Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 15 mins

These are great and simple Rolls from Southern Living Magazine. I do not claim to be a baker at all, but if I can make these anyone can and I always get rave reviews. The dough can also be used for yummy cinnamon rolls as well.Update: At one point I changed the recipe to canola oil instead of butter and added half whole wheat. Then a friend of mine made it and she substituted applesauce for the butter and she said it turned out great. I made it tonight with the applesauce and she was spot on!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in oats and butter.
  2. Boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat; let cool to 110 degrees.
  4. Stir together yeast, ½ cup warm water, and 1 T.
  5. sugar in a 2-cup measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.
  6. Beat oat mixture, yeast mixture, flour, salt, and brown sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
  7. Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead till smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes) or knead in bread mixer with dough hook 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Place in a well-greased bowl, turning to grease top.
  9. Cover and let rise in warm place (85 degrees) free from drafts, 1 hour or until double in bulk.
  10. Punch down dough and divide in half; shape each portion into 8 balls. (Each pan will hold 8 rolls and you use 2 lightly greased round cake pans).
  11. Place evenly into 2 lightly greased round cake pans.
  12. Cover and let rise in warm place free from drafts, 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
  13. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  14. Makes 16 rolls.
Most Helpful

I made these rolls in my breadmachine, I set it on dough. I had a little to much flour mix inside my machine and it did go over the bread pan but no problem I took it our and shape the rolls and let them rise again and they were the best. My neighbors love them also. Next time I make them I will try it by hand instead in breadmaker even through they did great.

Mary Naquin November 03, 2002

WOW...these are simply delicious, so light and fluffy. I followed the recipe exactly as I've never been known for my bread making, and they turned out perfect. A real keeper!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Garnet October 29, 2002

I made these rolls for a family dinner party one night. I doubled the recipe, but should have easily tripled it! The rolls were the first thing gone. I found them very easy to make, the recipe is straight forward enough for even the novice baker to follow. The results are a very pretty, very tasty roll. Thank you for sharing this recipe! ~~~UPDATE~~~ 5 years later, these are still one of my family's most requested rolls. I've begun dipping the top of the rolls in melted butter and then in additional oats once I've formed them for the second rising. It makes for a very pretty presentation. Again, Thank You for this recipe!!!

PetesNina April 05, 2010