Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls

These Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls are a perfect and easy breakfast – whether you are celebrating a holiday or just looking for a special breakfast, these cinnamon rolls are delicious!


Easy Holiday Sweet Roll Recipe



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Easy Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls


The last few weeks have been tough for me food wise. The food blogger/food snob in me wants to eat amazingly delicious food, but the 35 weeks pregnant exhausted side of me wants to give in to my family’s “Let’s order pizza!” demands. I hate to admit that I haven’t done as much cooking as I would like, and what I am making has become super lazy.


Thankfully, when life makes it more difficult to make everything from scratch, there are easy ways that we can still eat great food with a minimal amount of work. Normally I prefer to steer away from “semi-homemade” types of recipes, but I also realize there are times in your life where that is what you need. When you are pregnant, exhausted, super busy, whatever life is throwing at you – there are moments in your life when you need easy AND good.


Holiday Sweet Roll Recipe


Thankfully there are companies out there that are dedicated to bringing great food into your refrigerators and pantries – because they know that even though you need a shortcut, you still want quality food that tastes great. The Immaculate Baking Company is a great way to take some baking shortcuts – whether or not it is the holiday season. The founder, Scott Blackwell, has had a sweet tooth since the moment his grandmother taught him the ways of home baking – and from there his love of baked goods grew from baking pie to pay his way through college, to winning the Most Outstanding Cookie in America Award, to owning a company that has serious passion in baked goods.

They have an great line of organic and gluten free baking mixes, refrigerated cookie doughs and pie crusts. And when I need to take shortcuts, I want to know that the companies I use have a serious integrity for the quality of ingredients and taste of their product.

I love when a grass roots company can maintain its heart and soul, don’t you?


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How to Make Orange Cranberry Sweet Rolls

These easy sweet rolls are a perfect way to “hack” your favorite refrigerated cinnamon rolls. You need 5 minutes of extra work in order to enjoy these semi-homemade autumn treats. Simply unroll the cinnamon rolls in a sheet (make sure you put down some parchment paper first, it gets messy!) and spread some cranberry sauce on top.

If you have ready-made real cranberry sauce (not that homogenous goo from a can, mind you) you can use that, or you can whip up your own really fast. I blitzed some cranberries and fresh squeezed orange juice in my food processor really quick and called it good – you still get the spreadability of a sauce, but you also still have some bigger chunks of cranberries for bursts of flavor.

Roll the dough back up, separate the rolls, and then bake! I then took the frosting packets that came with the cinnamon rolls and mixed in some fresh orange zest to further add to the fresh sweet-tart flavor. It takes seriously 5 minutes of extra work, but sooo worth it!


Cranberry Orange Cinnamon Rolls


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Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls

Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls

Yield: 10 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

These Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls are a perfect and easy breakfast - whether you are celebrating a holiday or just looking for a special breakfast, these cinnamon rolls are delicious! 


  • 2 packages refrigerated cinnamon rolls
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 orange - the zest and the juice
  • 2 TBSP sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a food processor, blitz the cranberries, the juice from the orange, and the 2 Tablespoons of sugar until mostly chopped. It doesn't need to be perfectly smooth, some chunks are good, you just don't want tons of big pieces..
  4. Line your counter with parchment paper.
  5. Unroll the cinnamon rolls from both packages, triying to keep the individual rolls together as much as possible, and spread the cranberry mixture evenly over the dough.
  6. Carefully re-roll the cinnamon rolls. If big chunks of the cinnamon roll mixture are left behind on the parchment paper, just smear them back onto the dough.
  7. Separate the dough into individual rolls and place them in the baking sheet.
  8. Bake according to the package directions (350F for about 18 minutes) or until the rolls are golden brown. Do not over bake.
  9. Allow the rolls to cool on a wire rack until almost room temperature - you don't want them too warm or the frosting will melt off.
  10. Open the packages of frosting that came with the refrigerated cinnamon rolls and squeeze the frosting into a small bowl.
  11. Stir in the orange zest. If you want the frosting to be a little thinner for spreading, you can add 1 TBSP of orange juice (highly recommend because its a good choice) or milk.
  12. Drizzle and spread the orange frosting over the warm cinnamon rolls.
  13. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 97 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 152mg Carbohydrates: 19g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 11g Protein: 1g


Looking for other easy holiday breakfast recipes? Try these!

French Toast Bake 

French Toast Casserole Bake




  • Reply
    November 3, 2017 at 7:35 PM

    Wow this looks wonderful! Love the idea of adding to the filling to make a quick but special breakfast!

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    Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids
    November 6, 2017 at 3:51 PM

    Great idea! These would be great for Thanksgiving morning when you have overnight guests!

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    Lisa Bryan
    November 7, 2017 at 2:09 AM

    Love cranberry and orange together – it’s the best sweet and fruity flavor combo. And who doesn’t love sweet rolls? 🙂

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    Cindy Rodriguez
    November 7, 2017 at 2:42 AM

    First of all, thanks for the coupon! Second, this looks absolutely delish and I love the ease of making it. I have to make these for Thanksgiving breakfast.

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    November 7, 2017 at 3:51 AM

    Can I just have a plate of these for dinner?? Please?? They look seriously delicious!

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    November 7, 2017 at 3:53 AM

    How simple are these and I love the additions that you made too!

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    Luci's Morsels
    November 7, 2017 at 5:00 AM

    These look absolutely delicious! These would be perfect to make for Thanksgiving morning. I have to add these to my spread!

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    November 8, 2017 at 2:17 PM

    This is my kind of “brunch food” on the weekends. I love sweet rolls, and just happen to love cranberries too. What a great combination…and I know these would not last long in our house.

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    Sam | Ahead of Thyme
    November 8, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    This looks soo good!! Love that you added the fall flavour of cranberries in there.

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    Catherine @ Whine and Dancing
    November 8, 2017 at 10:11 PM

    What a great idea! I love semi-homemade recipes and the idea of sprucing cinnamon rolls up with cranberry and orange filling is great.

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    Amy Nash
    November 8, 2017 at 10:12 PM

    These are a great idea for the weekend when we like to have lazy mornings as a family! And I’ve got a whole bunch of cranberries on hand that I need to use up! Thanks for the idea!

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    November 9, 2017 at 10:47 PM

    I don’t think I’ve seen this brand in our supermarkets here. Too bad. I am all about shortcuts now that I have a one year old. Congratulations on your new soon-to-be bundle of joy!

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    November 9, 2017 at 11:14 PM

    This is perfect cosy breakfast food. I can see myself eating a lot of these. They look and sound lovely.

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    November 10, 2017 at 1:21 AM

    I love all of the Immaculate Baking products… I can’t wait to make this twist on the standard rolls…. I am so into cranberries at the moment I am really looking forward to them!

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    November 10, 2017 at 1:21 AM

    I love all of the Immaculate Baking products… I can’t wait to make this twist on the standard rolls…. I am so into cranberries at the moment I am really looking forward to them! ~~~

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    dixya @food, pleasure, and health
    November 10, 2017 at 5:17 PM

    this sounds like a great idea for holiday brunch table.

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    Karyl | Karyl's Kulinary Krusade
    November 12, 2017 at 7:17 PM

    Oh this would be so delicious for brunch or a holiday morning breakfast! I love the tart bite of cranberries

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    Carol Borchardt
    November 13, 2017 at 2:04 AM

    These look absolutely lovely and so perfect for the holiday season! I am definitely going to look for their products. Sometimes, a person just needs a little help in the kitchen!

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    November 13, 2017 at 3:27 PM

    Oh my goodness, two of my favorite holiday flavors! I’ve always just made them with orange, but holy moly I’m making them your way now! Thank you lady!!!

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    Shadi Hasanzadenemati
    November 16, 2017 at 8:25 PM

    YUM!! These are perfect for the holidays and I think I’m going to make a batch of this and take it to the party for Thanksgiving!

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    November 16, 2017 at 8:48 PM

    These are so pretty! I love the idea of bringing in orange for a fresher, more modern take on cinnamon rolls.

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    Neta Livne
    December 19, 2017 at 1:42 PM

    AMAZING post, ThanX!!

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