Friday, January 6, 2012

Easy Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

     Kudos to the brilliant person who first thought of winding a slice of bacon in a cinnamon roll.  These Easy Bacon Cinnamon Rolls are the ultimate breakfast treat, hot, gooey, soft dough enveloped around a warm slice of bacon is nothing short of nirvana.  The best part is that you make them with Pillsbury Grand Cinnamon rolls so all you have to do is crack open the tube and wrap it around the bacon.  The rolls come 5 in a package so if you're cooking for more than a few people make a double batch, nobody, and I mean nobody, can eat just one.  Cook the bacon until it is still soft and pliable, don't let it get crispy.  Carefully separate the rolls, you may have to cut them with a serrated knife, then unroll them on a piece of parchment paper or the counter.  If you're a real bacon addict, there is room for two slices of bacon in each bun.  I only used one and left the outer portion of the dough strip uncovered so it would hold it's shape when I rewound the rolls.  In my 10 inch oven they baked with 10 coals in a ring around the bottom, 22 on the lid and were ready in 15 minutes.  Needless to say, frost while they are still warm and prepare to watch them vanish before your very eyes.  If you're a bacon lover, this will undoubtedly become your new favorite camping breakfast, blissfully start your day in the great outdoors with these sublime cinnamon rolls. 

Easy Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
1 package of Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls
5-10 slices of bacon

     Lightly oil or spray dutch oven.
     Cook bacon until lightly browned but still soft; drain on paper toweling.
     Separate cinnamon rolls and unroll on parchment paper or counter.
     Place 1 or 2 slices on inside of each unrolled piece of dough.
     Roll tightly and place in bottom of prepared oven.
     Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until puffed and golden.
     Frost and serve while still warm.
     Makes 5 rolls.

Unroll each cinnamon roll and cover with strip of cooked bacon

Rewind dough tightly and place in well oiled dutch oven

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned

I'll bet you can't eat just one 


  1. Are you kiddin' me! OMGosh! Sweet n salty together, seems it could never go wrong.... mmmmm.

  2. So simple, why didn't I think of it. Way to go Polly Wog, I'll try it this weekend.. BTW, google up EGGS IN PURGERTORY.... made it last weekend for my sons to eat during the MMA fights. Everyone loved it. But my wife had to take some Tums. BIGDADDY

  3. Sassy, you've got to make these!

    Big Daddy, the Eggs in Purgertory look delicious, kind of like an Italian version of Huevos Rancheros, looks like you could easily make them in your dutch oven. Will have to give it a try, thanks for the tip!