Grandma’s Famous Oatmeal Bread (Recipe)


Hello readers! Well, I think the title pretty well summed up this post. Today, I’ll be sharing my amazing grandma’s oh so scrumptious oatmeal rolls recipe. Oh my. So. Much. Deliciousness! I actually haven’t had these since October when I was sitting in my grandma’s cozy kitchen on a chilly Sunday afternoon, sipping a chai latte, hand lettering & bible journaling. Wow, I miss it……… Okay, that’s it….. Grandma, I’m on my way! Well….. not this very second, but I promise that as soon as possible, I’ll be out there in my Iowa home again!



These rolls….. The smell, the taste, the look, EVERYTHING about them just screams Grandma’s house and always brings back countless sweet memories. Anytime we are at grandma’s, you can guarantee that someone will be begging her to make these rolls! And because of the totally amazing person she is, she will whip them up for you quicker than you can get one of her “treasure rooms” explored. (aka storage rooms with a whole bunch of awesome treasures if you look hard enough) Oh, and while she’s at it, she might even make 1 or 2 of the most delicious apple pies you’ve ever made in your life 🙂 Ah, yes, she greatly inspires me……


So are you ready to try these delicious, chewy, sweet, yeasty, oatmeal rolls? Well obviously your answer is going to be “YES!” So let’s get to the recipe!



  • 1 Cup Hot Water
  • 2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 TB Yeast
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 3 TB Soft Butter (Or Oil)
  • 1 Cup Oats
  • 5 Cups Flour


This can be made by hand, in a bread machine, or in a Kitchen Aid mixer. (I normally use my Kitchen Aid Mixer) In the bowl of your mixer, stir the sugar into the hot water until it’s dissolved. Sprinkle yeast on top of hot water and sugar and let sit for 10 minutes until frothy and foamy. DO NOT STIR! Stir in salt and soft butter, then add the oatmeal and flour one cup at a time. When the dough is at the right consistency, (soft, but not wet and sticky to the touch) turn it out onto a floured countertop and knead for 5 to 10 minutes until smooth. Shape dough into a ball and place in an oiled bowl. Cover with a towel and let rise 30-60 minutes or until doubled in size. When the dough has risen, lightly turn it out onto  the counter and shape into rolls. Place rolls on a cookie sheet or 9×13 pan. Let rise for 30-60 more minutes or until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the risen rolls in the oven and let cook for 12-16 minutes, until tops are golden brown. Remove them from the oven and brush the tops of the still warm rolls with butter for the final touch to give them that shiny, bakery worthy look. (My family normally makes this recipe into rolls, but of course you could also bake it as loaves and I’m sure it will still be just as delicious!)



Best served warm, cooled, or just about any way you want! Enjoy! And try to constrain yourself from eating them all 😉 share some with your family and friends and you may quickly become famous. Yes, seriously.


Now I want to hear from YOU! Are you going to be trying out these delicious rolls? If so, be sure to let me know what you think! Are there any specific recipe posts that you would enjoy reading? What are some of your favorite family recipes? I’d love to hear about them, just let me know in the comments down below!


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9 thoughts on “Grandma’s Famous Oatmeal Bread (Recipe)

  1. Ok so I made these to have with dinner last night and my whole family thought they were the best… they smelled (and looked) SO good but unfortunately since I am allergic to gluten I couldn’t have any😢 Oh Well. Have a great day!

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