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Bacon Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Frosting

The theme for this weeks Sunday Supper is “We’ve got you covered”. There were so many ideas in my head with this. Covered dish? Having you covered for your Thanksgiving leftovers? 
Then for some reason bacon cinnamon rolls covered in Maple frosting popped into my head.
I am telling you, it can be a strange place in there sometimes.

A few months back, I saw a show on Food Network that was about “different” sweet treats. There was a place that made donuts with bacon and maple. 
My interest was perked. But I didn’t want to do the exact same thing.
Then I thought about my daughters recipe for Better Than Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls. They have been one of my blogs number one posts since she posted it a couple years ago.
BING the light bulb went off it my head.
Why not marry the two together? 
Seemed logical to me.
The result? I seriously insane (in a good way) breakfast treat not soon forgotten!!!
I mean it.
Grab a cup of coffee and one of these bad boys!
I made extra.
I will share.
Bacon Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Frosting

For the rolls:

1 cup warm milk
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup margarine, melted
4 ½ cups all purpose flour, sifted
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup white sugar
1 package active dry yeast

For the filling:
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened

1 tablespoon bacon fat
5 slices of crispy bacon crumbed or chopped.

For the frosting:
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cups confectioners’ sugar

Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl. Mix in the sugar, margarine, salt, and eggs. Add the flour in quarters and mix well. It will get a little tough, but keep at it until it’s well mixed! If it starts to get way too hard to mix anymore, dust your hands with some flour and finish mixing it by hand.

Knead the dough into a large ball and put it back into the bowl. Cover it with a dish cloth and let it rise in a warm place for about an hour, or until doubled in size.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Roll dough into a large rectangle (Make sure not to roll it too thin, or it will rip when you roll it up). Mix the bacon fat and softened butter together Spread dough with the mixture and sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture evenly over it. Sprinkle with chopped bacon, reserving some for topping the rolls. Roll the dough up the long way and cut into 10 rolls.

Place rolls in a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about thirty minutes.

Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. While rolls are baking, beat together the ingredients for the frosting. Spread or warm rolls before serving, and top with crumbled bacon.

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  1. Adding bacon to cinnamon rolls is genius! It makes for a well-rounded breakfast 🙂

  2. I totally have to make this! It just sounds incredible!!!!

  3. Yeppppp – I am pretty sure I need a few of these in my life right now! The flavor combination sounds killer!

  4. Okay, I love bacon, and I love unusual bacon goodies…some of them are WAY out there and are just too much, but I can totally see this!

  5. I love bacon so much, I would devour one of these in two seconds. YUM!!

  6. Oh, my. These look outrageously good! My bacon loving family would love these!

  7. This may soon become your number one post, Bobbi. Bacon, cinnamon rolls and maple frosting rolled into one? Can't beat those winning flavors!

  8. Now you are talking my language, Bobbi! I love the salty/sweet mix you've got going on there. I have a motto, Bacon makes everything better. It certainly applies here.

  9. These look so delicious, they might even get me to try the whole sweet bacon thing!

  10. Oh my goodness! These are so crazy decadent. I'm just going to plant my face in them, okay?

  11. A complete breakfast all in one roll. What a fabulous salty/sweet combo. Brilliant idea, just brilliant.

  12. OMG. Pinned. Making soon. Mind is blown, and I cannot wait to taste these beauties! Wow!!!

    -Julie @ Texan New Yorker

  13. I love the flavors of bacon and maple together. This is like breakfast all in one package!

  14. Bacon makes this a complete breakfast, right Bobbi?

  15. incredible!

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