Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Sitting here kind of freezing on the porch. My husbands great idea, let’s have coffee and tea on the porch. It’s a whopping 45 degree’s and the wind is blowing. Oh and there is no morning sun out here. I have a fleece on, Tea in a insulated cup, a blanket and sitting on a faux sheepskin pretty much regretting setting up out here to write my blog.

Happy Mother’s Day <3

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I haven’t made theses in a long while but I remember them being delicious. I am not in charge of breakfast this morning so these will have to wait for another day for me. The kids are making a bagel breakfast sandwich bar for brunch in about an hour from now. Though my daughter who was going to get up early to go get fresh bagels is still in bed. just saying!

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The recipe for these was given to me by my daughter while she was living in Japan and the first time I made them we actually made them together over a skype call because of the time change she had the for dinner and we had them for breakfast. Is skype still a thing?

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I had to make my own buttermilk as I didn’t have any on hand. If you are in a pinch this really worked.

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Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

a sweet and savory cinnamon bun worth a try
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American



  • cups flour more if needed
  • 1 cup buttermilk warmed for 1 minute in the microwave
  • teaspoon dry yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • ½ cup unsalted butter very soft
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2-3 slices bacon cooked and chopped


  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

homemade buttermilk

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice



  • Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a 9x13 inch casserole dish by spraying with cooking spray
  • In bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine all dough ingredients and knead for about 7 minutes, or until dough is soft, smooth, and has come together in a firm mass. If hand-kneading, you may need to knead a few minutes longer.  Note - Dough should be smooth, not overly sticky, and fairly easy to handle. If your dough is still wet, add 1 Tbs of flour one at a time until it comes together.
  • Turn dough out onto a silpat or cooking sprayed work surface, I have an awesome pastry mat I use lightly floured.
    Using a rolling pin, roll dough into a rectangle that's approximately 9x14 inches
  • Spread butter in an even layer over the surface of the dough, leaving about 1/4-inch margins around edges; set aside.


  • In a small bowl, add sugars, cinnamon, and stir to combine. Evenly sprinkle mixture over the buttered dough. Sprinkle chopped bacon over cinnamon and sugar.
  • Starting with the 14-inch side, roll dough up into a tight log
    Make approximately 1-inch slices with a pastry cutter, or a sharp knife or even unflavored waxed dental floss.  You don’t want to squish the rolls too much, I used my pastry cutter so let's call them rustic.
  • Place rolls into prepared pan.  Bake for about 20-22 minutes, or until cooked through and set. Watch rolls closely so you don't burn them.


  • Making the glazed - over low heat melt the butter and maple syrup together; Remove from heat and whisk in 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Keyword bacon stuffed dates, cinnamon bun, maple, maple bacon cinnamon bun




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I do have to share with you all that it didn’t go as smoothly as it could have; I missed a step and had to unroll my dough as I forgot to add the bacon. Shit happens in the kitchen; at least my kitchen.

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