maple bacon cinnamon rolls

The first maple bacon dessert I ever had was a maple bacon donut at Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, Oregon. One of the only late night places open to under 21-year-olds, my friends and I spent far too much time there standing in line for crazy donuts topped with bacon, Kool Aid, cereal, and more.

Although Voodoo Doughnuts has long been de-throned by other places like Blue Star Donuts and Pip's, I'll always have a special place in my heart for their maple bacon donut. When fresh from the fryer, it was a hard donut to beat — think: fluffy, yeasty donuts topped with maple glaze and a fresh slice of bacon. These rolls are an homage to their donut and perfect for any sort of brunch situation.

Check out the recipe on West Elm's blog, where I've been running a mini brunch series for the month:

And be sure to check out the previous weeks' recipes for banana bread French toast and chicken and waffles!

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