Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls will bring joy to your breakfast or brunch. A candied bacon cream cheese frosting really makes these special.
Sweet potatoes are available at our local markets year round, but for some reason fall really amps up my sweet potato cravings. We bake them and stuff them and casserole them, but have you ever had the earthy goodness of sweet potatoes in bread? If you’ve ever bought regular potato bread, then you know the joy of sweetness and smooth texture this particular kind of starch lends itself to.
Can you tell I love bread?
I love bread.
My first experimentation started with these sweet potato muffins with pecan streusel. They are soft and fluffy, and sweet… but not too sweet.
Which is also my favorite characteristic of these sweet potato cinnamon rolls. There’s only 1/4 cup of sugar in the whole pan of dough - just enough to feed the yeast. Oh!
The yeast. Don’t freak out, okay? I promise these yeasted rolls are both simple to make and totally worth any yeast-bread-raising anxiety you might have. It’s all gonna work out.
I filled my sweet potato cinnamon rolls with cinnamon sugar. Remember making cinnamon toast as a kid? How cool were you with your perfect cinnamon to sugar ratio on top of buttered crunch bread? Take all those happy seven-year-old skills and stuff them right into the middle of this dough.
Cream cheese frosting is a must in my cinnamon roll universe, so of course there is that. You might wonder what in the world a teaspoon of corn syrup is doing in the ingredient list? I learned a long time ago that just a dab of light corn syrup will make your frosting glossy and gorgeous just like in your favorite baker’s display window. It will set your frosting apart from the rest, I promise.
The crowning glory with these rolls though, are the equivalent of breakfast sprinkles: Candied Bacon Crumbles. Yes. Candied bacon started making its way into my baking regime with this Hunka Burnin’ Love Elvis bread recipe. Since then I have basically decided it pretty much improves most things.
We definitely see! We also love using sweet potato in unexpected ways. Why not whip up some of Jennie's sweet potato and black bean tacos or Jen's kale and sweet potato pizza tonight, saving some extra sweet potato for these rolls tomorrow morning?
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