Bread/ Copycat Recipes/ Reader Favorites/ Yeast Breads

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Make your own copycat version of Hawaiian Sweet Rolls at home with this easy, made-from-scratch recipe that’s sure to please! 

Hawaiian Sweet Roll Recipe

Hawaiian sweet rolls on a baking sheet tray

This recipe is such a favorite in our family that I wanted to re-share it with those of you who missed it the first time when I shared this recipe almost four years ago.

Originally published April 8, 2013. Updated with new pictures. 

Hawaiian sweet rolls are quite possibly the most delicious rolls ever. They are soft and buttery and sweet. They pair beautifully with ham dinners. There’s something about the sweet fluffy rolls and the salty ham that just works so well.

overhead view of Hawaiian rolls on a baking sheet

So, these rolls make fantastic buns for baked ham and Swiss poppy seed sandwiches. They are also really easy to make!

Close up view of Hawaiian sweet rolls on a baking sheet tray

 These Hawaiian sweet rolls are my family’s favorite rolls. We have them at Easter and at Christmas every year. Any time that I ask my son what he’d like me to make, he always says Hawaiian sweet rolls. I hope they become a favorite for your family, too!

Hawaiian Sweet Roll Recipe
Print

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Make your own copycat version of Hawaiian Sweet Rolls at home with this easy, made-from-scratch recipe that's sure to please! 

Course bread, Side Dish
Prep Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 55 minutes
Servings 24
Author i heart eating

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature, plus extra for brushing rolls
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5-6 cups bread flour*
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat pineapple juice over medium-low temperature until juice reaches about 105 F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, stir together yeast and 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  3. Once the pineapple juice is at temperature, add to the bowl. Stir, and let the yeast mixture stand for 5-10 minutes, or until foamy.
  4. Once the yeast is foamy, add the remaining sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and eggs; stir to combine.
  5. Switch from the paddle attachment to the dough hook, and add 3 cups of flour and salt. Stir on low.
  6. Continue adding flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough clears the sides of the bowl. The dough will feel slightly sticky. It takes 5 1/2 cups of flour for my rolls.
  7. Once the dough comes together and clears the sides, continue to knead for about 1 minute.
  8. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and let it rise until dough has doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
  9. Shape dough into rolls. If you would like smaller, dinner-sized rolls, shape into 24 rolls. If you would like larger, bun-sized rolls, shape into 12-18 rolls depending on desired size.
  10. Cover rolls with plastic wrap, and let rolls rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
  11. Toward the end of the second rise, preheat oven to 350 F.
  12. Bake rolls for about 20 minutes (for dinner-sized rolls), or until rolls are golden brown.
  13. Immediately brush rolls with butter.
  14. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

*I've also made these rolls with all-purpose flour when I didn't have any bread flour. I had to add about 1/2-1 cup additional flour for a total of 6-6 1/2 cups flour.

Like i heart eating on Facebook

You Might Also Like

188 Comments

  • Reply
    Molly
    November 24, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Can I use instant yeast instead?

    • Reply
      Kate
      November 24, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Yes, instant yeast should work just fine.

  • Reply
    Gina G
    June 12, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Hi! I’m definitely going to make these but what is bread flour? I’ve never seen it before. Thanks! 😊

    • Reply
      Kate
      June 12, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Bread flour is a type of flour that has more protein than all-purpose flour. It’s used in bread, rolls, and even cookies to give a little extra chew. It’s sold right alongside all-purpose and whole wheat flour in most supermarkets.

      If you can’t find it, you can use all-purpose flour in this recipe. I have found that I need to adjust the amount of ap flour, though, so you may need to do the same. Hope that helps! =)

  • Reply
    Patty Mayo
    March 22, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I used a food processor to mix everything and it still turned out great!

    • Reply
      Kate
      March 23, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      I’m so glad! What a great tip! Thank you! =)

  • Reply
    Jarrod ladd
    February 24, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    You should try substituting the low fat milk for coconut milk, that’s what I did and it makes the flavor more complex.

    • Reply
      Kate
      February 25, 2016 at 1:14 am

      Thanks for the idea! I had coconut bread when I visited Hawaii, and it was fantastic. I’ll have to give your suggestion a try the next time I make these rolls. =)

    • Reply
      Linda Toste
      October 10, 2016 at 10:43 am

      I did not see any kind of milk in this recipe. Am i missing something.
      Linda

      • Reply
        Kate
        October 10, 2016 at 11:55 am

        No, there’s no milk in the rolls. I was guessing that he meant to sub coconut milk for part or all of the pineapple juice. =)

  • Reply
    Alida
    November 11, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Made these rolls last night and they were (are, still have some) amazing!! We loved them!! I don’t have a stand up mixed or a bread machine so I did everything by hand and they came out perfect and with the right sweetness. Thank you for much for sharing this recipe! Will be making again and again :)

    • Reply
      Kate
      November 12, 2015 at 9:19 am

      I’m so glad that you liked them!! They are one of my family’s favorite recipes and always make an appearance for Christmas and Easter dinner. Thanks for taking the time to come back and leave a comment! =)

  • Reply
    Jam
    June 15, 2015 at 4:01 am

    Hello kate, how are you. Few days back i decided to make complete Hawaiian recipes, so i tried these delicious Rolls with Hawaiian chicken breast Recipe. I must say my kids and husband really loved Hawaiian flavor. You guys are awesome, great, and super foodie. I am a regular member of your site, i mostly like recipes that my kids can eat.

    • Reply
      Kate
      June 16, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      I’m so glad that you liked them! =)

  • Reply
    Desiree
    May 23, 2015 at 5:29 am

    These were amazing. I’ve had this recipe pinned for over a year now, but just finally got to try it out. My brother helped make these and we had to knead by hand. My stand mixer is out of commission for the moment. Even though I had thought I killed the yeast because the pineapple juice was still too hot (my fault for not checking behind him) these were still a success!! We made some smaller sub type, hamburger sized, and dinner style rolls with a double batch. My kids were trying to eat every one in the house as they came out of the oven! These were perfect for our beef dip and pulled pork sandwiches! Thank you!

    • Reply
      Kate
      May 24, 2015 at 12:15 am

      I’m so glad that you tried them and liked them! =)

  • Reply
    Fran Mitchell
    October 24, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Hi Kate; I just printed your recipe for the Honey buns, and am looking forward to trying them. Will let you know how they turn out. Thanks Fran.

    • Reply
      Kate
      October 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Sounds good! I hope you enjoy them! =)

  • Reply
    Chris
    October 6, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    these bun are fabulous only thing I burned them a bit but cut bottom off and they are good to go
    nice and airy etc will make them a lot

    • Reply
      Kate
      October 7, 2014 at 10:23 am

      I’m glad you liked them! They’re a favorite with my family, so it’s nice to hear that other people enjoy them, too. =)

  • Reply
    June
    October 2, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I don’t have a stand mixer, but would love to try these rolls. Would the recipe work with a hand mixer?

    • Reply
      Kate
      October 2, 2014 at 11:37 am

      I wouldn’t use a hand mixer because I’d be afraid that the amount of flour might burn out the motor. You can mix this dough by hand, though. If you have any other questions about that, please let me know.

      • Reply
        June
        October 2, 2014 at 11:57 am

        Thanks, Kate. Guess if great-grandmother did it by hand, I can too.

        • Reply
          Kate
          October 3, 2014 at 5:42 am

          Good luck! If you have any other questions, just let me know! =)

  • Reply
    larry
    June 30, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Tried tis 2 times and no good results. Tasted like junk buns. There is no rise in the dough even with fresh yeast.

    • Reply
      Kate
      June 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      I’m sorry that you didn’t like the rolls. However, I’ve made this recipe numerous times, as have many other people, with success. My dough has never failed to rise, so I think there must be some issue if your dough didn’t rise. If you’d like some help, please let me know.

    • Reply
      Chris
      September 27, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      it may not be warm enough or to warm for your rise I always turn my oven light on and leave it and proof all my buns in there including my yeast you wont believe how high it rises

      • Reply
        Kate
        September 28, 2014 at 9:20 am

        Thanks for the tip!

    • Reply
      Linda
      March 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      My 2nd recipe and 2nd attempt at these rolls. First batch failed to rise.
      Read elsewhere that the temp of pineapple juice is extremely important for yeast to properly activate.
      Guess it makes sense.
      I tried making the first batch with “room temp” Pineapple juice and I think it might have been a little too cold. (I live 2 hrs north of Toronto and still covered in snow.)
      Sunshine up here isn’t as warm as the Hawaiian Sun ;(
      Got the dough through the first rise and waiting for the rolls to double ;)
      Wish me luck!

      • Reply
        Kate
        March 16, 2015 at 1:32 pm

        Yes, the temperature definitely affects the rising. If it’s too cold, it should still rise, but it’s a much, much slower process. If it’s too hot, it can kill the yeast and won’t rise. I know that when my kitchen is cold, the rising slows down. One trick that I learned from America’s Test Kitchen was to turn my oven to 350F for 1 minute. Then you turn your oven off. That little bit of warmth helps to keep the rising on track.

        Good luck! I hope you are enjoying your rolls soon! =)

        • Reply
          Linda
          March 16, 2015 at 4:12 pm

          My husband and absolutely love it!
          We recently moved to a very small town and the local markets don’t carry the Hawaiian Sweet Rolls..:(
          I didn’t follow the directions to a T and crowded them but I’ll remember it next time.
          thank you so so much for sharing your recipe :)
          You saved my Pulled Pork Sliders!

          • Kate
            March 19, 2015 at 3:36 pm

            I’m glad that you like them! They’re a family favorite at our house, and it’s always nice to hear that other people enjoy them, too! =)

  • Reply
    Rosa
    May 28, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    These buns look perfect! I would like to make them for a luncheon but I need to make them the night before, do you think they will still taste fresh enough? How far apart do you space the buns if they are small, and do you space them further apart if they are larger buns? I was thinking of using an egg wash before baking but I notice your recipe does not call for one, is that because of the butter used after baking?

    • Reply
      Kate
      May 28, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      Thanks! I think they would still be ok. We eat them for a day or two after I make them, and I don’t notice much of a difference. One note about that, though, is that it’s really humid where we live, and if I cover the rolls tightly, I notice that they get extra soft the next day.

      If they’re smaller rolls, I try to space them so that they’re about touching each other (maybe 1/2-inch apart). If they’re larger rolls, I space them about 1 to 1 1/2-inches apart.

      That is why. Since I brush them with butter, I don’t use an egg wash. My kids like the rolls to be as buttery as possible, so that’s what I do. I’m sure that an egg wash would be a fine substitution, though.

      If you have any other questions, please let me know. Good luck with the rolls! =)

  • Reply
    Nancy
    April 21, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I have made the dough in my bread machine with another recipe. This one would be too much for the size of my machine. The recipe I used also had a little bit of ground ginger but pretty much the same. Yummy rolls. Maybe take a hint from Texas Roadhouse and put a little sugar and cinnamon in the butter brushed on top. N

    • Reply
      Kate
      April 22, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks for the tip! =)

  • Reply
    Casey
    February 10, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Can you make the dough in advance then freeze it? If so what step would you do that at?

    • Reply
      Kate
      February 11, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      I haven’t frozen them, so I can’t say for sure. My guess would be that you would want to freeze them after you shape them into rolls but before the 2nd rise. If you try it, I’d be really interested to hear how they turn out!

      • Reply
        Jean
        March 27, 2015 at 2:14 pm

        I have made potato rolls for 26 years and always froze them in plastic bags (double the bags to prevent freezer burn), and they are always delicious. I thawed the buns and then warmed them in the oven (325 degrees F for perhaps 5 minutes) on a jelly roll pan or some in the microwave.

        • Reply
          Kate
          March 28, 2015 at 9:29 am

          I love potato rolls! My mom made those for the holidays, and they are so good! Thanks for the tips on freezing the rolls!

  • Reply
    Diann
    January 23, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Has anyone made the dough in a bread machine?

    • Reply
      Kate
      January 23, 2014 at 8:05 am

      Yes, I’ve ever tried it, but I’ve had people say that they’ve made them in their bread machine with good results. They said that they used the dough cycle and then shaped the dough for the second rise. Good luck! =)

  • Reply
    Walter
    December 27, 2013 at 8:18 am

    My rolls didn’t bake. They looked beautiful when they came out of the oven. When I went to use them, they were not anywhere baked inside the roll. I kneed them with my mixer. did I kneed them to long. Is it my oven ? I was wondering if I used the wrong pineapple juice, maybe it is to thick. Please help, Thank You.

    • Reply
      Kate
      December 27, 2013 at 9:12 am

      Sorry to hear that you had trouble with the rolls! I use my mixer to knead the dough, too, and I use the cans of Dole Pineapple Juice. I don’t think it was the kneading or your pineapple juice, though. I’m guessing that if they looked right but weren’t baked inside that they make have needed to bake longer.

      Once the rolls get to your desired level of golden brown, you can tent a piece of aluminum foil over the rolls. That will allow them to continue to cook inside without overbrowning on the top.

      The other thing that you can check is the position of your oven racks. You’ll want your oven rack to be in the middle of your oven. Otherwise, the rolls can overbrown if they’re too close to the top heating element in your oven.

      I hope that helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions.

  • Reply
    Lynne Lindsay
    December 27, 2013 at 4:05 am

    These look so good and the comments are good. I think I let them rise too long the 2nd time as the flavor was good, but the rolls had a funny texture (too many holes within the bread). Just wanting to know thoughts or suggestions before I try these again. Thanks so much for all the lovely recipes!

    • Reply
      Kate
      December 27, 2013 at 9:00 am

      Sorry to hear that you had trouble with the texture! I think you’re right; it does sound like they rose too long. I’d try checking them after about 45-60 minutes during the second rise because, for whatever reason, they may not have needed the full 1 1/2 hours to rise the second time. I hope they work out better for you next time! If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask!

  • Reply
    sherry
    December 21, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Hi I wanted to say I have tried making these rolls and followed the reciepe to find them cracking on top and not baking thru while it the oven at 350 degrees . I don’t know why this is happeni have tried these 3x and wasted alot of ingrediens. there has to be a reason I even put the dough in refrigerator and it did not help. Can someone let me know what the problem might be. Thank you..

    • Reply
      Kate
      December 21, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      I haven’t experienced those problems or heard from anyone about those issues. I’m guessing that if the rolls didn’t bake through that there may be an issue with your oven temperature. There can be quite a difference between the actual temperature and what the setting is. The easiest and most accurate way to to check that is with an oven thermometer; otherwise, it’s just a matter of trial and error.
      As far as the cracking goes, I’m guessing that it’s a moisture issue. For whatever reason, 5 cups of flour may be too much in your dough. You could try starting with 3 cups and then add in additional flour by 1/4 cup increments until you get the dough to the right consistency. I hope this helps!

  • Reply
    Rachelle Bergstrom
    November 30, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I am almost done with my first rise…is it extremely important to let it rise for a second time? :s

    • Reply
      Kate
      November 30, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      The rolls will be heavier, and the texture won’t be as good if the rolls don’t rise a second time.

      If you’re pressed for time, you could probably cut some of the time off of the second rise by placing the rolls in a warm area to help them rise faster. One of the easiest ways to do that is to turn your oven on to 350 F for 1 minute, and then turn the oven off. The warmth in the oven should speed things up.

      I hope that helps!

  • Reply
    Lanee
    November 27, 2013 at 1:30 am

    What kind of pan do you bake these in? Do they all fit in one pan? Are they spaced apart?

    • Reply
      Kate
      November 27, 2013 at 8:10 am

      I bake the rolls in a half sheet pan, and they all fit. I space them about 1-inch apart. I hope that helps!

  • Reply
    Erica
    November 23, 2013 at 5:00 am

    I am wanting to make these for Thanksgiving and I was wondering if you have any advice on preparing them the night before so that I can just bake them right before dinner is served?

    • Reply
      Kate
      November 23, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      I’m sorry, but I haven’t made them ahead of time like that. My mom puts
      hers in the fridge and lets them rise overnight in there, but I haven’t
      tried it with this recipe. If you try making them ahead of time, I’d
      interested to hear how it works out. Good luck!

      • Reply
        Erica
        November 27, 2013 at 7:15 am

        I am in Guam and it’s Thanksgiving eve here so I will be prepping the rolls tonight. I am going to do the first rise and shape them before putting them into the fridge overnight. I will let you know tomorrow how they turn out. I am so excited to try these!

        • Reply
          Kate
          November 27, 2013 at 8:11 am

          Happy Thanksgiving Eve, and I hope the rolls work out! =)

        • Reply
          Erica
          November 28, 2013 at 5:32 am

          They turned out great! I shaped them last night and then covered them and put them in the fridge. Then I took them out about 2 hours before I baked them to let them come up to at least room temp & rise a little more. They were a big hit and everybody loved them, I will defiantly be making these again! Thanks so much for sharing.

          • Kate
            November 28, 2013 at 7:40 am

            I’m so glad to hear that they turned out well!! Thank you for taking the time to come back and leave those tips for making the rolls ahead of time. I’m sure it will help someone else out! Happy (day after) Thanksgiving!! =)

  • Reply
    Brelynndee1
    November 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    This recipe is absolutely fantastic! So easy to make! Thank you!

    • Reply
      Kate
      November 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks!! We love this recipe, and I’m so glad you liked them rolls, too! =)

  • Reply
    marnyka
    November 9, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    This is the second time making them with your recipe. The first time, they were so huge and delicious. I had to give some to my co-workers and my parents. My mom ate 3 before she realized what she was doing. LOL

    • Reply
      Kate
      November 11, 2013 at 12:18 am

      That totally happens with these rolls. You eat one, and the next thing you know, half of them are gone! =) Glad to hear that you enjoyed them!

  • Reply
    Shirley
    October 11, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Don’t have bread flour, will regular flour work ?

    • Reply
      Kate
      October 11, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      Yes, you can use all-purpose flour in the rolls instead of bread flour. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

  • Reply
    Megs
    October 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    These look amazing, can’t wait to try them!

    • Reply
      Kate
      October 5, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks!! I hope you enjoy the rolls! =)

  • Reply
    Kristen
    September 27, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    King’s Hawaiian rolls are my favorite – I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • Reply
      Kate
      September 27, 2013 at 8:18 pm

      Aren’t they great?! I hope you enjoy these rolls! They’re one of my family’s favorite recipes.

  • Reply
    Kim Beaulieu
    September 15, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Omg these look so good. I could not take my eyes of them this morning on Pinterest. I need to make these as soon as possible.

  • Reply
    Wendy
    August 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Perfect rolls for Sliders!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      August 19, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Thanks! They are!! =)

  • Reply
    Carol Moseley
    July 31, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Hi! I just received an email from Pintrest that they had to take down my Pin of Hawaiian Sweet Rolls from your web site. Something to do with copyright infringement by someone else using the same Pin or Re-pin. Why?? It has a “Pin It” on your recipe/site.
    Thanks in advance for the response
    Carol Moseley

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      July 31, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      I asked that the full recipe be removed from the comment section of one recipe. Instead, Pinterest took down every single pin associated with the recipe, which was not what I wanted. Please, please feel free to pin anything that you would like on my site!!

  • Reply
    Linda Flint
    July 31, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I was curious why the Pin for this was removed from Pinterest. I had pinned to save to make and you do have the PIN button active on your blog. But I received an email saying they removed it because of a copyright infringement. Does this mean you do not want items from your blog pinned to Pinterest? And do you know why it was removed? Hopefully this is not sounding negative. I just want to be sure I am not violating your wishes by pinning to Pinterest.

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      July 31, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      No, it doesn’t sound negative. I do want people to pin things! I even put multiple pin it buttons on my site to make is as easy as possible. Someone posted the entire recipe in the comments of their pin. I asked that the recipe portion of that pin be removed. Instead, Pinterst removed every pin associated with the post. So, please feel free to pin anything that you would like to pin on my site!!

  • Reply
    Shirley Lambert
    July 17, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Hawaiian rolls recipe looks great

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      July 17, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      Thanks so much! This is one of my family’s absolute favorites. =)

  • Reply
    Jennie
    July 15, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I made the sweet rolls today, they turned out wonderfully. Made them in to buns it will go perfectly with chicken breasts!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      July 15, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      I’m so glad they came out well for you!! That sounds delicious! Thanks so much for coming back to let me know; I love to hear that!! =)

  • Reply
    Kathy Kellenbenz
    July 11, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I Love the Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, but I need a Sweet Roll recipe, can I use this one and just leave out the Pineapple juice?

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      July 12, 2013 at 12:57 am

      Hi! I sent you an email about this. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

  • Reply
    cara p
    May 17, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    If I want to only bake some and freeze some, at what point and time do I freeze the dough? Before or after the 2nd rising?

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      May 17, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      I’ve never frozen this dough, so I’m not sure how it will fare. I’m also not sure on the rising, but I would guess that it would be better after the first rising. I’d be afraid that it might overrise if you went through the second rising and then had to let it thaw (and continue rising during the thawing time) before baking. Good luck! And please come back and let me know how it works out. I’m sure that other people would be interested to know how this turns out. =)

    • Reply
      britney
      July 18, 2013 at 9:15 am

      You can make them then freeze them, that is what my grandmother did with her rolls

      • Reply
        kateheartseating
        July 19, 2013 at 10:58 pm

        Thanks for the tip! That’s a great idea because this recipe makes quite a few rolls. =)

      • Reply
        Nancy
        February 16, 2014 at 9:25 pm

        I’ve made bread dough for pizza crust and frozen 1/2 before the 2nd rise. When I want to use the frozen portion, I just pull it out a few hours ahead of time and let it thaw in the fridge for a while before letting it go through it’s 2nd rise.

        • Reply
          Kate
          February 22, 2014 at 9:01 am

          Thanks for the tip! I never freeze dough, so I appreciate it! =)

  • Reply
    tammy
    May 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Kate
    is there a way to make them w/o a paddle mixer ?

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      May 13, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      Yes! You could also mix them by hand. You would just want to knead them for about 3-4 minutes instead of 1 minute. The dough is pretty sticky once the flour is added, and that’s ok, but it feels a little wet when you’re kneading it by hand. If you have any issues/questions, please let me know!

  • Reply
    Toya R
    May 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Pinned and added to my list of recipes to try. My boys love Hawaiian bread so I’ll know instantly if I do it correctly.

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      May 5, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      These rolls are my family’s favorite rolls. I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we do, and if you have any questions on them, just let me know! =)

    • Reply
      Amy
      July 2, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      Are these baked on a cookie sheet or in a baking pan? Thanks

      • Reply
        kateheartseating
        July 3, 2013 at 8:37 am

        I baked them on a half sheet pan, but a rimmed cookie sheet would work well, too. Please let me know if you have any other questions! =)

        • Reply
          allison
          September 20, 2013 at 2:03 pm

          what is the nutritional value of the Hawaiian rolls?

          • Kate
            September 20, 2013 at 6:07 pm

            I don’t have a program on my site that figures out the nutritional value of my recipes. Here is a link to the page that I’ve used before, though. Hope that helps!

  • Reply
    Carla
    May 3, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I just wanted to pop by again and let you know that we made these and absolutely love them!! This is my new favorite recipe–I only wish my Kitchen Aid could handle a quadruple batch, lol!!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      May 4, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      Thank you so much for taking the time to come back and let me know! I love to hear things like that!! =)

  • Reply
    Dawn
    April 30, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I made these last week using my bread machine. They turned out perfect. I used the dough cycle and then shaped the dough for the second rise. Great recipe! Here is a link to the post on my blog: http://ahomeinthecountry.blogspot.com/2013/04/hawaiian-sweet-rolls.html

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Thank you for letting me know! I had several questions from people about using the bread machine. Now I can point them to your blog and to you if anyone else has questions about that. =)

  • Reply
    Silvia (Córdoba - RA)
    April 27, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Hi, Kate !
    My name is Silvia, I´m from Argentina. I´m cooking your hawaiian sweet rolls now. My english isn´t very good, but Google helpme.
    Take care!
    S

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 28, 2013 at 12:56 am

      Hi Silvia! Your English is great! It’s much better than my rusty Spanish! =) Thanks so much for stopping by all the way from Argentina! I hope you enjoyed the rolls!! =)

  • Reply
    Kimberli
    April 26, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I invite you to join me tonight! 8:30 p.m. Mountain time for the Share it With Us Saturday link party. Come Share some of your new posts at the party, link up all weekend long. I would love to have you!www.greatastestuesdays.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 26, 2013 at 11:09 pm

      Thanks so much for the invite! I’ll be there!! =)

  • Reply
    Averie @ Averie Cooks
    April 25, 2013 at 2:26 am

    I’ve seen these absolutely everywhere this week from linky parties to FG to Pinterest to just…everywhere. They are a smashing success and making Hawaiian rolls was on my 2013 bucket list…thanks for the nudge. Pinned!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 25, 2013 at 9:41 am

      I have a food bucket list, too! I had no idea how popular the recipe would be! It’s been pretty awesome to see. I just hope that everyone enjoys the rolls as much as we do! =)

  • Reply
    Trish - Mom On Timeout
    April 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    So, so yummy! Featuring tonight Kate!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 24, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks so much!! That is really awesome! Your party rocks! =)

  • Reply
    Debi
    April 24, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I can’t wait to make these! Thank you for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures! I’ve featured this recipe on Week 83. Please stop by my blog and grab my “I’ve been featured on” button. Have a great week!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 24, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      We love them, so I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Thanks so much for hosting and for the feature! =)

  • Reply
    Q @ JAQS
    April 23, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Another great recipe to try out. Looks delicious :)

    I featured it here:
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2013/04/made-by-me-77-linky-party-and-features.html

    thanks!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 24, 2013 at 12:29 am

      Thanks so much! And thanks for the feature! That’s awesome!! =)

  • Reply
    Mel {MamaBuzz}
    April 23, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Mmmm, I love Hawaiian Sweet Rolls; they’re so de-lish. Definitely pinning these to make them in the future.

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 24, 2013 at 12:29 am

      They really are! Thanks so much for pinning and for stopping by!! =)

  • Reply
    Rachel
    April 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I love homemade rolls! I’m featuring these at my link party, Terrific Tuesdays. Thanks for linking up!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      Thanks so much! That’s awesome!! =)

  • Reply
    Jessie
    April 22, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Oh wow! I LOVE Hawaiian rolls and these look amazing! Pinning and passing on to my mom who will freak for the recipe :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Wonder! Hope you’re having a lovely day!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      Thanks! I love hearing things like that!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such a sweet comment! =)

  • Reply
    Karyn - Pint Sized Baker
    April 21, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    these buns sounds wonderful. I bet they would be great for sliders! Pinned this! Thanks for sharing these on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker I hope to see ya again on Monday night!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 22, 2013 at 8:02 am

      They are! We love them with ham and cheese sandwiches, too. Thanks so much for hosting, pinning, and stopping by! =)

  • Reply
    Printabelle
    April 21, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    I like the idea of the pineapple juice, I’m sure they taste way better than the store bought ones, which I love!

  • Reply
    Carla
    April 20, 2013 at 11:12 am

    These look seriously amazing–I can’t wait to try them! I’m pinning the recipe!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks for coming by and for pinning! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!! =)

  • Reply
    Becky
    April 20, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Your rolls are gorgeous!! Perfect! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 20, 2013 at 8:28 am

      Thanks so much! And thanks for hosting!! =)

  • Reply
    Satine
    April 20, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Hello :) I tried another version of this with ham and cheese inside :D Soooooo yummy ! You can see pics here : http://satinesdelights.wordpress.com/2013/04/20/hawaiian-buns/ . Sorry, my recipes are all in french though. Thanks for inspiring me with this great idea :)

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 20, 2013 at 8:31 am

      The ham and cheese sliders with the Hawaiian rolls are awesome! The link to recipe for the baked ham and cheese sandwiches is in orange right above the roll recipe if you’d like to try it. Thanks so much for stopping by! =)

  • Reply
    [email protected]
    April 20, 2013 at 2:35 am

    This sounds amazing! I wounder if they taste like the bread I was served at WDW’s Polynesian resort. I ate that bread 8 years ago on my honeymoon and still remember it! Tiffany

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 20, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Isn’t it amazing how food can bring back great memories! If they do, please come back and let me know. I’m sure other people would be interested to know. Thanks so much for stopping by to check the recipe out! =)

  • Reply
    Mackenzie
    April 19, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Kate these look amazing! We are headed to Hawaii this Summer so I can’t wait to make these as our vacation draws near!
    Mackenzie :)

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 19, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks! I’m so jealous!! That will be so fun! I went to Oahu a few years ago and loved it. You guys will have a blast!! =)

  • Reply
    Trish - Mom On Timeout
    April 19, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to try this recipe out :) Pinned and shared on Facebook! Have a great weekend!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 19, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks so much (for the compliment and for the shares)!! I hope you and your family enjoy the rolls as much as we do! You too!! =)

  • Reply
    Christie - Food Done Light
    April 19, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Your rolls are calling to me to make. I love the idea of the pineapple juice in them. I have to make them soon. I saw them on Simple Living!

  • Reply
    Janice
    April 18, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Oh my !! These sound grand ! I only hope that I can make them pretty and
    rounded as yours are. I can’t wait too try them. About how many do you get
    out of this recipe ? Just asking . Thank-you

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 18, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks! I make a dough ball and then kinda tuck the sides under to make it smooth and round. I hope that made sense! You will get 24 smaller, dinner sized rolls or about 18 larger (slider) sized rolls. Hope you enjoy! =)

  • Reply
    Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life
    April 18, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    These look and sound so tasty. We love Hawaiian rolls but I’ve never made them. They sound easy enough ~ so I’m going to give them a try. Thanks.

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks! They really are easy to make. I hope you enjoy them! =)

  • Reply
    Crystelle Boutique
    April 18, 2013 at 11:49 am

    I love love love Hawaiian rolls, and your recipe looks a LOT simpler than mine… Awesome!!!
    I am going to try them… :)

    Pinning!

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 18, 2013 at 11:59 am

      We do, too! My son asks for them at least once a week. I hope you enjoy them! =)

  • Reply
    Debbie @ madefrompinterest.net
    April 17, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Man cannot live by bread alone. OH yeah? I could live off of these rolls! They look amazing and I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing! Debbie @ madefrompinterest.net

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      Haha! We could, too!! Thanks!! I hope you enjoy them! =)

  • Reply
    Jody D
    April 17, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I can’t remember the difference from bread flour and regular flour. Can I use regular flour to make these?

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      Bread flour has more gluten, but it substitutes at a 1:1 ratio. I prefer bread flour because I think it ends up with a little lighter roll, but don’t go out and buy some just for these rolls. You can use all-purpose flour, and they should still be good. =)

  • Reply
    rhonda
    April 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Please send recipe

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      Hi! Are you looking to email the recipe? Under the recipe there is an envelope icon. If you click on that, you should be able to email the recipe.

  • Reply
    Pat
    April 17, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Is there a way to mix this dough in a bread machine

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 17, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      I’m not sure because I haven’t tried it. I would imagine that you could, but I’m not sure. If you try it, please let me know how it works out! =)

  • Reply
    Pat
    April 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Is there a way to mix the dough in a bread maker machine?

  • Reply
    Julia Kendrick
    April 17, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Oh boy! These could get me in big trouble!! LOL I can’t wait to try them! Julia @ http://www.juiakendrick.com

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      They are delicious, and I’ve eaten more than my share of them! Hope you enjoy! =)

  • Reply
    Rita
    April 17, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    These look amazing. My daughter loves these, so I may have to try them.

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      Thanks! I hope you all enjoy them! =)

  • Reply
    [email protected] Plaid and Paisley Kitchen
    April 17, 2013 at 11:12 am

    we love those rolls here at our house! Thank you so much for sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 17, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      We do, too! Thanks so much for stopping by!! =)

  • Reply
    Karly
    April 17, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I just had someone emailing me to see if I had a recipe for homemade Hawaiian rolls! I’ll have to see if I can dig up her email. These look amazing!

    Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      Thanks! Well, that was good timing then! =)

  • Reply
    Shannon {Cozy Country Living}
    April 16, 2013 at 8:57 am

    These look great! I love Hawaiian sweet rolls, but have never made them myself. I can’t wait to try these:) Pinning now:)

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      We do, too! I hope you enjoy them!! =)

  • Reply
    Chrissy
    April 15, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    These look delicious! I am going to give them a try tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!

    Chrissy
    http://www.thetaylor-house.com

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!! =)

  • Reply
    Diane
    April 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing! Looks GREAT!!! We sure enjoy good bread around here! :) Visiting from marketing yourself monday :).

    Blessings!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 15, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      Thanks! And thanks for stopping by!! We love our bread around here, too!! =)

  • Reply
    Amber
    April 15, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing at the Give Me The Goods Link Party! These look yummy! Will be trying!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy the rolls!! =)

  • Reply
    Lorie
    April 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    I can’t wait to try this. We love the store bought version!!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 15, 2013 at 2:24 pm

      We do, too! We were eating so many of the store bought ones that I decided to try to start making them. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! =)

  • Reply
    Krista Low
    April 15, 2013 at 9:07 am

    These look amazing! I love homemade bread and rolls! I would love for you to come share this on [email protected] Great Idea Thursday http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com :) Krista

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 15, 2013 at 9:49 am

      Thanks!! Me too! Fresh bread and cookies are my undoing. =). Thanks so much! I will definitely stop by and link up.

  • Reply
    Jen Nikolaus
    April 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    These sound fantastic!! I can’t wait ti try them!!! Pinning!!!

    Best,
    Jen @ Yummy. Healthy. Easy.

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 14, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks!! My family absolutely loves these rolls! In fact, I made some this morning. I hope you enjoy them, too!! =)

  • Reply
    Deanna Ritz
    April 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    These sound fantastic. I love Hawaiin rolls. :) Thank you

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 13, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks!! We do, too! Hope you enjoy! =)

  • Reply
    Heather @ French Press
    April 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I love making bread and rolls..these look SO gorgeous! cannot wait to try them!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      Thanks!! Me too! There are few smells better than the smell of baking bread! Hope you enjoy the rolls! =)

  • Reply
    Gloria
    April 13, 2013 at 9:14 am

    These look really yummy! Found you at the Finding the Pretty and Delicious site.
    Hope you have a super weekend! Blessings, Gloria @The Resourceful Gals

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 13, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Thanks so much! =)

  • Reply
    Carolyn
    April 13, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Mmmmm…pinned and can’t wait to try!

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 13, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy the rolls! =)

  • Reply
    Kate
    April 12, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Do you think these would work in a bread machine on the dough cycle?

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 12, 2013 at 8:52 am

      Maybe? I haven’t used my bread machine for a while, but, if I remember right, they have a sweet bread setting (does that sound right?). I’m not sure how well they would work on a regular dough setting because they might get overmixed and end up being dense. If the sweet bread setting doesn’t mix much, that one might work better, but I’m just guessing on this. If you try it, please let me know how it works! I’m sure other people wonder about this, too. =)

  • Reply
    Susan
    April 11, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I have one more question – kneading the dough for one minute doesn’t seem like much time. Are you trying to avoid developing the gluten? Anyway, I made these rolls – they are rising at this moment. My dough was really sticky so I did a fair amount of kneading as I added more flour.

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 11, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Yes, I only knead it for about a minute because I want to keep them soft and tender. Also, that minute is with a stand mixer, so I believe that’s a few minutes by hand. I usually end up right around 5 1/2 cups of flour, but it depends on the humidity here as to whether I need to add a little more or less when I make the rolls. The dough is pretty sticky at first, but after it rises, it is a workable dough.

  • Reply
    Susan
    April 11, 2013 at 9:30 am

    When do you add the remaining sugar? I assume with the flour?

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 11, 2013 at 9:36 am

      Thank you for catching that! You add the remaining sugar with the butter, eggs, and vanilla. I edited the recipe so that it includes that part. Again, thanks for bringing that to my attention so I could fix it! =)

  • Reply
    Julie @ This Gal Cooks
    April 9, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    These rolls look good! I love homemade breads and rolls. Pinned to my food board.

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 9, 2013 at 11:43 pm

      Thanks! Me too! I love homemade bread!! =)

  • Reply
    Liz
    April 8, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I am definitely going to try these this weekend! They sound perfect! :)

    • Reply
      kateheartseating
      April 8, 2013 at 10:33 am

      Thanks!! I made them three times last week alone. We love them. I hope you enjoy them, too!! =)

    Leave a Reply