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Bread Machine Hawaiian Rolls

Adapted slightly from Handle the Heat

Bread Machine Hawaiian Rolls ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sweet #soft #rolls like #kings #Hawaiian #recipe

Lightly sweet yeasted buttery rolls with a very soft, fluffy texture and tropical taste, these rolls are the fresh, homemade version of the famous King’s Hawaiian rolls.

We have these monthly fitness challenges at work and I’m really psyched for this newest challenge. It’s a Hawaiian theme and the challenge is to walk/run/bike/swim 120 miles (the distance around Oahu) in the month of June. What’s even more fun is that I get to do a Hawaiian themed cooking class to go with it!

I’ve been researching Hawaiian recipes and have found some good ones to try. Last night I decided it’s time to begin experimenting. I remember my daughter remarking to me a while ago about how good King’s Hawaiian rolls are. I am not sure where she tried them, but she really, really loved them. So I made these scrumptious rolls for the kids to go with dinner last night. My kids LOVED them and almost completely devoured the entire batch between the two of them. Daughter schmeared jelly on hers, but my boy said they didn’t need jam. I made them set a few rolls aside so I could photograph them!

The recipe I used said to make 15 buns, but I made about 22 and these were some pretty good-sized rolls. If you don’t have a bread machine, you can do this with a dough hook on your stand mixer (see Handle the Heat‘s post for instructions). I want to try this recipe again with part whole wheat flour, because, well, fiber is a good thing.

Bread Machine Hawaiian Rolls

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 15 - 22 rolls

Bread Machine Hawaiian Rolls


  • 1/2 cup canned pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Put all ingredients in the bread machine and set it on the dough setting.
  2. When the dough is ready, preheat the oven to 170 F. and then turn it off. Cut the dough into about 15 - 20 pieces and form each piece into a ball by pinching downwards towards the bottom of the roll with your fingers. Set the balls in a greased 13x9x2 inch pan with some space around each ball to allow it to expand. You may need a separate pie plate for the extras.
  3. Spray the tops of the buns with cooking spray (or brush lightly with melted butter). Set them in the oven and let rise for about 40 minutes, until they are nice and puffy. Bake at 350 for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown. Spray the tops of the buns again with cooking spray or brush with butter. Enjoy!


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Bread Machine Hawaiian Rolls ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sweet #soft #rolls like #kings #Hawaiian #recipe

This recipe was shared at Foodie Friends FridayWhat’s for Dinner Sunday Linkup and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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14 Responses

  1. Don’t you just love that bread machine invention? I sure do! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

    June 3, 2016 at 9:41 am

  2. Love this hawaiian bread rolls thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and featuring on this week’s hop.

    June 6, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    • Ann

      Woo hoo! Thank you so much, Swathi. You’re the best.

      June 6, 2016 at 7:39 pm

  3. What a great healthy challenge – and what a wonderful recipe! I’ve featured at this week’s Hearth and Soul Hop. Love the idea of Hawaiian Rolls that can be made in the bread machine. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop!

    June 7, 2016 at 5:59 am

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  5. Maggie

    Do the eggs have to be room temperature?

    July 25, 2016 at 11:23 am

    • Ann

      It probably wouldn’t hurt, but I don’t bother bringing the eggs to room temperature, Maggie. I just plop them in the bread machine. My bread machine seems to adjust the temperature to be just right for the yeast. If you know yours doesn’t, then I would recommend bringing them to room temp before adding them, although keep in mind the butter is melted, so that is adding heat to the mixture. I think it’s good to let the cold and hot counter-balance each other.

      July 25, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      • Maggie

        I made the rolls last night. My family loved them!! This will definitely be a staple at our house! 😃

        July 26, 2016 at 9:08 am

        • Ann

          Oh yay! I’m so glad they turned out well for you!!!

          July 26, 2016 at 8:12 pm

  6. Fauziah Zainal

    Hi. Ur bread machine is up to how many grams? Can I substitute pineapple juice with other juice or just water or milk?

    November 11, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    • Ann

      Hello … my bread machine typically uses about 3 cups of flour or about 400 g of flour. I do recommend using pineapple juice if you can get it because that’s what gives these rolls their tropical sweetness, but you could probably substitute another sweet juice in a pinch.

      Thanks for asking!


      November 13, 2016 at 12:06 am

      • Fauziah Zainal

        Thanks! 🙂

        November 13, 2016 at 8:18 am

  7. Catie

    Is this a rather sticky dough? Or did I measure my flour wrong? 😬

    January 5, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    • Ann

      Yes, it is a sticky dough. You’re good, Catie!

      January 5, 2017 at 9:01 pm