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Cast Iron Skillet Cinnamon Rolls

A delicious recipe for cinnamon rolls that can be made in a skillet. While they take a bit longer than pre-made cinnamon roll dough the flavour and ingredients are truly worth the extra time. 

Course Dessert

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 cup milk 105 degrees
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 4 ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 package yeast

Filling

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 5 strips bacon crumbled finely

Frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping

  • 3 strips bacon chopped

Instructions

  1. 1. In a mixing bowl, stir yeast into milk, and let stand for 5 minutes.

  2. 2. Mix in eggs, sugar, butter, and salt, 

  3. 3. Add flour to a large mixing bowl and pour milk mixture over it. 

  4. 4. Mix until well combined, then let rise for about an hour. 

  5. 5. In a separate bowl add filling ingredients and mix until combined.

  6. 6. Roll out the dough into a large rectangle, roughly 10” x 20”, and evenly sprinkle filling mix over the top. 

  7. 7. Roll along the long edge, and cut into 7 rolls. Place the cut rolls in an oiled cast iron pan, let rise for another 30 minutes. 

  8. 8. In a 350 degree oven, bake the rolls for 20 minutes. 

  9. 9. While baking, mix the frosting ingredients together in a small bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. 

  10. 10. Top each roll with a scoop of frosting, finished with coarsely chopped bacon.