Start by stirring your yeast into your warm water. A small bowl works fine for this. Then allow the yeast and water to react.
In a mixing bowl beat together the eggs and sugar alternative slightly (not all the way), Then add the pineapple flavored beverage, vanilla extract and butter. Add the yeast mixture from the first step and then mix in the flour. Add the flour 2 cups at a time, stirring between additions..
When a dough ball has formed, you can cover the dough and allow it to rise. It should take about an hour to double in size. Covering with a damp towel will allow your dough to hold on to moisture. Or you could simply use plastic wrap. Meanwhile, your can prepare a baking sheet or round cake style pan for nonstick.
Transfer your dough onto a floured surface and punch it down. Then divide the dough into halves until you have between 16 and 20 equally sized pieces.
Form each piece into a ball and then place it onto your prepped pan. Cover this again and let it rise until it has doubled in size (50-60 minutes or until the dough can spring back when poked).
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As mentioned, instead of pineapple juice, we will use a sugar free pineapple flavored beverage instead.
Obviously, the rolls will not turn out exactly like the real Hawaiian style rolls, But, you will not be getting all of that sugar added to your rolls either.