Vegan Orange Sweet Rolls

These Orange Sweet Rolls are so soft, sweet, and fluffy, you’d never know they’re low fat, dairy free, and vegan with no sugar added!

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These easy five ingredient Orange Sweet Rolls are so soft, sweet, and fluffy, you'd never know they're low fat, dairy free, and vegan with no sugar added!

Can I tell you something?

Okay, soooo…  I have this Word document on my computer that’s stocked FULL of recipes — recipe ideas, recipes that I have developed but haven’t had the chance to try out yet, and recipes that I’ve made but failed and need some tweaking.  The document is 24 pages long, single-spaced, Arial font, size 8.  It’s even color-coded and separated into sections, like DrinksCakes and Ice Cream.

Are you looking at me funny?  Am I insane?  Probably.  But it helps me choose what I want to bake at any given time  🙂

Orange Sweet Rolls have been on my Recipe Wishlist document since 2014.  I first saw a recipe on King Arthur Flour’s site and fell in love.  And then I came across it again on Averie Cooks a few weeks ago (love her blog!).  I needed to make a batch!

What are Orange Rolls?

Orange Rolls are like Cinnamon Rolls but instead of a cinnamon-sugar filling they have an orange marmalade filling!

These easy five ingredient Orange Sweet Rolls are so soft, sweet, and fluffy, you'd never know they're low fat, dairy free, and vegan with no sugar added!

When Cinnamon Rolls have an orange twist, the only option is YES.

These Orange Sweet Rolls are super simple to make, packed with deliciously refreshing orange flavor, and they’re made without the butter, oil, and have zero added sugar!!  Therefore, suitable for breakfast.  Yes, I said it.  Breakfast.

These easy five ingredient Orange Sweet Rolls are so soft, sweet, and fluffy, you'd never know they're low fat, dairy free, and vegan with no sugar added!

8 rolls

Vegan Orange Sweet Rolls

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

Rolls:
Icing:
  • 1 cup Powdered Erythritol (or Organic Powdered Sugar)
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Paste (I used homemade!  Vanilla Extract works too)
  • 3 tbs Orange Juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ tsp Orange Zest

Directions:

For the Rolls:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spray an 8×5″ loaf pan with cooking spray and line one way with parchment paper.
  2. Pop open the tube of crescent rolls, lay them side by side on a silicone baking mat, and place another silicone baking mat on top.  Roll the dough in between the mats into an ~7×11” rectangle.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the orange spread and orange zest.  Spread this over the rolled out dough.
  4. Roll the dough into a log, just as you would roll cinnamon rolls.  Slice the log into 8 rolls.  Arrange the rolls inside the prepared pan.  Bake for ~25 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
For the Icing:
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients.
  2. Spoon over the rolls.  Enjoy!

Notes:

**If you’re feeling the DIY route, you can also follow this recipe for an “Instant Orange Marmalade

  • ½ cup Canned Mandarin Orange Puree, packed in 100% juice
  • 6 tbs Truvia Spoonable
  • ¾ tbs Psyllium Husk Powder
  1. Drain a can of mandarin orange segments (I got mine from Whole Foods. Make sure they’re packed in 100% juice, not syrup!) and dump in a bowl.  Mash with a small potato masher.
  2. Whisk together the mashed oranges, sweetener, and psyllium husk powder. Let sit for a few minutes to thicken, then spread it onto the rolled out dough.
All images and text ©.

How easy is this 5-ingredient recipe??  Typical Cinnamon Roll and Orange Roll recipes are made with bleached flour, pounds of butter, and tubs of sugar.  To make things both easier and healthier, I used 100% fruit orange marmalade spread instead of a butter/sugar/orange zest filling and Immaculate Baking Co’s. Organic Crescent Rolls as the dough.  Yep, no need to stress over making a time-consuming yeasted dough — these rolls are yeast-free and don’t need an hour (or two) to rise!  And unlike other crescent roll dough at the grocery store, Immaculate Baking never uses bleached flours, hydrogenated oils, or artificial ingredients.  This recipe uses natural, organic ingredients.

These easy five ingredient Orange Sweet Rolls are so soft, sweet, and fluffy, you'd never know they're low fat, dairy free, and vegan with no sugar added!

These Orange Rolls are soft and fluffy, sweet and orangey, and oh so good.

They’re the bomb…  BOOM!!

Enjoy  🙂

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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26 comments on “Vegan Orange Sweet Rolls”

  1. These look YUM!
    And no, you’re not strange for having that document…I have the EXACT same thing. Currently working on an extra special recipe for my birthday! I have SO many “potential” recipes – it’s fun…kind of like a to-do list!

    These orange rolls look super…I want I want! I can’t get soy flour here 🙁 AND I was going to buy it online a few weeks ago and just said to myself “Meh, you never use soy flour – get it some other time!”

    I regret that decision.
    Keep up the good work!
    Genius, as always.
    xxx

  2. I have been craving cinnamon rolls for several months now, but I’m trying to stay away from the inflammatory foods like sugar and grains, so I haven’t made any. When I saw this I was like ‘No way! ORANGE sweet rolls’. I LOVE orange. So as soon as I can get some soy flour, I’m making these.

  3. I love how you’ve turned something as unhealthy as sweet rolls into something that is so healthy! I have to try out the recipe for these orange rolls – they just look so delicious.

  4. This sounds both tasty and unique! Thanks 🙂

  5. Okay, first, these look superb. You always come up with the best recipes! Right up my alley! 🙂

  6. Jess
    Once I get my hands on some soy flour I’ll give these a try. But Im going to try a strawberry filling…mmm..

    Oooh I forgot to tell you…I was in Easons (A magazine and book shop in Ireland) and picked up “Free From Heaven” – a magazine and website which im sure you know of. Anyways, I was just flicking through it, taking a gander at the recipes (as you do!) when what did I see? You’re Lemon Shortbread Cookies! I instantly recognised the photo and I was like “Ahh! I know this girl!” I was all proud of you – and I don’t even know you personally!(How pathetic am I?!)
    Anyway just thought Id let you know that your recipes have officially reached Ireland! (As I think the “Free From” magazines vary slightly from country to country…)
    All the best
    Michelle

  7. Sounds lovely <3

  8. Ah I have a thing for remembering images! It’s a handy little thing I have – It makes studying things so much easier! (No – I am not one of those geniuses with a photographic memory…that would be cool though!)

    I thought they robbed your recipe first! I was like “Ugh! They stole her recipe!” but then I noticed they credited you.
    I took it very personally 😛 haha.
    Anyway, chat soon and gorgeous recipe will let you know if I try it out with Strawberry Filling (and chocolate drizzle maybe…?)
    Belle x

    • Michelle Kickham-
      Oh, trust me, people stealing images is nothing new to me (and most bloggers). It’s really frustrating 🙁
      Just yesterday I reported this Instagram account because they keep posting my pictures and recipes, tagging their logo on my images, and not providing credit. So sad. But they still continue to do it even though I messaged them (they just blocked me instead).
      As for the rolls, my goodness!! Strawberry Filling + Chocolate Drizzle?? You are a dessert Einstein. That’s getting added to my Recipe Wishlist document, and if I make it, I’m totally crediting you 🙂
      -Jess

  9. They look way too good!! 🙂

  10. Heather Rennie
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    what a cool recipe!

  11. I made this recipe today and it was absolutely amazing!! I used the blueberry juice and blueberry purée instead of Orange and it was magnificent!!!!!

    • OMG that sounds SO SO SOOOO good!!! I need to try that the second school ends and when I’m basically living in my kitchen 🙂
      Mmmm now I’m wondering how a peach or strawberry version would taste like. *drooling*
      Glad you liked the recipe you GENIUS 😉
      -Jess

  12. Healthy-orange-sweet-rolls is the best option for healthy diet or weight loss. Thank you sharing………

  13. I love cinnamon rolls but have never had orange rolls before – gotta change that! 🙂

  14. I would TOTALLY make this recipe any day if I want to cheat for a potluck and pretend that I made something SUPER gourmet and difficult. These look incredible and I cannot believe they are so easy to create!

  15. Love the videos! now I have a new hobby thanks to you! really great work and i am really going to try it.

  16. Really a good recipe for weekend simple sweet and delicious.and if it works i will recimd it my friends.

  17. Awesome! delicious recipe.

  18. Are you looking at me funny..and if it works i will recimd it my friends????

  19. I have been craving cinnamon rolls for several months now, This recipe uses natural, organic ingredients

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