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These Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls are decadent, fluffy, and slathered with a simple brown sugar frosting. Cozy up with a cup of tea and these cinnamon rolls for the perfect autumn morning!
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Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

These Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls are decadent, fluffy, and slathered with a simple brown sugar frosting. Cozy up with a cup of tea and these cinnamon rolls for the perfect autumn morning!
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time1 hr 33 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon rolls, Sweet Potato, sweet potato cinnamon rolls
Servings: 8 to 12
Calories: 418kcal
Author: SarahBond

Ingredients

Dough

  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 7- g package instant yeast
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup mashed sweet potato
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour divided
  • ¼ tsp each baking soda and baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

Filling

  • 2 Tbsp butter melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt

Icing

  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Set a medium saucepan over medium heat, then add milk. Heat until steaming but not boiling. Add the butter, stir, and let the mixture cool to lukewarm. Once lukewarm, stir in yeast, sugar, cinnamon, sweet potato, and eggs.
  • Add 2 cups of the flour, stirring to combine, then cover with a warm damp cloth. Set in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.
  • After an hour, add remaining ½ cup of flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Transfer to a well-floured surface and knead until smooth and no longer sticky (you can add up to ½ cup more flour if needed).
  • Roll dough out into a large, ¼ inch-thick rectangle.
  • Combine all filling ingredients and sprinkle evenly over dough, leaving 1 inch on one of the long sides free.
  • Starting at the long side opposite to the free border, roll the dough tightly, gently pinching to seal. Use dental floss or a sharp knife to cut the dough into 8 to 12 even segments.
  • Place rolls in a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, a well-greased baking sheet, or my favorite silicone baking mat lined baking sheet leaving some wiggle room between rolls.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 C) for 15 to 18 minutes, until tops are golden brown.
  • Combine all icing ingredients and drizzle over warm rolls.

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1730IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2.4mg