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Sourdough Hawaiian Rolls Recipe (Vegetarian, Sourdough Discard)

Fluffy and sweet sourdough Hawaiian rolls are no knead and rise overnight. This pantry staple sweet bread is great for sliders, french toast, or snacking! This overnight sourdough Hawaiian bun recipe is simple and delicious, and a great bread for a BBQ, potluck, or luau.

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After making my amazing sourdough brioche bread recipe a few weeks back, I was inspired to make one of my favorite sweet bread recipes: Hawaiian rolls! I love the delicious Hawaiian rolls you get at the store (King’s Hawaiian is the kind they sell near me) and wanted to recreate it with my sourdough starter. And let me tell you – these little sweet rolls make the perfect bite for breakfasts, brunches, sliders, and toast!  The sweetness of the Hawaiian rolls is a fantastic flavor and will eally level up your bread game.

This No Knead Sourdough Hawaiian Rolls Recipe Is:

  • Light
  • Airy
  • Sweet
  • Flaky
  • Simple
  • Flavorful
  • Made without Kneading
  • An easy overnight bread

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Sourdough Starter Discard Hawaiian Rolls

This Sourdough Brioche recipe is the perfect way to use your sourdough discard from a starter. I hate throwing out food (or rather, composting it!)- so I’m always looking for ways to reuse kitchen scraps to cut back on waste. Instead of tossing your discard when you feed your sourdough starter, try this awesome recipe instead. I have a whole page on my site for recipes that use sourdough discard. That way you can add a hint of sourdough flavor to your baked goods, and cut back on food waste. This brioche recipe uses unfed starter, so just use the discard straight from the bowl.

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What Makes Rolls Hawaiian?

Hawaiian rolls are made with pineapple juice, to give the dough a light and sweet flavor. You can use fresh pineapple juice, frozen, or even canned. I actually used the juice leftover from this canned pineapple, which I love!  That way I can enjoy the pineapple chunks in my recipes (My Aloha BBQ Tofu recipe is a perfect savory/sweet dinner recipe) and use the juice in this bread, or a margarita!

What’s In This Overnight Sourdough Hawaiian Rolls Recipe?

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What Baking Equipment Do I Need?

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One of the BEST Pantry Staple Hawaiian Rolls Recipes

These Hawaiian sweet rolls with sourdough starter recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal! It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards. You probably have a lot of these ingredients on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate. I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on TheHerbeevore.com here. By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

How Do I Make Hawaiian Rolls with Sourdough Starter?

This may look like a complicated recipe becuase it has a lot of steps, but believe me this is a simple and easy bread to bake! It’s actually easier than my normal sourdough recipe because you don’t have to knead it.
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the sourdough starter, flour (start with 4 1/2 cups), sugar, active yeast, and salt. Mix well to combine, and make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  2. Add melted butter, milk, and egg to a bowl, scramble well with a fork until combined. Add the egg mixture to the center of the flour well. Pour the warm water over the egg mixture. With a large spoon, mix well to combine all ingredients into a dough. Dough should be sticky and thick. If your dough is sticking to the sides of the bowl, add the remaining 1/2 cup flour.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and place bowl in the refrigerator overnight (8 to 12 hours).
  4. The next morning, grease 2 8×8 loaf pans. Turn dough out onto a well-floured work surface.
  5. Divide dough into 2 equal sections. And then divide each of those sections roughly into 9 equal parts. Each of those 9 parts will become one roll. I used my hands to roll the dough into balls, then placed them in the 8×8 in baking dish. Each baking dish should have 9 rolls. Cover, and allow dough to rise in the baking dishes in a warm place for 2 hours or until doubled in size (mine has taken up to 4 hours on colder days).
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush the tops of the rolls with egg wash (1 egg mixed with 2 tablespoons water) and place in oven to bake for 22 to 28 minutes. Top should be brown, but if it starts to look burnt, then cover with foil and continue to bake.
  7. Allow buns to cool on a rack for at least 45 minutes before slicing.

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Dietary Modifications

  • To make these sweet rolls vegan: substitute the eggs, butter, and milk for plant based varietites. I’ve actually make bread with almond milk before and it tastes great!
  • To make dairy free: use plant-based milk and butter.

Other Sourdough Discard Recipes We Love!

Sourdough Bagels Recipe (Vegan)

Vegan Sourdough Muffins with Blueberries

Sourdough Garlic Naan Recipe (Vegan, Dairy Free, Egg Free)

Vegan Sourdough Croutons with Garlic & Herbs

Sourdough Starter Pizza Crust Recipe (Vegan, Dairy Free)

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Get the Same Ingredients I Use For My Sourdough Starter Hawaiian Rolls Recipe!

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Sourdough Hawaiian Rolls

Kelly Jensen
Soft and fluffy no knead sourdough Hawaiian rolls take very little prep time. This pantry staple sweet bread is great for sliders, breakfast buns, and dipping!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Rise Time 14 hrs
Total Time 14 hrs 35 mins
Course Baked Goods, Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 18 rolls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup sourdough starter unfed
  • 4 1/2 to 5 cups flour plus extra for sprinkling
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons 1 packet active yeast
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Egg wash 1 egg mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the sourdough starter, flour (start with 4 1/2 cups), sugar, active yeast, and salt.  Mix well to combine, and make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  • Add melted butter, milk, pineapple juice, and egg to a bowl, scramble well with a fork until combined.  Add the egg mixture to the center of the flour well.  Pour the warm water over the egg mixture. With a large spoon, mix well to combine all ingredients into a dough. Dough should be sticky and thick. If your dough is sticking to the sides of the bowl, add the remaining 1/2 cup flour.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place bowl in the refrigerator overnight (8 to 12 hours).
  • The next morning, grease 2 8x8 loaf pans. Turn dough out onto a well-floured work surface.
  • Divide dough into 2 equal sections. And then divide each of those sections roughly into 9 equal parts. Each of those 9 parts will become one roll. I used my hands to roll the dough into balls, then placed them in the 8x8 in baking dish. Each baking dish should have 9 rolls. Cover, and allow dough to rise in the baking dishes in a warm place for 2 hours or until doubled in size (mine has taken up to 4 hours on colder days).
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush the tops of the rolls with egg wash (1 egg mixed with 2 tablespoons water) and place in oven to bake for 18 to 24 minutes. Top should be brown, but if it starts to look burnt, then cover with foil and continue to bake.
  • Allow rolls to cool on a rack for at least 45 minutes before slicing.
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