Overnight Orange Cinnamon Rolls

  • Author: Jenna
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 to 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Do you want to wake up in the morning and have freshly baked cinnamon rolls for breakfast? Especially on the weekends? These cinnamon rolls have an orange filling in the middle of them and they get topped with an orange-vanilla glaze.



  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Red Start Platinum yeast 
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature and cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting/rolling
  • Filling:
  • 4 tablespoons of orange marmalade
  • 3 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • Icing:
  • 1 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp of orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon of a freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 1/2  tsp vanilla


  1. In a sauce pan over medium heat warm the milk. While the milk is warming, add the yeast and sugar to the stand mixer. After the milk has warmed up, add the milk to the yeast and sugar mixture and let that sit for 5 minutes until the yeast gets all foamy.
  2. Turn the stand mixer on, and add in the rest of the ingredients. Softened butter,  egg, and milk. I usually let the stand mixer kneed the dough for a couple of minutes with the dough hook. Place the dough in a greased bowl, so that the dough doesn't stick to the bowl. Let the dough rise for an hour or 2 or overnight in a warm room covered with a towel.
  3. Once the dough has risen, roll the dough out on a floured surface. Melt the butter in the microwave and spread evenly over the dough. Then take the orange marmalade and evenly spread that over the top of the dough. Sprinkle some sugar on top of the orange marmalade mixture.
  4. Using your fingers, roll the dough up so that it looks like a really long log. Then cut the dough into about 1 to 2 inch circles and place them back in a 8 X 11 greased pan so that they can rise again. 
  5. For overnight cinnamon rolls, let the rolls sit overnight covered in the baking dish with a towel so in the morning all you have to do is bake them. 
  6. Preheat oven to 375.
  7. Bake the cinnamon rolls for 25-30 minutes or until the tops have turned golden brown.
  8. While the rolls are baking, make the icing. In a bowl, combine the powdered sugar, orange zest, orange juice, milk, and vanilla until smooth. I usually just use a fork and mix that all together. Poor over hot cinnamon rolls right when they come out of of the oven.


Cinnamon roll dough recipe adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction

Orange filling adapted from the Pioneer Woman

I used both recipes to make my cinnamon rolls and kind of went back and forth between to the two. 🙂

Not a WW friendly recipe. 

  • Category: Medium
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1

Keywords: orange cinnamon rolls