Dinner Rolls are a staple side dish in nearly every home. No matter where in the world you live, adding some type of grain to your meal is a hearty compliment to breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
In Morocco, where I’m from, Krachel is one of our most delectable side dishes. It is a sweet bread that is similar to a brioche. Made with yeast and light fruit flavorings, these rolls pair well with breakfast or on their own.
Thinking back to when I was younger, eating Krachel was a treat. I loved it, especially when it was hot and fresh from the oven. The smell of fresh-baked bread filled every space in my family’s home, those memories comforted me. The golden rolls, glistening from the garnish atop, makes my mouth water, still today.
Cooking and studying food is a way for me to give something back to the world. A piece of me, and my culture, if you will, are interwoven throughout my recipes. The idea was not only to get my education but also to give something back to my country by sharing its delicious culinary culture with people who had no idea it existed.
The best way to learn about another person’s culture is through their food. After all, we don’t just eat food; we use it to convey who we are and what means something in our lives. I love sharing that with others. And when people can connect with me on a cultural level, it creates meaningful relationships, which also happens to be an important part of life for me as well. As a foodie living in America, I’ve been exposed to an amazing variety of dishes that represent many different cultures.
The evolution of recipes overtime is an ever changing transformation of nutrition. The way we view, cook, and consume food directly results from our understanding of our bodies and food. Gluten-free recipes have become a healthier option for individuals who may experience gluten intolerance.
Gluten is a protein found in grains, including wheat. It is found in many processed foods. If you have medical conditions like wheat allergies or celiacs disease, you should avoid gluten.
Some symptoms of gluten sensitivity are stomach pain, bloating, and fatigue. Today, there are lots of gluten-free meal options in stores and restaurants.
Not sure if an item is gluten-free? You can read the ingredients on the packages at your local grocer or ask the server at a restaurant.
A big misconception is that oat flour contains gluten because it’s made from oats. But since oat flour is ground into its own special type of powder, it has been stripped of all wheat, barley and rye products that contain gluten. Therefore, oat flour can be consumed safely by those with celiac disease or who are sensitive to gluten!
Gluten-Free Bread Making 101
Fresh bread is always best, but what do you do when you need fresh bread but don’t have any wheat flour?
You can buy gluten-free bread at many supermarkets now, but we can do better. So let me show you how to make gluten-free bread from scratch!
I’m Moroccan, which means I eat lots of rice, chickpeas, and lentils. Anyone who has tried these foods knows, they are naturally gluten-free. It was easy for me to adapt my recipes and switch out the flour for other substitutes like cooked brown rice or cooked quinoa or millet or cooked buckwheat and so on.
My Gluten-Free Oatmeal Dinner Roll recipe is easy to make and great for most diets. Here are a few tips to make your gf oat bread recipes delicious:
- Use a lower baking temperature and increase the temperature near the end to achieve a golden brown top.
- Allow your bread to rise in a warm environment.
- Mix ingredients at a low speed
Recipe For Gluten-Free Oatmeal Dinner Rolls
|Prep Time||Cook Time||Total Time|
|1 hr. 5 Mins||45 Mins||1 hr. 50 Mins|
Let’s jump right in. First, gather your ingredients:
- 1/4 cup psyllium husk powder
- 1/4 cup potato starch
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 2 cups oat flour
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp gluten-free yeast
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp. Olive oil
- Water-based on mix
- Using a small bowl, join honey, yeast, and warm water. Mix well and let sit to activate.
- In a separate bowl, add psyllium husk and warm water. Let soak as you prepare the dry mixture.
- In another bowl add the oat and rice flours, salt and mix well.
- Add the yeast once activated and rise, the psyllium mixture, and start adding warm water slowly until you reach a soft dough.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and two towels. Place in a warm spot in your kitchen for at least 45 mins or until the dough rises up.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a cookie sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Before handling the dough, rub olive oil in your hand.
- Using your hands, portion the dough and form it into your desired shape.
- Place dough on the parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Sprinkle oats on top of the dough (optional).
- Let dough sit for at least 20 minutes or until it rises.
- Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
- I shaped my dough into a burger bun and it turned out phenomenal. The dough was cooked evenly, and the top was perfectly golden.
- If you prefer another fiber to psyllium, try Flaxseed or Linseed.
- For a gluten-free yeast that will work well for this recipe visit Very Well Fit.
Because this dish is interchangeable, you can pair it however you’d like. I like it warm with a bowl of fresh vegetable and barley soup. However, this dish can be plated and served by itself, or with an appetizer.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Was the recipe easy to make? Did you substitute any ingredients? Do you have any thoughts about how to best pair my Gluten-Free Oatmeal Dinner Rolls? Please leave a comment, and don’t forget to share the recipe!