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Hawaiian Dinner Rolls

Pineapple and coconut give a subtle sweetness to these golden homemade rolls. If there are any leftovers, they're great for sandwiches. —Kathy Kurtz, Glendora, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    15 rolls


  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/4 cup warm pineapple juice (70° to 80°)
  • 1/4 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3-1/4 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut


  • In bread machine pan, place the first 10 ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1-2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). Just before final kneading (your machine may audibly signal this), add coconut.
  • When cycle is complete, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Divide into 15 portions; roll each into a ball. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes or until doubled. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
1 roll: 165 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 294mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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  • emmyevans
    Mar 14, 2021

    These are so easy and so delicious. I make them and freeze them. So handy to have for sliders, hamburgers, dinner rolls, whatever! There really is no reason not to make these. My family would give 10 stars if we could. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  • Bob the builder
    Jan 25, 2021

    Omg from what you are ate I am head over heels to trie these I just can’t wait also ignore my name my son changes it every day. I will defenently trie these with more flour like you all said and ill try to make it for fun not serious(last time I tried to make food it was absolutely horrible. Gg gamer my son told me to write that don’t know what it means. Why don’t you tell me.

  • justmbeth
    Jun 12, 2018

    We are not a fan of coconut so I left that out. Nonetheless, these rose nice and high, producing a light and flavorful roll with a hint of sweetness. Looking forward to making these again.

  • greglocke
    Mar 21, 2013

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  • momof29
    Feb 19, 2013

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  • tchr90
    Nov 25, 2012

    I made these for Thanksgiving dinner and everyone liked them. I followed suggestions from other reviewers and will make these again using their suggestions! I used 1/2 cup pineapple juice (no water), 4 1/2 c. flour, and left out the coconut as my family doesn't like the coconut texture. The rolls took awhile to make but were well worth the wait! I used the extras for turkey mini sandwiches the next day :) Excellent recipe--a keeper for sure!

  • kshea
    Jul 7, 2012

    Great texture. Could barely discern the pineapple, so next time will eliminate the water and add 1/2C pineapple juice. I also added 1 extra cup of flour and left out the coconut as my hubby hates coconut. Great!

  • ksandjs1
    Mar 1, 2012

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  • bereitbach
    Jan 17, 2012

    These turned out well. The coconut and pineapple were not strong flavors at all. Like others, I had to add more flour.

  • kay52178
    Apr 26, 2011

    I may try to make this recipe again adding more flour. The dough was way too soft and they came out more like biscuits. I served with rootbeer pulled pork and the flavor was good with them, however, I didn't like the texture.