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Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Sweet, soft and fluffy these Hawaiian sweet rolls are easy to make and always a dinner time favorite
Course bread
Cuisine American
Keyword hawaiian sweet rolls, homemade rolls, sweet rolls
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
rise time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 24 dinner rolls
Calories 177kcal
Author Ashlee Marie


  • 1 1/2 C pineapple juice
  • 4 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 2/3 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 lrg eggs
  • 5-6 C bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C butter melted


  • microwave the pineapple juice about 40 seconds - you want to hit 105-115 degrees
  • in your mixing bowl (with your bread hook attached) add the yeast, 2 Tbsp sugar and warm pineapple juice - let sit 5-10 mins
  • add the remaining sugar, softened butter and vanilla - stir to combined
  • slightly beat the eggs and add them, stir in
  • add 3 C flour and the salt and stir on low
  • continue to add flour 1/2 C at a time until the dough cleans the sides of the bowl (stop adding flour right away when it does this)
  • the dough will still be sticky, continue to knead for 1 min
  • cover and let rise until double in size - 60-90 mins
  • shape dough into rolls, you can do 24 small rolls or 12-18 larger rolls place on a 12-24 rimmed jelly roll pan
  • cover the dough balls in plastic wrap (sprayed with non stick spray) and let double in size again - 60-90 mins again
  • preheat the over to 350 near the end of the rise
  • bake about 20 mins
  • brush the rolls with the melted butter - serve!



Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg