Dinner rolls are one of my favorite side dishes, and it’s so popular since it goes well with almost all main course dishes like pasta, soup, salad or some curries. I sometimes enjoy dinner rolls as snack also with some drizzled olive oil. Although I am a big fan of dinner rolls I usually avoid them to save on carbohydrates and processed ingredients. In my attempt to find healthy dinner rolls and satisfy my taste buds I started experimenting with baking them with my choice of ingredients at home. Finally, I was satisfied with my creation of Garlic Jalapeno Oatmeal Rolls.
With the festivities all around garlic and jalapeno together make a great combination and who doesn’t like flavored breads. So the flavors were decided from the beginning but my endeavor to add whole grains to this recipe was a challenge because taste cannot be compromised on 🙂
It took me couple of attempts before I came up with the right consistency. Fresh jalapeno was the hero of these rolls and the aroma of garlic made it absolutely tempting. So now, oatmeal was on my mind and I have been working quite a bit with oats for this recipe. Finally, oatmeal worked right for these rolls when I used rapid rise yeast. With a little support of 100% whole wheat flour these Garlic Jalapeno Oatmeal Rolls were outstanding and made me super happy.
While I was baking these rolls many thoughts crossed my mind like how I always used to avoid using yeast and now I get excited to bake with yeast. With some practice yeast baking has become my love and I realize how much easier and healthier it is. Even though it takes a little extra time to rise but if you time your dish properly the end result would be worth the effort and super delicious. I have totally fallen in love with baking especially breads and rolls, because it creates a lot of excitement in me which helps me come up with new creations.
It’s interesting to see Yashvi following my passion of cooking. She wanted a full-fledged play kitchen for herself with all the kitchen equipments. When I bake in my kitchen she makes sure she bakes in her kitchen too. She comes to me and asks for the ingredients and the procedure, goes back to her kitchen and pretends to be a chef and cook again. When I photo shoot my dishes she pretends to do the same in her play area 🙂 . We always enjoy the cooking/baking time together while laughing, chatting and hugging each other and playing at the same time. She makes my work fun and exciting and I love cooking for my family and all my readers 🙂