Banana-Bacon Cinnamon Roll Roses full of bacon, banana chips, and brown sugar just in time for Easter! This is an easy mini cinnamon rolls recipe and it takes no time to turn the cinnamon rolls into roses. I was going to save this cinnamon roll recipe for Father’s Day but I’m so horrible at keeping secrets that I just had to post the recipe sooner! And for my email subscribers, a FREE E-BOOK! Read on for more information.
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I wish I had some exciting back story about this recipe. All I can say is that I apparently had bacon on my mind and tried to think of something fun to do for my husband. So I couldn’t even wait until the next day to give this cinnamon roll recipe idea a try! I made them at night so my apologies for the horrible quality prep photos!! I guess that’s what I get for having NO patience and waiting until the next day!
Start with some biscuit dough. I used Pillsbury (8 count) Grands Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 8 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Press each ball flat into a circle. Overlap 4 circles slightly and push down a little so that the dough sticks together. The dough should look like a snowman with an extra circle.
Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, bacon, and banana chips then sprinkle over the dough.
Roll up each piece of dough individually. Push on the seam slightly to close.
Put the cinnamon roll roses into a mini muffin pan that has been sprayed with a little nonstick baking spray or brushed with a little melted butter. If you have any leftover melted butter after you’ve done all the roses you can brush the remaining butter on top of the roses.
Bake the cinnamon roll roses for about 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees F (or follow the baking directions on the package of biscuit dough if you use a different kind). The cinnamon roll roses will be golden brown around the edges.
I then got some cheap (I’m talking like $1 for a bunch) fake roses. I cut off the flower petals and put the cinnamon rolls in their place at the top of the stems. Make sure the fake flowers you have or buy have a little plastic center piece that you can stick into the cinnamon roll to keep it in place. If it does not (some of mine fell off, but that’s what you get for $1…), if there is a small hole in the middle, cut a toothpick (or wooden skewer) in half and place it in the hole and stick the toothpick into the cinnamon roll to hold it. Just be sure to tell your guests to remove the toothpicks before eating.
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|Banana-Bacon Cinnamon Roll Roses||
- 1 (8 count, 16.3oz) package biscuit dough (I used Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits)
- ½ cup melted butter or margarine
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 pound bacon, cooked & finely chopped
- 1 (6oz) bag banana chips, finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Separate biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Flatten each ball of dough. Overlap 4 pieces of dough (should look like snowman with an extra circle) and lightly press so dough sticks. Cut down the middle (you’ll have 2 sets of 4 semi-circles for each for a total of 32 roses).
- Brush top of dough with melted butter. Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, bacon, and banana chips in small bowl and stir to combine. Sprinkle over dough. Roll up dough starting at long end to form roses. Push slightly on seam to adhere then place in prepared mini muffin pan. if you have remaining melted butter or margarine, you can brush on top of roses.
- Bake cinnamon roll roses for about 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees F.
SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: Instead of bacon and banana, use your favorite fillings such as other dried fruit, nuts, and mini chips.
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