children, how do you find the time?”

Well, planning ahead is the best strategy however I love my 30 minute roll recipe. Not only can it make some reheated left overs a proper meal, it’s also good enough to have at Christmas and Easter and all year long!

These rolls seriously changed my life. They are the cornerstone of my kitchen. I also love the simplicity of them. They are great for kids who are just learning to cook and easy enough to ask a teenager to whip up a batch while you’re holding a sleeping baby.

So #MakeFamiliesBigAgain, and feed them rolls!

Rolls With a Purpose


2 cups plus warm water

2/3 cup melted coconut oil (or Olive oil)

4 tablespoons active dry yeast (yes, 4!)

1/4 cup raw sugar or honey

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 eggs, beaten (this recipe will still work without the eggs if you’re vegan)

6-8 cups flour


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In the bowl combine the warm water, oil, yeast, and sugar or honey. Allow the mixture to rest for 10 minutes.

Mix 4 cups of the flour, the salt, and the egg into the yeast mixture, mix well. Add the remaining flour 1 cup at a time. Knead until doigh os soft and elastic (about 5 minutes).

Shape dough into 24 golfball sized balls and put them on a greased baking sheet. Allow to rise for 5 mintues.

Bake for 10 minutes or until tops are just golden brown. Serve as a side or make them into sliders.

Enjoy that TradLife!