Monday, September 17, 2012

Maple Bacon Honey Buns

Bacon.....ohhh Bacon, just the name alone is enough to get my taste buds tingling. I need to let you in on a little secret........ I am a breakfast meat snob. I attribute it to my teenage years when I almost went totally vegan.  It all started when I decided that I was over the whole idea of eating a sweet little brown cow( or even any animal for that matter), using him for his tender loins,  top round and skirt steak.

I even sent my mother to the store armed with a list of things from my new no egg, no meat, no dairy product diet. It took me about from the time she left, to the time she arrived with my value-sized box of Boca burgers to realize  all that becoming a vegan really entailed.

That meant no more honey-bbq chicken wings, pork fried rice, bye-bye to the sausage on my cheesy hot pizza, no more fluffy scrambled eggs with bright orange strips of Velveeta cheese ( I know half of this stuff is not even part of a solid food group, but hey I was a teenager I enjoyed it while I could!).....But the cosa mas importante ( the most important thing) was that I would no longer be able to enjoy my sweet, hot crispy strips of sizzling maple bacon with my fluffy stack of pancakes.

Like I said before I am an absolute breakfast meat no other sausage patty, ham slice, pork roll or canadian bacon would ever, ever do. My one and only, my numero uno breakfast meat is Bacon, sweet, crispy, lovable bacon!

And I honestly was not at all ready to sever my relationship with it, so I sent my mother back to the store with all my vegan requests,thankful that I had one of those extra-sweet mom's who was happy to support her teenage daughter during her moments of teenage angst! 

With that said these maple bacon honey buns remind me of the time that I had sworn off  all animal proteins, they are made with all things anti-vegan. They are syrupy sweet,crunchy crisp bites of cinnamony bacon heaven, puro deliciosoness ( not a real word in English or Spanish, but still appropriate for how good they taste)♥

If I were to ever have any doubts or trouble coming to terms with staying a card carrying meat eater,one bite of these honey buns would be enough to restore my faith that I made the right decision.



6 slices maple bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
can   (16.3-ounce) refrigerated biscuits,  I used Pillsbury Honey Butter Flaky Golden Layers
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

One can makes 8 Maple Bacon Honey Buns


1.Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel–lined plate. Or you can also use the super easy way and place the bacon on a microwave safe plate lined with a paper towel. Cook for a minute per slice ( ex -4 min for 4 slices of bacon)

2.Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the maple syrup and brown sugar. Stir in the bacon and divide among 8 muffin cups ( my chica had a great idea of putting a little bacon on the inside of each biscuit before baking) I think that's a great idea too!

3.Place the biscuits on a sheet of wax paper and sprinkle both sides with the cinnamon. Place biscuits over the bacon mixture in each of the cups, gently pressing to fit.

4.Bake until the biscuits are golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately invert onto a baking sheet. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving


Maria said...

Oh wow these look wonderful!!!! The bacon topping looks like a really good addition - YUM!!!

chica chocolatina said...

Yes, bacon is one of my favorite toppings! lol ♥

hrivera2585 said...

I think I'll have to try these! They have my husband's 3 favorite things: bacon, maple and bread! Thanks for the recipe :)

chica chocolatina said...

@hrivera2585.....I'm always happy to help feed a hungry man! :)

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