Soft and fluffy crescent rolls brimming with the cozy flavor combination of sweet potato and nutmeg, and smothered with honey butter — in partnership with Red Star Yeast and Stop Hunger Now as part of World Hunger Action Month.

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I was very fortunate to grow up in a home where I never had to go to bed hungry. We always had food on our table, almost all of which was healthy and homemade by my mother. Casseroles, roasted chicken, vegetables straight from our garden, baked bread and sweet treats are just a few examples of the wonderful food that filled our bellies every day.

I don’t often think about my good fortune, or about how many children and adults in the world don’t have it near as good. But it’s a sad fact that hunger is all around us.

Poor nutrition is responsible for the deaths of over three million children each year.

One in eight people will go to bed hungry tonight.

Nearly one billion people suffer from chronic hunger worldwide.

These are sobering statistics that make me grateful for every meal.

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Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization which focuses on bringing about long-term, sustainable change to areas of the world most impacted by hunger and malnutrition. Since 2005 volunteers working with Stop Hunger Now have provided millions of families, schools, orphanages and clinics with nutritious meals. Each six-serving meal contains rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, flavorings and 21 essential vitamins and nutrients.

These meals are saving lives and changing communities.

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What can we do?

The amount of need in the world can seem daunting, but there are lots of ways— big and small— that we can help. A portion of proceeds from Red Star Yeast purchases will be donated to Stop Hunger Now, so use this BOGO coupon and feel good about it!

You can also donate directly to Stop Hunger Now, volunteer, or host a meal packaging event. More information can be found on the Stop Hunger Now website.

Also, consider getting involved in your local community to work to end hunger in your area. This could mean contacting your local food bank, or be as simple as sharing some baked rolls with a neighbor in need.

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#BakingtheWorldBetter

These sweet potato crescent rolls with whipped honey butter is just one recipe of Red Star Yeast’s Baking the World a Better Place campaign to raise awareness for Stop Hunger Now and World Hunger Action Month. Be sure to check out these recipes from other bloggers who are helping spread the word one baked good at a time:

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Knots from A Kitchen Addition
Apple Crisp Sweet Roll Coffee Cake from Barbara Bakes
Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Doughnuts from Foodness Gracious
Apple Cinnamon Streusel Pull Apart Bread from Girl Versus Dough
Cream Cheese Filled Brioche Sweet Rolls from Miss in the Kitchen
Sourdough Sandwich Bread from My Kitchen Addiction
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Icing from Roxana’s Home Baking
Fluffy No Knead Refrigerator Rolls from Stephie Cooks
Snickerdoodle Bagels with Cinnamon Crunch from The Law Student’s Wife
Pumpkin Challah from Bakeaholic Mama
Apple Honey Pecan Sticky Buns from Tutti Dolci

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Sweet Potato Crescent Rolls with Whipped Honey Butter
 
Yield: 12 rolls
Ingredients
For the rolls:
  • ¼ cup (85 grams) honey
  • 3 tablespoons (42 grams) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup (118 ml) milk
  • 3-4 cups (360-480 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet (2½ teaspoons, 7 grams) Red Star Active Dry Yeast (see Notes)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (330 grams, about 1 medium) sweet potato puree (see Notes)
For the honey butter:
  • ½ cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon (21 grams) quality honey
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan set over medium low heat, warm the butter, honey and milk until butter is melted and mixture begins to steam. Do not boil. Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes, or until the temperature is between 120-130 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine 1½ cups of the flour with the yeast, salt and nutmeg. Add the milk mixture and mix until combined. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each, followed by the sweet potato puree. With the mixer on low, add the remaining flour ¼ cup at a time until dough clears the side of the bowl but is still slightly sticky to the touch. You may not need all 4 cups of flour.
  3. Continue to knead the dough in the mixer until it is smooth and elastic, about 5-8 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  4. Gently punch down dough and knead a few times. Cover it with the plastic wrap and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  5. On a clean surface roll the dough out into a 16-inch circle. Using a pizza slicer, cut the dough into 12 equal pieces. Working with each piece individually, roll the dough up starting with the fat end. Place the roll on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper so the skinny point is on the bottom. Cover with plastic wrap and rise again for 30 minutes.
  6. While the rolls are rising, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Bake rolls until they are golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  7. While rolls are baking, prepare the honey butter. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or in a bowl with a hand-held mixer, beat the butter, honey and salt until smooth.
  8. Brush hot rolls with some of the honey butter, then serve with additional honey butter. The rolls are best the day they are made but will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Notes
Notes: If desired, you may also use Red Star Quick Rise Yeast. Cut both rising times in half.

To make sweet potato puree: prick sweet potato(es) with fork and place on a sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees F until soft, about 1 hour. Let cool to room temperature, then peel and mash with a fork.

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98 Responses to Sweet Potato Crescent Rolls with Whipped Honey Butter

  1. Joanna says:

    Oh how I love sweet potatoes, they are delicious! A staple here in the south. I have never thought to put them in a bread item before, and buttery crescents, yum!

  2. What a fun recipe to ring in fall, I don’t know I’d ever think of, or even attempt to know how to, incorporate sweet potatoes. But I think I may need to try your recipe first, then work my way toward the cinnamon rolls from Roxanna. Great message to share!

  3. Ohhhh that honey butter is pure deliciousness. And these rolls are lovely!

  4. I absolutely love these! What a great way to incorporate Fall flavors into rolls! Can’t wait to try them!

  5. Wow. Love these, girl. Perfect for the holidays!

  6. manda says:

    I would love to try the sweet potato roll recipe.

  7. SUMMER PLEWES says:

    What recipe would I NOT want to try there. Wow. Those look delectable ! I would choose the Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Knots first!!

  8. Kristen H. says:

    These look perfect for Thanksgiving! And bravo to Red Star for a great cause!

  9. Sandy Headtke says:

    I would love to try your tolls, but for our family dinner it would be from Stephie CooksFluffy No-Knead Refrigerator Rolls.

  10. Meghan Finley says:

    These rolls and some challah bread

  11. Jeffrey says:

    I’m most excited to try the Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Donuts.

  12. jane says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. Just bought sweet potato for my kids snack when I found this recipe…

  13. grace says:

    i want to try cinnamon knots.

  14. Emily says:

    I’d love to try your recipe and the snickerdoodle bagels. YUM!

  15. Amy Z. says:

    I’d love to try the Apple Streusel Pull Apart Bread. Perfect for using up the apples we just picked!

  16. Kelster says:

    I really want to try the cinnamon knots.

  17. Kay says:

    Definitely making these, love sweet potatoes in anything!

  18. sheila says:

    Annalise these look amazing. Thank you for taking the time to post about a very real and alarming topic!

  19. Alison says:

    I want to try the Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Doughnuts!

  20. rainey says:

    The Apple Streudel Pull Aparts sound good to me!

  21. Fredda says:

    I think I’m going to give this a try! I LOVE anything sweet potato!!!!

  22. DeDe says:

    These crescent rolls look delicious! I also want to try the pumpkin spice cinnamon knots!

  23. Sharry M. says:

    The sweet potato rolls look wonderful and I think I may attempt making them this fall!

  24. Erin R. says:

    Oh, gosh, these look just stellar. I love crescent rolls, but there’s something vaguely creepy about the canned ones and I’ve never been able to find a recipe I’ve been entirely happy with. These are next in line! Thanks!

  25. Madeline says:

    I’d like to try the Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting!

  26. Brooke says:

    Oh, my!!!!!! YUM!!!!!!

  27. Jenny says:

    I would make the apple cinnamon streusel pull apart bread!

  28. Courtney says:

    the cinnamon buns look delicious

  29. Karen D says:

    They all look great, but I really want to try the Apple Crisp Sweet Roll Coffee Cakes

  30. Brittany Koelmel says:

    Your photography is amazing! The rolls look perfect! I would love to give this a try.

  31. Mark Villanueva says:

    the apple coffee cake

  32. Jessica says:

    I definitely want to try your rolls, as well as the Fluffy No Knead Refrigerator Rolls from Stephie Cooks and the Apple Streusel Pull Apart Bread from Girl Versus Dough.

  33. David says:

    I am most interested in trying the chocolate glazed pumpkin doughnuts.

  34. Robin C. says:

    I’m excited to try the Snickerdoodle Bagels with Cinnamon Crunch.It looks so good!

  35. Perfect for the holidays! I want to bake bread with you more… I need help :)

  36. Debra S says:

    Oh boy I bookmarked this page to make these rolls. I must get over my ineptness with yeast. I must. LOL I sure would also love to make the apple pull apart bread struesel bread.
    I wish I could take a bread class. I cannot just cannot seem to get bread right! It’s always too tough, too crusty my kitchen is so cold too, it takes all day to even rise.

  37. Heavens these are the most beautiful rolls EVER!!

  38. Toyin says:

    Hi Annalise,

    Let’s say I wanted to mix the dough at home travel a couple hours and bake the rolls just before Thanksgiving dinner. Would I could completely ruin the texture of the rolls by letting them rise for that long? Could I let the dough rise in the refrigerator instead to compensate.

    Thanks!
    By the way, I made your Southern Coconut Cake last Thanksgiving and it was an absolute hit!

    • Annalise says:

      Hi Toyin! You can definitely mix the dough in advance. I wouldn’t store the dough at room temperature for longer than 2 hours, and I wouldn’t store it in the fridge for longer than 24 hours. What I would probably do is prepare the recipe and shape the rolls, put them on a sheet pan and store them in the fridge until you’re ready to leave. Then transport them in a cooler or the trunk of your car if it’s cold outside. They don’t need to be kept refrigerator temperature, but you want them to slowly come up to temp while you travel, so I wouldn’t just put them in a warm car. Does that make sense? Then they’ll probably be ready to bake when you get to your destination. I hope this helps! :)

  39. Toyin says:

    Okay, so the last “rise” before baking is where I’m extending the time and as long as I go from my fridge to my car (which should be freezing, since I’m NY) I should be fine. Thanks so much! That’s very helpful.

  40. Jennifer Finn says:

    I like all of them but the no knead one looks great

  41. Heather says:

    I can’t choose just one of these recipes to make. The more I look, the more I want to make them all!!

  42. Allan says:

    honey butter and sweet potato are such a classic combination. I cannot wait to try this crescent roll recipe!

  43. Janie Prather says:

    Yummy can’t wait to try

  44. Shannon R says:

    The Sweet Potato Crescent Rolls with Whipped Honey Butter look yummy

  45. Sandra Weber says:

    I would like to try the Sweet Potato Crescent Rolls

  46. Elica Palacek says:

    Holy moly, do I really have to chose only one. I will however be making these tomorrow.

  47. Nora H says:

    Anything to make with sweet potatoes. Love them.

  48. Rebeccah says:

    Mmmm, these ingredients are definitely going on my shopping list!

  49. Those rolls are to die for of course!

  50. Stephanie says:

    Honey butter

  51. Kim Henrichs says:

    these crescents look amazing!! I’d love to do the pumpkin challah as well.

  52. megan tilley says:

    The pumpkin cinnamon rolls look delicious.

  53. Jamie says:

    I’m excited to try the Snickerdoodle Bagels!

  54. Nichole Smith says:

    The Cream Cheese Filled Brioche Sweet Rolls look amazing! And the maple brown butter Yum!I’m putting those on my Christmas morning menu for sure!

  55. liz l says:

    Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Knots

  56. I can not wait to make the Apple Streusel Pull Apart Bread and the Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting!

  57. saralynns2 says:

    I am most excited to try the Apple Cinnamon streusel pull apart bread :)

  58. Leslie H says:

    I would try the cinnamon knots.

  59. sydney anderson says:

    o what a great recipe cant wait to make it

  60. Kathy Anderson says:

    Those sweet potato crescent rolls look so yummy!

  61. Lisa Vanhook says:

    Would love to try cinnamon knots.

  62. andreav says:

    Cinnamon knots!

  63. Ann Parker says:

    pumpkin spice cinnamon knots

  64. Leah Shumack says:

    The cinnamon buns look really good!

  65. miranda says:

    I’m most excited to try the Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Donuts.

  66. Anne says:

    I’ve marked your your Sweet Potato Crescent Rolls to try, as well as the Apple Streusel Pull Apart Bread.

  67. shea balentine says:

    Apple Cinnamon Streusel Pull-Apart Bread =)

  68. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says:

    I can’t wait to make the Apple Streusel Pull Apart Bread. It looks amazing!

  69. Marcia Goss says:

    I think my family would love the Apple Cinnamon Streusel pull apart bread. Thanks for the giveaway.

  70. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    The Fluffy No Knead Refrigerator Rolls look perfect!

  71. Danielle Jones says:

    I would like to make the chocolate glazed pumpkin doughnuts. They look like their fresh from the bakery!!

  72. Darlene Owen says:

    I am most excited to try Apple Honey Pecan Sticky Buns

  73. Annmarie W. says:

    Your sweet potato crescent rolls look delicious! And I’d also love to make the Apple Crisp Sweet Roll Coffee Cake!

  74. Allison S. says:

    The chocolate glazed pumpkin donuts look great!

  75. Jo Ricker says:

    Apple Streusel Pull Apart Bread Sounds like something that would be perfect for fall and very tasty.

  76. debbie says:

    I’d love to try them all but I’d start with the Apple Honey Pecan Sticky Buns.

  77. Glenna F says:

    The Apple Cinnamon Streusel Pull-Apart Bread looks yummy.

  78. Laura says:

    I’d really love to try the Apple Streusel Pull Apart Bread, although all of them look really good!

  79. Birdiebee says:

    I would love to try them all but the first would be the Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting as I love anything pumpkin.

  80. Lisa Walker says:

    I want to try the cinnamon knots. Thanks for the chance!

  81. Corey Olomon says:

    I would love to try the Apple Crisp Sweet Roll Coffee Cakes

  82. Nancy says:

    First I would try their recipe for Snickerdoodle Bagels.

  83. allyson tice says:

    I’m most excited to try the Cinnamon knots!

  84. Angela Saver says:

    I’m most excited to try the Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

  85. I want to try the Fluffy No Knead Refrigerator Rolls.

  86. shirley says:

    Want to try the Apple Cinnamon Streusel Pull-Apart Bread.

  87. Shannon F says:

    I think they all look amazing but I would love to try the Apple Streusel Pull Apart Bread!

  88. janetfaye says:

    I would like to try Santa Fe Chili Bread.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  89. Helga says:

    I would like to make the cinnamon knots.

  90. Pam O says:

    The Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Knots look really yummy

  91. Stephanie O'Day says:

    I would love to try the Apple Crisp Sweet Rolls!!

  92. Gary says:

    sweet potato rolls

  93. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    The cinnamon buns are looking pretty good! I would like to try those!

  94. Dawn Monroe says:

    Id like to try the apple struesul pull apart bread.

  95. Julie says:

    I would love to try the Apple Cinnamon Streusel Pull-Apart Bread looks delish!!

  96. Fiona N says:

    I would love to try the apple cider caramel apple cinnamon rolls recipe
    Thank You for the chance

  97. laurie brown says:

    chocolate glazed pumpkin doughnuts

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