Is it possible to return a theme view from a Site Helper Controller Route?

When I try the following from the controller:

return $this->view('sample');

I get the following (and sample.html does exist in the theme templates folder):

InvalidArgumentException in FileViewFinder.php line 137:
View [sample] not found.

The documentation shows how to return the string "Bacon", but not a view: []

Answered by Erin Dalzell! Go to answer.