Hawaiian Rolls Recipe

I love homemade bread. I love it’s texture, it’s smell, everything about it. It doesn’t matter what kind of bread…my mouth waters every time I think of it. I don’t use bread machines, I would rather touch it, weave my magic into it as I make it (I do mix in a kitchen aid mixer, however I knead by hand) and knead it out. I honestly don’t think there is any better bread than the one you make for your family.

Hawaiian rolls are kind of like bread and sweets all rolled into one. They usually have pineapple in them. These don’t, but you won’t even miss it. They aren’t super sweet, but there’s just a touch of sugar in them.   They are fast, super easy and totally delicious! I’m planning on making them to freeze (since I just cleaned the freezer out and it’s a little bare now), but I’m going to have to make a bunch! The first batch I made, it came out to 24 rolls and there wasn’t any left. I don’t think they even had time to cool down!


I got the recipe from a Facebook group I’m in. You should head over there and join. I love looking through all the recipes and figuring out which ones to try. And the people are fantastically friendly. Like super so. I wish they were all my friends in the real world. 😉

Hawaiian Rolls by Robin Jarvi Crouse

2 cups warm water

1 1/2 Tbsp yeast

3/4 c sugar

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/4 c oil

6 c flour (Robin calls for bread flour, But I used regular and they turned out great)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Pour water and sugar into bowl of mixer (or large bowl), stir until dissolved. Sprinkle yeast and allow to sit 5 minutes or until yeast has proofed. Mix in salt and oil. Add flour a little at a time. Grease a large bowl and place dough inside. Let rise until doubled, mine took about an hour. Punch down dough and twist off prices to make rolls. You can measure them out to about 2 oz or just eyeball it to about golf ball size. Place in greased pans or on a cookie sheet. Let rise again.

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Robin was so nice, and I’m very appreciative that she posted her recipe in our group and allowed me to write up this post. These have definitely become a thing in our house and I won’t use another recipe for rolls again. Why mess with a great thing?!

Try them, check out and join the Facebook page. Then you can tell Robin how much you love them!



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