Sweet Potato Yeast Rolls


  • 4 T butter
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 T honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 T yeast
  • 4-5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • optional spices: cinnamon,nutmeg, cardamom dash of each


  1. Combine the water, honey, butter in a saucepan and warm until the butter is almost melted.
  2. Mix the sweet potato and butter mixture together in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Add in your eggs and whisk until completely incorporated
  5. Add 1 cup of flour and the yeast and stir.
  6. Switch to using your mixer’s dough hook and add in 2 more cups of flour and the salt.
  7. Now is also the time to add in the spices if you wish.
  8. Knead, adding flour as needed, until you have a smooth, elastic dough.
  9. Place in a lightly greased bowl and allow to rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled.
  10. Punch down the dough and divide it into about 20-24 equal pieces. Roll each into a ball and place in a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  11. Cover the pan and allow them to rise for another 30 minutes, or until the rolls are touching and very puffy. I usually set the pan on the stove where it gets the heat from the preheating oven.
  12. Place in a preheated oven and cook at 350* for 25-30 minutes or until slightly browned on top.
  13. Brush the tops with melted butter and allow them to cool for at least 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!