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
  • 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
  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.
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!

XO, Ashley

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  1. Oh Those Rolls look right up Steve’s Alley!! He would love them! Thanks For Hosting this Linky Party! It will be great Fun!!
    Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen recently posted..Amaretto Fluff DipMy Profile

  2. 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…
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted..Trick or Treat TuesdayMy Profile

  3. Thanks for hosting a great link party!! Amazing and delicious recipe for Cinnamon Buns!!
    Kelly recently posted..Double Chocolate CakeMy Profile

  4. Congrats on hosting your first party! And thanks too! BTW your rolls look amazing 🙂
    Liz recently posted..Chocolate Stout Cake with Forty Creek Cream IcingMy Profile

  5. Thanks for hosting! and that bacon looks delicious on those rolls…Mmmm….
    Kelly – Two Kids Cooking and More recently posted..Kids Crafts: Sophia’s Christmas Tree Pine ConesMy Profile

  6. Yay! I’m so excited for your party! 🙂 And those rolls. YUM.
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted..Lemon Meringue Pie FudgeMy Profile

  7. Yippee for your first party!! Am happy to link up on your beautiful blog 🙂
    Back For Seconds recently posted..Back For Seconds Social *Link Party* and {Features}My Profile

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. These Cinnamon Rolls looks amazing! Congratulations on your first party and thanks for hosting!
    Alyssa recently posted..Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter PiesMy Profile

  11. 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.

  12. These look amazing! Will be making them soon.
    Terry recently posted..Menu Plan 112612My Profile

  13. Congrats on the party girl!! And these cinnamon rolls….OMG…..
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets recently posted..Rum Glazed Tropical Meatball SkewersMy Profile

  14. 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!!

    • 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. 🙂

  15. Ooh, these sound wonderful. And your pictures turned out gorgeous!
    amy @ fearless homemaker recently posted..Chocolate Mocha Sandwich CookiesMy Profile

  16. Thank you so much for hosting!
    Sarah C. recently posted..Cinnamon Cranberry BlondiesMy Profile

  17. Thanks for hosting, Ashley!! I haven’t been over here in a few, LOVE your new look 🙂
    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos recently posted..{Cranberry Week} White Chocolate Cranberry Ice CreamMy Profile

  18. Those rolls look amazing! Thanks so much for hosting!

  19. 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

    • 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).


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