I got my bread machine in the mid-90s at the height of bread-machine-fever. And I’m pretty sure I was supposed to denounce it several years later at the height of low-carb-fever. But I didn’t. My faithful Sunbeam bread machine just keeps on trucking. It takes up major real estate in my kitchen. But I love how it does all the heavy lifting involved in making homemade bread (and lets me take all the credit).
The time-saving trick of this recipe: dumping the ingredients into your bread machine and setting it on the “dough” cycle. Once it’s finished, turn it out onto a floured board.
Cut the dough into sections with a sharp knife. Mine are never perfect or uniform in size because that’s how things go in my kitchen.
Butter or spray a baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal. Shape the rolls and place them on the baking sheet, leaving enough room for them to rise and expand. Cut a criss-cross on top of each roll with your knife.
Brush with a mixture of one egg white and one tablespoon water, and crush a handful of oats with your fingers to sprinkle on top. Cover the rolls with a clean dish towel and place in a warm spot to rise. Here’s my trick for rising: Heat a saucepan on the stove until boiling. Remove from heat and place pan on the bottom rack of the oven. Place your covered rolls inside the oven on the top rack.
Once they’ve doubled in size, uncover and bake them at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- 3/4 cup oats
- 1/2 cup very hot water
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 6 tablespoons oat bran, I use Bob's Red Mill brand, which is in the "natural foods" section or the hot cereal section of the grocery store
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon water
- Put the oats in your bread machine's bread pan. Add the hot water, stir, and let sit for 15 minutes.
- Put remaining ingredients in bread machine pan in the order they are listed (using a spoon, make a little well in the flour for the yeast).
- Set machine on the dough setting. When done, restart dough cycle and allow the machine to "punch" down your dough and knead it for about 15 seconds.
- Turn machine off and take out the dough.
- Butter or spray a baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal.
- Cut the dough into portions, shape into rolls, and place them on the baking sheet. Cut a small criss-cross on top of each roll with a knife.
- Beat the egg yolk and water together and brush the tops of the rolls with the mixture. Crumble some oats in your hand and sprinkle on top of each roll.
- Cover with a clean dish towel and let rise in a warm place for about an hour or until double in size.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 rolls Serving Size: 1 roll
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 278mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g