Do you like oatmeal bread? Then you'll love these Soft Oatmeal Dinner Rolls!!! They are easy to make and go great with just about anything!
I like to have a variety of different bread and roll recipes to keep my family from getting bored. Right now, I know a lot of you are baking bread from home, and wanted to give you something a little different than white or wheat bread.
I've been playing around with this soft oatmeal dinner roll recipe for a couple of months now. The oatmeal makes them a little bit denser than a normal roll, but they are still plenty soft.
If you love oatmeal bread, then you are going to love these! They go great with soups and salads as well as everyday dinners.
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What are oatmeal dinner rolls?
Like oatmeal bread, oatmeal rolls are made with oat flour. The oatmeal flavor really comes through in these fluffy dinner rolls!
How to make oatmeal rolls:
- I use my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer (affiliate link) fitted with a dough hook to make these rolls. You can make them by hand as well.
- Start by dissolving the brown sugar and yeast (affiliate link) in the warm water in your mixing bowl.
- While that stands and gets foamy for 5 minutes, process the quick oats in a blender or food processor until is just a little bit coarser than regular flour.
- When the yeast is ready, add the softened butter, salt, processed oatmeal, and 2 cups of white flour to the mixing bowl. The first picture below shows what my dough looks like after mixing all that together. You can see it is still really sticky.
- With the mixer going, add more flour, a ¼ cup at a time, until the dough is still a bit sticky but pulls away from the sides of the bowl, but not the bottom, as shown in the middle picture. I only added an additional ½ cup of flour. Knead the dough for 3 minutes at medium speed. As it kneads, the oatmeal will absorb more of the moisture in the dough and, by the end of the 3 minutes, should have completely cleaned the side of the mixing bowl and will be only slightly sticky to the touch.
- Remove the dough hook and cover the dough with a dish towel. Let rise until doubled, which should take 45 minutes to an hour.
- Dump the risen dough out onto a lightly floured surface, divide it up into 15 pieces, and shape them into balls. Place the dough balls in a 9x13 baking dish (affiliate link) that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
- Cover again with the dish towel and allow rolls to rise until doubled.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake for 15-20 minutes. The tops should be golden brown, and the rolls should sound hollow when thumped. Run a cube of butter over the hot tops if desired.
Do oatmeal rolls or oatmeal bread have gluten in them?
Yes, because you still need to use white flour in addition to the oat flour to make these rolls fluffy.
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Soft Oatmeal Dinner Rolls Recipe
- 1 ½ Cups Warm Water
- ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbs. Active Dry Yeast
- 1 ¾ Cup Quick Cooking Oatmeal
- 4 Tbs. Butter softened
- 1 ½ teaspoon Salt
- 2-3 Cups All Purpose Flour
- In the bowl of a mixer fitted with a dough hook, dissolve the brown sugar and yeast in the warm water. Allow to stand and get foamy for 5 minutes.
- While waiting for the yeast, process the quick cooking oatmeal in a blender or food processor until it is only a little bit coarser than regular flour.
- When the yeast is ready, mix in the butter, salt, processed oatmeal and 2 cups of the flour. Once this is all mixed in your dough will be really sticky and not form a ball
- Add more flour a ¼ cup at a time with the mixer running until the dough begins to come together and clean the sides of the bowl. (Refer to the pictures in my post). I usually only have to add an additional ½ cup of flour, if you live in a more humid place you may need a little more.
- Knead the dough at a medium speed for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes the dough should only be slightly stick and will have cleaned the sides of the bowl well.
- Remove the dough hook and cover the bowl with a dish towel. Let the dough rise until doubled. This should take 45 minutes to an hour.
- Dump risen dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it up into 15 pieces. Shape these pieces into balls and place them in a 9x13 baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Coer wih a towel and allow them to rise until doubled (30-45 minutes)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake the rolls for 15-20 minutes. The tops should be golden brown and rolls will sound hollow when thumped. Run a cube of butter over the tops of the hot rolls if desired.