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Easy Copycat Hawaiian Rolls You Can Make At Home

When you’re at the store and see Hawaiian Rolls on the shelf, just know that you’re capable of making these Copycat Hawaiian Rolls. They are soft and taste just like the real thing. 

Imagine bringing homemade rolls to a gathering. You would be so loved!

You can with these Copycat Hawaiian Rolls. Your friends and family will think that they are store-bought because they taste just like the rolls from the store.

You can make these rolls for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They make an excellent side dish. You can also make a fantastic sandwich out of these rolls. Like these Amazing Leftover Turkey Sliders!

What Ingredients Are Needed For Copycat Hawaiian Rolls?

Dry yeast: You can’t go wrong having dry yeast on hand. Make sure you stock up so you can have these rolls anytime you want. 

Pineapple juice: You will need pineapple juice for these rolls. They help bring so much flavor to the rolls. 

All-purpose flour: It would be hard to make these rolls without flour, so make sure you have plenty on hand! 

Light brown sugar: Yes, you use light brown sugar in this recipe. It helps with the flavor! 

Other ingredients that you will need for this recipe include egg, vanilla, salt, and sugar.

What tools are needed for making these Hawaiian rolls?

You’ll need to have a stand mixer on hand, a large bowl, and a glass measuring cup. 

Storing Hawaiian Rolls 

Once you make these, you can store them on your counter for a few days. The only trick is making sure you have them in an airtight container.

The container will help make sure the rolls stay nice and soft. If you have Saran wrap, this would also work really well! 

The next time you need a roll recipe and don’t know which one to make, give this Copycat Hawaiian Rolls recipe a try. You’ll fall in love with the flavor of the rolls and the simplicity of the recipe. 

Easy Copycat Hawaiian Rolls
Yield: 16 rolls

Easy Copycat Hawaiian Rolls

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

These delicious copycat Hawaiian Rolls are fluffy and great to make for dinner parties!


  • 1⁄4 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 3 1⁄2 cup All purpose flour 1⁄3 cup light brown sugar 1 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3⁄4 cup pineapple juice


  1. Mix yeast, water and granulated sugar. Allow to sit for 10 minutes
  2. After 10 mins, In a large bowl combine all of the other ingredients and the yeast mix, in a mixing bowl and using the dough hook attachment, knead for 8-10 mins or until smooth with an electric mixer.
  3. Remove the dough from the mixer and place into a lightly oiled bowl (olive oil or olive oil cooking spray will work to keep the dough from sticking to the bowl)
  4. Cover bowl and place in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.
  5. After one hour, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat down gently.
  6. Cut dough into 16 pieces.
  7. Roll each piece into a ball by pinching the dough together
  8. Add to a lightly greased baking dish and cover for 30 mins.
  9. After 30 mins, brush with egg wash (1 egg + 1 tsp water) and bake at 350 for 20-25 mins. 


A trick to placing the dough in a warm place, is to turn on the oven and set the covered bowl very close to the oven or even on top (as long as you aren’t cooking something else). 

Place the balls of dough close to one another before the last 30 min proof session so that they begin to create the iconic shape of Hawaiian Rolls. 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 171Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 16mgSodium 300mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 1gSugar 7gProtein 5g

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