Oatmeal Rolls

adapted from Creations by Kara
Servings 24 rolls


  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or honey
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active-dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour


  1. Stir together boiling water, oats, vegetable oil, and salt. Let side for about a minute; add cold water. Stir until slightly cooled.
  2. Pour into the bowl of a stand-mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add brown sugar, molasses, and yeast. Add all-purpose flour and beat till smooth. Add whole wheat flour and continue beating until the dough comes together. Switch to dough hook. Allow the mixer to knead the dough for 6 - 8 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic. Transfer dough to a large oiled bowl. Cover and allow to rise for about an hour, or until doubled in size.
  3. Divide the dough into 24 even pieces and shape into rolls. Place in greased pan(s). Cover and let rise for another hour, or until doubled.
  4. Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes, or until browned. Brush with butter as soon as the come out of the oven if desired.