Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cinnamon Oat Rolls

This was the companion to my breakfast parfaits. Who doesn't like a cinnamon roll, after all, and if they're healthier, then we should just go for it!

CINNAMON OAT ROLLS

3/4 cup warm water
1 tbsp yeast
2 cups flour
1/2 cup oats (regular or quick, whatever you have)
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 to 2 tbsp melted butter
brown sugar
cinnamon

Pour the water in your mixing bowl or bread machine bucket; sprinkle the yeast on it, then add the flour, oats, sugar, salt and oil. Mix according to my bread tutorial directions (about 10 minutes). Let rise for 10 minutes, then divide the dough in half and roll out half to about 1/4" thick, perhaps 8"x12" dimensions. Brush the melted butter on the dough, sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon atop, then roll along the 12" dimension. Cut into 3/4" to 1" thick slices, rotate 90 degrees and stand on a baking sheet covered with waxed paper which is greased, and let rise for 10 minutes. Repeat for the other half of the dough, if desired. Bake at 375F for 12 to 15 minutes, until they're browned and perfect. Make a glaze with confectioner's sugar, a bit of vanilla and a bit of milk to drizzle over the cinnamon rolls, if desired. Makes a total of 24 cinnamon rolls.

The boys devoured these. They didn't even realize there was oatmeal in their cinnamon rolls, and therefore, they were a healthy treat. So, I suppose these will quality for "Cool Foods For Kids" in Louise's contest. I did start with a cinnamon roll recipe in my bread machine cookbook, but it's not even recognizable. Sometimes inspiration strikes as you're standing elbow-deep in ingredients, after all!

11 comments:

Linda said...

Your sneaky with the oats.....I think I'll give them a try for coffee this afternoon.

~~louise~~ said...

When my kids were home I use to disguise oats in anything I could think of. They work great in meat loaf especially with a dollop of applesauce thrown in!!!

I must tell you, Marjie. Marion has been craving Cinnamon Rolls for so long, she finally broke down and bought the frozen ones made by Rhodes. We haven't tried them yet. I will one day get past my yeastaphobia!

Thanks for joining the party and for keeping me in suspense, lol...

Gone-ta-pott said...

I never had kids so I never had to learn the art of hiding oats in food but what a great recipe to do it with. I make cinnamon rolls every couple of weeks because I just love them with my morning coffee. I will have to try your recipe with oats.

Sue said...

My Grandmother used to make cinnamon rolls for my Uncle and me often. I loved them then and still do. I make them occasionally for Rob and the dogs go crazy for the smell of cinnamon.

I use the bread machine, so I'll give your healthy recipe a try. Then I don't have to feel any guilt about eating them.

SissySees said...

I might make these for the Knight in the morning...

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh its breakfast time here. I wish I could reach through and get one. They look yum. Thanks for the recipe. No worries, and love, Carol

Nichole said...

YUM...I'm hungry!

Two French Bulldogs said...

we are on our way over
Benny & Lily

altadenahiker said...

I could go for one of these right about now.

Pam said...

Cool foods for kids AND adults. I would gobble these babies right up.

I WIlkerson said...

These look so good--would love to add them to my next brunch!