You are going to love this Kings Hawaiian Rolls Recipe. It is so easy to make and tastes just like the real thing. Save yourself some money and make Kings Hawaiian Rolls at home.

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Kings Hawaiian Rolls Recipe

What is it about King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls that are just so delicious? Is it the super soft texture or the melt in your mouth flavor? I don’t know what it is exactly, but I do know they are absolutely delicious!

Everyone in my family loves these, but I typically only buy them around Thanksgiving. The rest of the year we just “make do” with biscuits or plain ole rolls.

I recently ran across a recipe for homemade King’s Hawaiian Rolls and I thought, why not try making them on my own. The worst that could happen is that I realize there is no copying a good thing so I might as well suck up the cost of these rolls.

I am happy to report, however, these turned out SO good. I think you are going to be pleasantly surprised at how close these are to the real thing. These are very easy to put together, all you need is a little time to allow the dough to rise. Serve them with our homemade garlic butter and it is perfection!

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How do you make dinner rolls from scratch?

I think are you are going to be surprised how easy it actually is to make Kings Hawaiian Rolls from scratch. You only need a few simple ingredients and the entire recipe comes together so easily.

The hardest part is waiting for them to rise. Once you learn how to make these easy homemade Kings Hawaiian Rolls, you will make them all the time.

We also make these easy homemade dinner rolls and they are a hit too! Everything is super simple. You know we don’t do anything complicated or expensive around here.

You certainly don’t have to but if you have a big stand mixer, it makes these bread recipes even easier. I have one of the kitchen aid style mixers here. The dough hook makes it all come together so quickly.
 

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What do you eat with King’s Hawaiian rolls?

We like them with just about anything! They are the perfect roll to go with any dinner from grilled chicken to pork tenderloin.

They are also perfect to use for Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe and Hawaiian Turkey and Cheese Sliders.

We love the Hawaiian sliders with poppy seed and all of the delicious cheese. You can add the pineapple juice and brown sugar to some of these and they are amazing.

Our family loves these recipes.

King’s Hawaiian Recipe sliders:

How to store homemade hawaiian rolls?

Any leftovers can be stored at room temperature. Just make sure the Hawaiian Rolls are wrapped good.

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Let’s get started!

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Ingredients for homemade Hawaiian rolls:

These are items that you most likely have on hand already. Yah!

  • Warm water
  • Granulated sugar
  • 1 pkg yeast
  • vegetable oil
  • salt
  • All purpose flour

I know these ingredients don’t seem like much, but they are all you need to make this delicious King’s Hawaiian rolls recipe.

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How do you make Hawaiian rolls from scratch?

  • Mix together water, sugar and yeast. Let stand about 10 minutes, or until yeast begins to activate (small bubbles will form).
  • In a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, slowly add in oil, salt and flour. Mix until well incorporate and then continue to knead for about 2-3 minutes.
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  • Oil sides of bowl. Remove dough from mixing bowl and place in glass bowl, turning to coat with oil. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rise for about an hour or until doubled in size.
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  • Spray an 8″ x 8″ glass baking pan with cooking spray. Divide the risen knead dough into 9 similarly sized balls.
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  • Arrange in the prepared dish, leaving some space around each ball to allow for rising. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise about 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  • Once risen again, bake rolls in 350 degrees oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown on top. Remove from oven and immediately butter the top of each roll. Enjoy these warm, fluffy melt rolls.
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I like them best out of the oven, but they really do heat up well.

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Save 75% by making this Hawaiian rolls recipe!

I can typically find a package of King’s Hawaiian Rolls for about $3 at my local store. With this recipe you get 9 generously sized rolls.

The biggest thing you need for this recipe is 3 cups of flour. There are about 20 cups of flour in a 5 lb bag. I can usually pick up a bag of flour from Aldi for $1.29.

That means I’ll only use $0.20 worth of flour for this recipe. The rest of the ingredients are negligible.

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The only thing you might have to buy is yeast. You can find a 3-pack of yeast packets for about $1.50.

You only need one for this recipe, so the yeast will cost you about $0.50. We only need a small amount of the other ingredients, so this king’s hawaiian roll recipe will cost you under $1! That is a huge savings!

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Kings Hawaiian Rolls Recipe

4.63 from 16 votes
This kings hawaiian rolls recipe is easy to make and they actually taste like the real kings hawaiian rolls.
Prep Time 1 hr 40 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 55 mins
Servings 9
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 209
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all purpose flour

Instructions

  • Mix together water, sugar and yeast. Let stand about 10 minutes, or until yeast begins to activate (small bubbles will form).
  • In a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, slowly add in oil, salt and flour. Mix until well incorporated and then continue to knead for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Oil a glass bowl. Remove dough from mixer bowl and place in the glass bowl, turning to coat with oil. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rise for about an hour or until doubled in size.
  • Spray an 8″ x 8″ glass dish with cooking spray. Divide the risen dough into 9 similarly sized balls. Arrange in the prepared dish, leaving some space around each ball to allow for rising. Cover tightly and let rise about 30 minutes.
  • Once risen again, bake rolls in 350F oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown on top. Remove from oven and immediately butter the top of each roll.

Recipe Notes

You are going to be pleasantly surprised at how close these are to the real thing. These are very easy to put together, all you need is a little time to allow the dough to rise.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 209kcal, Carbohydrates 39g, Protein 4g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 2g, Sodium 195mg, Potassium 52mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 7g, Calcium 6mg, Iron 1.9mg

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  1. I use vegetable oil for this recipe. I have updated the post and the recipe card to be more clear. Thank you!

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