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Poppyseed Sweet Rolls With Lemon Icing

Soft, melt-in-your-mouth buttermilk sweet rolls speckled with pretty poppyseeds and glazed with a sweet 'n' tangy lemon icing. These sweet rolls are the ultimate spring breakfast!
Prep Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 12 rolls


  • 1 package active dry yeast 2-1/4 teaspoons
  • 1 cup buttermilk warmed to 110F
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon poppyseeds
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup powdered xylitol or powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • In a stand mixer, fitted with a dough hook attachment, dissolve yeast in warm buttermilk. Let stand 5 minutes, then mix in sugar, oil, eggs, and salt until smooth. Add 3 cups flour, mixing on medium speed until dough pulls away from sides (add additional flour, if dough seems too sticky)
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface and gently knead in poppyseeds until evenly incorporated into dough. Continue gently kneading until dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Let dough rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Punch dough down and divide into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a 15-in long rope. Start twisting each rope around the center until you reach the outside. Pinch edges to seal and tuck underneath.
  • Place rolls on parchment paper-lined baking sheets and let rise 30 minutes or until doubled.
  • Bake rolls at 375F 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool rolls on a wire cooling rack.
  • In small bowl, whisk icing ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cooled rolls and serve.


**If using the overnight option: After shaping the rolls, place them on parchment paper-lined baking sheets, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Bake as directed.**
Store rolls in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 days. Rolls taste best if used on the day they are made.