Bacon-Onion Oatmeal Buns

Serves: 32
Total Calories: 151


2 cups water boiling
1 cup oats
1 (12-ounce) package bacon cut in 1/4 -inch pieces
2 cups onions chopped
2 packages yeast active dry
1/3 cup water warm (105° to 115°)
2/3 cup brown sugar packed
1/4 cup light molasses or dark molasses
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg
2 teaspoons salt
6 to 7 cups flour
Melted butter


In a large bowl, stir together boiling water and oats let cool.

In a 10-inch skillet over medium heat, fry bacon until lightly browned. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon pieces to paper towels set aside. Pour off all but 3 tablespoons of the drippings. Sauté onions in drippings for 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer onions to paper towels set aside.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.

To the oats, add yeast mixture, brown sugar, molasses, egg and salt, stirring until combined. Beat in 2 1/2 cups of the flour. Stir in bacon and onions. Gradually add flour to form a soft dough. On a lightly floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl turn to coat surface. Cover and let rise in a warm place,free from drafts, until doubled, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Punch down dough cover, let rise until doubled, 20 to 30 minutes.

Grease two 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pans. Punch down dough. Make 32 balls, using about 1/3 cup of dough for each. Place in baking pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, until doubled, about 20 to 30 minutes. Bake in a preheated 375° oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter. Serve warm.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 32
Total Calories: 151
Calories from Fat: 28

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