Coconut Cranberry Citrus Twists

Published on Dec 15, 2014
Updated on Nov 27, 2018

Coconut Cranberry Citrus Twists // Tried and Tasty

Switch things up this year for your holiday breakfast or brunch and add these delicious Coconut Cranberry Citrus Twists to the menu! Rhodes takes the hard work out of it, all you're left to do is add the yummy filling, twist, bake, & go!Looking for a great Christmas breakfast or brunch idea? Well, look no further! Today I’ve got a fantastic recipe for you that’s made easy with Rhodes Bake N Serv frozen dough! Rhodes recently rounded up a few of their favorite Christmas recipes on their blog. The Cranberry Orange Wreath Rolls immediately caught my eye. With a little inspiration from my Coconut Lemon Pecan Pull-Apart Bread, I decided to make a delicious lemon variation. They turned out wonderful! 

Most Christmas mornings around my house have always been pretty relaxed. We usually eat a yummy breakfast with eggs, french toast, bacon & sausage, and of course a little something sweet. Cinnamon rolls have been the favorite for years, but I thought I’d switch things up this year and try something new. I love all things lemon (if you haven’t seen my 5-Ingredient Lemon French Toast Recipe, Lemon Glazed Blueberry Scones, Glazed Lemon Rolls or Lemon Pull-Aparts, you must check them out!). What I love about this recipe more than anything is that Rhodes does the hard work for you! After the dough has thawed and risen these are a cinch to pull together. The flavors work so well together, give them a try!

Switch things up this year for your holiday breakfast or brunch and add these delicious Coconut Cranberry Citrus Twists to the menu! Rhodes takes the hard work out of it, all you're left to do is add the yummy filling, twist, bake, & go!Switch things up this year for your holiday breakfast or brunch and add these delicious Coconut Cranberry Citrus Twists to the menu! Rhodes takes the hard work out of it, all you're left to do is add the yummy filling, twist, bake, & go!Switch things up this year for your holiday breakfast or brunch and add these delicious Coconut Cranberry Citrus Twists to the menu! Rhodes takes the hard work out of it, all you're left to do is add the yummy filling, twist, bake, & go!Coconut Cranberry Citrus Twists // Tried and Tasty

Coconut Cranberry Citrus Twists

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coconut Cranberry Citrus Twists
Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 250 kcal
Author: Yvonne

Switch things up this year for your holiday breakfast or brunch and add these delicious Coconut Cranberry Citrus Twists to the menu! Rhodes takes the hard work out of it, all you're left to do is add the yummy filling, twist, bake, & go!

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Ingredients

For the Twists

  • 12 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls or 8 Rhodes Texas™ Rolls thawed and risen
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 c. dried cranberries
  • Zest from two lemons
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted

For the Icing

  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. butter melted
  • 2-3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Combine rolls into a ball and roll into a 12x12-inch square. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest.    

  2. In a bowl combine sugars, coconut, cranberries and lemon zest. Remove plastic wrap from dough and brush with half of the melted butter. Sprinkle one half of the dough with the sugar mixture. Press mixture gently into the dough with your fingers. 

  3. Fold plain side of dough over the side with the sugar mixture. Dough will now measure 6x12-inches. Pinch edges to seal. 

  4. Divide dough & cut into 12 one inch strips using a pizza cutter. Gently twist each strip 2 or 3 times. Place on a sprayed baking sheet and join ends together to make a twist (if some filling falls out while twisting, sprinkle over twists before baking). 

  5. Brush each with remaining butter and cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Let rise 45-60 minutes.

  6. Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes. Combine icing ingredients and drizzle or brush over rolls while still warm.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Rhodes Bread

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Cranberry Citrus Twists
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Potassium 37mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 45g
Vitamin A 2.4%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 comments about “Coconut Cranberry Citrus Twists

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks Amber! You are so sweet :) I almost felt like I was rushing them.. but when I watched it back it looked so smooth! Wahoo :) These are SO delicious – you gotta try them!

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