King’s Hawaiian takes over brunch with this sweet recipe idea

King's Hawaiian recipe idea, photo provided by King's Hawaiian
King's Hawaiian recipe idea, photo provided by King's Hawaiian /

In many homes, King’s Hawaiian is a staple. Whether it is the warm rolls served with dinner or the sliders that are part of football watching, there are plenty of ways to enjoy that sweet, fluffy bread. Why not bring the favorite food to the breakfast table with this sweet recipe idea.

For many people, King’s Hawaiian rolls are a favorite not just because of their slightly sweet flavor but for their versatility. Of course, they are delicious served slightly warm with a little butter. Many people use them as a little sandwich to use all that leftover ham, turkey, and other food in the fridge.

While many people have plenty of ways to showcase those savory applications, highlighting the sweet flavors can be equally enjoyable. Although a bread pudding with dried fruits, cuts, and some luscious custard is quite enjoyable, another sweet recipe idea can start the day.

King’s Hawaiian Cinnamon Rolls can be a great idea for an easy breakfast or brunch idea. Even though there are heat and serve rollout versions, this particular recipe allows the cook to customize the dish a little more. And, for anyone who wants every bite to have that sugary goodness, this dish captures that taste.

Here’s how to make King’s Hawaiian Cinnamon Rolls


  • 2 12-packs King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Honey Butter

  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • 2 cups powered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a baking dish or cookie sheet
  • Combine the softened butter, honey, vanilla extract and ¼ cup powdered sugar in a small bowl until thoroughly mixed to make the honey butter
  • Cut off the tops of the 2 packages of the King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Roll, forming two large sandwiches
  • Spread both sides of the cut rolls generously with honey butter
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon to make the cinnamon sugar then sprinkle over the honey butter
  • Replace the roll tops and brush tops with remaining honey butter
  • Cover with foil and bake 2025 minutes until warm
  • Remove from the oven and combine 2 cups powdered sugar and milk until desired consistency is reached to make the icing
  • Drizzle icing over the rolls and serve warm

While the sweet recipe, as written, is quite tasty, it can be customized in many ways. Some people might prefer a few chopped nuts sprinkled in between the layers or on top of the rolls.

Another option is to use some spiced honey or flavored honey. For example, a Meyer lemon honey adds some brightness to the mix. It can help break up some of the sweetness of the dish.

No matter how this sweet recipe is served, it is a reason to add an extra order of King’s Hawaiian rolls to the shopping list. Ready to turn on that oven?

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