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Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls

Author Rebecca Lindamood


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast. Active Dry Yeast or Instant are both acceptable or one packet
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water for best flavour, use the water in which you cooked potatoes
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup preferably dark
  • 1 cup lukewarm mashed sweet potatoes
  • 2/3 cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 5 to 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour


To Make the Dough:

  • In a large mixing bowl, the bowl of a stand mixer, add the water and maple syrup, stir gently and sprinkle the yeast over the top. Let stand for 2 minutes. Add everything but the flours and stir well (using a sturdy spoon or dough hook) to combine. Add the white whole wheat flour and 2 cups of the all purpose flour and stir well until even. Add the remaining flour and stir it in. If you have a stand mixer, use the dough hook to knead it. Otherwise, turn onto a generously floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about five minutes. Transfer the dough into a large clean mixing bowl or dough bucket, cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours but no longer than 5 days.

To Shape the Rolls:

  • Grease or butter two 9”x13” rectangular or four 8” round baking pans or 3 standard sized muffin pans and set them aside.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and punch it down. Divide in half, then portion each half into 20 equal sized pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.
  • If making standard dinner rolls, place the dough balls into the prepared pans (5 rows of 4 in each rectangular pan or 10 rolls in each round pan.) If making cloverleaf rolls, divide each ball into 3 pieces, roll them into tight balls, toss with melted butter, and put 3 balls in each prepared muffin tin. Either way, cover with a clean towel and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until puffy in appearance and nearly doubled in size, about 2 hours.

To Bake the Rolls:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake the rolls for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. If desired, brush the finished rolls with melted butter.