Skip to Content

Campfire Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Impress your fellow campers on your next trip by making Bacon Cinnamon Rolls in a pie iron. This sweet and savory pastry is fun and easy to make. 

close up of cinnamon rolls with bacon inside

One of our favorite things about camping is the food. Everything tastes better made over the campfire. Breakfast is no exception to this.

Our Giant Cinnamon Roll is fun to make using refrigerated cinnamon rolls, but instead of serving it with a side of bacon, we decided to put the bacon inside the rolls.

Camping Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

This simple recipe requires the following: 

  • a can of refrigerated cinnamon rolls
  • bacon
  • parchment paper
  • a cast iron pie iron

Ingredients and Supplies for Cinnamon Rolls with Bacon

Follow these steps to make the bacon cinnamon rolls:

  1. Get a campfire going to the point where there are cooking coals.
  2. Open the can of cinnamon rolls and separate each roll. Set the icing aside. 
  3. Unroll a roll of pastry and lay a piece of bacon on it.
  4. Slowly roll the cinnamon roll back up, ensuring the bacon stays inside. 
  5. Cut parchment pieces to fit inside your pie iron.
  6. Put the roll between the parchment paper and place it inside the pie iron. Close and clip the iron.
  7. Cook the roll in the pie iron over the hot coals of the campfire for 8-12 minutes per side.
  8. Carefully check the cinnamon roll in the pie iron to see if it’s baked through. Bake for longer if needed.
  9. Remove the bacon roll and drizzle icing on it.
pictorial Directions for Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

We put the first cinnamon roll we made on the fire’s coals and used our usual sniff test to check if it was done. Suddenly, we smelled burnt cinnamon and opened the pie iron to find a black and charred spiral. It was evident that the fire was too hot!

Enjoy these rolls with eggs for breakfast or as a camping snack. 

Home Directions: Place bacon rolls in a pan and bake according to package instructions. Add extra time, if needed, for bacon to cook through.

More Camping Breakfasts

Bacon Cinnamon Roll
Yield: 8 rolls

Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Plate of Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Make Bacon Cinnamon Rolls in a pie iron and impress your fellow campers with this easy, fun recipe combining sweet and savory flavors.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • can of refrigerated cinnamon rolls
  • 1/4 pound bacon

Instructions

    1. First, get a campfire going until you have a bed of cooking coals.
    2. Open a can of cinnamon rolls and separate each roll, setting the icing aside.
    3. Unroll a cinnamon roll and lay a piece of bacon on it.
    4. Roll it back up slowly, making sure that the bacon stays inside.
    5. Cut parchment paper to fit inside your pie iron.
    6. Place the roll between the parchment paper and put it inside the pie iron. Close and clip the iron.
    7. Cook the roll in the pie iron over the hot coals of the campfire for 8-12 minutes per side.
    8. Carefully check the cinnamon roll in the pie iron to see if it's baked through. If it needs more time, bake it for longer.
    9. Once the cinnamon roll is fully baked, remove it from the pie iron and drizzle icing on it.
    10. Repeat for each cinnamon roll.

Notes

Use regular bacon, not thick slices.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103

Did you make this recipe?

Please share a photo on our Facebook page or on Pinterest!

Let's Camp S'more is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
Skip to Recipe