Sweet Potato Rolls

These are yummy soft rolls that are great as a dinner roll or a hamburger bun. They have the added benefit of having sweet potato in them and freeze really well. You could of course make this recipe into a single loaf. I would braid it and make a sweet potato challah.


You will need:


  • 2 small sweet potatoes (to equal 1 cup puree) or you can use canned
  • 1 cup milk – warmed 45 seconds in micro
  • 2 tsp regular dry yeast
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 cups flour (all-purpose or bread flour)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


Heat oven to 400 degrees F bake 8 minutes then rotate pan and bake another 8 minutes. Brush with butter or olive oil when they come out of oven.



Step 1: I cooked  2 small peeled sweet potatoes (this is not a yam…look it up on the web) until soft. This takes approximately 20 minutes.  Drain water.



Step 2: place in food processor and puree until smooth. Let cool.



Step 3: place milk in a measuring cup and microwave 30 seconds or until warm to the touch but, not hot. Add yeast, stir and wait 5 minutes until it starts to bloom. (float to the top)



Step 4: in a large bowl add your sweet potato puree, the milk and yeast, olive oil and egg yolks. Stir to combine.


Step 5: add flour and lastly add salt. Mix in bowl until it becomes too stiff and then scrape out contents onto counter and continue to mix and incorporate flour until it forms a smooth dough and add flour until no longer sticky. You may need a bit more flour but add a tbsp at at time until dough is soft and smooth.



Step 6: place dough in an oiled bowl and cover. Let rest until doubled in size, 2 hours.



Step 7: turn out dough onto lightly floured counter and divide dough into half and then each half into halves and keep doing this until you have 16 balls if you wish to make rolls. I then roll out the dough ball and then create a knot.  Let double in size again which takes approximately 45 minutes.



Step 8: place on parchment lined sheets and bake in a 400 degree F oven for 8 minutes, then turn the pan and bake another 8 minutes until lightly browned on top.  You can brush them as soon as they come out of the oven with a bit of butter but, I use great olive oil. Cause I like it better than butter and it’s so much healthier than butter. You do whatever makes you happy!

















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