Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Kimi Gaines


My daughter Danielle has been on a baking spree. I love to get in the kitchen and cook together. The sweet rolls were nothing short of amazing. Great if you have left over sweet potatoes or just cooing up a few. Either way, you will be sure to love them.

★★★★★ 1 vote
8 large-12 small rolls
15 Min
3 Hr


3/4 c
1/4 c
2 Tbsp
2 1/4 tsp
active dry yeast or one package
3 1/2 c
bread flour
1/2 c
cooked mashed sweet potatoes
1/2 tsp
cinnamon or cardamon
1/2 tsp
1 Tbsp
orange or lemon zest (we used lemon)


1/2 c
butter, softened
1 c
brown sugar
1/2 tsp
3 Tbsp
cooked, mashed sweet potatoes


4 oz
cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp
butter, softened
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 Tbsp
orange juice or fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp
grated orange peel or lemon
2 1/2 c
powdered sugar


1Combine the milk and the butter in a measuring cup and microwave for 45 seconds. If it gets to hot, cool slightly.
2In your bread machine add milk, sugar & yeast. Let sit for 1 minute. Add flour, sweet potatoes, cinnamon, salt and lemon peel. Set bread machine on the dough cycle.
3In a bowl when dough is almost ready make the filling, combing all ingredients together. Set aside.
4When dough is ready, remove from bread machine. Pull dough out and roll into a large rectangle shape. Spread filling almost to the edges. Roll up dough and cut into 8 large or 12 smaller slices. Place on parchment paper or sprayed cookie sheet with edges. Cover and let rise till double in size.
5Place in a 375F oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
6Mix icing ingredients together and ice while still warm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads