Bacon Honey Morning Buns Recipe

Bacon Honey Morning Buns


Prep Time

Total Time

Gluten Free


1 hr

2 hr


Made with croissant dough, these sweet and savory little buns are just at home on a dessert menu as they are breakfast and brunch.

Dry Aged Fully Cooked Bacon Slices

This recipe is made with

Fully Cooked Bacon Slices, Thick

Product Information

You can also make this recipe with

Cherrywood Smoked Bacon, Extra Thick Slices


1/2 cup (4 oz) butter, melted and divided
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup (9 oz) creamed honey*
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest
2 pounds prepared butter croissant dough
9 slices Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Thick Cut Bacon, cooked, drained and diced
1/2 cup pecans, walnuts, or almonds, roughly chopped
Granulated sugar for coating
*Substitute 1/2 cup clear honey mixed with 1/2 cup sugar to make spreadable honey


Step 1
Prepare 12-cup muffin tin by brushing bottom and sides of each cup with melted butter. Add one teaspoon of granulated sugar to each muffin cup and shake/swirl to evenly coat each cup; tap out excess sugar.

Step 2
In medium bowl, combine remaining melted butter, honey, cinnamon, salt and orange zest.

Step 3
On lightly floured surface, roll out croissant dough to approximately 6x18-inch rectangle, 1/4-inch thick. Evenly brush dough with about 1/8-inch butter-honey blend and sprinkle with bacon and nuts.

Step 4

Starting with long side of dough, roll rectangle into cylinder and slice into 1 1/2-inch discs. (Buns may then be frozen, uncovered, on a sheet pan). Fit each disc into buttered and sugared tins with swirl facing up. Preheat oven to 375?F. Allow rolls to rise in warm but not hot place until 1 1/2 times their original size (about 45 minutes to an hour).

Step 5
Place muffin tin on parchment covered sheet pan; bake about 30 minutes or until tops are just lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately turn buns out onto clean sheet pan and let cool 5 minutes. While still warm, toss buns in additional sugar to coat.

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