7/28/2010

Orange Cup Cinnamon Rolls

I love food that does "double duty" like my Wiggly Watermelon. This time, we used orange halves to make these adorable & quick cinnamon rolls! Aren't they fun?
They'd be a perfect "back to school" breakfast!
Orange Cup Cinnamon Rolls
Ingredients:
Oranges
Refrigerator Biscuits (the small kind)
Cinnamon
Sugar
Butter, melted
Cream Cheese Icing
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Slice oranges half.
Scoop out orange flesh, place in bowl to eat (or eat while you're cooking!:)). Pat orange halves with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
Open a can of biscuits and roll out on counter to about 5" diameter. Brush with melted butter.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, according to your taste.
Roll out a second biscuit, place on top and repeat the butter/sugar/cinnamon.
Starting at one end, roll up biscuits. Pinch sides to seal.
Look really adorable with your front tooth missing (optional)...
Place roll in a hollowed out orange cup. Repeat until you've made the desired amount of rolls.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15-25 minutes, until rolls are golden brown (baking time will vary depending on the moisture in your oranges). Do not underbake! Make sure to take a fork and peek at the bottom of your rolls before removing from the oven. Frost with your favorite cream cheese icing (we even added a little orange juice, yummy!) and sprinkle with orange zest (optional). Enjoy!

16 comments:

**Amy** said...

Oh.MY.Goodness! These look devine!

Kat said...

Love this idea! They look so yummy!

Kat said...

All I can say is Yummy. I could go for one right now.

BigBearswife said...

yummy!! these look so good!!! I cant wait to try these!

Silly Sally said...

MMM yummyyy! Those cinamon rolls look AMAZING and very kid friendly! We have come up with a lot of kid friendly ideas too for party decorations and food. Check out our blog for some ideas!
http://sillysallysevents.blogspot.com/

Sue said...

Love the presentation of these little beauties! Just fabulous!

Anne said...

Thanks for the great idea! I teach special ed preschool, and love cooking with my kids. They will love these and I can't wait to try it with them!

GrainCrazy said...

Looks so yummy! I think I would try this with some kind of whole grain flour. Have you ever used spelt flour? It's one of my favorites and my baking still turns out nice and light!

The Captain's Daughter said...

This is Fantastic! I can only imagine how great your kitchen smelled as these baked!

OhMySugarHigh said...

You've found my weakness! I love breakfast foods and especially love something like this, fresh from the oven. I bet the smells were heavenly! Very cute idea with the oranges. Thanks for linking this recipe to our weekly linky and hope to see you around again soon! - Emilie

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Mandy, this is such a darling idea! I bet these smell AMAZING when they're baking! I'm definitely trying this!

Rhiannon said...

thanks for the inspiration i made my own the other night minus the oranges though. my family loved it :-)

Weight Loss Help said...

Very cute snack idea! Kids will love these.

Maria said...

Love this idea~ thanks for sharing!

Dagmarette @ The Finishing School said...

Mmmhmmm cooking it in the orange gives them just the right hint of orange! perfect! They're super easy but looks like you took hours on them (which is always good when you are impressing a crowd). Thanks for sharing!
www.thefinishing-school.com

pat said...

Does anyone have a receipe for grilling the cinn. buns in hollowed out oranges over the fire. Had them once and they were geat for a picnic? thanks,Pat