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How to Make the Easiest Ever Bacon-Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls

Iced Bacon-Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls

Photo by Vanessa Greaves

It's the most important meal of the day...right?

Weekend breakfast goals: Turn ordinary refrigerated cinnamon rolls into adorable minis with the sweet-smoky-salty taste of bacon in every bite. More proof that bacon makes everything better.

This happened because I wanted to do something a little special for a recent house guest, and the idea for bacon-stuffed cinnamon rolls popped into my head. The concept has been making the rounds out there on the internet, but I wanted to scale mine down and make minis so I wouldn't have to commit to eating a big ol' cinnamon roll. After all, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. My little experiment actually turned out pretty well, so I'm going to show you how to make the easiest ever bacon-stuffed cinnamon rolls.

Bacon-Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls

Makes 10 mini cinnamon rolls


  • 1 package refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing (I used a 17.5 oz package of Immaculate Baking Company Cinnamon Rolls, contains 5 rolls)
  • 10 slices bacon


Bacon-Stuffed Cinnamon Roll Ingredients

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1. Put bacon on a rack in a foil-lined baking sheet and place the sheet in a cold oven.

2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (or follow cinnamon roll package directions). Let the bacon cook for a few minutes while the oven heats up. Take it out before the bacon crisps. You want it to be cooked a bit but still nice and bendy. Remove excess grease with a paper towel.

Bacon for Bacon-Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls

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3. Unroll cinnamon dough into a flat sheet. Cut strips in half widthwise. Place a piece of bacon on each dough strip. Roll up the dough to enclose the bacon.

Rolling Up Bacon-Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls

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4. Place rolls in a lined or greased muffin pan.

Bacon-Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls in Muffin Pan

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5. Bake according to cinnamon roll package directions. I baked these for 15-18 minutes.

Baked Bacon-Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls Cooling

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6. Let cool for a few minutes before topping with the icing that came with the rolls.

Bacon-Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls

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Each cute little roll was about a 3-biter, and the bacon inside got the big wows from my breakfast crowd. Best of all, they were very easy to make. These are definitely going to make a reappearance next weekend.

All photos and food styling by Vanessa Greaves


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About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).