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YouTube Video: Maple Bacon Cinnabon-Style Buns

 

https://youtu.be/593reJyW8Dg

Perhaps you may think there is no earthly way to improve upon a Cinnabon.

But I’m hear to tell you it’s possible and I’ve done it, too!

How could I improve on what could be the most decadent food on the planet–the Cinnabon?  By adding bacon, of course!

Tell me who doesn’t like bacon? Or maple flavoring? By combining bacon and maple with my already over-the-top Cinnabon-style Buns I have managed to create the perfect mashup!

And the cool thing is this recipe doesn’t require that much extra work!  Just sprinkle crumbled bacon on the filling before rolling and substitute maple for the vanilla.

The results are simply divine!

ICYMI (In case you missed it) I posted my original Cinnabon-style recipe on my blog before.  You can find it here: Cinnabon-Style Cinnamon Buns

The recipe below includes the additions that make them Bacon-y and Maple-y.  But, hey, if you don’t like bacon…just leave it out!

iced buns
Spread the icing on while the buns are still warm, so that every bun gets about the same amount of frosting!

 

Ingredients:

For the dough:

  • 1 packet (or 2 1/4 tsp.) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
  • 4 cups of flour (I like King Arthur the best!)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs

For the filling:

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • Six slices of cooked bacon, crumbled

For the cream cheese icing:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (half of a regular sized brick)
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring or maple syrup (the flavoring gives a more intense maple flavor, but the syrup does fine, too!)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt

Instructions:

  1. Dissolve the yeast in the room temperature milk.  Allow it to proof about 5 minutes; proofing occurs when you see some little bubbles in the milk.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 1/3 cup of softened butter and 1/2 cup granulated sugar and mix with your hand mixer until incorporated.  Add the two eggs and mix.  Then add the salt plus the yeast milk.  Once your wet ingredients are well mixed, begin adding in the flour one cup at a time, mixing after every cup until all four cups are incorporated.
  3. Remove the dough from the bowl and kneed lightly to make sure all the ingredients are well incorporated.  Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover it with a moist cloth.  Allow it to rise to double the size, which will take about an hour.
  4. Make the filling by combining the brown sugar, cinnamon and softened butter together.  The filling will be grainy, which is fine.
  5. Once the dough has doubled in size, remove it to your work area and roll it out to about 12 by 16 inches.  The dough should be somewhat stiff, not doughy like bread and about 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Spread the filling on top of the dough, leaving a one inch end of just dough and about 1/2 inch edge on the other sides.
  7. Sprinkle the bacon crumbles all over the cinnamon filling.
  8. Begin rolling the dough from the short end and rolling somewhat tightly until you reach the dough only end.  Expect some of the filling to spill out on either side, but it might be good to keep the ends even when rolling.  Do this with your hands. (You can roll them lengthwise, but when I did that my buns didn’t have room to rise and they practically jumped out of the pan.
  9. Cut the rolled dough in half and line both halves up side by side as a guide.  With a sharp knife, cut the dough into 1 1/2 inch slices.  I ended up with 8 Cinnabon-sized slices when rolled from the short side, which was perfect.  Make sure they are not crammed into the pan!
  10. Place the slices–cut side up–into a well greased 9 x 13 baking dish.  Cover with a towel and allow to rise for about 30 minutes.
  11. Put your risen buns in a 350 degree preheated oven and cook for about 25 minutes.  Check them after 20 minutes to make sure they do not over bake.  You want them to be golden brown and you want to be able to smell the baking cinnamon.  They will be a bit puffed up, but they will deflate a bit when cooled.
  12. While the buns are in the oven (haha!), assemble the icing by first mixing the butter with the cream cheese and maple syrup or flavoring.  Then add the confectioner’s sugar slowly, mixing and then beating until light and fluffy.  Do make sure you use a hand mixer for this…I made my icing both ways and the mixer icing was much creamier!
  13. Allow the buns to cool for about five minutes then spoon a heaping portion of icing on each of the buns and use a butter knife or cake spatula to spread it out across each of the buns.  This is an easier way to ensure all the buns get the same amount of icing.
  14. Enjoy with lots of hot coffee!  Yum!

Cinnabon-Style Cinnamon Rolls

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Fifth & Final Giveaway Winner!

Hello and welcome, fellow Cricut-eers!

If you’ve been following along on my blog, you know that I gave away FOUR Annual Cricut Access subscriptions and promised a BONUS giveaway on Monday.

I am happy to announce that we have our final winner!

Congratulations to Krystal Laws, who has won our Bonus Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who entered into the contest! Stay tuned in February as we offer more prizes to our readers!

Now Krystal can join us on our daily Cricut Access Challenges and not have to worry about paying for any images.

That’s the great thing about Cricut Access!  Images that individually cost 99 cents or $1.50 or more are included in the subscription.  If you buy a few images a month, you could easily spend as much as the monthly cost of the subscription–and have over 60,000 images, fonts and projects at your fingertips!!!

 

Need more info?

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been giving away a FREE one year Cricut Access subscription (Standard) for every week in the month of January.  Winners are being announced on the blog (what you are on now) and also on my official Facebook pages and groups.

Cricut Access is the image subscription service that ALL of our Cricut Access Challenge projects are made with and each subscription is valued at approximately $96 each!

 

The fine print:

Winners were chosen and announced each week here on my blog, on the official “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” Facebook page, and in my Facebook groups–Cricut Newbies & Pros for Explore and Maker and Cricut Newbies & Pros for BUSINESS.

This offer was only for people within the US or Canada. No purchase was necessary to enter or win.

Thank you to the awesome Team Cricut and the “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” Facebook Groups admin team for helping us with this offer!

Congratulations again, Krystal! I do hope you enjoy your Cricut Access Subscription!!

 

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Last Chance to Enter MRTTR! Giveaway

 

Hey! Have you heard?  “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” and her Admin team–with the help of Team Cricut, of course–has been giving away Annual Cricut Access Subscriptions every week in January!  And because this seems like an extra long month, MRTTR! is giving away a BONUS Cricut Access Subscription!!!

That’s right!  You could still win…BUT you need to enter to qualify and there are only a few hours left to enter!

To enter for FREE, please click this link:  Link to official MRTTR! Giveaway

Remember now…time is of the essence!  There is only ONE more chance to win remaining and we pick our last winner tomorrow!

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Need more info?

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been giving away a FREE one year Cricut Access subscription (Standard) for every week in the month of January.  Winners are being announced on the blog (what you are on now) and also on my official Facebook pages and groups.

Cricut Access is the image subscription service that ALL of our Cricut Access Challenge projects are made with and each subscription is valued at approximately $96 each!

There are literally endless possibilities with a Cricut Access Subscription and I’m trying to prove it with my ongoing Cricut Access Challenge here on my blog!

To enter, simply follow this link and fill out the required fields:

Link to official MRTTR! Giveaway

Benefits of Cricut Access SubscriptionThe fine print:

Winners will be chosen and announced each week here on my blog, on the official “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” Facebook page, and in my Facebook groups–Cricut Newbies & Pros for Explore and Maker and Cricut Newbies & Pros for BUSINESS.

This offer is only for people within the US or Canada. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

Thank you to the awesome Team Cricut and the “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” Facebook Groups admin team for helping us with this offer

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Please note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click on one of my links and buy something I will receive a small commission from your purchase. Thank you for using my links as this is how I support myself and keep MO in pickles and Ted E. Bear in chew toys–they both are insatiable!

But seriously….I do so appreciate your continued support!

Here is my affiliate link:  https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=327204&m=51766&u=1089398

Remember if your order exceeds $50 and you use my code MISSRITA1 and link, you will receive an extra 10% off and free shipping on most items!  My code will *not* work for Access Subscriptions or machines (anything that plugs in).

 

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Announcing our FOURTH Cricut Access Giveaway Winner…and BONUS!!!

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Good morning, fellow Cricut-eers!

I do hope that all my readers are enjoying this fine crafting weather we’ve been having!  I don’t know about you, but I love these cold days to guiltlessly spend playing with my Cricut.  It’s a lot of fun, isn’t it???

If you’ve been following along on my blog, you know that I am giving away a FREE Cricut Access subscription every week in the month of January and I am happy to announce this week’s winner!

Congratulations to Sarah Comis, who has won this week’s Cricut Access Giveaway!!!

Now Sarah can join us on our daily Cricut Access Challenges and not have to worry about paying for any images.

That’s the great thing about Cricut Access!  Images that individually cost 99 cents or $1.50 or more are included in the subscription.  If you buy a few images a month, you could easily spend as much as the monthly cost of the subscription–and have over 60,000 images, fonts and projects at your fingertips!!!

NOW LISTEN UP!  If you are thinking “Darn! I didn’t win!!”, I have some super news for you–I am giving away a BONUS Cricut Access Subscription!  Just because I’m all about sharing the LOVE! ❤

If you haven’t entered already, please follow my link and enter:  Link to official MRTTR! Giveaway

Remember now…time is of the essence!  There is only ONE more chance to win left and you need only enter the giveaway once to be eligible for the remaining drawings!

Need more info?

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been giving away a FREE one year Cricut Access subscription (Standard) for every week in the month of January.  Winners are being announced on the blog (what you are on now) and also on my official Facebook pages and groups.

Cricut Access is the image subscription service that ALL of our Cricut Access Challenge projects are made with and each subscription is valued at approximately $96 each!

Cricut Access Annual Subscription
Cricut Access Annual Subscription

To enter, simply follow this link and fill out the required fields:

Link to official MRTTR! Giveaway

The fine print:

Winners will be chosen and announced each week here on my blog, on the official “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” Facebook page, and in my Facebook groups–Cricut Newbies & Pros for Explore and Maker and Cricut Newbies & Pros for BUSINESS.

This offer is only for people within the US or Canada. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

Thank you to the awesome Team Cricut and the “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” Facebook Groups admin team for helping us with this offer!

Congratulations again, Sarah! I do hope you enjoy your prize!!!

 

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Please note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click on one of my links and buy something I will receive a small commission from your purchase. Thank you for using my links as this is how I support myself and keep MO in pickles and Ted E. Bear in chew toys–they both are insatiable!

But seriously….I do so appreciate your continued support!

Here is my affiliate link:  https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=327204&m=51766&u=1089398

Remember if your order exceeds $50 and you use my code MISSRITA1 and link, you will receive an extra 10% off and free shipping on most items!  My code will *not* work for Access Subscriptions or machines (anything that plugs in).

 

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Cricut Access Challenge: Bay State Love

As you probably already know, I was born and raised in one of the best cities in the world–Boston, Massachusetts!!!

With the exception of a few years away for school, Massachusetts has been my lifelong home and I’ve always, always loved it here! I simply wouldn’t live anywhere else!

fullsizeoutput_ee1I’m very proud of Massachusetts’ history of being the “birthplace of the Revolution” and I have always cheered on our progressive leaders as we continue to be first in so many things.

And, of course, I have passed my love and pride for the Commonwealth on to MO!  Recently MO’s teacher told us that he and his classmates were invited by the new state rep to tour the capital building and take a tour of the State House.  Doesn’t that sound like a lot of fun??

And, well….OF COURSE, I needed to figure out a way to put my Cricut spin on the upcoming tour, didn’t I?

fullsizeoutput_ee4Thankfully I knew that the good folks over at Cricut have recently added a ton of new state-related design files to Cricut Access.

In fact, I think every one of the US states are now represented!  Thank you, Anna Rose!

So here are just a few of the wonderful images I found for Massachusetts:

Aren’t they adorable??  And lots of great choices, too! 🙂

I’m digging the mandala-like designs, which will be perfect as a car decal.  And I’ve decided that the simple line drawings with the capital in the banner will make the perfect T-shirt decoration for MO’s special State House Tour Day, too.

I’ll be sure to post pictures of MO’s classmates at the State House after their field trip!

Which state are you from?  Do you love it as much as I love Massachusetts?

If so, now is the time to show the world!!!

And, don’t forget now…ALL of these lovely state-based images are available for FREE to all Cricut Access subscribers…so this might be the perfect time for you to consider a subscription!  (If you decide to order, please use my affiliate link, which is here: https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=327204&m=51766&u=1089398)

Here’s the Pinterest post for this Massachusetts based pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146123399/

And here’s my Design Space file for the Massachusetts images:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/126123866

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“Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”

Best always,

Miss Rita

 

Please note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click on one of my links and buy something I will receive a small commission from your purchase. Thank you for using my links as this is how I support myself and keep MO in pickles and Ted E. Bear in chew toys–they both are insatiable!

But seriously….I do so appreciate your continued support!

Here is my affiliate link:  https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=327204&m=51766&u=1089398

Remember if your order exceeds $50 and you use my code MISSRITA1 and link, you will receive an extra 10% off and free shipping on most items!  My code will *not* work for Access Subscriptions or machines (anything that plugs in).