Misc. Breakfasts: Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

I get suggestions all the time from readers, friends and family members for breakfast ideas that they’ve either tried (sometimes not so successfully) or ones they think that I should try. I recently came across a recipe for something so simple, yet so delicious-looking, that I couldn’t possibly NOT try it – it was the bacon cinnamon roll.

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To make this treat, you need only two ingredients – a roll of refrigerated cinnamon rolls, and a package of your favorite bacon. I’m going to let you in on a little secret…I love to cook and grill, but I am definitely not a baker, so when I saw that a can of the Doughboy’s pre-made pastries was suggested, instead of making them from scratch, I was relieved. I chose the Pillsbury Cinnabon cinnamon rolls, and a 12 oz. package of Armour hickory smoked bacon.

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Begin by simply frying the bacon to your desired doneness. I prefer my bacon crisp, but not too well done to the point of being extra crunchy or brittle.

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Next, separate the cinnamon rolls and attempt to find the starting point where each roll begins. If you can’t find where the roll begins, take a knife and make a small cut on the edge of the roll that will allow you to unroll it. Once you unroll it out, take a strip of bacon and place it on top of the unrolled bun. Then, just simply roll it back up tight.

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After you re-roll the batch, place them in a shallow baking pan, and bake according to directions on the package.

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According to my package, 14 minutes was good enough for me. I popped them in the oven, and in a short time, they came out nice and golden brown.

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At this point, it’s time to smear on that sweet, yummy icing that everybody loves so much. Doesn’t it stink that they NEVER give you enough? Anyway, these guys are looking sooo good at this point.

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After whipping up some scrambled eggs to round out this morning meal, it’s all ready to go.

Bacon cinnamon rolls are a quick, easy treat that will satisfy both your sweet and savory breakfast craving. My family really enjoyed them.

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