Giant fluffy orange sweet rolls with a brown sugar-cinnamon filling. A perfect addition to holiday mornings!

Giant fluffy orange cinnamon sweet rolls recipe from @bakedbyrachel (Egg Free)

The holidays have a way of making me think back to my childhood and all of the traditions we had growing up. Whether it be silly things like singing the 12 days of Christmas with our entire family, cousins and all… including dancing. The guys did their version and then the girls. There are photos floating around somewhere. I definitely need to dig those up for a good laugh.

Or, sneaking around the house with my brother trying to find presents. Trust me, I’ll remember those moments when my kids are older. I may go back to locking presents in suitcases so the surprises aren’t ruined.

One of my favorite Christmas moments was always dumping out our stockings together before our parents were up. It’s the little things. And every year it was the same. Even down to the food.


Giant fluffy orange cinnamon sweet rolls recipe from @bakedbyrachel (Egg Free)

Orange sweet rolls. For as long as I can remember orange rolls were a part of our Christmas mornings. Warm fluffy rolls, fresh from the oven. A perfect holiday breakfast.

I keep putting new twists on them. This year, the brown sugar-cinnamon filling. In the past, I’ve gone a different route. This is by far my favorite way to enjoy them. So much flavor and the perfect blend of a classic cinnamon roll with a sweet orange touch.

One of my favorite things about this recipe is that you can very easily adjust it to serve a wide variety of people… giant fluffy rolls for a few or for a mini crowd! Easily adjustable for every family size!

Be sure to add these easy and flavorful homemade orange cinnamon sweet rolls to your holiday breakfast plans!

Giant fluffy orange cinnamon sweet rolls recipe from @bakedbyrachel (Egg Free)

Giant fluffy orange sweet rolls with a brown sugar-cinnamon filling. Recipe from @bakedbyrachel (Egg Free Recipe)
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Orange Sweet Rolls

Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Yield: 6
Giant fluffy orange sweet rolls with a brown sugar-cinnamon filling. A perfect addition to holiday mornings!



  • 1 C and 2Tb milk
  • 1/4 C and 1 tsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 2 Tb unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • zest of 1 orange


  • 2 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1/4 C orange juic


  • Heat milk to 115°F. Dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm milk, a llow to proof for 5 minutes. 
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a dough hook, combine flour, remaining sugar and salt. With mixer running on low, slowly pour in yeast mixture, followed by butter and vanilla. Increase speed, mixing until dough comes together. Transfer to a large greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise in a warm location until doubled in size, roughly 1 hour. 
  • Prepare a 9x13-inch pan with parchment paper. 
  • In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and brown sugar. 
  • On a silicone counter mat, roll dough into a 10x20-inch rectangle. Brush dough with melted butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar-cinnamon mixture, followed by the zest of one orange. Starting at one of the short ends, begin rolling the dough tightly, pinching the ends as you roll. Pinch seams together to seal well. Slice into 6 equal pieces* (see note). Transfer to prepared baking pan. Cover loosely with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Allow to rise in a warm location for an additional 30-45 minutes, or until doubled in size. 
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until center reaches 190°F. Allow rolls to cool for 10-15 minutes before icing. 
  • In a medium bowl, beat together powdered sugar and orange juice until desired consistency is reached. Pour or spread glaze over warm rolls. 
  • Store remaining rolls in an airtight container for up to several days. 


Rolls may be cut into 6 or more equal sections.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

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