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Sweet Potato Cinnamon Buns with Orange Glaze

No recipe image available.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.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Orange Glaze:
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 1/2 cups confectioners' (powdered) sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 20 minutes.
  4. Frost with Orange Glaze.
  5. For Orange Glaze: Mix all ingredients together.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe courtesy of North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission.