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Air Fried Sweet Potato Rolls or Buns

This recipe for quick and easy buns, rolls or small breads without yeast is right here.

  • All you need is mashed sweet potato and self rising flour.
  • If you don’t have self rising flour, you can use all purpose flour and baking powder.
  • You can boil, bake or roast the sweet potatoes. Boiling the is the quickest way to get mashed sweet potatoes.
  • It’s super easy to make and the texture is really delicious. The rolls are soft and tender and very satisfying when you need a warm rolls quickly. They’re amazing when they’re warm out fo the air fryer with a swipe of butter. You can also use this easy 2-ingredient recipe for sandwich buns or small sliders or burgers.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Rolls Recipe for Buns, Bread with No Yeast hand holding roll

Non yeast bread butter being spread on the roll with a knife

Video: Recipe for Air Fried Sweet Potato Buns 

Tips: How to Make No Yeast Air Fryer Sweet Potato Rolls

Follow our easy step by step photos and details in the recipe box below.

  • We’ve had many questions about using regular white potatoes for these rolls.  It doesn’t work. We tried it twice and the white potato is just too day. When we added some milk and baking powder to the white potato mix, the rolls came out tough and hard. So it’s better to stick to sweet potatoes because of the softness of the potato.
  • Don’t over knead the dough, or else the rolls will be tough and hard. When you shape the rolls, don’t pack the dough to be too tight or dense. You want to have fluffy rolls, so handle them gently.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Rolls Recipe for Buns, Bread with No Yeast step by step photos

Can you use regular russet potatoes for these rolls?

We tested a batch using regular russet potatoes and it didn’t work for us. The rolls were hard and dense. There’s definitely a difference between the regular vs sweet potatoes. All the rolls made with sweet potatoes have a higher sugar content, which we think is why they air fryer mush softer and more tender. Here’s a great article about different sweet potato varieties.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Rolls Recipe for Buns, Bread with No Yeast |

Air Fryer 2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Rolls: No Yeast

These rolls are soft, tender and super easy to make. Make your own self rising flour by combining: 1 cup all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. This recipe makes 6 rolls that will cook all the way through. They're the perfect size for sliders. Don't make the rolls any larger because they might not cook all the way through and still be raw in the center. Note: If cooking in an oven-style air fryer, try to put the 6 rolls all on the same tray for even cooking.
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  • 1 cup (240 ml) cooked sweet potato , mashed
  • 1 cup (240 ml) self rising flour
  • oil spray , for basket & rolls



  • In bowl, combine sweet potato and flour. Stir with a fork until a dough ball forms. Make sure to scrape all the flour and sweet potato along the sides of the bowl.
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead the soft dough ball for about 1 minute, or until smooth. Don’t keep adding too much flour to the dough or else it will be tough and hard. You want to keep the dough soft and pliable, so don’t over-knead it.
  • Cut the dough into 6 equal pieces. Roll the dough between your hands to form 6 balls. Let the dough balls rest for about 30 minutes (they will also rise slightly).
  • Spray air fryer basket or tray with oil. Gently place dough balls in the basket, evenly spaced apart. Lightly spray the tops of the dough balls with oil.
  • Air Fry at 330°F/165°C for 10-14 minutes or until the rolls are cooked through. Allow to cool and serve with butter or as small slider or sandwich buns.

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 117kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 17mg, Potassium: 243mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 8968IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1mg

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