Sweet Potato Cinnamon Buns with Orange Glaze
Use of a packaged yeast roll mix makes preparation of these delicious, golden-hued cinnamon buns ever so easy. The orange glaze adds the perfect finishing touch.
1 (16-ounce) package hot roll mix
1/2 cup sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 1/2 cups confectioners' (powdered) sugar
- Mix hot roll mix according to directions. Add the sweet potatoes and work them in with the roll mix. Let rise until dough is double in size.
- Roll out to 1 1/2-inch thickness. Spread chopped pecan pieces, cinnamon and sugar onto dough. Roll up and cut into 1/2-inch slices. Place slices in a buttered muffin tin.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 20 minutes.
- Frost with Orange Glaze.
- For Orange Glaze: Mix all ingredients together.
Makes 12 servings.
Recipe courtesy of North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission.