Monday, May 26, 2014

Secret Recipe Club: Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

It's time for Secret Recipe Club once again :) For those who haven't heard of Secret Recipe Club, it's a large group of bloggers who each month are assigned another SRC member's blog secretly, make a recipe from their blog, and post it for reveal day. It's so much fun to see who got your blog and what recipe they decided to make. If you are interested in joining, go check out this page and get put on the waiting list! This month, my group welcomes a newbie: Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm.

This month I was assigned to Amy of Fearless Homemaker. Amy is seriously just adorable and I love the overall look of her blog entirely too much. AND she lives in Tennessee! Not to mention we have yet another smarty pants in Group D - Amy has a Masters degree in positive psychology. I'm so happy to have such an inspiring and amazing group of ladies!! It always excites me when I find out there is yet another amazing woman in the group!

It was the first month I utilized my secret board for Secret Recipe Club and let me tell you what, it was getting filled up with stuff from Amy's blog!! I seriously had such a hard time picking just one thing. It was between One Pot Tomato, Basil, & Chicken Pasta, M&M Cookie Bars, Homemade Flour Tortillas, Perfect Buttermilk Biscuits, and Bacon & Kale Quinoa Fried Rice.

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls -- only the very best cinnamon rolls in the universe!!! #recipe #secretrecipeclub #bacon

And I went with Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Glaze which is a Pioneer Woman recipe that Amy adapted - SCORE! But I adapted it ever so slightly from Amy's adaption because she was talking about doing caramel bacon glaze next time she made them and I had some bacon bits on hand. Unfortunately no caramel bits my adaption means they are Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls -- only the very best cinnamon rolls in the universe!!! #recipe #secretrecipeclub #bacon

These are the best cinnamon rolls I've ever had and the maple complimented them perfectly. My adaptation was just mixing in some bacon bits into the glaze. Not that weird crunchy ones, but the REAL bacon bits. Like Amy, I would like to try them with a caramel bacon glaze :)

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls -- only the very best cinnamon rolls in the universe!!! #recipe #secretrecipeclub #bacon

What you need:
Maple Bacon Glaze:
  • 1 tsp. maple extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. coffee
  • Pinch of salt
  • Powdered sugar (if I remember correctly, it was around 2 cups for me)
  • Real bacon bits
Cinnamon Rolls:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • heaping tsp. active dry yeast
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • heaping 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • scant 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • heaping 3/4 tsp. salt
  • Melted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  1. For rolls: Mix milk, vegetable oil, and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat up until just before it boils. Turn off heat and cool for 45 minutes.
  2. Place in stand mixer and add yeast. Let sit for a few minutes until bubbly.
  3. Add 2 cups of flour and mix. Cover and let rise for one hour or until doubled.
  4. After doubled, add remaining 1/4 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix.
  5. On a flour-dusted surface, roll dough out into a rectangle.
  6. Drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon, to your liking.
  7. Roll dough up tightly and pinch seam to seal.
  8. Add a little melted butter in the bottom of a pie pan or 9x13" dish, whatever you plan on using.
  9. Cut rolls into about one inch thick pieces and transfer to pan.
  10. Let rolls rise for 20 to 30 minutes.
  11. Bake at 350* for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
  12. For glaze: Mix all wet ingredients together with salt. Add powdered sugar until you get desired consistency. Then add bacon bits to your liking.
  13. Drizzle glaze onto warm rolls!
Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls -- only the very best cinnamon rolls in the universe!!! #recipe #secretrecipeclub #bacon

Maple Bacon Cinnamon Rolls -- only the very best cinnamon rolls in the universe!!! #recipe #secretrecipeclub #bacon

Recipe adapted slightly from Fearless Homemaker


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