Friday, July 22, 2011

Oatmeal Cinnamon Rolls

Fresh from the oven - delicious!

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These are easy and I like the addition of oatmeal in there. Seems less horrid then just a whole bunch of white flour. They are of course best when they are warm from the oven, but heat up nicely in the microwave. All but one of us like the Caramel Icing. He prefers Cream Cheese Icing and that is really good too. I don't have step by step photos because of camera issues but like I always say, anyone that can read can follow a simple recipe. The pictures are just there to make it more interesting.☺ So without further ado here it is.

2 Tablespoons Instant yeast
¼ cup warm water
1 cup milk, scalded
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4½ cups all purpose flour, divided
2 eggs
1 cup quick oats
1/3 cup butter, melted

Dissolve yeast in warm water; set aside.

In a small bowl combine sugar and salt, pour scalded milk over this and stir to dissolve sugar.

Add 1 cup flour to sugar mixture and stir until smooth.

Beat the eggs and add them to the yeast mixture along with the oatmeal. Stir to combine.

Combine both the sugar and yeast mixtures in a mixer (or you can do it by hand) and with the dough hook add enough flour to make a soft dough.

Add the melted butter last. This seemed strange to me but it worked. It was kinda messy and I had to finish the kneading (10 minutes) by hand. The end result was a very soft dough.

Cover and let rise till double (about 45 minutes). Punch down and let rise for another 10 minutes.

Divide into 3 equal parts into a ½ inch thick rectangle. Spray lightly with olive oil and spread with filling.

½ cup white sugar
½ brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Roll up and cut into 1 inch rounds. Arrange in a greased pan (I used a 9x13 and a 9 inch round pan).

Cover and let rise again until doubled.

Bake at 375° 15-18 minutes or until golden.

Allow to cool slightly before icing with Caramel Icing. If using Cream Cheese Icing I let them cool a little longer before putting it on.

Brown Sugar or Caramel Icing
½ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup evaporated or regular milk
¾-1 cup powdered sugar

Heat butter and sugar in a saucepan over low heat until melted.

Add salt and milk and bring to a boil.

Boil for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and cool.

Add powdered sugar and stir till smooth. It's easy to add too much powdered sugar because the icing is warm. For sure don't add more then a cup because once it cools completey it will crumble if there is too much in there.

Be Blessed!

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  1. I love the idea of adding oats in the mix. It makes cinnamon rolls seem somewhat healthy. ;-)

    I co-host a weekly Friday Food Fight and I would love for you to link up and share your cinnamon roll recipe. I hope to see you in the ring!

  2. Your rolls are beautiful. Way to go, girl! I haven't made any myself yet. They just intimidate me.

  3. Oooohhh, these sound YUMMY!! I have my grandkidlets visiting, I think this would make a great baking project with them!!

  4. MMmmm! My favorite homemade bread recipe has oatmeal in it. I'll have to try it in cinnamon rolls too but maybe NOT on a day when it's already 90 degrees in my kitchen.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing on Momtrends Friday Food. I can almost smell the cinnamon. I adore all the clever and tasty creations that are posted. Have a terrific weekend and stay cool.

  6. They were very delicious and sorry to say didn't last too long at our house. Hubby ate most of them. Thanks for the wonderful treat!! from you know who.

  7. This is the first cinnamon roll recipe I have ever seen that has oats in it!! I love oats in cookies, so why not in cinnamon rolls? I love cream cheese icing too, but this caramel one sure does sound yummy!

  8. This looks very good. Anything with cream cheese icing has my vote! Thanks for linking it up at HSH!

  9. They look yummy.
    New follower from Sweets for Saturday. Hope you follow back.

  10. Hi Martha,
    I would love to invite you to link up one of your great recipes at Full Plate Thursday. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

  11. I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

  12. These look yummy! I am going to have to make this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  13. It looks so yummy! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  14. Yummy! I'll take one with caramel and one with cream cheese icing, please. Your recipes make me (the NON-cook) want to run to the kitchen and cook something fabulous. Well...almost. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  15. Oh my goodness- these look so good! And your frosting is just the way I like it- thick and gooey!! I just wanted to let you know that your delicious food was featured on our blog today! Feel free to stop by and grab a button! Thanks so much for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you stop by again tomorrow and link up more of your wonderful ideas! Thanks!
    Camille @

  16. Those look amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Yum!

  17. 2 T of instant yeast is equal to how much active dry yeast? I don't have any instant yeast, but have active dry yeast on hand. Thanks for letting me know.