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Sweet Potato Cranberry Knots

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  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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Great breakfast idea! Bake this delicious yeast bread using Gold Medal® Better for Bread™ and sweet potatoes into rolls.
Updated Aug 11, 2010


  • 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 cups Gold Medal™ Better for Bread™ bread flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 package quick active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water (95°)
  • 3/4 cup mashed drained sweet potatoes packed in syrup (from 23-ounce can)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Butter or margarine, melted


  • 1
    Mix 1 cup of the flour, the sugar, salt, cinnamon and yeast in large bowl. Add 1/4 cup butter and the water. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. Add sweet potatoes. Beat on medium speed 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. Stir in cranberries and enough remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, to make dough easy to handle.
  • 2
    Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead about 5 minutes or until smooth and springy. Place dough in large bowl greased with shortening, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover and let rise in warm place 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes or until double. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)
  • 3
    Heat oven to 375°. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Gently push fist into dough to deflate. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into 8-inch rope; tie into knot. Place on cookie sheet.
  • 4
    Brush knots with melted butter. Cover and let rise in warm place about 40 minutes or until double. Bake 14 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For a citrus twist, add 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel with the sweet potatoes.
  • tip 2
    Rolls can be made up to a day ahead of time. Reheat in the microwave just before serving.


185 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 33g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 roll
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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