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Bacon Cinnamon Buns with Cream Cheese & Vanilla Glaze
Bacon Cinnamon Buns with Cream Cheese & Vanilla Glaze

Level up classic cinnamon buns by adding #JustDelicious salty bacon bits and an indulgent cream cheese glaze!

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Total Time: 50 min
Serves: 4





500 ml (2 C)

bread flour

125 ml (½ C)

castor sugar

5 ml (1 t)


10 g

dry yeast

125 ml (½ C)

lukewarm water



60 ml (¼ C)


250 ml (1 C)


5 ml (1 t)

vanilla essence

Bacon & Cinnamon Butter


200 g

Eskort Rindless Streaky Bacon

60 ml (¼ C)

butter at room temperature

125 ml (½ C)

brown sugar

5 ml (1 t)

vanilla essence

15 ml (1 T)


Cream Cheese Glaze


250 g

cream cheese

250 g

mascarpone cheese

250 ml (1 C)

icing sugar

5 ml (1 t)

vanilla essence


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Cinnamon Butter

  • Fry the bacon in a large frying pan over high heat until crispy.

  • Chop the bacon up into smaller pieces and set aside to cool.

  • Combine the butter, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in a small bowl and add half the fried bacon to the butter mixture.

  • Refrigerate until ready to use.

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • Whip all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl until stiff.

  • Refrigerate until ready to use.


  • Combine flour, castor sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl.

  • Mix the yeast into lukewarm water until it dissolves.

  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add the milk then remove from the heat.

  • Beat in the eggs and add the vanilla.

  • Add the yeast and egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.

  • Turn the dough out onto a flour-dusted surface and knead for five minutes until smooth.

  • Place back into the bowl and cover with cling wrap.

  • Leave the dough in a warm place to rise until it doubles in size.

  • Once risen, roll the dough out on a flour-dusted surface until 5mm thick.

  • Spread the cinnamon butter over the dough, covering it completely.

  • Roll up the dough into a long log and slice into 4cm thick buns.

  • Place the buns on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

  • Cover with clingwrap and store in a warm place for five minutes.

  • Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.


  • Top the cinnamon buns with cream cheese glaze and garnish with the rest of the bacon.


  • This recipe contains dairy (lactose) and wheat (gluten).


  • Bread flour (gluten): Use gluten-free all purpose flour.

  • Milk (lactose): Use coconut milk or rice milk.

  • Butter (lactose): Use clarified butter (ghee) or coconut oil.

  • Mascarpone Cheese (lactose): Use vegan cream cheese.

  • Cream Cheese (lactose): Use vegan cream cheese.

Recipe Meal Types: - Desserts - Entertaining - Festive - Baking - Mother's Day Special
The following product can be used with this recipe:
Eskort Rindless Streaky Bacon

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