Iced Orange Sweet Rolls

‘Tis the Season when I want to enjoy a treat! These rolls are purely indulgent and reminiscent of carefree days, my Mother’s baking, and sharing a decadent breakfast on a cold winter’s day.

Coconut Orange Sweet Rolls Ready to Eat

Times have changed for me since then. Who knew I would grow up and have food intolerances. But as hard as it was in the beginning to transition to a new way of eating, after almost four years of eating gluten free and then a grain free, Paleo diet, I never would have imagined food in it’s true form is what I have come to crave, what tastes really good to me, and is what makes me feel so great! These rolls satisfy all my indulgence dreams, and as a previous artisan bread baker, they are a great creative outlet. I adore handling dough……I know a little weird, but it is art therapy to me! 🙂

Orange Iced Sweet Rolls AIP Paleo Coconut Flour

I love this recipe, and I hope you do too! 🙂 It is a hit with my children for sure!

Iced Orange Sweet Rolls

Preheat the oven to 350º degrees. Lay out a parchment lined baking sheet.

The Bun Dough Ingredients:

1/2 Cup of Tapioca Flour

1/2 Cup of Tigernut Flour (Read More about Tigernut Flour in this article by Lauren of Empowered Sustenance)

1/2 Cup of Coconut Flour

1/2 Cup of Applesauce (No Sugar Added)

1/4 Cup of Clear Honey

1/4 Cup of Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

1/4 Cup of Organic Shortening

1/4 Teaspoon of Sea Salt

1/2 Teaspoon of Cream of Tartar

1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

Directions: In a food processor, add all the dry ingredients. (Tapioca, Tigernut, Coconut Flours, Salt, Cream of Tartar and Baking Soda). Pulse a few times to blend. Add the shortening and pulse to get pea sized pieces in the flour. Add the wet ingredients and process until completely combined and coming together in a ball. Remove from the food processor and form a ball with the dough. Lay the dough out between to pieces of cookie sheet sized parchment paper, and roll into a rectangle until the dough is 1/2 inch thick.

Filling Ingredients:

1 Cup of Medjool Dates, Soaked for ten minutes in warm water and pits removed

1/4 Cup of Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

1/4 Teaspoon of Orange Zest

1/8 Teaspoon of Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract (No Alcohol for AIP Friendly)

1/8 Teaspoon Sea Salt

Pulse all the ingredients together in the same food processor you made the dough in. No need to wash the processor. Spread the filling to within a quarter inch of the prepared, rolled dough.

Coconut Orange Sweet Roll Dough Spread with Filling

Coconut Orange Sweet Roll Dough Spread with Filling


Taking the edges of the parchment as a guide, roll up the buns on the long side. It should look like this.

Ready to Slice Coconut Orange Sweet Rolls

Ready to Slice Coconut Orange Sweet Rolls


Slice the buns into twelve even pieces with a serrated knife.

Place on your prepared, parchment lined baking sheet. Like this:

Coconut Orange Sweet Rolls Ready to Bake

Bake in your preheated oven for 18 minutes, until the buns are starting to brown.

Remove from the oven and cool completely before frosting. Icing Recipe Below!

Coconut Orange Sweet Rolls Ready to Frost

Sweet Coconut Orange Rolls Icing


1/2 Cup Coconut Butter

2 Tablespoons of Honey

2 Teaspoons of Tapioca Flour

1/8 Teaspoon of Sea Salt

With a hand held mixer, mix all the ingredients until creamy. Spread it on the cooled rolls. They are ready!

Coconut Orange Sweet Rolls Inside Frosted

Iced Orange Sweet Rolls are the perfect treat! Paleo, AIP and Gluten Free

Makes 12 Rolls.

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!




  1. Laura says:

    What a great recipe idea! I don’t tolerate citrus these days, so I modified your recipe into more of an apple cinnamon roll instead. I just used dates, apple butter and cinnamon for the filling. It turned out great! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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