These soft and fluffy sweet potato cinnamon rolls are covered with a scrumptious homemade caramel sauce. Such a yummy treat!
We are big fans of sweet rolls at our house. I love coming up with new flavor combinations, and I’ve posted several varieties before, including cake mix cinnamon rolls, lime sweet rolls, and chocolate coconut sweet rolls. Every one of them is so yummy that I don’t even think I could pick a favorite if I tried. I love them all. Which is why I don’t make them very often, because I have a seriously hard time resisting them. For reals. I can’t stop myself.
I got this recipe for sweet potato rolls from my mom. I’ve never used sweet potatoes in baked goods before, but I think I need to start! Not only were they a pretty color, but they had a fabulous flavor and texture. I love and adore the addition of nuts to the filling, but you can leave them out if you prefer.
Let’s talk about the caramel sauce on top of the rolls for a minute. Holey moley is it tasty! As in so tasty you could just eat it by the spoonful. You pour it over the rolls during the last minutes of baking, so it cooks down into every nook and cranny. I love how it gets a little crunchy and caramelized on the edges, but stays ooey gooey in the middle.
These rolls do take a little extra time to make, but they aren’t complicated. Don’t be afraid to try yeast recipes. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!