Oat Dinner Rolls Recipe
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Oat Dinner Rolls Recipe

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These soft rolls are out of this world. The addition of oat makes them a little more hearty than other dinner rolls. —Patricia Rutherford, Winchester, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2-1/3 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 5 to 5-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 roll: 132 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Stir in oats; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 minute. Stir in brown sugar, butter, salt and remaining water.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl; let stand until mixture reaches 110°-115°. Stir in yeast. Add 3 cups flour; beat well. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  3. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. Punch dough down; shape into 24 rolls. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  5. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan and cool on wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Oat Dinner Rolls in Taste of Home February/March 1999, p18

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vewebber58 User ID: 998755 254912
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2016

"Very good rolls! I wanted to make the dough in my bread machine, so I only used half the yeast so it wouldn't raise too high and overflow. Also - I only had bread flour so I used that. The rolls came out great, maybe a little "heartier" in texture, but delicious none the less. I will make these again, and will use all purpose flour so I can compare the results."

angela32 User ID: 3084463 252504
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2016

"These were easy and delicious. I cut the recipe in half and just made 12. I will make these again and again..."

misscoffeepot User ID: 7519492 252207
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2016

"So easy to make, and really nice results. I made 20 instead of 24...and got rolls the size of hamburger buns. They were a great hit here. I like the bit denser texture that oatmeal gives them. I used light brown sugar, but next time I will use dark for the extra flavor."

ukiebaker User ID: 6568943 246669
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"Great flavor! I made bread instead of rolls. I only had old-fashioned oats, so I cooked them a minute longer. I didn't have brown sugar so I used 2/3 cup honey. Granddaughter loves oatmeal with cinnamon, so I toast the bread and sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar. She calls it "my favorite no-bowl oatmeal". Very good and easy recipe for bread or rolls. A keeper!"

Peggie0203 User ID: 2074993 228295
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"I used palm sugar, and subbed 3 cups whole wheat flour for some of the all purpose white. They did not have that overly yeasty flavor my whole wheat rolls often have. They turned out light and tasty.

My total time for these was just under 3 hours."

LauraShoe User ID: 999714 70176
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2014

"I have been making these rolls for several years. They are easy and so delicious!"

nannaboo User ID: 1460214 50936
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2014

"These are wonderful. Follow directions for bread machine, the shape and freeze. Family of 2 and we love fresh hot bread with our evening meal. Thanks"

Caoimheandme User ID: 7378355 19658
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2014

"These rolls are terrific. I do a lot of cooking for various groups and am always looking for new and easy bread and roll recipes. This one always gets rave reviews."

kclementsdvm User ID: 1360203 32009
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2013

"We tried these for the first time at our Thanksgiving dinner (nothing like trying out a new recipe for a major dinner!), and they were such a hit that we've made them multiple times since then. And I've gotten multiple requests for the recipe, so you know they're good!"

joyjoy25 User ID: 7085541 48861
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"Very good! I halved the recipe and didn't cook the oatmeal first and they turned out great."

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