Yup. You read that title right: Bacon. Wrapped. Cinnamon Rolls. One look at this Bacon Cinnamon Roll pin and I knew I had to give it a try. It looked way to easy and way to awesome to get lost in the abyss of my Yummies board. Look at that picture over there… How could I not give that a go?
Here are my thoughts: Ummm… YUM. Yup, this oooey, gooey cinnamon roll paired with a good, long strip of bacon was delicious. Shocking, I know. However, there were a few things that could up the ante if you want to get serious about perfecting this cinnamon-bacon concept…
- Cream cheese, please. If you want to keep things simple, go with the tubes of refrigerated cinnamon roll. However, make sure you get the one with cream cheese frosting. To make it even more tasty, mix a little maple syrup or maple flavoring into the cream cheese frosting before drizzling it onto the baked cinnamon rolls.
- Thick & Smokey. I inadvertently discovered that the type of bacon really can make a difference for this dish. We made this with thick cut, applewood smoked bacon slices and the smoke flavor perfectly complemented the cinnamon and frosting. The thickness of the bacon made sure that it didn’t get lost between the thick layers of the cinnamon roll dough. Just be sure to fry up the bacon for only 2 – 3 minutes so it’s still pliable when you go to roll it in the dough.
- Go homemade. Don’t get me wrong, the refrigerated cinnamon rolls were delicious, but they weren’t over-the-top-amazing that I anticipated. I’m sure this is because the cinnamon rolls weren’t homemade. Next time we give this a go (and there will be a next time) I’ll try my hand at homemade rolls – maybe this recipe or maybe this maple pecan recipe - and include a maple-flavored frosting.
Give this one a go, but double the recipe… because everyone is gonna want seconds.