Orange Rolls

These Orange Rolls are a citrus orange version of a sweet roll. These are light, fluffy, and glazed with a sweet orange glaze.

ORANGE CINNAMON ROLLS

When I want to make something special for breakfast usually we make these Cinnabon Copycat Cinnamon Rolls but when I want to switch it up I make these. 

They are definitely best warm out of the oven but with a 10 second warm up in the microwave they are just as juicy the next day.

HOW TO MAKE ORANGE ROLLS

To be honest there are several ways you can roll these up but I prefer them in cinnamon roll shape versus crescent roll shape because I feel like the filling stays in place more.

filling

The filling is made of butter, sugar, and orange zest.

orange roll dough

Spread it all over the dough and roll up.

orange roll glaze

These are best warm. Here they are right after I put on the glaze…

orange rolls

OTHER BREAKFAST RECIPES

orange rolls

Print

4 from 4 votes

Yield: 12 rolls

These Orange Rolls are light, fluffy, and glazed with a sweet orange glaze.

Rolls:

  • 1
    package
    active dry yeast (2 ¼ teaspoons)
  • 1/4
    cup
    warm water
  • 1
    cup
    milk
  • 1/4
    cup
    sugar
  • 1/4
    cup
    canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 ½
    teaspoons
    salt
  • 3
    cups
    flour, plus 1 more cup as needed
  • 1
    large
    egg

Filling:

  • 1/2
    cup
    butter, room temperature
  • 1
    cup
    granulated sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons
    grated peel of one orange

Glaze:

  • 4
    tablespoons
    butter, softened
  • 1
    cup
    of powdered sugar
  • ¼
    cup
    orange juice
  • 1
    teaspoon
    orange zest

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the 1/4 cup warm water. Let it proof for 5 minutes which means it should bubble and foam.

  2. While yeast is proofing, in the bowl of a stand mixer, stir milk, sugar, oil, and salt together until sugar is completely dissolved. Add 2 cups of the flour and beat well. Add egg and stir in. Add proofed yeast to flour mixture. Mix in the remaining cup of flour. Mixture will be sticky. Take 1 cup of flour and slowly mix in a little at a time until dough pulls away from the bowl and is not sticky. You will not need the entire cup. Usually I use around 1/2 to 3/4 cup.

  3. At this point you can knead with a Kitchen Aid mixer or put some flour on a pastry board or counter and knead until dough is smooth. Put dough into greased bowl and let rise until double (about an hour) in a warm place.

  4. For the filling: combine the butter, sugar, and orange zest in a small bowl.

  5. Roll dough into a rectangle (about 17X12). Spread filling over dough. Starting with the long end roll up tightly and slice into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a greased 9×13 baking dish. Cover and let rise at least 1 hour in a warm place.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes or until tops are just turning golden brown. Do not overbake!

  7. While rolls are baking prepare the glaze. For the glaze: Mix together butter, powdered sugar, orange juice, and zest. Add more juice or powdered sugar to your desired consistency. Brush on glaze when rolls are still warm.

Source: changed slightly from my old roommate Lisa Poulsen.

orange rolls

Related Posts

Scroll to Top Get YOUR Custom Keto Diet!