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Vegan Orange Rolls

If you love creamsicle flavors, then these easy vegan orange rolls are going to be your new favorite sweet rolls! Soft, fluffy, and topped with vegan orange cream cheese frosting.
Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free breakfast, dairy free dessert, dairy free recipes, vegan breakfast, vegan dessert, vegan recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rise Time x2 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 cinnamon rolls
Calories 362kcal
Author LarishaBernard

Ingredients

For the Dough

  • 3 - 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 package instant yeast (1 package = 2 1/4 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp vegan cane sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dairy free milk (we ike oat)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, softened

For the Filling

For the Orange Glaze

  • 4 oz vegan cream cheese, softened (Wayfare is our favorite brand)
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp orange extract (or same amount of orange zest)
  • 1-2 tbsp orange juice

Instructions

  • In a large bowl for a stand mixer, combine 3 cups flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. 
  • Turn stand mixer onto low and add in the dairy free milk, orange juice and vanilla extract.
  • Add in the vegan butter and let go for 5-7 minutes, adding in the remaining flour if needed to not be sticky and form a ball.
  • Once ball is formed, grease the same bowl mixed in and place the dough ball back into the bowl. 
  • Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 60-90 minutes in a warm, draft free place until doubled.
  • Once doubled in size, pull out the dough and lay it out on a lightly floured surface.  
  • Using a rolling pin, roll dough into an approximately 17×25″ rectangle that is 1/4″ thick.  
  • For the filling - In a bowl, combine the butter, sugar, zest, and vanilla extract. 
  • Spoon the mixture evenly over the dough. 
  • Carefully roll cinnamon rolls into log from the longest side up. One completely rolled, place seam side down. Cut into 12 even sized pieces.
  • Place into a greased 9x13 baking dish and cover to rise for 45-60 minutes.
  • Preheat to 350 degrees F.
  • Once heated, place dish inside and bake in oven for 30-35 minutes.

For the Glaze

  • While rolls are cooking, in a bowl beat together the cream cheese and butter well.
  • Add in the powdered sugar and mix again.
  • Add in orange extract and 1 tbsp orange juice. Combine.
  • Add remaining tablespoon of orange juice if desired for a thinner consistency.
  • Remove rolls from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before topping with glaze.
  • Best served warm.

Notes

*See post for notes about Top 8 Allergy Free variation
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1roll | Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 779IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg