Pistachio Sweet Rolls

If you’re a fan of sweet, nutty flavors, these Pistachio Sweet Rolls are a game-changer. Imagine the classic sweetness of a cinnamon roll, but with a delightful pistachio twist. This recipe takes the joy of baking to new heights, offering a unique and utterly delicious treat for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love Pistachio Sweet Rolls

  • Easy and Fun to Make: Whether you’re a baking pro or a novice, these sweet rolls are a joy to make. The process is straightforward, and the results are impressive, making it a perfect recipe for a weekend baking project.
  • Incredible Nutty Flavor: The star of these sweet rolls is the pistachio cream filling. It adds a rich, nutty flavor that elevates the rolls to a whole new level. Each bite is a delightful combination of sweet and nutty goodness.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: From family brunches to special celebrations, Pistachio Sweet Rolls fit any occasion. Their unique flavor makes them stand out, ensuring you’ll be asked for the recipe again and again.
  • Soft and Fluffy Texture: The dough is perfectly crafted to achieve a soft and fluffy texture in every roll. It’s the kind of baked good that melts in your mouth, leaving you craving another bite.
  • Versatile Glaze: The glaze on top adds the right amount of sweetness and a hint of vanilla. It’s a versatile element that ties the entire recipe together, creating the perfect balance of flavors.

What You Need to Make Pistachio Sweet Rolls

  • Mixing bowl with a paddle attachment
  • Stockpot
  • 10×10-inch baking dish
  • Bakehouse Essential Rise Mat (use code SALTY10 for 10% off)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Towel

Ingredients You Need To Make Pistachio Sweet Rolls

Dough Ingredients

  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Warm water
  • Kosher salt
  • Instant active yeast
  • Greek yogurt
  • GF flour or GF bread flour

Filling Ingredients

  • Pistachio cream

Glaze Ingredients

  • Milk
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use All-Purpose Flour?

Yes, All-Purpose Flour can be used. Use the same amount that is listed in the ingredients, but swap with all purpose.

How to Make Pistachio Sweet Rolls

Start by combining Greek yogurt in a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment.

Mix half the sugar with yeast and warm water until frothy.

Scald butter, the rest of the sugar, salt, and milk in a stockpot.

Combine the yeast mixture with the yogurt, then add the milk mixture gradually with flour.

Roll out the dough, spread pistachio cream, and cut into slices.

Place rolls in a buttered baking dish, cover, and let rise.

Bake until golden brown.

Prepare the glaze by mixing powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.

Drizzle the glaze over the cooled rolls.

Serve and savor the delightful Pistachio Sweet Rolls!

Commonly Asked Questions

What’s the purpose of using the Bakehouse Essential Rise Mat?

The Bakehouse Essential Rise Mat is your pistachio sweet rolls’ best friend, ensuring they rise to perfection every time. This mat is a game-changer, providing the ideal environment for a flawless rise—no more uneven rolls. Its non-stick magic keeps your dough smooth during rising, and the moisture-locking feature guarantees irresistibly tender sweet rolls.

Handling delicate pistachio dough becomes a breeze with this mat, offering a soft surface for easy maneuvering. Plus, it delivers consistent results, making it a must-have for anyone aiming for baking excellence. With the Bakehouse Essential Rise Mat, your pistachio sweet rolls are bound to be a delicious success, batch after batch.

Can I get a discount for the Bakehouse Essential Rise Mat?

YES! Use code SALTY10 for 10% off your order HERE.

Can I prepare the dough ahead of time? 

Absolutely! You can make the dough in advance, refrigerate it overnight, and proceed with the remaining steps the next day.

Can I freeze the Pistachio Sweet Rolls? 

Yes, you can freeze the baked rolls without the glaze. When ready to enjoy, thaw and reheat in the oven before adding the glaze.

Is there a substitute for pistachio cream?

While the pistachio cream adds a unique flavor, you can experiment with other nut butters if needed.

Pistachio Sweet Rolls

These Pistachio Sweet Rolls are sweet, nutty and incredibly good. Such a fun spin on a traditional sweet roll.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pistachio Sweet Rolls
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Rise Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 225kcal


  • Mixing bowl with a paddle attachment
  • stockpot
  • 10×10-inch baking dish
  • Bakehouse Essential Rise Mat
  • plastic wrap
  • Towel


Dough Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • cup sugar
  • ½ cup warm water 110°F
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 package instant active yeast
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 ½ cups 1.1 GF flour or GF bread flour


  • 8 oz pistachio cream


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment, add Greek yogurt.
  • In a separate bowl, combine half the sugar with yeast and warm water. Let it sit for 5 minutes until it becomes frothy/bubbly.
  • In a stockpot, add butter, the rest of the sugar, salt, and milk. Scald the milk mixture until it starts bubbling on the sides (do not boil). Set aside to cool partially.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the mixing bowl with yogurt, then pour in the milk mixture.
  • Gradually add 1 cup of flour at a time to the mixing bowl, mixing on low speed. Once all the flour is incorporated, mix for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Remove the dough from the mixing bowl and place it on a lightly floured surface. Gently roll it out to approximately 9×12 inches.
  • Spread the pistachio cream evenly over the rolled-out dough. Roll up the dough and cut it into 9 slices.
  • Butter a 10×10-inch baking dish and place the rolls in it. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and a towel.
  • Preheat your oven to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the baking dish on top of a towel on the preheated Bakehouse Mat and let the rolls rise until they’re 1 1/2 times their original size, approximately 1 hour.
  • Once risen, bake the rolls at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • While the rolls are baking, prepare the glaze by mixing powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a bowl.
  • Once the rolls are done baking, let them cool slightly, then drizzle the glaze over the top.
  • Serve and enjoy your delicious Pistachio Sweet Rolls!


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 0.04mg
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These Pistachio Sweet Rolls that are incredibly easy to make and a delightful twist on the classic sweet roll. From the nutty flavor to the fluffy texture, every aspect of this recipe is crafted for your enjoyment. Whether it’s a lazy Sunday morning or a special celebration, these sweet rolls will bring joy and sweetness to any moment. Try it once, and it might just become your go-to treat for those moments when you crave something extraordinary. Happy baking!

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