March 28, 2011

Oatmeal Rolls

As much as I love to bake, I steered clear of yeast and bread.  This past year I decided to tackle my fear of yeast and dive into the bread world.  These are actually easy to make and this recipe is so delicious.  I'm not sure how healthy they are, but with the oatmeal in them, I like to think of them as "healthier".  Plus, you get the added bonus of that delicious smell in your house while they are baking.

2 cups Boiling Water
1 cup Quick or Regular Oats
2/3 cup Brown Sugar
3 tbls. Butter
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
1/3 cup Cold Water
2 Tbls. Yeast
4 cups Flour

Cook quick oats in boiling water uncovered for one minute.  If you use regular oats, cook for about five minutes.  Combine sugar, butter, salt and cold water in a mixer.  Add cooked oats and leave until butter melts.  Add yeast and flour.  Beat to a soft dough.  Knead 4 minutes.  Let rise until double, then shape into golf ball size rolls.  Place in greased jelly roll pan and let rise for about 30 minutes.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 -25 minutes.  Makes about 24 rolls.


Jodi said...

Those look delicious! I am going to put them on my to do list!
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Carla Meine said...

I love oatmeal rolls. I substitute wheat flour for most of the white flour to make them a little healthier. Still a lot of carbs but makes me feel better.

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Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I've never had oatmeal rolls but they look delicious. I'll have to try these. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your nice comment. I am now following you.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hey Lanell...these look like absolute perfection! I have never baked real bread with yeast but I might just try after seeing these rolls. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm a new follower and will be back to look around some more! Nice to meet you...your family looks wonderful. ~Ann said...

These look yummy. Love your blog. Pop on over to mine if you get a chance. I'm a new follower.

Jaime @ Stitch2buttercups said...

New follower visiting from Craft-O-Maniac! These look delicious, and so easy. Maybe I'll conquer my "fear" of baking with yeast. Looking forward to trying them! :-)