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Orange Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

These sweet orange cinnamon rolls are the tastiest way to kick off your day! With just the perfect orange taste, you’ll love bite after bite.

 

These sweet orange cinnamon rolls are the tastiest way to kick off your day! With just the perfect orange taste, you'll love bite after bite.

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Not only does this orange cinnamon roll recipe truly rock, but your family and friends will also be. begging for the recipe!

If you love these orange danish rolls, you’ll also love our Blueberry Muffins.

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ORANGE CINNAMON ROLLS

Sweet orange cinnamon rolls! Adding orange juice to the dough and icing makes these cinnamon rolls sweet and a great change of pace. Perfect breakfast or brunch for a special occasion. We have a tradition of cinnamon rolls on General Conference weekend and for Easter, but any excuse to make these will do!

How to make Orange Sweet Rolls:

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet active dry yeast (2 ¼ tsp)
  • ½ cup warm orange juice
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon

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Orange Icing for Cinnamon Rolls: 

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange juice

Directions for cooking orange danish rolls: 

Stir together yeast and orange juice vigorously in a bowl, then let sit 5 minutes until bubbly.

Beat in sugar, eggs, butter, and orange zest with a stand or electric mixer until well blended.

One cup at a time, add in flour while stirring by hand. Knead a bit to form it into a ball.

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Rub a bit of oil around the surface, place back in the bowl, cover, and let sit in a warm spot for 1 hour.

Roll out your dough into a large rectangle, mix your brown sugar and cinnamon together, and sprinkle a layer on top of your dough sheet.

Roll up tightly starting from the longest side, then cut into 1-inch pieces with a serrated knife using a sawing motion.

Place in a baking dish, making sure to leave 1 inch space between.

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Cover and let rise again for 15 minutes, then bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Stir together yeast and orange juice vigorously in a bowl, then let sit 5 minutes until bubbly. Beat in sugar, eggs, butter, and orange zest with a stand or electric mixer until well blended. One cup at a time, add in flour while stirring by hand. Knead a bit to form it into a ball. Rub a bit of oil around the surface, place back in the bowl, cover, and let sit in a warm spot for 1 hour. Roll out your dough into a large rectangle, mix your brown sugar and cinnamon together, and sprinkle a layer on top of your dough sheet. Roll up tightly starting from the longest side, then cut into 1-inch pieces with a serrated knife using a sawing motion. Place in a baking dish, making sure to leave 1 inch space between. Cover and let rise again for 15 minutes, then bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Once fully cooked, whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar with 1 tbsp orange juice to make your icing, and drizzle on top.

Once fully cooked, whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar with 1 tbsp orange juice to make your icing, and drizzle on top.

Stir together yeast and orange juice vigorously in a bowl, then let sit 5 minutes until bubbly. Beat in sugar, eggs, butter, and orange zest with a stand or electric mixer until well blended. One cup at a time, add in flour while stirring by hand. Knead a bit to form it into a ball. Rub a bit of oil around the surface, place back in the bowl, cover, and let sit in a warm spot for 1 hour. Roll out your dough into a large rectangle, mix your brown sugar and cinnamon together, and sprinkle a layer on top of your dough sheet. Roll up tightly starting from the longest side, then cut into 1-inch pieces with a serrated knife using a sawing motion. Place in a baking dish, making sure to leave 1 inch space between. Cover and let rise again for 15 minutes, then bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Once fully cooked, whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar with 1 tbsp orange juice to make your icing, and drizzle on top.

I used to eat orange rolls in college all the time, they were soo yummy. They inspired this fun twist on a classic cinnamon roll.

The orange creme icing is finger lickin’ good. You’ll want to scrape it all off the bottom of the pan.

Stir together yeast and orange juice vigorously in a bowl, then let sit 5 minutes until bubbly. Beat in sugar, eggs, butter, and orange zest with a stand or electric mixer until well blended. One cup at a time, add in flour while stirring by hand. Knead a bit to form it into a ball. Rub a bit of oil around the surface, place back in the bowl, cover, and let sit in a warm spot for 1 hour. Roll out your dough into a large rectangle, mix your brown sugar and cinnamon together, and sprinkle a layer on top of your dough sheet. Roll up tightly starting from the longest side, then cut into 1-inch pieces with a serrated knife using a sawing motion. Place in a baking dish, making sure to leave 1 inch space between. Cover and let rise again for 15 minutes, then bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Once fully cooked, whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar with 1 tbsp orange juice to make your icing, and drizzle on top.

This recipe makes a soft, sweet, cinnamon roll that gives a hint of orange. It’s a surprisingly wonderful combination!

FAQS ABOUT ORANGE CINNAMON ROLLS:

Q: How long will these orange cinnamon rolls stay fresh?
A: Eat them within a day or two of baking. If any longer, freeze them for later enjoyment.

Q: What if you don’t care for the orange flavor of the cinnamon rolls?
A:  Either cut down on the amount of orange juice used or substitute it for a different flavor.

Q: Does this cinnamon roll dough have to sit overnight before use?
A: Nope, this recipe is quick and simple to do!

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Orange Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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These sweet orange cinnamon rolls are the tastiest way to kick off your day! With just the perfect orange taste, you'll love bite after bite.

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Orange Cinnamon Rolls
 
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Sweet orange creme cinnamon rolls! Adding orange juice to the dough and icing makes these cinnamon rolls sweet and a great change of pace. Perfect breakfast or brunch for a special occasion.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 16
Ingredients:
  • 1 packet active dry yeast (2 ¼ tsp)
  • ½ cup warm orange juice
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
Orange Creme Icing:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
Directions:
  1. Stir together yeast and orange juice vigorously in a bowl, then let sit 5 minutes until bubbly.
  2. Beat in sugar, eggs, butter, and orange zest with a stand or electric mixer until well blended.
  3. One cup at a time, add in flour while stirring by hand. Knead a bit to form it into a ball.
  4. Rub a bit of oil around the surface, place back in the bowl, cover, and let sit in a warm spot for 1 hour.
  5. Roll out your dough into a large rectangle, mix your brown sugar and cinnamon together, and sprinkle a layer on top of your dough sheet.
  6. Roll up tightly starting from the longest side, then cut into 1-inch pieces with a serrated knife using a sawing motion.
  7. Place in a baking dish, making sure to leave 1 inch space between.
  8. Cover and let rise again for 15 minutes, then bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Once fully cooked, whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar with 1 tbsp orange juice to make your icing, and drizzle on top.

 

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Christine Tolhurst

Monday 15th of May 2017

I'm definitely going to have to come back and make these! The cinnamon and orange together probably smell amazing when they are baking.

Dawn McAlexander

Monday 15th of May 2017

Oh, this is a magnificent idea. I will have to try this out. I can just imagine the taste explosion that it must have. Orange and cinnamon flavors combined? Yes, please!

Diane Hoffmaster

Monday 15th of May 2017

These look delicious! Pretty sure my teens would eat the whole batch in one sitting!

Jennifer Soltys

Monday 15th of May 2017

I cannot even imagine how delicious cinnamon rolls must be with orange! They look irresistible!!

Vera Sweeney

Sunday 14th of May 2017

Those sound so delicious! I love cinnamon rolls in any form, and I've never had one with orange. I can't wait!