Oatmeal Dinner Rolls Recipe
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Oatmeal Dinner Rolls Recipe

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These fluffy rolls go perfectly with any meal. They have a delicious homemade flavor that's irresistible. I like them because they're not hard to make and they bake up nice and high. -Patricia Staudt, Marble Rock, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4-3/4 to 5-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 180 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 212mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil; add oats and butter. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; cool to lukewarm.
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the oat mixture, sugars, salt and 4 cups of flour; beat until smooth. 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, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. Punch dough down; allow to rest for 10 minutes. Shape into 18 balls. Place in two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  5. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to wire racks. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Oatmeal Dinner Rolls in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p31

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choc52 User ID: 434649 264098
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2017

"Very easy for a bread recipe and very good! I used Old Fashioned Oats as that is all I ever buy. Needed vegan recipes for my son's birthday and never thought I'd find a bread recipe without eggs or dairy. For butter I used Smart Balance Original (no dairy) margarine. I didn't bake quite long enough so some were kind of doughy but even they were good. He took all the leftovers home so I'm making more very soon. This is a keeper!"

turtlemama1 User ID: 2078270 260176
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2017

"We make this recipe at least once a week! I won grand champion at our local fair and have never given it to anyone who doesn't absolutely love it!! I adapted the recipe to make three loaves of bread and we eat one as soon as it is out of the oven. It doesn't make very good sandwiches as it tends to fall apart when spread with mayo or mustard, but it does make fantastic toast. Overall a wonderful recipe that I am teaching to my grandsons/!!"

Carol User ID: 8967975 256778
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2016

"Made these last night for adult kids for dinner. They are not big bread eaters but thought these were great. I didn't need near all of flour called for. Were very moist and light. This morning I sliced one in thirds horizontally, buttered and grilled the sides, used the top and bottom for scrambled egg sandwich and put a little jelly on the center slice. Very yummy."

stephrae User ID: 6656051 255859
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2016

"I made these rolls again last night .These are the new family favorites. I live on the East Coast and I use the full amount of flour and maybe even 1/4 cup more, but I also use wheat pastry flour. (Uncle Bob's)"

jandar7 User ID: 6339512 253716
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2016

"I barely got 3 cups flour when I reached the soft dough stage. Its raising now. Has this happened to anyone else? If I continue adding flour, the dough will be way too stiff."

Briadona User ID: 5500759 247504
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2016

"These were easy to make with a Kitchen Aid mixer though time consuming. They were great warm and good the day made but didn't keep well. The next day not so good. If all will be eaten same day made a good recipe to use. Nice taste and size."

tou jour moi User ID: 5426288 245577
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"I copied this recipe a while back and decided to try it yesterday. YUM! won't be long before I make it again. I used the doagh to make hamburger buns. Extra fussy hubby loved them too!"

peekabu User ID: 6215630 243148
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"I made these rolls last week, following the instructions exactly. Well, these are the BEST rolls I have ever made or tasted!!! It was easy to mix in my Kitchen Aid with the dough hook first, so that kneading it right out of the bowl was simple. The rising times were exact and in a few hours i had 18 of the tastiest rolls I have ever had. They are even better than those hawaiian rolls you hear about. Give these a try, you will not be disappointed!"

angela32 User ID: 3084463 243146
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"These are fantastic!"

creolerick User ID: 2861190 242670
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"these are great, i made several "healthy" substitutions and they were still great, i'll chunk out all the rest of my roll recipes and keep this more Sister Schubert rolls from the frozen foods section of our Walmart either."

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