Traditional Scottish Oatmeal Rolls

Traditional Scottish Oatmeal Rolls are a dream dinner roll. They are easy with only a 1.5 hour rise time. The taste and texture is everything you want in a yeast roll. Discover the taste of my ancestors homeland, Scotland with this traditional recipe.

Old Fashioned OatsBoiling WaterSaltBrown SugarCooking oilActive Dry Instant YeastAll Purpose FlourWarm Water (110-115 degrees F)


For your wet ingredients, place oatmeal in a large bowl. Pour boiling water over oats and mix well.


In a small, separate bowl, dissolve active dry yeast with ¼ cup warm water. Test temperature of water with an instant read thermometer to make sure it's internal temperature is no lower than 110 degree F and no higher than 115 degrees F.


Allow to stand for 5 minutes or until it blooms and is foamy. Add yeast and water to oat mixture and mix well.


Add All purpose flour in stages or individual cups of flour, until a sticky but stiff dough forms.

Step 4

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and shape and knead. Knead for 6-8 minutes until dough is smooth.

Step 5

Shape dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl, turning to oil all sides of dough.You can use olive oil or any neutral oil you prefer. Cover with a tea towel or plastic wrap and allow to risen a warm place until it doubles in size, about an hour.

Step 6

Punch down dough and separate into 24 balls. Roll balls until smooth and place in a lightly greased baking pan. Cover and allow to rise again for 30 minutes.

Step 7

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake rolls for 20-25 minutes until browned.

Chill and Serve!

Serve warm and enjoy.

Serve and Enjoy!