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Hawaiian Rolls

Hawaiian Rolls have just a hint of sweetness and are so so fluffy.  EASY to make and perfect every time. The BEST yeast rolls you'll ever make. 
Prep Time2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pineapple juice
Servings: 16
Calories: 170kcal


  • 1 package active dry yeast 2 1/4 teaspoon
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup milk
  • cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 4 cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • In a small bowl dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water with a pinch of sugar. Let sit until slightly foamy.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the yeast mixture, eggs, pineapple juice, 1/4 cup milk, sugar, vanilla and melted butter. When combined stir salt and flour into dough until a stiff batter is formed. Kneed for 10 minutes using a dough hook.
  • Cover and place in a warm place and let rise for 1 hour. When doubled, punch the air out of the dough and turn onto floured surface.
  • Divide into 2 equal pieces and then cut each piece into 8 sections for a total of 16 rolls. Form into buns forming them so that the seam is on the bottom and place in 2 buttered pie pans.
  • Cover and let rise again until doubled, about an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350º. Bake for 15-20 minutes, then remove from oven and brush the tops with melted butter. To test if the rolls are done, tap the base of one, it should sound hollow.


You can refrigerate the dough overnight after it has been formed into balls. Remove form the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking. 
It will make about 24 sliders.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2mg