The Best Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sweet Potato Rolls

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These delicious, soft, and fluffy sweet potato rolls require only about 15 minutes of prep time and are ready in just 2 hours. Pair them with any dinner, or use the rolls as buns for sliders! Any way you have them, these rolls are melt-in-your-mouth delicious.


  • 2 cups sweet potato, cooked
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 7 grams active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 cups bread flour

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • flake salt


  1. In a large bowl, combine the milk, butter, sweet potato, eggs, maple syrup, and yeast.
  2. Add in the salt and two cups of bread flour and mix until a shaggy and loose dough ball forms.
  3. Add in the remaining flour and knead until it’s a uniform smooth dough ball. (I do this with my bread machine, but you can also knead by hand or with a stand mixer. 
  4. Rub a bit of olive oil on the inside of a clean bowl, and place the dough ball in the bowl to rise for 45 minutes at room temperature. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or reusable beeswax wrap. 
  5. Line a 13×9 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  6. Gently press down the dough.
  7. On a floured surface and with floured hands, divide the dough into 15 equal pieces.
  8. Roll each piece into a dough ball and place it on the parchment paper-lined pan.
  9. Combine the egg and water for the egg wash. 
  10. Baste the rolls with egg wash and sprinkle with flake salt.
  11. Cover the rolls with plastic wrap and allow the rolls enough time to rise so that they double in size. While you wait, preheat your oven to 375° F.
  12. Remove the plastic wrap and bake the rolls for about 20 minutes, until golden brown.


  • For vegan rolls sub the egg with any vegan egg substitute, and the milk and butter for vegan alternatives
  • To cook a sweet potato, poke it all over with a knife. Then rinse with water and place in the microwave for 5 minutes. Rotate and cook for another 5 minutes. The potato is done when it’s soft, mashable and the skin is easily removed. 

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