So I just counted, and in January alone, Gary shared four recipe video clips from either Tasty or Buzzfeed. I don’t blame him, they’re fun to watch and usually show recipes that appear to be delicious and easy. When Gary saw a video clip that featured a recipe for cinnamon roll and bacon waffle sticks last November, I told him I’d make it for him if we could find a reasonably priced used waffle iron.
We began checking thrift shops, Goodwill, and flea markets to no avail. Fortunately, my mom offered me her rarely used waffle iron. The problem was, by the time we were finally in possession of a waffle iron, the recipe video clip had been buried in the Facebook news feed. I couldn’t remember the source of the original recipe, but I remembered the gist of what it had shown.
That’s the great thing about this recipe, there are so many possible variations that it’s hard to go wrong! After attempting to find the original source, and instead finding multiple variations of the original recipe, I decided to wing it.
Now, I have to admit I didn’t try these myself. Unfortunately in September I began to suspect I had developed gluten intolerance. After cutting out all gluten, my symptoms disappeared, so I’m steering clear of gluten until a more definitive test is done. So, I relied Gary’s opinion. His verdict? They were blog worthy. Half the plate full of these disappeared before the morning was over.
While I wouldn’t make these everyday, they’re a fun, easy to make breakfast idea for days when you want a little something special. Since I was not able to track down the original recipe post, you can find my version of the recipe below.
Cinnamon Roll & Bacon Waffle Sticks
- Cinnamon Rolls 8 pack
- 4 Pieces Bacon
- Cooking Spray
- Cook bacon following package instructions.
- Cut bacon pieces in half, cutting across the center to create eight pieces
- Unroll cinnamon rolls into strips.
- Place two strips side by side, creating four long strips.
- Cut strips across the center creating eight strips.
- Place one slice of bacon on each strip and fold the strip over the bacon, pressing down to seal the edges.
- Heat and grease the waffle iron with cooking spray or butter.
- Lay strips, two to four at a time depending on size of waffle iron, on hot iron and cook two to five minutes until dough appears done.
- Optional: Drizzle with icing from the cinnamon roll pack.