Hawaiian Bread & Buns Recipe

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Danielle Castillo Modified: March 23, 2022
Hawaiian Bread & Buns Recipe

How To Make Hawaiian Bread & Buns

The addition of pineapple juice made this Hawaiian bread favorite sweeter than a brioche but with a softer crumb. It works perfectly for toasts.

Preparation: 3 hours
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 3 hours 30 minutes



  • 3cupsall-purpose flour,divided
  • 1tbspinstant yeast
  • 2tbspwater
  • ½cuppineapple juice
  • ¼cupbutter,unsalted, softened
  • cupbrown sugar
  • 2eggs,large, plus egg yolk, white reserved
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 2tbsppotato flour
  • 1tspsalt


  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine ¼ cup flour, 1 tablespoon instant yeast, and 2 tablespoon water to make the sponge.

  2. Allow the sponge to rest for 15 minutes.

  3. Add the pineapple juice, butter, brown sugar, eggs and yolk, and vanilla

  4. Mix until completely combined.

  5. Whisk together the rest of the flour, potato flour, and salt before adding to the liquid ingredients.

  6. Mix and knead until the dough is cohesive and smooth.

  7. Use a flat beater in your stand mixer for 3 minutes. Switch to a dough hook for 5 minutes on medium speed.

  8. Grease a large mixing bowl and form the dough into a ball. Put into the bowl and cover with a towel.

  9. Let rise for 1.5 to 2 hours.

  10. Grease a pan or a loaf pan. Gently deflate the dough and form into bread in your desired size.

  11. Cover dough lightly with plastic wrap. Let rise again for at least an hour until really puffy.

  12. Mix the leftover egg white with 1 tablespoon of cold water. Brush the mixture on the dough.

  13. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  14. Bake small rolls for 20 to 25 minutes. Bake buns for 25 minutes.

  15. Bake loaf bread for 30 to 35 minutes.


  • Calories: 141.71kcal
  • Fat: 3.69g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.04g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.00g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.28g
  • Fiber: 0.92g
  • Sugar: 3.87g
  • Protein: 3.55g
  • Cholesterol: 27.62mg
  • Sodium: 110.00mg
  • Calcium: 12.08mg
  • Potassium: 67.60mg
  • Iron: 1.26mg
  • Vitamin A: 32.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.83mg
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