The best part of waking up is stuffing your face with bacon.
In my continuing goal to prove that bacon can improve everything, I was presented with an interesting question: “What about prepackaged foods?” I pondered it for a while. It is true that prepackaged products are carefully measured and balanced to give a specific result, and deviating too much from this would result in disgusting, or inedible food? Is the addition of bacon really a deviation from a careful recipe? It depends on how you go about it.
It’s easy to throw bacon on top of a food and call it a new recipe, but that’s no different than putting sprinkles on ice cream. You aren’t changing the ice cream itself. So, to explore this new idea, I started with baked goods, to see if adding bacon to the baking process itself, as opposed to putting it on top afterward, would change the end result. It did. And the Bacon Cinnamon Rolls were the best sweet I’ve ever had for breakfast.
- Preheat oven 325° F.
- Open cinnamon rolls and bacon. You’re wondering why you’re using precooked bacon. The reason is, if you use raw bacon, it doesn’t get fully cooked when baking with the cinnamon rolls, and is very, very rubbery. You can partially fry the bacon yourself beforehand, there’s nothing wrong with that. But since we’re already using prepackaged cinnamon rolls, why not just go a step further and make things really simple and easy.
- Carefully separate the cinnamon rolls (there should be about five) from each other, and using a baking sheet or large plate, carefully unroll one so that it doesn’t tear.
- Lay strips of bacon along the cinnamon roll. About three should cover most of it. If you don’t like your bacon really chewy, remove some of the excess fat first, although it’ll mean you’ll need more bacon per roll.
- Carefully and tightly roll the dough back together. If you don’t roll tightly enough, the roll won’t retain its shape after baking.
- Place the rolls into a greased baking sheet evenly spaced apart, and place them into the oven for about 25 minutes.
- Spread icing onto cinnamon rolls, if desired, and let cool for a couple minutes.
- Devour quickly before the cinnamon baconness attracts hungry friends and family looking to mooch off of you. Do not share.