Sweet Potato Sweet Rolls

Perfect for breakfast or dessert.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Coat a 13 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place potatoes in a small saucepan and cover with water. Boil for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Drain and place in a medium bowl. Remove 1 cup of sweet potato and set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, add milk and bring to boil. Remove from heat and add ½ cup butter, stir until melted. Mash together with sweet potato. Add egg and mix well. Set aside to cool.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine 2 ¼ cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Mix well.
  5. Using a hand mixer on low speed, beat sweet potato mixture into dry ingredients. Slowly add remaining 1 cup of flour, mixing well.
  6. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, or until smooth. Pat into a ball and cover with a damp towel. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine reserved cup of sweet potato, brown sugar, cinnamon and ¼ cup room temperature butter.
  8. Roll out dough into a 12 x 9-inch rectangle. Spread sweet potato mixture on top of dough and sprinkle with raisins and pecans.
  9. Starting at one end, roll dough into a cylinder, pinching the seams together. Cut cylinder into 12 equal sized rolls and place cut side up into prepared pan.
  10. Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes. 
  11. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over warm rolls and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Alyssa,
ALDI Test Kitchen