Bakin’ With Bacon and the King!

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Hello Citizens of Baconia!   It’s time to join me in the Castle kitchen for another recipe!

Now you know I always try (or at least almost always try) to give you an EASY PEASY recipe.    This one certainly has a lot more STEPS and maybe a few more INGREDIENTS than usual but it actually is easy and not only that, it’s incredibly delicious so that has to count for something right?????

Maple-Bacon-Pecan-Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Ingredients
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked and finely crumbled
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 (8 count) cans Pillsbury Grands refrigerated cinnamon rolls
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 6 tablespoon pure maple syrup, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • Cinnamon roll icing from above listed canned cinnamon rolls

Instructions

  1. Grease your bundt cake pan with nonstick cooking spray WITH flour or grease and flour your pan. Set aside.
  2. Add bacon, pecans, sugar and cinnamon to a large bowl and stir to evenly combine. Add half of the mixture to a large freezer size bag. Set aside.
  3. Cut each cinnamon roll into 4 quarters, then roll each quarter into a ball.
  4. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Stir in 3 tablespoons maple syrup. Add half of the dough balls and gently toss to coat with a spatula. Remove balls from butter/maple mixture and add to sugar/bacon/pecan freezer bag and toss to coat. Arrange coated balls in the bottom of your bundt pan and sprinkle any remaining pecans/bacon/sugar from the bag on top.
  5. Repeat process by adding all remaining dough balls to remaining butter/maple mixture and gently toss to coat. Add balls to freezer bag along with remaining cinnamon/sugar/bacon/pecan mixture and toss to coat. Layer coated balls in your bundt pan and sprinkle with any remaining pecans/bacon/sugar from the bag.
  6. Melt 1/4 cup butter in microwave safe bowl. Stir in 3 tablespoons maple syrup and 1/2 cup brown sugar and stir until smooth. Pour evenly over dough balls.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30- 32 minutes or until balls are cooked through. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  8. Invert onto a serving plate and drizzle with pre-packaged icing when ready to serve..

I can hear you  now saying – GOSH THIS IS A LOT OF TROUBLE…………………trust me – you won’t even think about how much trouble it might have been to make this as you’re enjoying it with your morning coffee (or your after dinner liqueur says Mom).     This is really one very yummy treat.

MY ALL TIME FAVORITE!

My work here is done – now I’m going to have some monkey bread!

It’s good to be King – I get to sample all my own recipes!   Happy Caturday!  

27 responses »

  1. That sounds delicious. I may make this but without the bacon. Yes I know, but I am trying to seriously cut back on bacon. I don’t want another gallstones attack like the last one.

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  2. You’ve done it again Teddy! That looks good. Mommy is the only person in the world who doesn’t like maple taste. I wonder if honey would be a good substitute?

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  3. Teddy, Mom sure wishes she had some of those “Grands” on hand. She has everything else, and would love to have these for breakfast now. She’s putting those biscuits on the grocery list now. We think this may be the best recipe yet. Thanks! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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