Get ready for a mouthwatering treat that your guests will never forget! These Orange Rolls are total perfection. You would never even know that they are whole wheat! They are light, full of great texture and, of course, delicious orange flavor. They will certainly wow at any Christmas breakfast or brunch. Grab some Secret Ingredient Hot Cacao to go with them and let’s eat!
If you have seen our Whole Wheat Diggity Bomb Rolls then this recipe will look very familiar. All we’ve done is exchange the water for orange juice and add a delightful glaze. To save time, you could make up a double batch on Christmas Eve, split it in half and make a batch of each (using water in the rolls, of course). Then you have rolls for dinner and Orange Rolls for breakfast. Yum!
Whole Wheat can have benefits such as aiding weight loss, lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, lessening chronic inflammation and protecting against heart disease among other things. After our experience with a gluten free diet, we think it should totally be in the superfood category! (source)
Orange juice is well known for it’s high vitamin C content. It can reduce inflammation in the body, promote healthy blood pressure, balance cholesterol, prevent cancer and stimulate the immune system. (source)
For more nutritious and delicious Christmas Breakfast ideas make sure you check out our Winter Squash Hash, Raspberry French Toast Casserole, and Easy Peasy Egg Casserole. All are as tasty as they are healthy!
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Whole Wheat Orange Rolls
- 1 cup butter
- 2 ½ cups orange juice
- ¾ cup honey
- 2 tsp. Real Salt
- 7 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- 2 Tbs. yeast
- 4 eggs
Add butter and orange juice into a small saucepan. Gently warm to melt butter. Pour into a large mixing bowl. We like to use our Bosch or KitchenAid. It makes this recipe fast and the cleanup is easy. Without mixing, add honey, salt, and flour. Pour yeast on top of flour. Beat the eggs and add to the mixture. Stir until combined. It will be a very wet dough. It should resemble a soupy chowder texture. You may need less flour so it is a good idea to start small and add more until you see that texture. Refrigerate at least 4 hours, overnight is preferable. Shape while still cold. For a croissant shape, roll dough into plate-sized circles and slice with a pizza cutter into triangles. Starting at the large size of the triangle, roll up into a croissant. Cover with a towel and let rise 30-60 minutes in a warm place. Bake at 400º until lightly golden brown. Place on a cooling rack to cool. By placing a cookie sheet under the cooling rack, it will make for easy clean up after glazing. Glaze while still warm.
- 2 cups organic powdered sugar
- organic orange juice, enough to thin
Whisk both ingredients adding just enough orange juice to reach desired consistency. We like to use a small glass pitcher, it makes it so easy to pour over the rolls. Pour over warm rolls.
What does your Christmas breakfast usually look like? Tell us about it in the comments!
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