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Pan Yeast Rolls

These Pan Yeast Rolls made with grits are a special treat! Perfect for the holidays. 
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Pan Yeast Rolls
Servings: 36 Rolls


  • 1 cup instant grits or quick grits uncooked
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 cups hot water I just use hot water from the tap.
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil I use canola oil
  • 6 to 6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 pkgs dry yeast two 1/4 ounce packages or 4 1/2 teaspoons


  • Combine instant grits, sugar, and salt in large bowl. Add water, oil and 2 cups of the flour. Beat 2 minutes on low speed with mixer. Add 1 cup additional flour and yeast. Beat 1 minute on low speed. Stir in additional flour to make soft dough. Turn out on floured board and knead until smooth and elastic. Add additional flour if needed.
  • Spray two round cake pans and divide dough in half. Shape each half into 18 balls and place in pans. Cover and let rise 1 to 2 hours until doubled in size. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Brush with butter. Makes about 36 rolls. Serve warm.


I have also made the dough balls larger and placed in a 9 x 13 inch greased cake pan. They will be more like sandwich rolls if made this way.