Gluten-Free Orange Danish Rolls

Recipe Classifications




Breakfast, Snack


Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian


Brown / White

Freezes well:


Prep Time  (total time):

Under 30 Minutes  (Under 1 Hour)


Gluten-Free Orange Danish Rolls

These Orange Rolls are fluffy and bursting with the orange flavor. The filling and glaze are made with orange marmalade. The dough needs to rise overnight. A vegetarian, gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rise Time 10 hours
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 360kcal


  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast 1 package
  • 1/4 cup warm water not hot
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba chickpea brine (Or use 2 tsp egg replacer powder mixed with 1/4 cup water) or flax seed or 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 – 3 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade

Orange glaze:

  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter optional but nice
  • 2 tbsp nondairy milk
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  • Mix the yeast, sugar and water in a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer and let it stand five minutes or until the yeast is frothy and bubbly.
  • Add the orange juice, aquafaba (or egg or flax seed – depending on your preference) , oil, flour and salt and 2 cups of flour and mix until the dough comes together. Continue to add flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until you have a smooth, pliable dough that doesn't stick. Continue to knead a couple more minutes.
  • Form the dough into a smooth ball and place in an oiled bowl, turning the dough over once to ensure it is coated with oil. Cover tightly with cling wrap and set aside in a refrigerator overnight. If you want to make the rolls the same day, set the dough to rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until doubled.
  • In the morning, or when ready to shape the rolls, punch down the dough and roll into a rectangle 12 inches long and six inches wide.
  • Spread the orange marmalade for the filling on the surface of the dough. Starting along the long seam, roll the dough as tightly as possible until you have a cylinder 12 inches in length.
  • Cut the dough into 10-12 pieces, equal in size if possible.
  • Place each roll, cut side up, in a 10-inch round or square pan. I used an 8-inch cake pan and things were a bit tight in there which made the rolls rise rather high, but you can use an 9-inch pan if that’s your only option. A 10-inch cast-iron skillet would work well too.
  • Cover the rolls with cling wrap or a kitchen towel and set aside to rise in a warm place for an hour until they are puffy and risen.
  • About 20 minutes before baking, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • To bake, place the orange rolls in the oven and bake for 28-30 minutes or until browned on top.

Make the glaze:

  • Mix all the glaze ingredients with a whisk. If using vegan butter, make sure you melt it first.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the rolls and serve warm.


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3mg

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