Date molasses oatmeal rolls


I think this is the easiest bread recipe I’ve ever made so far.

if you are beginner, this recipe won’t be an obstacle, you will love the sweet fluffiness under the thick crust …don’t forget the butter!!

I usually prepare  this recipe on Thursday evening  and bake it Friday morning.

My parents enjoy eating these rolls with butter & honey.


(1/4 cup) 60ml lukewarm water
2 teaspoon active dry yeast
Pinch of granulated sugar
(1 stick of butter) 110g cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes.
(3/4 cup) 175ml whole milk
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
(3/4 cup) 70g rolled oats
2 tablespoon of date molasses
2 teaspoon of salt
1 egg, beaten
(2 1/2-3 cups) 315g to 375g A.P flour
3 tablespoon of butter (melted)


in a bowl stir in  yeast with lukewarm water and a pinch of sugar. Let stand for 2 minutes until you see bubbles, if not repeat this step.

In a medium pot heat the milk ( do not let it boil) with butter until it melts, add brown sugar, rolled oats, molasses, and salt. Stir thoroughly and cool to lukewarm.

Pour  the butter mixture in a stand mixer bowl with hook attachment.

Add egg and mix well. Add the yeast and mix thoroughly.

Then mix in the flour. Add 100g each time during the mixing ( hold last 60g and see if the dough needs more flour) until the dough loses its sheen. Let rest for 10 minutes.

Move the dough to a greased bowl. Turn to coat and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of two hours or overnight ( it doesn’t rise a lot )

Put  the chilled dough on a floured work surface and knead or fold.

Cut dough into 12 balls ( use scale to be more accurate)

Press each ball into a flat rectangle with your fingers, then roll up and tuck ends under. Place seam-side down in a well-buttered 9 inch round pan. Brush all over with ½ of melted butter and sprinkle with a little of the rolled oats. Let rise until doubled in size in a warm place, about two hours.

Preheat oven to 180c/gas 4 Bake for 35-40 minutes or until rolls are nicely browned and sound hollow when you tap their tops. The internal temperature should be 190 degrees. Remove from the pans and brush generously with remaining melted butter. Let cool on a rack for 5-10 minutes.

inspired by food52