Blueberry Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Saturday, June 7, 2014
These are my worlds greatest cinnamon rolls filled with blueberries and bacon then drizzled with a maple glaze and topped with bacon. 

Bacon Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls take cinnamon rolls to a whole new level and are a favorite for breakfast or brunch.

 
Blueberry Bacon Cinnamon Rolls drizzled with Maple Glaze and topped with bacon on a white plate.

It's that time of year where blueberries are in abundance and as sweet as ever putting these Blueberry Bacon Cinnamon Rolls on the must make list.

I sadly discover this last week my 3 blueberry bushes were choked out from the mint that over ran my bed after last summers neglect. It was a sad moment but Colt has promised to find me some new bushes and a better location. He also spent the weekend pulling out more mint then I could image to reclaim the bed, planted tomatoes and a fig tree so I'm hoping by the end of summer for a bounty of goodness.

I guess this year a trip to the blueberry farm will be in order to fill the freezer with one of my favorite summer time fruits.

Bacon Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect way to start the day filled with blueberries, drizzle with a maple glaze and topped with bacon.

Could life get any better?

Colt ate 2 the first night, I don't know where he fits it. These are huge!


Water, yeast, and sugar mixed together in a stainless steel mixing bowl.

In a mixing bowl combine: 
  • 1/2 cup Warm Water under 110 degrees
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 packages or  4 1/2 teaspoons Active Dried Yeast. 
Mix until yeast is dissolved and allow to rest 5-8 minutes.

Yeast mixture foamy in a stainless steel mixing bowl.

Yeast should look gorgeously foamy like this.

Eggs being poured into yeast mixture in a stainless steel bowl.

Add to foamy yeast mixture:
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Room Temperature Buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 3 whole Egg Yolks
Mix until well combined.


Flour and Salt added to foamy yeast mixture in a stainless steel bowl.

Add: 
  • 5 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
Knead on 2 until flour is combined enough to increase speed to 4 without flour flying everywhere. 

Knead for about 5 more minutes or until smooth and elastic.

Dough should be soft, smooth and elastic. If sticky add up to an additional 1/2 cup flour a little at a time to form a soft, smooth dough.

Blueberry Cinnamon Roll Dough with butter being kneaded in using a dough hook.

Add room temperature butter a tablespoon at a time until all 14 tablespoons butter have been added while kneading on speed 4.

The dough will become super sticky.. Just keep kneading.

It will eventually become smooth and glorious again.

Blueberry Cinnamon Roll Dough in a bowl.

Place into a large greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap.

Blueberry Cinnamon Roll dough in a bowl that has doubled in size.

Rise for about 1 1/2- 2 hours until doubled in size.

Blueberry Cinnamon Roll dough on a cutting board divided into two.

Remove dough and divide in two. 

Roll each half into a 12"x12" square using additional flour as needed to keep dough from sticking.

Cinnamon Roll Dough rolled out into a rectangle with a pat of butter and cream cheese on top.

Smear 2 1/2 ounces Cream cheese and 1 tablespoon Softened Butter over each half of dough. 

Cinnamon Roll Dough Rolled out and spread with butter and cream cheese.


Spread mixture evenly over dough.

This is my secret weapon right here. It makes the dough flaky like croissants.

Cinnamon Roll Dough folded like a letter.

Fold dough like a letter into 3rds.

Cinnamon Roll Dough folded into a square.

Repeat, going the long way to form a square, and set aside.

A mixing bowl filled with softened butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and honey.

To make the Cinnamon Roll Smear mix together:
  • 6 tablespoons Softened Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 heaping tablespoons Honey
  • 2 tablespoons GroundCinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Cinnamon Roll Smear mixture.

Cinnamon Roll Smear mixture should be well combined and look like this.

Cinnamon Roll Dough rolled in rectangle topped with cinnamon roll smear, blueberries and cooked bacon.

Roll one half of dough into a 12"x18" rectangle and smear with half of the butter-brown sugar mixture over dough leaving a 1/2" space along the long edge at the top.  

Sprinkle 1 cup blueberries  and  2 1/2 slices cooked bacon, chopped (optional). Roll cinnamon rolls to form an 18" long log and pinch seams closed.

Cut in 2" sections.

Unbaked Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls in a pan.

Grease 2 (9"x13") pans plus an 8"x8"pan with butter. 

Add cut rolls, cover and allow to rise until double in size or refrigerate overnight to bake fresh in the morning.

If refrigerating remove rolls 45 minutes before baking to allow to rise and come to room temperature.

Down shot of Baked Blueberry Bacon Cinnamon Rolls in a baking pan.

Bake risen rolls in a 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of rolls comes out clean.

A tablespoon full of Maple Syrup being held over the top of mixed cream cheese in a mixing bowl.

To make maple drizzle combine 2 tablespoons softened butter and 3 ounce cream cheese.
Mix until smooth and well combined.

Add 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup and 1 cup confectioners sugar. Mix until smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting in a mixing bowl.

Add 3 tablespoons Buttermilk and mix until smooth and combined.

Blueberry Bacon Cinnamon Rolls on a white plate being drizzled with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting.

Drizzle Maple Cream Cheese Frosting over warm Blueberry Bacon Cinnamon Rolls.

Blueberry Bacon Cinnamon Rolls topped with bacon crumbles on a white plate.

Fry 8 slices bacon and chop. Sprinkle bacon evenly over the top.

All I can say is if heaven had a taste this my friends would be it! 

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Author: Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Blueberry Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Blueberry Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls with bacon and maple cream cheese frosting are a favorite Cinnamon Roll recipe from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
Prep time: 30 MinCook time: 35 Mininactive time: 12 HourTotal time: 13 H & 4 M

Ingredients

Cinnamon Roll Dough
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast (2 packages)
  • 1/2 cup Warm Water, 110 degrees
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 cup Buttermilk, Room Temperature
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 whole Eggs, Beaten
  • 2 whole Egg Yolks, Beaten
  • 5 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour Plus More For Rolling
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 14 tablespoons Butter, Room Temperature, Plus additional for greasing bowl and pan
To Smear On Dough
  • 5 ounces Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Butter Room, Temperature
Cinnamon Roll Filling
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Butter, Softened
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cup Blueberries
  • 5 slices Bacon, Cooked and Crumbled
Maple Icing With Bacon
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, Softened
  • 3 ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 3 tablespoons Buttermilk
  • 8 strips Bacon, Cooked and Crumbled

Instructions

Cinnamon Roll Dough
  1. To make the dough mix water, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, and yeast. Mix and allow to sit until bubbly, around 8 minutes.
  2. Place in to mixer fitted with a dough hook. Add buttermilk, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar,vanilla and eggs. Mix until well combined.
  3. Mix until combined. Add 5 1/4 cups flour and salt. Mix on 2 or low until starting to combine. When ingredients are combined well enough to avoid flour flying everywhere turn to 4 or medium and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic. It will still be soft but not sticky. Add more flour at this point if needed to make a soft, smooth, elastic dough.
  4. Continue kneading at speed 4 or medium while adding butter 1 tablespoon at a time evenly distributing the butter around the edges and in the middle of dough. It will be gooey do not panic continue to knead for up to 8 minutes, dough will become soft and smooth again.
  5. Place into a large greased bowl. Cover and let rise for 2 hours or until doubled in size.
  6. When dough has doubled in size punch down and divide into 2. Roll each half of dough to a 12" x 12" square using flour as needed to keep dough from sticking to the surface.
  7. Spread 2 1/2 ounces of cream cheese and 1 tablespoon of butter over each half. Fold each square into thirds like an envelope in both directions. Allow to rest while making filling.
Cinnamon Roll Filling
  1. For the filling, mix brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon and salt by hand or in a mixer fitted with paddle attachment until well combined.
  2. Now take one square and place seem side down. Roll into a 12" x 18" rectangle. Take half of filling and smear all over the dough leaving 1/2" space around the longest edge farthest from you. Sprinkle each half of dough with 1 cup blueberries and 2 1/2 strips bacon crumbled.
  3. Starting with edge closest to you roll dough into a tight roll, pressing and tucking as needed. Roll should be 18" long. Pinch long seam closed with fingers. Roll seam side down and cut in 2" intervals. Repeat with remaining square.
  4. Place into (2) 13"x9" buttered pans plus a greased 8" x8" pan. Cover with plastic wrap, allow to rise until doubled in size or refrigerate until the following day.
  5. If refrigerated remove rolls from the refrigerator, allow rolls to come to room temperature for about 45 minutes. Otherwise skip this step.
  6. Allow Cinnamon Rolls to raise until doubled in size.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake rolls for 30-35 minutes until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Maple Icing With Bacon
  1. While cinnamon rolls bake make maple drizzle. Place butter, cream cheese and vanilla into mixer bowl fitted with whisk attachment. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add sifted confectioners sugar and maple syrup beat until smooth. Slowly drizzle in buttermilk while mixing until creamy.
  2. Drizzle baked rolls with maple icing and sprinkle with bacon bits. Serve warm.

Calories

503.39

Fat (grams)

20.88

Sat. Fat (grams)

11.88

Carbs (grams)

70.82

Fiber (grams)

2.21

Net carbs

68.61

Sugar (grams)

37.83

Protein (grams)

9.29

Sodium (milligrams)

462.63

Cholesterol (grams)

103.28
The nutritional information and metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or metric conversion tool.
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15 comments

  1. Love the idea of bacon on these! We were just talking about bacon on donuts today. These sound so good!

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  2. I love love the combination of blueberries and bacon as the filling! These cinnamon buns look heavenly.

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  3. Looks awesome. I love the thought of bacon with the rolls! Yum!

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  4. This looks so delicious! My dad would love this for father's day!

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  5. Gosh these cinnamon rolls are making my tummy rumble. What a great flavor combination~

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  6. Totally naughty and a little nice wrapped into one! YUM!

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  7. Gorgeous and simply yummy, tweeting!! :)

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  8. Wow! What a combination! Love it Serena :)

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  9. Hi Serena! Been looking for your recipe for Apple cinnamon rolls. You talked about it, but just showed the bacon blueberry recipe. Help?!!!

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    1. Hi Karen! Im planning on developing the recipe tomorrow. It will be really similar to these but with apple filling. I saute the apples in butter prior to mixing with the cinnamon mixture. The recipe will be up in about a week but I would be happy to reply tomorrow with the butter/apple ratio once I make them again. I never wrote my filling ratio down in the past but I think its about 2 tablespoons Butter to 4 Granny Smith Apples Diced. Thanks so much, Serena

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    2. I forgot to tell you, you'll need to add flour to the cinnamon mixture to. I think I'm going to play with the recipe a few more times and try cooking the apples with flour to prethicken. I forgot how messy the filling was the previous time. Have a great week!

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