Toasted oat dinner rolls

Toasted Oat Dinner Rolls

In the mood for fresh and wholesome homemade dinner rolls? We have the recipe! Making them is quite simple. We include step-by-step photographs to see how they should look, rise, and bake. The rolls rise high and become a soft, moist, and fluffy addition to any meal. With a very slight sweetness from honey, added butter topping is not even necessary.

Made with the finest, all-natural ingredients, these are delicious rolls to serve for lunch or dinner. Not only are these dinner rolls a wonderful compliment to any meal but they make super slider buns too. Simply add your favorite chicken salad, egg salad, mini-burger patties or pulled pork. Our recipe for Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork is perfect.

Yield: Eight Rolls. Make one 9” / 23 cm round pan. If you have our accessory shelf, double the recipe to make sixteen rolls in two 9” / 23 cm round cake pans.
Timing: About 5 hours total.

timeline chart for Toasted oat dinner rolls



Rolled Oats, Toasted1¼ C100
Boiling water ½ C + 2 T139
Cold milk ½ C 113
Unsalted butter 4 T50
Honey 2 T40
Bread flour2½ C 300
Whole wheat flour½ C 60
Salt1¼ tsp 7
Instant yeast 1½ tsp 5

Egg Wash Topping

Water2 T30
Rolled oats* 1 T5

* Optional

Equipment: Brød and Taylor Folding Proofer, flat sheet pan, large mixing bowl, stand mixer is helpful for kneading the dough. One round 9” / 23 cm pan. The Brod and Taylor accessory shelf is necessary if making a double recipe in 2 round pans.

Toast the Oats: On a sheet pan toast the oats for 10 minutes at 350 °F / 176 °C.

Soften the Oats: Place the oats in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Pour the boiling water over the oats and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.

soften oats
soften oats
soften oats, after 10 minutes standing

Prepare the Proofer: Set up your Proofer with about ¼ C of water in the tray. Set to Proofing mode with the temperature at 85 °F / 29 °C for all proofing while following this recipe.

Add the Next Four Ingredients: Add the cold milk to the oat mixture and give it a quick stir to moisten the oats. Then add the egg, honey, and butter. Stir to combine.

milk, egg, butter and honey
milk, egg, butter and honey into a mixing bowl
Mixed ingredients of milk, egg, butter and honey

Add the Flours: Add the flours, salt and yeast. Mix all ingredients until there are no bits of dry flour remaining in the bowl.

Proof the Dough: Place the bowl with dough into the Proofer and allow the dough to autolyze (rest) for 1 hour.

Knead the Dough: Remove the bowl from the Proofer and either knead the dough by hand on a very lightly floured counter or place the dough hook on your stand mixer and knead by machine. If you are kneading by hand, it will take about 7-10 minutes to achieve a smooth and elastic dough. Avoid adding extra flour to your work surface as it may make drier and heavier finished rolls. If you are kneading with a stand mixer, it will take about 5 minutes. Knead until the dough clears the sides of the bowl and is slightly tacky, but not sticky.

Proof the Dough again: Wash and lightly oil a bowl with sufficient room for the dough to double in size. Place the dough back in the Proofer for another hour. The dough will double in bulk during this proof.

Dough in a bowl placed in the proofer

Divide the Dough: Turn the risen dough out onto a lightly floured counter and divide into 8 equal pieces. Shape into nice little round balls and place them in a lightly buttered 9” / 23 cm round cake pan. You can also line the bottom of the pan with parchment over the buttered surface, if desired.

Divide dough into 8 pieces
Place the shaped dough ball into a round cake pan
Proof the rolls until they have risen

Final Proof of the Rolls: Place the rolls back into the Proofer and proof for one more hour. They will touch each other once they have risen. Thirty minutes into this proofing time, preheat your oven to 375 °F / 190 °C with the oven rack positioned in the middle of your oven. Combine the egg with 2 T of water and mix well to combine, set aside. Separately set aside 1 T of rolled oats in a small bowl.

Prepare to bake: After the last hour of proofing, place the rolls on a counter. Lightly brush the tops of each roll with the egg wash solution and sprinkle the tops with a few rolled oats.

The rolls touch each other in the proofer
Rolls with the egg wash solution and with rolled oat topping.
Baked rolls in the round cake pan

Bake the Rolls:  Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and the internal temperature of the rolls is 195 °F / 90 °C. Remove them from the oven. After cooling 5 minutes remove rolls from the pan. Place the rolls on a cooling rack for at least 10 minutes. Enjoy the rolls while they are still warm.

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