Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 55 mins

The original of this recipe was found in the 2008 cookbook, Taste of Home Guilt Free Cooking. Preparation time does not incude the 2 hours needed for the dough to rise.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk, then add 1 teaspoon of sugar & let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes, egg yolks, butter, salt, the 1/3 cup sugar & only 2 cups of the flour.
  3. Beat util smooth, then stir in enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough ~ All of the last 2 cups of flour might not be used!
  4. Turn onto a floured surface & knead until smooth & elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  5. Place dough in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat the top.
  6. Cover & let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Punch the dough down, then turn onto a lightly floured surface & divide into 30 balls.
  8. Roll each ball into a 10" rope, then tie each rope into a loose knot.
  9. Place the knots of dough 2" apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  10. Cover & let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  11. About 15 minutes before the rising is finished, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  12. In a small bowl, beat egg whites & cold water. Brush this egg wash over the rolls, then sprinkle each with sesame seeds.
  13. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until lightly browned.
  14. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.
Most Helpful

5 5

Light and tender rolls. I threw everything into the bread machine, but forgot the sugar. I think a little sugar would have enhanced the flavor, but loved them even without it. The rolls were a beautiful gold color from the sweet potato. I used one whole egg, instead of just the yolks, and skipped the glaze and seeds, simply because of a lack of time. The rolls were just lovely.

4 5

Yummy and unique roll! Love the flavor of the sweet potato in it. made for Went to the Market tag game. :)