Gluten-Free Sesame Oatmeal Rolls

Gluten-Free Sesame Oatmeal Rolls

Give your eating habits a healthy and delicious twist with our Sesame Oatmeal Rolls. Fresh, hot gluten-free rolls take less time and effort to make than their wheat containing counterparts: mix up the ingredients, scoop the dough into a cupcake pan, let them rise, and then into the oven they go. In less than an hour and half you can have the delicious comfort of a whole grain roll at your table. Ours are enriched with oatmeal, sesame seeds and omega rich flax seeds and are perfect for eating along side your favorite winter soups and stews. We also like to use them to make small sandwich rolls for breakfast with egg and cheese or after school snacks with peanut butter, banana and local raw honey (microwave rolls for 15 seconds and then lightly toast). These delicate, slightly chewy rolls are easy to make and so delicious you’ll want to keep extra in the freezer so you can enjoy them all week long. (Makes 12 rolls)


2 2/3 cups Bread Flour Mix A*

1/3 cup gluten-free stone ground or quick cook oats

4 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon flax seeds

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

2 teaspoons xanthan gum

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2- 1/4 oz.packets dry yeast granules (not quick rise)

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 1/2 cups water (110ºF)

Corn meal

Additional sesame seeds to sprinkle over tops


1. Spray a 12-cupcake baking pan with baking spray and sprinkle with corn meal.

2. Lightly grind oatmeal in a bender or small food processor to form a course flour. Mix all dry ingredients in large bowl of electric mixer. Pour warm water (110ºF) and olive oil into mixing bowl; mix until just blended. Scrape bowl and beaters and then beat at high speed for 2 minutes.

3. Scoop dough for rolls into prepared cupcake pan with an ice scream scoop. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (about 80ºF) for 40-50 minutes, until dough has slightly more than doubled in size.

4. Place shelf in center of oven. Preheat oven to 400ºF while bread is rising (do not use a convection oven).

5. Lightly spray tops of rolls with baking spray (this will help rolls to brown slightly) and sprinkle with additional sesame seeds. Bake in center of preheated oven for 15-25 minutes. Rolls should have a hollow sound when tapped on the sides and be light golden in color. Instant read thermometer should register about 205-215ºF. You can bake them longer to make a thicker crust, the color will deepen and the internal temperature will continue to rise. Remove rolls from pan and cool on a rack. Rolls can be stored in refrigerator for up to two days or freezer for up to three weeks; wrap well in plastic wrap and then foil. Refresh rolls with a sprinkle of water and rewarm in 350ºF preheated oven; wrap in foil if you do not want a crisp crust (but open the foil for the last five minutes). Or, microwave for 15 seconds and then toast lightly.

Cooks Notes:

Dry ingredients can be mixed ahead and stored in plastic containers for future use. But do not add yeast until just ready to bake bread.

* This recipe makes 3 cups of Bread Flour Mix A:

1 cup millet flour, 1/2 cup sorghum flour, 1/2 cup corn starch, 1/2 cup tapioca flour (also called tapioca starch), 1/2 cup potato starch.

Vancouver Health Coach