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Vegan Hawaiian Rolls

These vegan Hawaiian rolls are so soft and remind you of the store bought version. Perfect for sandwiches, dinner rolls, and more!
Course breads
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free bread, dairy free recipes, vegan bread, vegan recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rise Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 16 rolls
Calories 185kcal
Author LarishaBernard


  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups flour (we prefer bread, can use all-purpose or whole wheat - see post for details)
  • 2 tbsp potato starch
  • 1 package instant yeast (1 package = equals 2 1/4 tsp)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup vegan butter, divided


  • Combine the pineapple juice and vanilla Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer, whisk together 3 1/2 cups flour, potato starch, yeast, brown sugar and salt. 
  • Add in the pineapple juice mixture.
  • Let stand mixer go until dough has come together and easily coming off sides. Will be a little sticky.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured surface and sprinkle with some flour on top (enough for it to not stick to your hands). Form dough into a ball.
  • Once ball is formed, grease the same bowl mixed in and place the dough ball back into the bowl. 
    *If you are oil free, then just make sure sides of bowl are floured, or use a silicone bowl to easily get it out
  • Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 60-90 minutes in a warm, draft free place until doubled.
  • Once doubled, punch down dough and then pull off pieces into 16 even sizes.
    (We prefer to weigh the whole ball and then divide by 16 to ensure as even as possible).
  • With each piece, fold sides under and roll into balls. 
  • Place each ball, seam side down, into a greased or parchment lined 9×13 baking pan.
  • Cover pan and let rise for another 30 minutes. 
    *After this rise, you want the dough balls to be touching each other. If they are not touching, give them a little bit longer. 
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees while rising this second time. 
  • Using 1/3 cup of melted butter, brush each roll liberally. 
  • Put into oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Right before serving brush with remaining 1/3 cup melted butter again. Best served warmed. 



*If you do not have a stand mixer, use a spatula, fold until mostly combined.  Sprinkle a little more flour on your surface and knead for 5-7 minutes.
*See post for notes about Top 8 Allergy Free variation
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg