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Easy One-Hour Orange Rolls - Super soft and fluffy with the perfect amount of fresh orange flavor.
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Easy One-Hour Orange Rolls Recipe

Super soft and fluffy with the perfect amount of fresh orange flavor.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange rolls, rolls, sweet, Vegetarian
Servings: 12
Calories: 455kcal
Author: DSTR



  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons regular yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, slightly beaten
  • 5-6 cups bread flour


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest (about one large orange)


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice (or more)



  • In the bowl of a stand mixer whisk together water, buttermilk, granulated sugar, melted butter, and yeast in a bowl. Allow to proof for 15 minutes.
  • With the dough hook attached add the salt, eggs, and 5 cups of flour and knead for 10 minutes. Only add just enough of the remaining 1 cup of flour to make the dough pull away from the sides of the bowl. DO NOT ADD TOO MUCH FLOUR. They will be dense and tough.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes.

While resting prepare your Filling:

  • In a small bowl mix together 6 tablespoons of softened butter, sugar and orange zest.
  • Roll dough out on to lightly floured or greased surface into a 12 x 16-inch square. Spread the filling over the dough leaving about 1/2" along the edges. From the long edge tightly roll up, pinch to seal the seam. Cut into 12 large rolls.
  • Place rolls in a lightly buttered 9x13 baking dish, cover with parchment paper. Let rise for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400F, while rising.
  • Bake at for 15-20 minutes. You made need to tent with foil if they start to get too brown before done baking.


  • In a medium-size bowl mix together the powdered sugar, orange zest, vanilla and enough fresh orange juice to make desired consistency to spread. Spread or drizzle over the warm rolls.


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 376IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg