Irish Oaten Rolls

Kathy D


These are perfect when you don't have the time to make traditional Irish Soda bread. You can make these within 20 minutes! This is a Nigella Lawson recipe. Enjoy!


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12 rolls
5 Min
15 Min


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  • 2 2/3 c
    whole wheat flour, preferably organic stoneground
  • 1 c
    quick-cooking oats (not instant), preferably organic, plus 2 teaspoons
  • 1 tsp
    table salt
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 2/3 c
  • 1/4 c
    peanut oil or other vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c

How to Make Irish Oaten Rolls


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, oats, salt and baking soda.
  3. In another bowl, mix the Guinness, buttermilk, oil and honey. Stir the liquids together with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add the liquids to the dry ingredients and stir with the wooden spoon to combine. Stir well until the consistency goes from runny to more like a damp sand.
  5. Pat into small handfuls to form 12 mounds on the lined cookie sheet. Once all mounds are evened out, you can pat each into a rough round roll shape, about 3 inches diameter by 1-1 1/4 inches high.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining 2 teaspoons of oats over the rolls and put them into the oven for about 15 minutes, or until browned and done. Transfer each roll to a rack to cool just a little bit. Serve and enjoy!

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About Irish Oaten Rolls

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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