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Oat Dinner Rolls

These soft rolls are out of this world. The addition of oat makes them a little heartier than other dinner rolls. —Patricia Rutherford, Winchester, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 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.
  • Punch dough down; shape into 24 rolls. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan and cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 roll: 132 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • Linda
    Mar 15, 2020

    I made these using my stand mixer after the cooking of the oats and it was easy! Doubled the recipe and made 1 loaf and, using my dough cutter, cut the remaining dough into 12 pieces. I then baked them in a cupcake pan. They rose up to the size of a popover! 20 minutes at 350 degrees, and this is the new favorite in my house!

  • vewebber58
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Sep 20, 2014

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

  • nannaboo
    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
    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
    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!