Sweet Potato Rolls

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Bake your own light and fluffy dinner rolls made with added sweet potatoes for a hint of sweetness. Loaded with warm spices, these homemade sweet potato rolls are perfect for the holidays!

Bread Machine Sweet Potato Rolls

Bread lovers out there, it’s time to rejoice!

If you are looking to add some variety to your bread basket, look no further than these irresistible sweet potato dinner rolls.

They are fluffy and light with a hint of sweet potato goodness.

A bowl of sweet rolls and a bowl of sweet potatoes.

Plus, you won’t believe how easy they are to make with a bread machine.

What makes these dinner rolls so special is the addition of mashed sweet potatoes. You may think it’s unconventional but trust us, they are good!

The sweet potatoes provide a subtle sweetness and moistness, making them the perfect dinner roll.

Get ready to wow your friends and family with this incredible recipe.

Sweet potato rolls bread machine recipe.

Best Homemade Rolls Ingredients

  • Warm water, 70 to 80 degrees
  • Egg, room temperature
  • Butter, softened
  • Sweet potato, cooked, peeled, and mashed (about ¾ cup)
  • All-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Active dry yeast

For exact measurements, please see the printable recipe card below.

Ingredients for sweet potato pancakes on a marble countertop.

How to Make Sweet Potato Rolls in a Bread Machine

Place ingredients into the bread machine in the order listed or according to your manufacturer’s instructions. 

Program the bread machine using the dough setting.

After the initial mix, check and add flour or water if needed.

When the dough cycle has completed, punch down the dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface.

A series of photos showing how to make mashed potatoes in an air fryer.

Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces and shape into a ball.

Place the rolls on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover, place in a warm, draft-free location, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

A sheet of doughnuts on a baking sheet.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Bake the rolls for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

A good dinner roll should be soft, moist, and fluffy.

A bowl full of sweet rolls on a table.

These sweet potato dinner rolls are all of that and more. They are also incredibly versatile, making them perfect for any meal, from breakfast to dinner.

For added flavor, sprinkle some herbs like rosemary, thyme, or oregano on top.

Tips and Variations

To make Bread Machine Sweet Potato Rolls even more exciting, add some warm spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger, or some herbs like rosemary, thyme, or garlic to the dough.

You can also replace a portion of the flour with whole wheat flour or oats for added nutrition and fiber.

You can freeze the rolls and reheat them in the oven for a quick and easy snack or meal.

How should I store sweet potato rolls?

Store them in an airtight container or resealable bag at room temperature for a day or two. For longer storage, freeze them.

Can I make sweet potato rolls ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the dough in advance, refrigerate it overnight, then shape and bake the rolls the next day for a fresher taste.

What To Serve With Sweet Potato Rolls

Printable Recipe Card and Nutritional Values

A bowl of sweet rolls with a bite taken out of it.

Bread Machine Sweet Potato Rolls Recipe

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Bake your own light and fluffy dinner rolls made with added sweet potatoes for a hint of sweetness. Loaded with warm spices, these homemade sweet potato rolls are perfect for the holidays!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup warm water, 70 to 80 degrees
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 large sweet potato, cooked, peeled and mashed (about ¾ cup)
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 (¼ ounce) packages or 4 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast

Instructions

  1. Peel, boil and mash your sweet potato.
  2. Place ingredients into the bread machine in the order listed or according to your manufacturer’s instructions. 
  3. Program the bread machine using the dough setting.
  4. After the initial mix, check and add flour or water if needed.
  5. When the dough cycle has completed, punch down the dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface.
  6. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces and shape into a ball.
  7. Place the rolls on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Cover, place in a warm, draft-free location, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  9. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  10. Bake the rolls for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Easy bread machine sweet potato rolls.
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 105Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 12mgSodium 148mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 3g

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Conclusion

If you’ve never tried sweet potato dinner rolls before, now is the time to give them a shot.

With just a few basic ingredients and a bread machine, you can create a unique and delicious bread that your friends and family will love.

Not only are these dinner rolls perfect for the holidays, but they also make a great addition to any meal.

So, say goodbye to store-bought rolls and hello to the heavenly smell of freshly baked bread.

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Bread machine sweet potato rolls.

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