Maple Bacon Pecan Cinnamon Rolls {and What’s in Your Kitchen Wednesday}

I’m throwing a party today.  And I’m hoping you show up and share some treats of your own.

But I couldn’t show up to my own party without sharing something fun with you.  These cinnamon rolls are easy, no fuss, and make an awesome presentation on your breakfast table.  They also make an awesome presentation in your mouth.

These rolls turned out light and fluffy, with just the right amount of sweetness from the brown sugar, maple syrups, and the bacon.  I suppose you could easily make a glaze to drizzle over the top, but I didn’t want anything to detract from my candied bacon.

Maple Bacon Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
 
Ingredients
  • 12 frozen white yeast dinner rolls (like Rhodes)
  • 10 slices bacon
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 small box butterscotch cook-and-serve dry pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick butter
Method
  1. Thaw frozen rolls in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350. Cut bacon into small pieces and brown over medium heat, about 4 minutes; drain. Mix syrup, brown sugar, and pecans. Stir in bacon and divide among 12 cupcake tins sprayed with nonstick spray.
  3. In medium bowl, mix buterscotch pudding and cinnamon. Melt butter. Roll thawed rolls into melted butter and then into butterscotch mixture. Place 1 roll over top of syrup mixture in each cup. Let rise until double in size, about 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and immediately invert onto a baking sheet. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Notes
from The Wichita Eagle Holiday Cookbook

Okay, on to the party!  Since this is my very first one, I would love it if you would help me spread the word. A party isn’t a party without all of your best bloggy friends, right?  So I would be thrilled if you would invite your friends – tweet, Facebook, blog, and Instagram your friends and tell them to come link up!


I’m partying here!

33 Comments

    • Ashley

      Thanks for being my first link-up, Chandra! I appreciate your support!

      Reply
  1. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Congrats on your first fun party!!! I am happy to be here partying with you. Those rolls look great…well, minus the bacon:-) Yes, I’m crazy because I don’t really like it. Maybe I would like it on a yummy Maple roll though…
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    • Ashley

      Thanks so much for linking up, Jocelyn! You know, I’m not really a bacon fan, either…but my husband is. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Kelly

    Thanks for hosting a great link party!! Amazing and delicious recipe for Cinnamon Buns!!
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    • Ashley

      Thanks for stopping by, Kelly!

      Reply
    • Ashley

      Yay! Thanks for joining me!

      Reply
  3. Joan@Chocolateandmore

    Thanks for inviting me to your maiden party! So many great treats already linked up! I’ll be back in the morning with my new post.
    Joan@Chocolateandmore recently posted..Eggnog FudgeMy Profile

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    • Ashley

      Joan, thank you for always being such a great supporter! I really appreciate it.

      Reply
  4. Hayley

    EEEEEK! Your very first party! I’m so glad you invited me, and I apologize in advance I’m not dressed for the occasion.. unless the occasion was yoga pants and slippers, hehe. Those cinnamon rolls look DIVINE. Sweet, salty, and crunchy.. talk about perfect. Candied Bacon.. I almost wish that were my name. It’s heavenly.
    Hayley recently posted..Peppermint Nanaimo BarsMy Profile

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    • Ashley

      Ha! I wore sweatpants and my slippers to the party, so I say you fit right in. 🙂

      Reply
    • Ashley

      Thanks, Alyssa!

      Reply
  5. Heidi

    Congrats on your first party! The pics of your cinnamon rolls are beautiful! I keep hearing about bacon on sweet treats, but I have yet to try it. Yours looks awesome! I linked up my frothy peppermint hot chocolate. I hope you like it.

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    • Ashley

      I know, bacon on sweets sounds kind of weird, doesn’t it? But it is soooo good. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  6. Terry

    These look amazing! Will be making them soon.
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    • Ashley

      I hope you like them, Terry. It was a compromise breakfast item for my husband (bacon) and me (maple rolls).

      Reply
    • Ashley

      Eeek, thanks, Aimee!

      Reply
  7. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    Love the link party! How fun, Ashley! I don’t eat much bacon but I love the smell of it! I think I’d make these with bacon for Kevin and without for me. 🙂 The butterscotch pudding mix added – NICE touch!!

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    • Ashley

      I actually don’t eat a lot of bacon, either. Truth be told, I put the bacon on my husband’s rolls and the pecans on mine. 🙂

      Reply
    • Ashley

      Thanks for the photo compliment, Amy–I appreciate it.

      Reply
    • Ashley

      Thanks, Becca. I’m kinda in love with it, too. 🙂

      Reply
  8. Heather

    First – those rolls look crazy good – omg – BACON!!
    also thanks so much for the party
    but…I have to know
    what camera do you use – your photos are completely drool worthy
    seriously amazing
    Heather recently posted..Easy {no-bake} Gingerbread TreatsMy Profile

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    • Ashley

      Oh Heather, you are so sweet. Thank you! I use a Nikon D3100 and a 50mm lens – I mostly shoot in aperture priority mode, but I’m trying to learn manual mode (although those pictures haven’t made it on the blog yet–lots of learning yet to do).

      Reply

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