Virtual Vegan Potluck: Sage & Rosemary Dinner Rolls with Roasted Garlic Coconut Butter

Roll with Butter

Rolls in BowlWelcome to the Bread course of the Virtual Vegan Potluck!  This is just the beginning of some tasty carbs – both savory and sweet – here at the Potluck.  Thank you so much for being part of our delicious plant-based event.  I know you’ve already enjoyed lots of goodies – and there are a lot more to come!  Hope you left some room on your plate for a roll or two!

No doubt about it, I’m a bread junkie.  I love kneading, baking and especially eating it.  And I love these Sage & Rosemary Dinner Rolls.  Simple, elegant, easy to make and packed with summery, warm, herb flavor.  (If I’d included parsley and thyme I could’ve called these Simon & Garfunkel rolls…)  Inside they’re soft and fragrant; on the outside they have a satisfying and tender crust.  They smell so wonderful fresh out of the oven.  Serve these flavorful, healthy rolls alongside some not-so-healthy but mouthwatering Roasted Garlic Coconut Butter, the recipe for which you’ll find below.  It’s also easy to make and full of flavor; the perfect complement to the rolls.


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Sage & Rosemary Dinner Rolls

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  • Author: Annie
  • Prep Time: 120
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 145
  • Yield: 12 1x


Soft, fragrant dinner rolls with sage and rosemary that are paired with luscious roasted garlic coconut butter.


  • 2 1/4 tsp. regular yeast (1 packet)
  • 1 tbsp. agave nectar
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 2 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. minced fresh sage
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the water, yeast and agave nectar. Set aside for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a smaller bowl, combine the bread flour, whole wheat flour, sage, rosemary, salt and pepper.
  2. When the yeast mixture is bubbly, add the flour mixture and stir until a wet dough forms. Add small amounts of flour – just until the dough doesn’t stick too much to your hands. Either knead in the bowl or on the counter for about 8 minutes. The dough will be very soft and should be smooth.
  3. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for about 1 hour. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. When the dough has doubled in size, press it down to deflate and let it rest for 5 minutes. Lightly flour the counter and divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll the pieces into balls and place on the baking sheet. 12 will just fit. Using scissors, snip a deep X into the tops of each roll. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise for 30 minutes. (You could also make 8 rolls. They are perfect for sandwiches.)
  5. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees F. Bake the rolls for about 20-25 minutes, or until lightly brown on top and firm on the bottom. Cool rolls on a wire rack or serve warm alongside Roasted Garlic Coconut Butter.


  • Serving Size: 12
  • Calories: 146
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 297
  • Fat: 1
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 30
  • Protein: 5
  • Cholesterol: 0


Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic Coconut Butter


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Roasted Garlic Coconut Butter

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  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 75


Make your own creamy, spreadable vegan butter!


  • 1 head garlic, roasted and squeezed out and mashed
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tsp. soy milk
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. refined coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 1/4 tsp. soy lecithin granules
  • 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum


  1. Combine soy milk, apple cider vinegar and salt in a small bowl and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Gently melt the coconut oil. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the mashed garlic, soy milk mixture, coconut oil, canola oil, soy lecithin granules and xanthan gum and process for 1 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and make sure no lecithin granules are sticking to the bottom. Process for an additional minute. Pour mixture into silicon molds or ice trays and freeze for at least 1 hour before removing from trays and using.


  • Serving Size: 16
  • Calories: 86
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 72
  • Fat: 10
  • Saturated Fat: 8
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0



Sage, flowering



Thank you so much for being a part of the Virtual Vegan Potluck!  We’ve all had a lot of fun planning and putting this event together and sharing it with you has been the best part.  I know you will find many delicious vegan recipes to add to your repertoire.  To read about the origins of the Virtual Vegan Potluck, please visit this post.

And now it’s time to visit another participating blog.  Either click one of the icons below to be taken to the preceding blog or the following blog in the Potluck, or click here to be taken back to Veggie What Now in the Salad category – or – click here to move forward in the Potluck to visit Cocina de Nihacc with a delicious offering in the bread course.  )If you would like to go back to the very start of the Potluck, please click here to visit Vegan Bloggers Unite!)

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92 thoughts on “Virtual Vegan Potluck: Sage & Rosemary Dinner Rolls with Roasted Garlic Coconut Butter

  1. Choc Chip Uru

    This is fabulous my friend 😀
    I cannot believe the idea of coconut butter – you really are amazing
    Thanks for organising such a fantastic event 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Kammie

    These look awesome! Although I’m not a hugeee bread fanatic but these look so yummy. Mmm. Sage and rosemary are a wonderful combo. Thank you again for coming up with this awesome event! Can’t wait for the next one! 😉

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  4. Lou

    So many of my favourite things right here in this post… fresh rosemary, sage, roasted garlic, fresh BREAD! Amazing, and thank YOU so so MUCH for all the hard work you must have put in to co ordinate this event. You’re a Star!

  5. Brittany

    These herbs are perfect. This bread looks fluffy, and you are a wonder woman in the kitchen!! You are so awesome for putting all of this together..I want to be your best friend.

  6. trueindigo

    Simply the best flavor combos Annie! Your recipes are always inspiring and you have brought to much, more than just bread, to this virtual community. Brava Girl!

  7. 40 Fit In The Mitt

    Your dinner rolls look so good! Great job with the potluck, what a great event. So many amazing recipes, where to begin. Well, I guess I’ll start with one at a time from the beginning! Thank-you so much.

  8. meizac

    How in the world do you come up with exactly the kind of recipe I’m looking for exactly as I’m looking for it? These look delicious and will be the very first recipe I make after I read through all of the other blogs. 😀

    Thank you for suggesting and organizing VVP. I am LOVING this!

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  10. Siri

    ANNIE! I am so amazed going through everyone’s posts– and it’s all thanks to you! Incredible job! And these rolls look awesome… anything with roasted garlic and I’m in!

  11. veganmonologue

    Great job with the rolls and butter! I messed my post up after all. I set it to auto- post this morning at 6AM, but it never posted. Checked it at 10 and I was totally let down. Just fixed it. Sorry- didn’t mean to break the chain. Not sure why it didn’t work.

  12. iatelunch

    I definitely need to get some of those weirdo ingredients so I can start making my own coconut butter. Every time you post about it, I start drooling.

  13. The Vegan Kat

    I love your bread recipe posts. They always look so yummy and make me want to bake 🙂 Thanks so much for organizing the Virtual Vegan Potluck! I’ve been browsing recipes all morning, and everything looks great. Thanks for bringing everyone together!

  14. everydayvegangirl

    Oh yum! I am such a carb junkie and your bread rolls are making me salivate! They look so light and fluffy!

  15. Shira

    Fabulous! Love these and I think we share the same taste in herbs 🙂 Loving that butter, going to give that a go for sure!! xo!

  16. jasongillett

    If this were a live event, I would leave with my pockets FULL of these. Then I would dump them in the car, pretend I forgot something in the kitchen, and fill my pockets again. Very well done- I hope ours look as light!

  17. Somer

    Oh Annie! The potluck is amazing! Those rolls, that coconut butter!?! Seriously making them for mother’s day tomorrow! xoxo

  18. annesturetucker

    Dinner rolls with fresh herbs AND garlic coconut butter – okay, can it get much better than that? Looks awesome!!! I must learn how to make the vegan delicious butters you make – I will come back and study 🙂 Thank you – the potluck is incredible!!

  19. Richa@HobbyandMore

    i am drooling over that garlic coconut butter! and the gorgeous herbed rolls. this is fantastic.. i am joining in the next potluck.. send me like 10 reminders a day before the deadline if i dont sign up!:))

  20. Dudette

    Nice! (You should open a bakery, I would shop there every day!!!) Thank you for the potluck idea, it seriously is the best blog event ever!

  21. keepinitkind

    Annie, you never cease to amaze me! That butter is blowing my mind right now and imagining it melted all over those gorgeous rolls is making me think I need to start carbo-loading! Because packing requires a lot of energy. Yes, that it… 🙂

  22. vegancharlie

    I think that I can effectively say that I’ve made it to drool level. Yum garlic coconut butter just sounds like something I want to spread all over a roll! these look so yummy!! now if only I could find a way to place all my nutrient needs into bread and simple eat that and these butters you make. then I would be on to something! Sage + Rosemary sounds heavenly those are some of the few spices I can hear and instantly smell like basil. Kay leaving your post now before I drool all over my keyboard lol. BTW you have done an AMAZING job setting all of this up. <3

  23. emmycooks

    Oh, yum! I love the idea of making these for sandwiches. I can’t tell you how much fun I’m having making my way through this group of fabulous blogs and vegan potluck dishes, thank you!! These rolls would also be great with some of the salads I just put on my list. 🙂

  24. Starr

    These look so delicious! I’ve been on a total bread kick lately, and your rolls have just made my “to bake” list… Love roasted garlic! Yum!

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  26. Richgail Enriquez

    Entering the bread course, I’m excited! Your recipe looks soo divine! Open up an eatery already! But do it here in SF hehe..I’d love to try your recipe in the mean time, starting with the butter, yummy…btw, thanks for organizing the potluck! Im all pumped up to create a storm in the kitchen.

  27. toxicvegan

    Wow! That butter has made me feel a bit faint!!! I may even brave some bread too – I am not the best baker!!! Gorgeous post as always hon. Still in awe that you made all this happen 🙂

  28. jenniferwhetham

    My turn to write, “I learned so much!” I love butter . . . and I love coconut oil, sugar, milk . . . now it time to bring the two together in a perfect marriage of deliciousness! I can’t wait to try this recipe out . . . how I miss butter!

    Much love, Annie. You’re a star, as they say in England. What a wonderful treat to have met you– and to have participated in your spectacular event!

    Thank you so much!


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