Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
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Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Bacon Cinnamon Rolls have that winning salty-sweet combination. Lots of chopped bacon along with cinnamon and sugar is wrapped up in these soft, delicious rolls.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 12 rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water, 110 to 115 degrees
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup instant vanilla pudding mix (1/2 a 3.4-ounce package)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Filling

  • 8 slices bacon, save 2 tablespoons bacon grease, chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Icing

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in warm water. Let sit 5 minutes.
  • With an electric mixer, beat milk and pudding mix for 1 minute. Let sit 1 minute or until soft set.
  • To pudding mix, add egg, melted butter, salt, yeast mixture, and 2 cups flour. Beat on medium until smooth.
  • Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough. (Dough will be sticky.)
  • Place dough on a floured surface and knead 6 to 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning to coat in grease. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour
  • While dough rises, make filling. Cook bacon in a skillet until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. In a medium bowl, stir together brown sugar, cinnamon, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 2 tablespoons of bacon grease. Stir in bacon.
  • Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface into a 18x10-inch rectangles. Spread filling to within 1/2 inch of edges. Roll up jelly roll-style starting at a long end.
  • Cut into 12 slices. Place rolls in a greased 9x13-inch pan. Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake rolls for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Make icing. Whisk together confectioners' sugar, butter, milk, and maple syrup until smooth. Spread onto still warm rolls.