Oatmeal Sourdough Rolls

I’ve been looking for sourdough recipes, so I could use up some of my starter.  I found this recipe on the All Recipes website.   These were very good and easy to make!  They didn’t have much sour flavor, though, so this would be a good recipe for those worried about ending up with a bread that’s too sour.  I used my bread machine on the dough cycle as the recipe directs, but the recipe could easily be adapted to mixing/kneading by hand or with a mixer.  I changed the original recipe by using half all purpose and half whole wheat flour, I used regular, old-fashioned oats, and I soaked the oatmeal in the sourdough starter for about 10 minutes so they’d break down better in the dough before adding the other ingredients.  I’m sure this would also work well shaped into a loaf.



Oatmeal Sourdough Rolls (Adapted from All Recipes)


  • 1 c sourdough starter
  • 1/2 c warm water
  • 3 T honey (I’ve also substituted pure maple syrup)
  • 1 T molasses
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 c margarine or butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 c old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour 
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 2 t yeast
  • 2 T melted butter


1.  Combine the sourdough starter and the oats in the bread machine pan and let soak for about 10 minutes.  Place the remaining ingredients in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer.  Select the Dough cycle, then press Start.

2.  When the cycle is complete, divide into 24 rolls and place on a lightly greased baking sheet or a sheet lined with parchment paper, cover with a towel, and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.

3.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F  and bake 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven until lightly brown.  Upon removing the rolls from the oven, immediately brush with melted butter.

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  1. allrecipes is a great resource! i hadn’t come across this particular recipe, but it sure looks great. hello, molasses! 🙂

    • Oh yeah, I use Allrecipes a lot. You can’t really taste the molasses, though, which is kind of a downer. I loooove me some molasses, too! These are really good nonetheless :).

  2. These are gorgeously golden and look perfectly tempting!

    • Thanks! They’re very easy to make and take almost no time to throw together. I have a difficult time refusing them!

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