Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls Recipe

Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls Recipe

How To Make Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls

Enjoy these orange sweet rolls with A new take on the classic cinnamon rolls, these rolls are bursting with orange flavors and gooey at the same time.

Preparation: 3 hours
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 3 hours 30 minutes



For the Dough:

  • 1pkgactive dry yeast,(2¼ teaspoons)
  • ½cupwarm water
  • fresh orange zest,from 1 medium orange
  • ½cuporange juice
  • ¼cupgranulated sugar
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1large egg
  • 2tbspunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • cupsall-purpose flour,spoon & leveled

For the Filling:

  • ¼cupgranulated sugar
  • 2tspground cinnamon
  • ¼cupunsalted butter,softened to room temperature

For the Glaze:

  • 1cupconfectioners’ sugar,or more for a thicker glaze
  • 3tbsporange juice
  • fresh orange zest,from 1 orange
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract



  1. Dissolve the yeast in ½ cup of warm water for about 1 minute. Stir the yeast or water around. Then add orange zest, orange juice, sugar, salt, egg, butter, and 1½ cups of flour.

  2. Beat everything together on low with a handheld mixer, scraping down the sides as needed. With a wooden spoon, stir in enough of the remaining flour to make dough easy to handle about 1½ to 2 more cups.

  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it with your hands for about 5 to 6 minutes. Form the dough into a ball and transfer it to a lightly greased bowl.

  4. Cover the dough and let sit in a warm place until doubled in size for about 1½ hours.

  5. Line the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper, leaving room on the sides. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and, using a rolling in, roll into a 10×15-inch rectangle.


  1. In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Spread the dough rectangle with softened butter and sprinkle generously with all of the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

  2. Tightly roll up the dough and cut into 16 even rolls (1 inch in width each) with a very sharp knife. Arrange them in the prepared baking pan, cut sides up.

  3. Cover the rolls and let them rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (191 degrees C). Cover the rolls with aluminum foil and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes until they are lightly golden in color. Transfer the pan to a rack to cool for about 15 minutes.


  1. In a small bowl, mix together all of the glaze ingredients and drizzle over rolls before serving. Add more orange juice to thin out if needed.


  • Calories: 223.13kcal
  • Fat: 5.42g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.09g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.45g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.36g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.42g
  • Fiber: 1.64g
  • Sugar: 15.57g
  • Protein: 4.54g
  • Cholesterol: 24.60mg
  • Sodium: 162.91mg
  • Calcium: 13.56mg
  • Potassium: 85.06mg
  • Iron: 1.53mg
  • Vitamin A: 45.35µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.70mg
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