Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls
Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls
Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls are so very fluffy, soft and delicious! The recipe was extremely easy to make. I had sweet potatoes from my garden to make these, you can also use canned sweet potatoes, but I would strongly urge you to use fresh sweet potatoes. One small potato peeled, cut up, boiled and mashed will give you the half cup sweet potato you’ll need for the recipe.
Adding mashed sweet potatoes to the dough isn’t going to make the rolls taste like sweet potatoes. Adding potatoes to any bread or roll recipe adds flavour. Potatoes are made up of mostly starch which turns into sugar. Yeast loves sugar! The yeast eats up the sugar and changes the flavour of the dough.
Adding potatoes to dough also adds moisture to the bread, which makes it last longer. Potato breads are always very moist, tender and flavourful. These rolls are no exception.
When I make yeast breads and rolls I like the dough to be slightly tacky to the touch when I’m done kneading it. I know when the dough is tacky, that my bread will be tender. After the initial first mixing of the dough ingredients most recipes will have you add more flour to the dough to make a soft elastic dough. I like adding flour to the dough as I knead it, that way I can feel the dough and it’s texture and know when to stop adding flour.
The amount of flour you add to the dough to make it soft and elastic will , believe it or not, depend on what the weather conditions are like where you live. If it’s Summer and the weather is hot and humid you’ll probably end up adding more flour than if it was Fall and Winter.
This recipe is so easy to make and would be a great beginner project. Let’s get started making Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls!
Our first step is to place the yeast, warm water and 1 Tablespoon of white sugar in a large bowl. Make sure the 1/2 cup of water isn’t any hotter than 110 degrees. Let it sit in the bowl until the yeast is bubbly and has risen up.
Next…add the brown sugar, mashed sweet potatoes, butter ,salt and eggs to the bowl. Beat the ingredients together on low speed until mixed well.
With the mixer on low speed, add 3 cups of flour to the bowl, mix until the flour is just incorporated. Turn the dough out onto a clean, lightly floured surface. Knead the dough and add flour to make a soft tacky dough. Don’t over knead the dough.
Place the dough in a large bowl coated with oil. Turn the dough in the bowl to coat it on all sides with oil. Cover it with a kitchen towel and place in a warm draft free spot in your kitchen to rise. Let it rise to double in size, this takes about an hour.
Punch the dough down and let it rest for 2 minutes. Divide the dough into 16 pieces. Roll the pieces into balls. Place the dough balls into a greased 13×9 inch baking pan. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise to double in size and come up to the top of the pan but not over the pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until the roll tops are golden brown, remove from the oven and cool in the pan.
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Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls
- One .25 oz pkg active dry yeast
- 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon white sugar
- 1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes can used canned sweet potatoes as well
- 1/2 cup warm water 110 degrees
- 3 Tablespoons butter softened
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 3 1/2 cups bread flour or all purpose flour
- Dissolve yeast, warm water and 1 Tablespoon white sugar in a large bowl. Let stand 5 minutes or until yeast is bubbly and has risen up.
- Add the brown sugar,sweet potato, butter, salt and eggs to the bowl. Beat with electric mixer on low till ingredients are well mixed.
- With the mixer still on low speed, add 3 cups of flour to the bowl, mix until flour is just incorporated . Turn the dough out onto a clean lightly floured surface. Knead the dough and add enough flour ( you have a 1/2 cup remaining flour) to make a soft tacky dough. If you need more flour to achieve a soft , elastic tacky dough use slightly more. Do not over knead the dough.
- Place your soft, elastic slightly tacky dough in a large bowl coated with oil, turn the dough in the bowl so all sides are coated with oil. Place in a warm, draft free place to rise, cover the top of the bowl with a clean kitchen towel. Let rise till double in size, about an hour.
- Punch the dough dough, let it rest for 2 minutes. Divide the dough into 16 pieces rolled into balls. Place in a greased 13x9 inch baking pan. Place in a warm draft free place to rise covered with a clean kitchen towel. The dough will double in size and come up to the top of the pan but not over the pan.
- Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes or until roll tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven, let cool.
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I used this dough to make cinnamon rolls. In the oven right now! Followed recipe except added more sugar , for a sweeter dough. Before the rising stage I rolled into a rectangle and spread with butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Rolled this up and sliced into 2″ pieces. Placed in a greased baking pan and placed in refrigerator over night. In the morning I let them rise for 1 hour. Placed in 350 degree oven. Making a powdered sugar glaze. Looking great!! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Carol you have to tell me how the cinnamon rolls came out!! I can’t wait to hear, your making me soooooo jealous, I want one!
Made these rolls last evening for a dinner party. There were questions about whether I made them as they were so good. They were a big hit and two people asked me for the recipe. I did give you your props. I will be making these again and again.
Thank you for such a great recipe.
Wonderful Shona! Thank you so much for coming back to tell me, I appreciate it!
Your rolls look wonderful. I am new to using yeast. Can anything be done the night before so I can possibly bake them in the morning.
Hi Karen! Here is a link to a blog post that tells you how to make yeast rolls ahead of time. Hope this helps! https://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/make-rolls-advance-bake-later-fridge-freezer-methods.html
I bake breads and rolls frequently, and this was one of the best recipes I have used. The rolls were very soft and fluffy. This is wonderful recipe!
Wonderful Drew!! It’s one of my favorites too. Thank you for taking the time to come back and tell me you made it!
Can’t wait to try these!!
You’ll love them Megan,when you do make them, let me know what you think I always love to hear!
Wow looks delicious, perfect for dinner! Will give it a try!
You’ll love them Richa! Thank you for coming to visit!
This recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving & Christmas! I love everything sweet potato!
Thank you Jillian!
I make 8 really nice hamburger buns out of this dough. Roll into 8 balls, place on a baking tray and egg wash. There great.
Thanks for the recepy
Thanks for sharing this recipe, my rolls turned out great!
Can this recipe be made on dough cycle in bread machine?
I’ve never used a bread machine to make yeast breads or rolls Arlene so I can’t answer that question. I wish I could.
Yes! I’ve made in the bread machine 3x and it turns out lovely. I’ve made all rolls or 2 loaves or 1 loaf and 4 buns…whatever I need at the time. This is a family favorite! ❤
Wonderful Michelle! And sweetie, thank you for letting us all know that the recipe can be made in a bread machine, anyone who was wondering if they could will really appreciate that information.
I just did! I followed step 1 in my bread machine pan. When the yeast was ready I added the rest of the ingredients (all 3.5 cups of flour) and set the dough cycle. When ready, continued with step 5.
They are not ready yet, but so far I am happy with the dough, they are going to the oven soon 🙂
Tried this recipe tonight and it’s going to become a fave. I used my bread machine for the kneading and 1st rise (dough setting). I weighed out about 2.25 oz per ball and got 13 huge rolls.
Thanks for sharing this recipe!
That’s amazing! I hope you are enjoying your bread machine- sweet potato dinner rolls sound perfect for a new fun gadget!
I have made this recipe so many times. Made hamburger buns a full size loaf and rolls. I love it
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So glad you’ve enjoyed the sweet potato dinner rolls!
Fabulous recipe! Worked perfectly.
So happy to hear!
Amazing! The rolls are so soft and fluffy.
So glad you enjoyed the sweet potato dinner rolls!
Hi first timer on your site! These rolls look delicious- can I use quick – instant yeast?
Hi! Welcome to Bunny’s Warm Oven! I found this site that explains the difference between using yeast and quick-instant yeast. Hope this helps!
Made these this morning as detailed except I don’t have a hand mixer – I used my big kitchen aid – used the paddle just until mixed and the hook until it was a ball and then followed the instructions. This is guest worthy and they come out beautifully. Great recipe. Thank you.
Sweet potato dinner rolls.
Hi! Can I use instant dry yeast for this recipe? that’s the only one i have on hand right now. Excited to try this! Thanks
Yes! Absolutely! Let me know how it goes for you Toni!