Sunday, January 20, 2013

Oatmeal Cinnamon Rolls: Breakfast Is Served

Oatmeal Cinnamon Rolls: Breakfast Is Served

Hi everybody :)

I've been missing from posting these past few days because I have been sick with this sinus/allergy thing. I had a very bad sinus headache, but I'm feeling much better now. The weather changes brought it on, we're still having weird weather here, first it sunny and bright then it's cloudy, rainy, and cold... go figure. 

On to the post...

"Welcome to another Breakfast Is Served Sunday!" If you're just tuning  in to my post, every Sunday I try to post a Breakfast Is Served. The last Breakfast Is Served post was Pancake from a Homemade Bisquick Mix.

Today recipe is from an Oatmeal Yeast Dough, that can be used for plain or savory dinner rolls or sweet cinnamon rolls. I chose to make the latter for the Breakfast Is Served post. The other one I will share with you at a later time. 

The dough is prepared basically the same as all yeast doughs, the only difference is that the oatmeal is cooked and cooled down to 110° first, as with the Herbed Oatmeal Pan Bread. Here's how it's done...
Oatmeal Cinnamon Rolls

Oatmeal Yeast Dough
Prep; 15 minutes
Rise: 1 hour: 30 minutes
Bake: 15 minutes

2 cups water
1 cup quick-cooking oats
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 (1/4-ounce) envelopes active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (100° to 110
1 tablespoon sugar
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

Bring 2 cups water to a boil; stir in oats and butter.  Boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Remove from heat; cool to 110°. (This took about 25 minutes for me)
Stir together yeast, 1/2 cup warm water, and 1 tablespoon sugar in a 2-cup measuring cup, let stand 5 minutes. (Mixture should have risen and bubbles and foam would appear at the top)
Beat oat mixture, yeast mixture, flour, salt, and brown sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. (The dough will still be very sticky after mixing in flour, add a little more if needed )
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface: knead until smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes). Place in a well-greased bowl, turning to grease top.
Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts. 1 hour or until dough is doubled in bulk.
Punch dough down, and divide in half; reserve 1 portion of dough for dinner rolls. (I will be sharing the details later)

Oatmeal Cinnamon Rolls

Prep: 20 minutes
Rise: 30 minutes
Bake: 25 minutes

Oatmeal Yeast Dough (recipe above)
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Roll dough on a lightly floured surface into a 14- x 12-inch rectangle; brush with butter.Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter. 
Top with pecans. (I added the pecans to some of the rolls after cutting) Roll up. jellyroll fashion, starting at a long edge: cut into 1-inch-thick slices. Arrange in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan. (They can be refrigerated and bake the next day at this point)
Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
 Whisk together powdered sugar and milk; drizzle over warm rolls. Yield: 14 rolls. (I made 11 Big rolls)
Source: Southern Living 2001: Annual Recipes

What I Did and/or Think:
The changes I made are in Bold, Italic and Purple were adding the pecans to the top of some of the rolls after  slicing and adding 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to the glaze. 

The Taste: I love the soft fluffy texture the oatmeal provided in these rolls. They were absolutely DELICIOUS! A definitely REPEAT!

To Make-ahead: Prepare the rolls up to the 2nd rise, refrigerate overnight, the next day bake as directed. 
Stay tune! I'm using the second half of the oatmeal dough to make dinner rolls, which would be great served alongside a bowl of hot steamy soup :)

Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

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  1. Hi Cindy, found you through Julie's, This Gal Cooks, Marvelous Monday Linky party. Those Cinnamon don't just sound good they look way too good. I live Just North of Wiarton on the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario. I have "hooked" up as a follower so I can read all your new posts. Stop by if you have a moment. "Just Me"

  2. This looks yummy! Please share this in a new Linky Party --Weekend Kitchen Creations at Please join us, share your delicious creation, build more traffic for your blog and get other scrumptious ideas.

  3. Oh my! It's snowing here today and I am just itching to warm up the kitchen! These will taste so good with a pot of tea for our afternoon knosh! Thanks for a great recipe!