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These sweet potato rolls don’t require any yeast! You’ll love the sweet potato flavors.Sweet Potato Rolls Recipe or Bread 2 Ingredients EASY | Best Recipe Box (2)

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No Yeast Sweet Potato Rolls Recipe

Staying safe and at home means lots of time to cook and bake. These sweet potato rolls are perfect because during a time when there’s a shortage of yeast, these rolls don’t need it. Our recipe for quick and easy bread without yeast is right here with sweet potato and self rising flour. It’s crazy easy to make and the texture is really great. The rolls are soft and tender and very satisfying when you need a warm rolls quickly. They’re perfect when warm out of the oven with some butter. Yum! Or use them as the easy 2-ingredient buns for slider or small burgers.

Video: Recipe for 2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Rolls

How to Make No Yeast Bread Rolls with Sweet Potato

  • You can cook the sweet potatoes by baking them or boiling them.
  • If you don’t have self rising flour, use our suggestion below in the recipe box. Follow our step-by-step photos and you’ll have a warm batch in no time.
  • Make sure to not knead the dough too long or else they will be tough and hard. Try these warm out of the oven with butter. It’s so good!

Can you use regular white potatoes for this recipe?

We tried, it doesn’t work. After testing several batches with regular white potatoes, it’s too dry. Sweet potatoes have more moisture and that’s why they work. But we’ll still figure out a way and keep testing to make this recipe work with regular potatoes. Stay tuned!

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2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Rolls: No Yeast

Yield: 6 rolls

Prep Time: 10 minutes mins

Cook Time: 20 minutes mins

Resting Time: 30 minutes mins

Total Time: 1 hour hr

These rolls are soft, tender and super easy to make. Make your own self rising flour by combining: 1 cup all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. This recipe makes 6 rolls that will cook all the way through. They're the perfect size for sliders. Don't make the rolls any larger because they might not cook all the way through and still be raw in the center.

Optional: Before baking, brush the tops with melted butter for a more cripsy and soft top.

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  • 1 cup (240 ml) cooked sweet potato , mashed
  • 1 cup (240 ml) self rising flour


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper.

  • In bowl, combine sweet potato and the self rising flour. Stir with a fork until a dough ball forms. Make sure to scrape all the self rising flour and sweet potato along the sides of the bowl.

  • On a lightly floured surface, knead the soft dough ball for about 1 minute, or until smooth. Don’t keep adding too much flour to the dough or else it will be tough and hard. You want to keep the dough soft and pliable, so don’t over-knead it.

  • Cut the dough into 6 equal pieces. Roll the dough between your hands to form 6 balls. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and let the dough balls rest for about 30 minutes (they will also rise slightly).

  • Bake the rolls for 15-20 minutes, or until the rolls are cooked through. Allow to cool and serve with butter or as small sliders or sandwiches.


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 117kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 17mg, Potassium: 243mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 8968IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1mg

Course: Sandwiches, Side Dish, Snack

Cuisine: American

Calories: 117

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    29 Comments on “2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Rolls or Bread: No Yeast”

  1. Molly Reply

    Sweet Potato Rolls Recipe or Bread 2 Ingredients EASY | Best Recipe Box (10)
    I couldn’t believe how easy these were to make at home. The whole family loves it.

  2. TonyA Reply

    They were delicious, but the tiny amount of salt in the self-rising flour is not enough. I needed to add ~1/4 teaspoon (to taste) during the dough mixing.

    • Best Recipe Box Reply

      Thanks for the feedback Tony! Glad you enjoyed the rolls. And normally it can take up to 48 hours for comment approval, especially when it’s the weekend.

  3. Charlotte Reply

    Sweet Potato Rolls Recipe or Bread 2 Ingredients EASY | Best Recipe Box (11)
    Absolutely delicious! I can’t believe how easy they were to make!

  4. Patty Reply

    Sweet Potato Rolls Recipe or Bread 2 Ingredients EASY | Best Recipe Box (12)
    So glad these were easy enough to make from home with the limited amount of ingredients we have. They came out so perfect. Thanks for a great recipe.

  5. Farwa Reply

    Can sweet potato be substituted with a regular potato? Thanks!

    • Best Recipe Box Reply

      Hi! We tried it with regular potato and it just came out too hard and dry. The sweet potato is more tender and soft, which worked great in the rolls.

  6. Kate Reply

    Can I use an alternate flour?

    • Best Recipe Box Reply

      Hi Kate, we haven’t tested it with any alternate flours yet. Hoping one of our readers has tried it and will give some feedback. Thank you!

    • Cari Reply

      Sweet Potato Rolls Recipe or Bread 2 Ingredients EASY | Best Recipe Box (13)
      Yes! I have successfully used cassava flour in this recipe.

      • Mona Reply

        Did you use cassava flour (whole root) or the starch? Tried this recipe with cassava flour and it came out very dense/hard… :S

  7. Marie Reply

    Going to try this today with GF 1:1 flour. Will let you know how it goes.

    • Joy Mosley Reply

      How did this work with the gluten-free flour?! Did you have to add baking soda and/or baking powder to help it rise?

  8. Susan Reply

    I used bread flour as that was all that I had. I added the baking powder and salt. The rolls came out great. I used a little bit less flour because bread flour is more dense.

    • Best Recipe Box Reply

      Thanks for sharing Susan! This is super helpful for everyone. Glad you enjoyed the recipe.

  9. Judi Barton Reply

    I wonder if pumpkin could be used in place of the sweet potato? Or butter nut squash?

    • Best Recipe Box Reply

      Hi Judi.
      We haven’t tried with either but it would be a fun, and potentially delicious test. If anyone tries it, let us know how it turns out.

  10. Boitumelo Reply

    This is such a quick and easy recipe. Can I bake is in the air fryer instead of the oven?

    • Diane Reply

      Hi! Yes we have an air fryer version too! Just go to the search bar and type in “sweet potato rolls”. You’ll see the air fryer recipe pop up. Thanks!

  11. Anna Reply

    Self rising flour has too much sodium! I’ll try this recipe with my homemade self rising flour. Thanks

  12. Jana Reply

    Sweet Potato Rolls Recipe or Bread 2 Ingredients EASY | Best Recipe Box (14)
    This recipe is so easy and the rolls taste delicious!

    • Diane Reply

      Thanks Jana!

  13. Amanda Reply

    Sweet Potato Rolls Recipe or Bread 2 Ingredients EASY | Best Recipe Box (15)
    I can’t believe how easy and delicious these are!
    Can you use sugar and spice to make a sweet version?

    • Diane Reply

      Thanks Amanda! Sure, you can brush some melted butter and add some cinnamon sugar on top. That would be delicious!

  14. Teresa Reply

    Sounds delicious! Has anyone tried to use almond flour?
    Thanks, Teresa

  15. Madge Reply

    Would canned pumpkin work?

    • Diane Reply

      Hi Madge, canned pumpkin might be too soft and runny. But it could work. If you try it let us know how it turned out for you. Thanks!

  16. Chloe Reply

    Sweet Potato Rolls Recipe or Bread 2 Ingredients EASY | Best Recipe Box (16)
    I’m really happy with how they came out. The taste was really great. I’m also in love with the color of the rolls.

  17. Diane Reply

    I have made these before and I am making them again today..so easy and delish. Thank You for sharing this

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Selection and storage tips: Choose firm, small- to medium-sized potatoes with smooth skin. Avoid cracks, soft spots and blemishes. Choose sweet potatoes with a bright, uniform color. Store them in a cool, dark, dry place for use within two to three weeks or at room temperature for up to a week.

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Potatoes used in doughs and baked goods create a soft dough that absorbs extra moisture in the mixing stage, producing a very smooth and pliable dough. It is easy to form and portion, helping to eliminate a tacky texture. Potatoes act as a natural dough conditioner, making the yeast easier to handle.

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Although not a significant source of vitamins and minerals, the sweet potato sushi roll provides 76 milligrams of calcium, 4.5 milligrams of vitamin C and 32 milligrams of magnesium.

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What exactly is a “potato roll”? A potato roll is a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition that replaces a portion of wheat flour with potato flour, which gives it a soft and sweeter taste and texture than normal white rolls. Potato flour is made from potatoes that are dehydrated and milled into granules or flakes.

Why do you soak sweet potatoes before baking? ›

The cold water bath helps rinse the starch off the sweet potatoes so they're a bit more crispy. That said, if you do not have the time, you can still get crispy baked sweet potato fries by using high heat and a little drizzle of olive oil.

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Boiling sweet potatoes retains more beta-carotene and makes the nutrient more absorbable than other cooking methods such as baking or frying. Up to 92% of the nutrient can be retained by limiting the cook time, such as boiling in a pot with a tightly covered lid for 20 minutes.

Why do you put baking soda in potatoes? ›

I love it when cooking involves a bit of a science experiment. In this case, research suggested adding baking soda to the pot when parboiling potatoes; having water of higher alkalinity than usual helps the outside edges of the potatoes break down more, opening up the possibility of a crisper outside texture.

Why do you put baking soda in potato water? ›

I first came across this trick from a post on Serious Eats – baking soda creates an alkaline environment for the potatoes to boil in, which maximises the starch so our roast potatoes are extra crispy! Swish the potatoes around your colander after boiling.

What is the secret to making dough? ›

Tip #1: Don't add too much extra flour. The amount of flour you need to bring the dough together into a smooth, elastic, and cohesive ball will depend on your kitchen environment. If the dough is tacky, or even a little sticky, don't worry. It will absorb moisture as it rests and rises.

Can diabetics eat sweet potatoes? ›

You can still eat sweet potatoes if you have diabetes, assures Huff. The fiber content in sweet potatoes, especially if you consume them with the skin on, can help reduce spikes in your blood sugar. Plus, how you cook your sweet potatoes can also help reduce the extent to which your blood sugar rises.

Do sweet potatoes raise blood sugar? ›

Sweet potatoes are a source of carbohydrates, which raise blood sugars,” says White. “People with diabetes can eat carbs but need to watch portions of foods with carbs.” What this means: Limit portions to half a sweet potato per meal or snack.

What is healthier sweet potato or bread? ›

In defense of bread, though, whole grains are an excellent source of disease-fighting vitamins and minerals like manganese, selenium, magnesium and thiamin, generally beating sweet potatoes by strong margins for these nutrients.

What is Martin's potato roll? ›

“Martin's rolls are marshmallow-soft and sweet and magically made [with] potatoes. There's nothing better for sandwiching a charred burger patty with a slice of tomato, lettuce and onion. (Sorry, fancy brioche and squat English muffins)…”

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The potato flour in Martin's Famous Potato Rolls and Bread gives the product a sweet taste and pillowy texture. Chambersburg, Pennsylvania is a beautiful all-American town that is home to farmland and orchards. If you are able to visit, you can take a tour of Martin's Visitor Center; The Golden Roll.

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Sweet potatoes are planted in the spring and harvested in the fall. Sweet potatoes are great sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, beta carotene, fiber and potassium. Sweet potatoes can be white, yellow, red, purple or orange. The orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are sweeter than the other varieties.

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Baking can also cause an 80% drop in vitamin A levels, twice as much as boiling. Therefore, from a nutritional standpoint, boiling rather than baking should be recommended for cooking sweet potato.

Why not to boil sweet potatoes? ›

Despite their sweet taste, these potatoes have an intermediate glycemic index (GI) level, meaning they are digested and absorbed fairly slowly, leading to a more gradual increase in blood sugar levels. But, a lot of these benefits, including nutrients and taste, can be lost by boiling sweet potatoes.

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