Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

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Moist and tender Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls with a cinnamon-pecan filling and a sweet sugar glaze will really hit the spot for a lazy weekend breakfast. Mashed sweet potatoes give the rolls a beautiful orange hue and also add to the flavor.

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

I’m crazy about using sweet potatoes in anything and everything, especially this time of year. Recently I made Sweet Potato Rolls and had plenty of dough left over to do something else with. Cinnamon rolls immediately came to mind. I hadn’t made them since making Strawberry Sweet Rolls. Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

I rolled the dough out and spread it with a combination of brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and chopped pecans. Next I rolled the dough up and cut it into slices.

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Rolls before rising.

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Rolls after rising.

After letting the rolls rise until doubled in bulk, I baked them for just 20 minutes and drizzled them with a simple powdered sugar glaze for a little more sweetness. Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

And boy of boy, what a delicious breakfast. Yes cinnamon rolls are a little time consuming to make, but if you enjoy baking, it is time well spent.

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls   Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 9
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Tender sweet potato cinnamon rolls with a brown sugar-pecan filling and powdered sugar glaze.
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  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


  • Prepare sweet potato dough and let rise in refrigerator overnight.
  • Lightly flour a work surface and roll dough into a 12x9-inch rectangle.
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, butter, and pecans. Sprinkle mixture evenly on dough.
  • Starting at wide end, roll dough up. Use a knife or dental floss to cut into 9 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9-inch square baking pan.
  • Let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • Whisk together all ingredients for glaze in a bowl. Drizzle glaze on cinnamon rolls.


17 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Just made these last night. Yum. Next time, however, I would spread the butter onto the dough first and then sprinkle the sugar mixture on top of that. The instructions basically made a paste with the sugar and butter. It was difficult to get evenly distributed onto the dough.

  2. These were wonderful, instead if using butter in the center of these, I reserved some of my sweet potato mash and used that. Delicious!

  3. I saw these come in my inbox last week and my jaw dropped! You make the most delectable treats with sweet potatoes. I seriously want these every morning for the rest of my life. MY LIFE!!!! I have pinned these to every board possible because the world needs these in their life. <3 <—that's a heart

  4. I am a sucker for cinnamon rolls but sweet potato cinnamon rolls have got to be even more amazing! I love how soft and gorgeous these look. I can’t stop drooling over these and would probably eat that entire pan in one sitting – seriously!:)

  5. You’ve done it now — sweet potatoes in cinnamon rolls has to be the greatest idea! This is a must try, and might make me get in the kitchen and make some cinnamon rolls very soon!

  6. What a great way to use of the rest of the sweet potato dough! These cinnamon rolls look so soft and the filling pair so well with sweet potatoes too!

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