Oatmeal Rolls with Honey Butter Recipe

  • Rolls:
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed
  • Honey Butter:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Stir boiling water and oats together in a bowl; set aside to thicken and cool, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir brown sugar and vegetable oil into oat mixture.
  2. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water in a bowl. Let stand until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes. Stir yeast mixture and salt into oat mixture. Beat flour, 1 cup at a time, into oat mixture until dough is soft. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
  3. Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover with a damp towel; let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Punch dough down and form into rolls; arrange on baking sheets. Let rise again until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Bake rolls in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Beat butter, honey, and cinnamon together in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy and smooth. Serve honey butter with rolls.