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bacon cinnamon rolls

On a lazy saturday morning when you have nothing in particular to do, when you have a fresh pot of coffee, the newspaper and the living room all to yourself, you need to treat yourself to these. Yes, they’re slightly evil. Yes, they will go straight to your hips. But on that rare morning when the house is quiet and there’s not a thing to do, there is nothing better.

To make this ultimate sweet/savory combo you need only two ingredients: one can of cinnamon rolls and bacon. Of course make the cinnamon rolls from scratch if you’re feeling ambitious. But if not, a tube of store-bought “Grands” work just fine (beware the smaller sized versions, which often don’t “roll” at all—they’re just little discs of dough).

Fry the bacon until it just begins to crisp but is still flexible. Drain on paper towels.

Unroll the dough, place two strips of bacon into each, and roll back up.

Place in a greased pan. Doesn’t the bacon look like it just belongs there? It does. Believe me, it does.

Bake according to package directions…


…and enjoy. And if you go back for seconds, I won’t tell. The combination of the salty bacon and the sticky-sweet cinnamon roll is just too hard to resist.


Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Makes 5 rolls

  • 1 package “Grands” cinnamon rolls
  • 10 strips bacon

Fry bacon for a few minutes on each side, until slightly crisp but still flexible. Drain on paper towels.

Unroll cinnamon rolls, place two strips of bacon into each, and roll back up. Place in a greased pan and bake according to package directions.


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  1. Husband
    52 mos, 3 wks ago

    They were divine.

  2. Oh my gosh! What an interesting idea. I am definitely going to have to try these. Mixing bacon with the sweetness of the cinnamon rolls would be really good. I usually make cinnamon rolls from scratch but will pick up a can of the freezer ones just to try your method. Thanks so much for the idea.

  3. Jules
    47 mos, 1 wk ago

    OMG! You are my new super hero! I’m so glad I stumbled upon your site, as these are going to be my new go-to breakfast item sure to please even the most finicky eaters! I’m sure they serve these in heaven! Thanks for sharing!

  4. rainyd01
    47 mos, 1 wk ago

    Thanks so much for reading! Hope you and the kidlets enjoy them :)

  5. MrOz
    47 mos, 1 wk ago

    I think my fiancée and I are going to make these, they look so delicious!

  6. 47 mos, 1 wk ago

    Wow. What an amazing invention! Evil. :)

  7. 47 mos ago

    Easy to make, it has bacon, cinnamon, sweetness, salt…..it must be heaven!!

  8. 46 mos, 3 wks ago

    Wow…what a combination! I’ll bet they are so good too!!

  9. 45 mos, 3 wks ago

    Holy freakin’ moly, these look phenominal.

    I would like to dedicate my first heart-attack to this blog post. :P

  10. 44 mos, 3 wks ago

    This is ridiculous. Love it. Frosting and pig fat in the same bite. It was only a matter of time. Well done.

  11. 36 mos, 2 wks ago

    this is pure heaven. my goodness. i am making this for easter.

  12. Robin
    36 mos, 2 wks ago

    I love this idea, my husband is wondering if pepperbacon would be good. I will use this one for Christmas morning as I don’t like to cook much Christmas day!

  13. rainyd01
    36 mos, 2 wks ago

    I love pepper bacon, but I’m not sure how well it would work here. Give it a go and let me know how it turns out Robin!

  14. 35 mos, 1 wk ago

    These looks amazing…cinnamon rolls and bacon are like a match made in heaven. Makes me miss Cinnabon, wish there was still one around me.

  15. Scarlet
    35 mos, 1 wk ago

    What IS the deal with bacon lately? Being a vegetarian the past few weeks has been terrible, there’s bacon in everything! Haha.

  16. 33 mos, 2 wks ago

    These look amazing!! I think my husband might slip into a coma of bliss if I serve these to him. I’ll let you know :)

  17. 32 mos, 2 wks ago

    delicious :)

  18. Maegan
    32 mos ago

    We never eat cinnamon rolls without bacon…but I NEVER thought to put the bacon inside the rolls!! THANKS!!!!

  19. 24 mos ago

    Wow – this is a “must try”! I love that combination!

  20. Vicki
    24 mos ago

    You have to take a double look when you mention bacon with cinnamon rolls but,boy I’ll tell you what I had to try them right away and they are delicious!

  21. Natalie J Vandenberg
    24 mos ago

    Genius! Now why didn’t I think of this! Delicious & simple–what could be better?!? Thanks for sharing this idea/recipe ;)

  22. 24 mos ago

    Are you serious here? I’m at a loss for words. Really. All I can say is that you’re definitely going to put Cinnabon out of business.

  23. rainyd01
    24 mos ago

    Oh, Cinnabon. But then what would people in the malls of middle america do? :)

  24. Vijay
    22 mos, 4 wks ago

    This made my day, and I don’t even normally read food blogs. I want to eat one of these immediately!

  25. 19 mos, 2 wks ago

    I made these this morning with thick cut bacon and thought they were just ok. Thinking maybe with a maple version and the normal “thin” bacon, it would be better. All I could taste was bacon, none of the cinnamony sweet goodness. :(

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