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Orange Breakfast Rolls

Wake the family up for breakfast with these awesome orange rolls and the main ingredient just may surprise you!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 50 minutes
Course: breads, Breakfast, Brunch, desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast muffins, sweet rolls
Servings: 12
Calories: 219kcal


  • 1 loaf frozen white bread dough defrosted


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut sweetened or unsweetened, either is fine
  • 1 tbsp melted unsalted butter


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter


  • 1/2 cup coconut I use 1/4 cup toasted and 1/4 cup untoasted


  • Spray a 9-inch square pan with non-stick spra
  • Roll defrosted bread dough into a 12x8-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
  • Brush melted butter over the top of the dough.
  • Mix the 1/2 cup sugar and the 2 tbs orange zest in a small bowl, mixing well and making sure the zest is coated with sugar and there are no clumps.
  • Spread the sugar/zest mixture on top of the dough. Sprinkle the 1/2 cup of coconut over the sugar mixture
  • Roll up from the 12-inch side so you have a log that is 12-inches long. Seal seam.
  • Cut into 1-inch slices and place in the greased 9-inch square pan (4 across, 3 down).
  • Cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and set in a warm, draft-free place to rise until double in bulk; about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Remove greased plastic wrap and bake for 25-30 minutes or until tops are nicely browned and the center of the dough is 190 degrees F (use an insta-read thermometer).
  • Place all glaze ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until mixture comes to a boil; boil for 3 minutes.
  • Pour hot glaze over rolls and top with shredded coconut.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg