Sweet Potato Rolls #BreadBakers

Sweet Potato Rolls 1

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme.


Our November Theme: Thanksgiving Breads

“Make a bread that you would enjoy for Thanksgiving– whether it is pumpkin cinnamon rolls for breakfast, potato rolls for dinner or sandwich rolls for leftovers– the possibilities are endless! Enjoy baking!”

Something we always had on our Thanksgiving table was sweet potatoes. I made Mustard Baked Sweet Potatoes for years. That dish still is a family favorite.
Since we all love sweet potatoes, why not sweet potato rolls?
sweet potato rolls with sweets

Making a puree from the sweets, oil and yeast mix blends well with the dry ingredients.
sweet potato rolls mix

sweet potato rolls dough 1

Knead it smooth, put it in a well-oiled bowl and let it do its thing!

sweet potato rolls dough 2

Make some clover rolls…

sweet potato rolls clover

…and hard rolls!
sweet potato rolls dough bun


Sweet Potato Rolls

Sweet Potato Rolls #BreadBakers
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  • 1 medium-sized Sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (enough to yield 1 cup when mashed)
  • 2½ teaspoons dry active yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water between 100 to 110 degrees)
  • 2 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour plus ½ cup for dusting board
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ cups reserved sweet potato water
  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, add enough water to cover sweet potatoes and cook gently over medium-heat until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and drain, reserving the cooking water. Mash drained sweet potatoes by hand or with a ricer.
  2. While sweet potatoes cook, stir together ¼ cup warm water, yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar to a small bowl and set aside in a warm place until frothy and doubled in size (about 10 minutes).
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flours, 2 Tablespoons sugar, salt and cinnamon.
  4. Add oil, yeast mixture and mashed sweet potatoes.
  5. Add enough of the reserved water, about 1½ cups to make a soft dough.
  6. Knead dough on a floured surface for about 7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  7. Place dough in a well greased bowl large enough to allow it to double in size. Cover, set in a warm place for about an hour until it doubles.
  8. Punch dough down to let excess gas escape. Divide dough into rolls.
  9. Arrange rolls in greased muffin tins, cover and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. Internal temperature of bread should be 200 degrees and sound hollow when you tap the bottom.
  11. Allow to cool completely before cutting.
  12. These rolls freeze well.

Enjoy these great bread recipes for Thanksgiving and throughout fall and the Holidays from The Bread Bakers Group!


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We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

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39 Responses to Sweet Potato Rolls #BreadBakers

  1. Just in time for Thanksgiving! Always making bread from scratch intimidates me, but this recipe seems easy enough! Thanks for sharing.

  2. That is the perfect Thanksgiving bread roll! Sweet potato always wins 😉

  3. Renee says:

    And I certainly would enjoy these rolls. Oh how I love anything sweet potato!
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  4. YUM – these sound like they would be a hit at the Thanksgiving table!

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  7. Rebecca says:

    I hadn’t thought of sweet potato in rolls. Sounds delicious & totally gonna have to try them! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  9. Kelster says:

    Love adding sweet potato to bread dough. Sometimes I have to stop myself and remind myself that I can add other thngs too.
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  11. Sophie says:

    I love baking with squash and sweet potatoes. These look super yummy!

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  13. Holly says:

    Yum, sweet potatoes with cinnamon all wrapped up in a bread dough? Sounds great!
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  14. Bea says:

    As soon as I saw sweet potato I had to have this recipe! Kudos! I can’t wait to make it and I just bought sweet potatoes yesterday. Great job. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

  15. Nicole says:

    These sound delicious! I might try a pinch of nutmeg in the dough for myself, when I try these.

  16. Very cute!! Sound delicious!
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  17. Stacy says:

    We have sweet potatoes every Thanksgiving as well but I’m always up for more. Your lovely rolls would be a great addition, Cindy!
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  18. Sweet potato and cinnamon? These sound fabulous! Thanks for sharing it.
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  19. Tara says:

    How perfect are these for Thanksgiving!! Just love them!!

  20. These sound great, I’ve never used sweet potato in a bread recipe before, love the addition of cinnamon.
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  22. Ansh says:

    Keeping this recipe for my hubby. He loves anything sweet potato!!
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  23. Hezzi-D says:

    I love potato rolls but I’ve never had sweet potato rolls! I bet my family would totally love these!

  24. Lauren says:

    I have sweet potatoes laying around everywhere still left over from this year… these would be a great roll to take to one of my holiday dinners!
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