Saturday, January 28, 2012

Honey Oat Rolls

I am always on the lookout for ways to make my old favorite healthier - yet still tasty to those non-health-nuts!  This recipe is just that.  This is a healthier alternative to white rolls.  They are filling and delicious and can be paired with so many different dishes.

2 C water, divided
1 C old-fashioned oats
3 TBSP butter
1 TBSP active dry yeast
1/3 C honey
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 C flour 
3-3 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour (I used regular whole wheat flour and they turned out great - probably just slightly denser than if while whole wheat flour had been used)

1 egg + 1 TBSP water, whisked for egg wash
old-fashioned oats, for sprinkling

In a small saucepan, bring 1 C water to a boil.
Add the oats and butter and stir on heat for 1 minute.
Remove the mixture from heat and allow it to cool to lukewarm.
(I used my KitchenAid to mix and knead the dough.)
In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and honey in remaining 1 C of water.
Add the cooled oat mixture, salt, and flour (all-purpose flour).
Mix until smooth.
Add the whole wheat flour and mix until a smooth dough is formed.
Continue mixing for about 4 minutes in the KitchenAid or knead on a floured surface by hand for 6-8 minutes.
Place in a lightly greased bowl and cover with a towel.
Let the dough rise until doubled for 1-2 hours.
Punch the dough down and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Lightly grease a glass 9"x13" pan.
Shape the dough into 15-18 balls.  Place in the greased pan.
Cover and let the dough rise for another 45 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350.
Brush the dough with the egg wash and sprinkle with oats.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack or enjoy the rolls warm!

*This recipe is from

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