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Amazing Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

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  • Total Time: Total including rise time 2 hours 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 to 15 rolls 1x


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  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 5 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 5 1/4 to 5 1/2 cups flour (or more)
  • Butter for brushing on top



  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water, quick oats and butter to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the 2/3 cup lukewarm water, let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the dough hook, add the cooled oat mixture, yeast mixture, salt, brown sugar and 3 cups of the flour. Mix on medium speed until combined, add remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until a soft, but still slightly tacky dough forms. (*Keep in mind this dough will be stickier than most bread/roll doughs and won’t completely pull away from the sides.) Cover and let rise until doubled in size (about 1 to 1 1/2 hours).
  4. Punch down dough and divide into 12 equal balls (I use about 2.8 oz of dough per roll. You also can make smaller rolls, using about 2.2 to 2.3 oz of dough).
  5. Place rolls in a greased 9×13 baking dish and cover and let rise until doubled in size (45 to 60 minutes).
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Brush warm rolls with a stick of butter as soon as they come out of the oven.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins + 2 hours rise time
  • Cook Time: 25 mins