Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

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You are either going to love me, or hate me for what I am about to share with you…..Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls!! Oh ya baby, these are my interpretation of the Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls that are served at San Diego’s Donut Bar. No, I have not been there myself, but my facebook page lit up when I shared the video a few weeks ago!

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls fresh from the oven - You're welcome!!

I asked if I should make them for fun, and everyone said YES!! So here you go, and you’re welcome. 😉 Even better, you don’t have to stand in line…..around the block…..for hours waiting to get one. You can make them whenever you like, and you never have to worry about them being Sold Out!! Crazy Californian’s {wink-wink}

Do I need a bread machine or stand mixer to make Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls?

I am going to show you how I made them with the help of my bread machine, BUT the printable directions below are written for preparing the dough with a stand mixer. I am going to try to cover all of my bases and make everyone happy…..if that’s even possible, lol.

If you would like to see the step-by-step photos of how to make dough using a stand mixer, check out this post here.

How to make Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls:

Start by placing the liquid ingredients into the bread machine…..

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls liquid

Add the dry ingredients and make a well in the center for the yeast…..

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls dry

Place into the bread machine and set the machine to the DOUGH setting. When the machine beeps, look through the window to make sure the dough has doubled in size. It should be almost to the top of the machine. If not, allow it to sit for an additional 30 minutes. I just automatically unplug mine when it beeps and let the dough sit for 30 minutes. 🙂

While the dough is proofing, mix the cinnamon and brown sugar together in a small bowl and set it aside…..

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls cinnamon

Remove the dough and place on a well floured surface…..

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls dough

This is a heavy and velvety dough…..I love this dough recipe!!

Roll dough out to a 15″ x 18″ rectangle. Spread the softened butter over the dough and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture….

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls sprinkle

Lay the bacon strips across the center of the dough…..

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls bacon

*Note: I used Applegate’s uncured, sulfite-free bacon and baked it in the oven until it was cooked, but still pliable enough to roll up.*

Pour the maple syrup over the bacon and roll up into an 18-inch log…..

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls roll

Measure and mark dough in 1 and a 1/2″ increments…..

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls cut

Slice dough on the marks, and place in a 13″ x 9″ baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray or lined with aluminum foil…..

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls pan

If you got distracted while rolling up your cinnamon rolls and forgot to add the maple syrup {ahem} now would be a good time to pour it over the top of the rolls. 😉

Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size, about an hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees…..

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls rise

Place rolls in oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through in the center…..

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls fresh from the oven!!

Allow to cool slightly and serve with additional maple syrup…..

Fluffy, delicious Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls!

I could have made a maple-cream cheese frosting to spread on top, but why? They are perfectly delicious just they way they are, and who really needs the extra calories anyway? 😉

More delicious sweet roll recipes:

Baklava Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls

Blueberry Sweet Rolls with Lemon Glaze

The Best Cinnamon Rolls

Cherry Sweet Rolls


Fluffy, delicious Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls!

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Start your day with a batch of these delicious Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls hot and fresh out of the oven!
4.58 from 7 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, maple, syrup, breakfast, recipe, brunch, rolls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Rising Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 571kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


Sweet Dough

  • ½ cup water 110 to 115 degrees
  • ¾ cups milk at 110 to 115 degrees I used coconut milk
  • ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter very soft or melted
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons active dry yeast

For the Filling

  • 2 Tablespoons very soft unsalted butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 pound cooked bacon soft, not crispy
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup


  • Heat water and milk to 110 - 115 degrees in a small bowl.
  • Add the yeast and stir to combine.
  • Allow the yeast to sit for 5 to 10 minutes to foam {proof}.
  • Add yeast mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Add remaining ingredients, and mix for 4 to 5 minutes to fully combine.
  • Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover. Allow dough to rise in a warm location for 1 and a 1/2 hours, or until doubled.
  • Remove dough and place on a flour covered work surface.
  • Roll dough out to a 15" x 18" rectangle.
  • Spread butter over dough to within 1/2" of the edge. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Lay strips of bacon across the center of the dough, then drizzle with maple syrup.
  • tart rolling dough from the left (long side) to the right.
  • Measure and mark dough in 1 and a 1/2" increments.
  • Slice dough on the marks, and place in a 13" x 9" baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray or lined with aluminium foil.
  • Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size, about an hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place rolls in oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through in the center.
  • Cool slightly before serving with additional maple syrup.


Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 879mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2.7mg

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  1. Oh. My. Word. They just look absolutely divine. I don’t have a bread machine.. but you’ve got me thinking. I bet I could just pre-cook a bit of bacon and put it in cinnamon rolls from a can– not NEARLY as good as homemade, but I may try to cheat because they look too good not to try!!

  2. I have yet to try the whole bacon thing…altho I love bacon! Those blueberry rolls look AMAZING. I may have to make those for Easter…. YUM!


  3. We love cinnamon rolls! So much that my daughter had a huge cinnamon roll for her wedding cake! I would love for you to share at this weeks Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! Happy Easter!

  4. OMG!! These look amazing!! Found You at Artsy Fartsy Mama – Link Party!! Hey I would love it if you stopped by my place and shared your stuff on my Link party – My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you there!!

  5. Hi there! Visiting from the Inspiration^2 link party. What a coincidence! I just recently saw a friend post a pic of bacon cinnamon rolls and now here is a recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. This so good! I’m drooling right now. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party. Please stop by on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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