Honey Sweet Potato Rolls

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  • Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 0 hrs 30 mins
  • Makes: 9 Rolls

No Thanksgiving meal is complete without some warm, delicious dinner rolls. Sweet Potato, vanilla extract and fresh honey come together to make a side dish that perfectly compliment any meal.


  • 2½ to 2¾ cups all-purpose flour, divided

    1 cup whole wheat flour

    2¼ teaspoons instant yeast

    2 teaspoons kosher salt

    ¾ cup mashed baked, peeled sweet potato

    ½ cup whole milk

    ¼ cup unsalted butter

    ¼ cup honey

    1 teaspoon Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

    1 large egg, lightly beaten

    4 teaspoons Simply Organic Seeds of choice (white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, poppy seeds)


    1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat 2½ cups flour, whole wheat flour, yeast and salt at low speed until combined.
    2. In a small saucepan, warm sweet potato, milk, butter, honey and vanilla over low heat until butter is melted and an instant-read thermometer registers 120 to 130 degrees. Add warm sweet potato mixture to flour mixture and beat at low speed for about 1 minute, until combined.
    3. Switch mixer to dough hook attachment. Beat for 12 to 13 minutes, until a smooth, elastic dough forms; if dough is too sticky, add up to remaining ¼ cup flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. Turn out onto a very lightly floured surface and shape into a smooth round.
    4. Lightly oil a medium bowl. Place dough in bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place (about 75 degrees) for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until doubled in size.
    5. Lightly oil a 9-inch round cake pan.
    6. Punch down dough and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 9 portions, shape each into smooth rounds and place in prepared pan. Cover and let rise again in a warm, draft-free place for 35 to 45 minutes, until doubled in size.
    7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    8. Brush top of rolls with egg, and sprinkle with desired seeds.
    9. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until deep golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted in center registers 200 degrees. Let cool in pan for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve warm.

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