Orange Cinnamon Buns

January 6, 2010

This weeks Food Network Chef’s Challenge hosted by I Blame my Mother is George Duran.  He is the host of Ham on the Street, and has some really fun and unique recipes.

The second I saw the recipe for Orange Cinnamon buns cooked in a campfire I knew DT would love these (you know any excuse to fire up the grill).  We have a huge amount of satsumas from our tree so I am always looking for new ways to use them, this is perfect!

The cinnamon buns took a little longer to cook then the recipe calls for, but they were delicious and so fun to make.  The boys really loved them and DT enjoyed “grilling” them.  The recipe is a keeper for the back yard or camping.

Please be sure to check out the other participants here!

Ingredients: 5 oranges (satsumas), 10 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, 1 (12-ounce) package refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough, 10 tablespoons milk

To start off cut 1/3 of the top off of the orange

then scoop out the pulp.

The beauty with the satsumas is they have loose skin, so they sections just easily popped out.

reserve the oranges to feed to hungry passerby’s.

Be sure to line up the tops with the bottoms of the oranges

then take your biscuits

and flatten them with your fingers

spinkle on about 1 tablespoon of the sugar cinnamon mixture (I mixed it up all together in a little bowl)

then fold up the biscuit

trying not to lose any of the sugar

and place 2 in each orange

then drizzle 2 tablespoons of milk on each biscuit

place the top on and cover with 3 sheets of foil

I folded two in the same direction and then the last one in the opposite direction, trying to pay attention to which side was the top

once they are all ready go ahead and place them in the hot coals.

we cook ours for about 5-8 minutes then flipped them and cooked another 5-8 minutes, total time about 15 minutes

They might not be the prettiest things in the world but they sure are tasty and fun.

And best yet the boys loved “playing” with them, here is little H pretending its a hat.

and Little W loved stuffing the rest of his food inside his “bowl”

and covering it with the lid.

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Phoenix (Orange) Cinnamon Buns

Recipe courtesy George Duran


5 oranges

10 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 (12-ounce) package refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough

10 tablespoons milk


Note: This recipe is for cooking over an open fire outdoors.

Cut the top third off the oranges and scoop out all the pulp; reserve the tops for this recipe and reserve the pulp for another use, if desired. Mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. For each orange, flatten the dough for 2 biscuits and top them with 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture. Roll the biscuits up into a ball and place them into the oranges. (Note: The dough should fill the orange about 2/3 of the way full, leaving room at the top for the bun to expand. Add more or less dough according to the size of your orange.)  Add 2 tablespoons milk to each orange and put the tops back on.
Wrap them individually in 3 layers of foil. Put them into the glowing embers of the campfire to cook for 7 to 10 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time. Be sure to protect your hands from the fire at all times.

PS: In case your wondering we made these last week before the sugar and gluten free diet!

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Tara @ Feels Like Home January 6, 2010 at 5:35 am

Those look amazing!


Susie's Homemade January 6, 2010 at 6:00 am

You were right…it was George! I guess I missed the boat somewhere:-)


WackyMummy January 6, 2010 at 6:09 am

That sounds GREAT! Can’t wait to try it. =)


The crazy suburban mom January 6, 2010 at 8:13 am

Those look amazing – I’ve never seen a recipe like that…and that little guy is just adorable!!!

happy ww!


Mindee@ourfrontdoor January 6, 2010 at 8:21 am

Those do look like fun. Or maybe the boys are just very convincing models. 🙂


mub January 6, 2010 at 8:42 am

These look like so much fun! I need to find a recipe like this that will work in the oven.


sheila January 6, 2010 at 9:05 am

Oh my you are just amazing with these wonderful treats!


Lucy Marie January 6, 2010 at 9:21 am

Wow! Those look great. What a neat idea. How in the world do you find time to do all of this with two busy little boys running around?


Sarah January 6, 2010 at 9:21 am

What a great idea! We have lots of orange. I bet they give the rolls a nice flavor. And using the grill makes it so fun 🙂 Thanks for cooking along with FNCCC!


Helene January 6, 2010 at 11:34 am

Not only do those look yummy, it looks like they’re a lot of fun to make!


SnoWhite January 6, 2010 at 1:44 pm

those look good 🙂

I spaced this week… too much fun with the family.


Kristen January 6, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Those look so yummy! I will definitely keep this recipe tucked away for camping trips!


Heather S January 6, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Can you tell me where you got your barn food trays for the boys! Those are adorable and perfect size for little ones!!!!


The First Year Wife January 6, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Yummm! That’s such a cool way to make cinanamon buns!


Lisa January 7, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Thanks for the comment on my site 🙂 Yum these look great and so interesting. I love to cook too 🙂 Well, technically I love to eat which is why I love to cook 😉


Julie at Elisharose January 7, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Those definitely are cute, I’ll give them that. I bet they are yummy, too. You have fun stuff over here.


Gina January 7, 2010 at 9:59 pm

I will have to try this! Patrick likes Oranges and loves Cinnamon Buns so it could be a win-win for me! They look yummy and cute as well!


Ticia January 8, 2010 at 11:52 am

Oh my does that ever look good.


Amy @ Finer Things January 9, 2010 at 9:53 am

Those look like fun, but I was totally distracted after I read that you have an orange tree. How awesome is that! I pay an arm and a leg for oranges…


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