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These Campfire Cinnamon Rolls are a fun dessert for summer! The orange keeps the cinnamon rolls moist and delicious while creating a beautiful presentation. Make them on the campfire or using the oven or grill.

Campfire cinnamon rolls cooked in orange shells

The inspiration for this recipe was our viral Campfire Cakes. Instead of making crispy cinnamon rolls over an open flame, we found a way to them moist in the great outdoors thanks to orange shells!

Of course, you can also make them on a grill or in the oven too. They’re popular with adults and kids alike just like our S’mores Campfire Cones. Even though it’s not your usual flavor combo, they’re still super-yummy!

Cinnamon rolls in orange shells before baking

How to Make Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

Start by slicing the tops off your oranges and scooping out the insides. We don’t use the orange flesh in this recipe, so you can simply eat or juice it!

Insert one cinnamon roll into each hollowed-out orange. Then replace the top back onto the orange and wrap them tightly in aluminum foil.

Cook the cakes over the campfire, on the grill or in the oven. It’s your choice. For the campfire, you want to be about 3-4 inches away from glowing embers with no flames. A grill or oven should be preheated to 375°F or according to the package directions.

Removing the foil from a campfire cinnamon roll to reveal the orange shell

Unwrap and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before drizzling icing on top. Serve warm!

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Campfire Cinnamon Rolls in Orange Shells

A delicious 3-ingredient dessert for summer. Make it using a campfire, grill or oven!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 6 servings


  • 12 oz cinnamon roll dough, 1 can (Pillsbury standard or Grands)
  • icing, included with cinnamon rolls
  • 6 large oranges, navel oranges recommended


  • Prepare your campfire to have a rack 3-4 inches above glowing embers (no flames). If using an oven or grill, preheat to 375°F.
  • Carefully slice the top third off the oranges using a sharp knife. Then scoop out the insides (note: this recipe does not require the flesh, so you can eat or juice it).
  • Open the can of cinnamon rolls and insert one roll into each orange, pressing all the way to the bottom.
  • Replace the tops of the oranges and then wrap tightly in foil.
  • Place the wrapped oranges onto the heat to cook for 25-30 minutes (following the package directions).
  • Remove from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Then unwrap and discard the foil.
  • Drizzle icing onto each cinnamon roll and serve warm.


  • Make Ahead Tip: You can remove the flesh from the oranges up to one day ahead to save time.
Nutrition Facts
Campfire Cinnamon Rolls in Orange Shells
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 510mg21%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: campfire cinnamon rolls, camping cinnamon rolls
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