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Oatmeal Yeast Rolls

These rolls are a delicious addition to any meal. This recipe is perfect for any large get-together.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    52 rolls


  • 3-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 9 to 10-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Melted butter, optional
  • HONEY BUTTER (optional):
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey


  • In a saucepan, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add oats and butter; simmer for 1 minute. Remove to a bowl; cool to 110°-115°. Heat remaining water to 110°-115°; stir in yeast and sugar. To oat mixture, add eggs, brown sugar, salt, yeast mixture and half the flour; mix well. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 8-10 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 and divide into four pieces; shape each piece into 13 balls. Place in four greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, 45-60 minutes. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes. Brush tops with butter if desired. Remove to wire racks to cool. If desired, beat butter and honey until smooth; serve with rolls.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 117 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Janknits
    Jan 4, 2021

    I have been using this recipe for years and everyone loves it. It is great for large family gatherings because it makes so many. They are tasty and moist and I am often asked for the recipe

  • ambprice
    Mar 22, 2011

    I only had 8 inch pans and was able to put twelve rolls per pan and it worked out fine. I also used my Kitcheaid mixer to mix and knead the dough. I only had to cook the rolls for about 27 minutes and they were done just right. Keep an eye on them while cooking to make sure they don't overbake. My husband, kids and neighbors loved them!