Cinnamon Orange Rolls

Happy Saturday, y’all! I made you breakfast!

…but not just any breakfast…

I slaved for hours in a hot kitchen making a bread dough…(well, maybe the breadmaker did that part).
dough

Then I rolled the dough out and poured hot butter all over it. (I’m from the South, it’s just how we roll.)
butter

I mixed up some cinnamon sugar and sprinkled it over the buttered dough.
cinnamon-sugar

Doesn’t that buttery cinnamon sugar just scream your name?

buttery-cinnamon

I rolled the dough and sliced it.

cut-in-pan

After those luscious rolls rose for an hour, I baked them.

I hand squeezed some oranges, so I could make you this sweet orange sauce…with lots of zest…

orange-zest

to pour over these…ooey, gooey warm and deliciously uh-mazing

drizzle

cinnamon orange rolls.

baked

MMMmmmm. You’re probably hungry now.

orange-roll

Make these…like now…go…GO!


Cinnamon Orange Rolls

Prep Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 16 rolls

Cinnamon Orange Rolls

Ingredients

    For the Dough:
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/3 cups warm water
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup milk powder
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • For the Center:
  • 3/4 stick of butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • For the Icing:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest

Instructions

    For the Dough:
  1. In the breadmaker pan, mix together yeast and 2 teaspoons sugar.
  2. Pour warm water over yeast mixture and let ferment for 5 minutes.
  3. Add flour, milk powder, salt, honey and butter.
  4. Place in breadmaker and use dough setting.
  5. When the dough is ready, remove from breadmaker. Roll dough out on a floured surface to form rectangle.
  6. For Center:
  7. Brush butter over dough.
  8. In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar.
  9. Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mixture over buttered dough.
  10. Roll dough in from the longer side.
  11. Slice dough into 1/2-inch thick rounds and place into a pie plate. (This recipe makes approximately 16 rolls, so you will need 2 pie plates.)
  12. Let rolls rise for 1 hour before baking.
  13. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 18-22 minutes or until lightly golden.
  14. Remove rolls from oven and immediately pour icing over the top of each roll.
  15. For Icing:
  16. In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar and orange juice until well combined.
  17. Stir in zest.
  18. Drizzle over hot rolls.

Notes

Dough recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor am I qualified to give medical advice. I am sharing this recipe which has worked well for our personal food allergies including eggs and peanuts. Before consuming or using any recipe or product promoted here, please consult your physician or allergist regarding any food allergies or medical concerns. Reliance on any content found here is solely at your own risk.

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