Thursday, April 15, 2010

Taste of Home Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

Ok, this isn't exactly the type of recipe I would normally use in this blog, but, hey, oatmeal counts as a healthy 'good for you' ingredient, right?  I decided to skip this month's HBin 5 assignment to make a gluten free recipe- Thank goodness, that is not a dietary challenge we have in our family.  However, I wanted to share something with the group.  So, when I was asked to make some rolls to take to a funeral luncheon today, I thought this would be a great opportunity to share one of my all time favorite recipes- Here is the online Taste of Home recipe for  Oatmeal Dinner Rolls
     Hubby and I first tasted these at a potluck dinner party while we were living in Germany a few years ago.  It was love at first bite!  I had been making another roll recipe for years- in fact, had even become fairly well known for my rolls.  But, these oatmeal rolls just blew both of us away.  They are SOOO good!  I begged the recipe from my good friend Liz and these rolls are now my personal choice over my old standby 'Cloud Light Crescent Rolls'.  (I will post that recipe next time I make them.) Of course, the family still insists I make the crescent rolls  for holiday dinners- they are emphatic about them being TRADITION! {Can you hear the fiddle and Tevye singing??)  :)
       Anyway, here is the recipe Liz gave me- the proportions are a little larger than the online recipe:

Oatmeal Dinner Rolls


  • 2 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cup quick-cooking oats [do not substitute 'Old Fashioned Oats', it doesn't work. Bet you can guess how come I know that!  LOL]
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 5 1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour


  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil; add oats, sugar, salt and butter. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; cool to lukewarm.(110 degrees)
  • In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes. Add the oat mixture and 2 cups of flour; beat until smooth. Continue adding enough of remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down; allow to rest for 10 minutes. Shape into 20 balls. Place in two greased 9-in. round baking pans. [I usually put them in a 9x13 baking pan] Cover and let rise until doubled, about an hour.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to wire racks. 
  •  Yield: 20 rolls


  1. Marnie, These remind me of maybe a Spudnut type dough. I bet they are fabulous. I love the oatmeal bread in HBinFive. I am going to try these soon. They are absolutely beautiful.

  2. Looks yummy!!! Thanks for the recipe..........

  3. I did an oat recipe using ordinary not quick oats and it worked for me.

    Yours look so good I cant wait to make them.

  4. From the photo I would never have guessed that the rolls had oatmeal in them. No way! Gorgeous rolls too and they would be great for Thanksgiving!

  5. That's a pretty pan of rolls! From my experience, you didn't miss anything with the gluten-free bread. Although, I've seen several posted that turned out nicely.

  6. Oatmeal rolls! Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. I love this recipe. While I was reading the ingredients and directions I was transported back to a farmer's kitchen with a mom making oatmeal for her family. After the kids have left to walk 5 miles to school and hubby has gone out to the field, she decides to make bread but realizes she is almost out of flour...what to do? AH, throw in the rest of the oatmeal! I envision alot of our recipes that way! LOL. Thanks for the recipe and great pics, and the walk in another person's shoes!

  8. Thanks for the recipe. Will give it a try when not baking my assignments.

  9. Those rolls, slathered with butter...mmmm.

  10. Looks like we are indeed kindred spirits! Sooo excited you love healthy bread and we can share ideas!