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I am beyond excited for the big day! I am in full swing holiday mode – planning, prepping and basically doing my best to be prepared for the upcoming holiday feast! We always have a pretty big crowd for Thanksgiving. My mom really likes to take in all the strays that seem to end up at our house during the holidays. Since I live in a ski town, there are almost always random friends and family members showing up once the snow really starts to stick. It could be a group of my brother’s snowboard friends, their coaches, friends passing through or even people we only just met but realized they needed a good Thanksgiving meal.

Yup, we are that family, always taking people in. It’s all my mom though, she just can’t help it, she loves having people around and would not have it any other way. Clearly she thrives on a little chaos…or maybe a lot of chaos…

Sweet Potato Pie Cinnamon Rolls with Butter Whipped Meringue Frosting | @hbharvest

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Sweet Potato Pie Cinnamon Rolls with Butter Whipped Meringue Frosting.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Rest 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 1054 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.





  • To make the dough: Place yeast and sugar into a stand mixer with the dough hook attached. Add the warm water and gently stir. Let sit until yeast has doubled and is puffed and foamy on top, about 10 minutes.
  • To the bowl add the melted butter, warm milk, sweet potato puree and egg, stir to combine. Add in the flour, nutmeg and salt. Knead the dough with the dough hook until the dough is smooth and forms a ball, about 5 minutes. Remove the dough from the bowl and oil the bowl or use cooking spray. Place the dough back in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise in a warm area for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • To make the filling: Add the sugar and cinnamon to a bowl and mix well. Generously grease a 9×13 inch baking dish (may also use a slightly smaller baking dish) with butter.
  • Lightly dust a surface with flour. Roll the dough into a rectangle (about 9×24 inches). Spread about 6 tablespoons of the butter (softened almost to a melted stage) evenly over the dough. Spread the cinnamon sugar evenly over the butter and lightly push the cinnamon sugar into the butter.
  • Starting with the long edge closest to you, carefully roll the dough into a log, keeping it fairly tight as you go. When you reach the edge, pinch along the edge to seal. Place dental floss or a thin piece of string (do it! it works so well!) under the roll where you want to cut. Mine are usually about 3/4 to 1 inch thick, but vary. Take the ends of the floss in each hand and wrap them around the roll. Keeping the ends of the floss in each hand (don’t let go) tighten the floss so it starts to cut through the roll. Again, don’t change hands. Tighten until the floss comes out and the individual roll is separated. You can make eight larger rolls OR 10-12 smaller rolls.
  • Place rolls in the prepared pan. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350. Just before baking brush the remaining 2 tablespoons butter on top of the rolls. Bake the rolls for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, make the frosting. Bring a large pot (big enough to place your mixing bowl over top) of water to boil. In the bowl of a stand mixer whisk the egg whites and sugar together. Place the bowl of the stand mixer over the pot of boiling water and cook, stirring often, until the egg whites are very warm to the touch and the sugar has dissolved, remove the bowl from the heat. Whip the egg whites on high until stiff peaks form. Allow the egg whites to cool slightly before continuing.
  • Once cool, add the butter, vanilla and salt. Beat until combined and fluffy, making sure not to overbeat. Spread the frosting on warm rolls.
  • Sprinkle with toasted pecans. EAT!
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Sweet Potato Pie Cinnamon Rolls with Butter Whipped Meringue Frosting | @hbharvest

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  1. 5 stars
    never made cinnamon rolls before but gave these a try. Subbed the sweet potato for pumpkin and added chai spice to the filling. Holy shit. So delicious I want to host a sleepover now just so I can make these in the morning

  2. 4 stars
    I made these this evening! They were mostly fantastic (like the other things I’ve made from this blog) BUT they were really buttery. I was confused by the measurements in the ingredients list, so I may have used too much. For example for the frosting it’s “1 tablespoons stick unsalted butter softened, 8” which I assumed meant 1 stick, or 8 tbsp of butter. And the filling was “1 cup stick butter very, very soft, 1/2” which I took to mean 1/2 cup of butter, which is 1 stick, but maybe it was 1/2 stick? I was confused a few times and made my own interpretation. It IS very tasty! Next time I may sub some of the buttery for a little more sweet potato so it comes through stronger. I was pleasantly surprised to find SO many cinnamon roll recipes on your blog. Can’t wait to try another one!!

    1. Hi Bethany! I am so sorry, there was a typo in the recipe…which is why they where buttery. Recipe is all fixed and again so sorry! Please let me know if you have any other questions. 🙂

  3. I made these! Up until tonight, I had never attempted to make cinnamon roll and boy, these were a challenge. I also made these with an egg substitute and swapped milk for hemp milk and everything turned out really good.

    1. Yes! That works great. Just let them sit on the counter while the oven preheats. Hope you love these! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. These look so fluffy, comforting and delicious. The sweet potato gives them a lovely colour too 🙂

  5. I had just bought it, so it shouldn’t have been old. I tried both regular and rapid rise. I did use whole wheat flour though. And the dough didn’t seem to come together into a smooth ball, it was still very sticky. Thanks for your help!

  6. I randomly came across your blog and am completely obsessed. I love everything about fall and all your recipes give that warm, cozy feeling that the season evokes!

    I tried making these but they didn’t rise nearly as much as your photos, so they came out kind of dense and dry. Any idea why? I’ll have to try it again. 🙁

    1. Hi Tracy!! It is hard to saying without knowing exactly how you made the rolls. Did you use fresh yeast or could it have been old? I would love to help you figure this out. Thank you!!!! 🙂

  7. Hi!
    Yesterday I came across your blog via Instagram – Well this was such an adventure! Living in Scotland I think our weather might be a bit similar (so ready to hunker down with the wood burner!) (oh and eat yummy buns) – but our measuring for recipes is completely different – all by weight! So…. I looked it all up (thank heavens for the Internet!) found out what was a stick of butter – a cup of flour? What is all-purpose flour?! (We have plain or self raising – but I used strong white bread flour – and it worked) – okay so that’s one hour gone – I think I started at 10am (cooking the sweet potato) …..six hours later (scarey frosting! …..much- bothered about cooking egg whites without making scrambled eggs!) ……oh my goodness – THEY ARE AMAZING!! I made Chelsea buns before (we call them that – but they have raisins in the middle) and they were a bit of a disaster – all undercooked in the middle – these were so worth it! It’s so wonderful when you follow a recipe and it actually comes out like the photo AND tastes amazing – So THANK YOU!!! I will be following you from now on and can’t wait to try out some more recipes! Happy Thanksgiving – with love from the Highlands –
    Lindy xxx

    1. Oh my!! Thank you so much!! I wish I could convert the recipes for you, but I am so happy you where able to figure it out and enjoy these rolls!! Thank you for all the kind words and please let me know if you ever have any questions. Tieghan!!