Introduction: Cinnabacon Piglets

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Pig-shaped cinnamon buns with a bacon surprise inside!

Step 1: Ingredients


  • 6 strips of bacon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2.5 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 package dry yeast (2 ¼ teaspoon)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp room temperature butter
  • 1 egg


  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp room temperature butter

You will also need:

  • Toothpicks
  • Mini muffin pan
  • Edible Marker

Step 2: Bacon

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  • 6 strips of bacon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

You will also need:

  • Toothpicks
  • Mini muffin pan
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Take a strip of bacon and lay it out flat.
  3. Sprinkle it with brown sugar.
  4. Roll it up.
  5. Skewer it with a toothpick.
  6. Place into the cavity of a mini muffin pan.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Allow the bacon to cool before removing toothpicks.

Step 3: Dough

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 2.5 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 package dry yeast (2 ¼ teaspoon)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp room temperature butter
  • 1 egg
  1. In a large bowl stir together 1 cup flour, sugar, salt and yeast.
  2. In a saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until very warm, but not boiling.
  3. Add the warm milk, butter and egg to the flour mixture.
  4. Stir until everything is combined.
  5. Add in remaining flour until you have soft dough.
  6. Knead the dough for 3 minutes, then place it into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  7. Let it rise for 1 hour or until it has doubled in size.
  8. Divide the dough into 7 pieces.
  9. Take 6 of those pieces and use your hands, flatten them into circles that are approximately 4-5 inches in diameter.

Step 4: Filling

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  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp room temperature butter
  1. In a small bowl, mix the sugar and the cinnamon.
  2. Spread 1 tsp butter on each circle and sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  3. Place a roll of bacon in the center of the circle.
  4. Gather the edges of the circle around the bacon to form a ball and pinch edges together to seal the bacon inside.
  5. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes.

Step 5: Piglets

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  1. For the snout, take the 7th ball of dough and pinch off a piece of dough about the size of an almond.
  2. Flatten it into an oval and stick it with 2 toothpicks or 1 toothpick broken in half. Attach it to the front of the bun where the snout should be.
  3. Take 3 small pieces of dough and form them into teardrops. Take 2 and stick the base of each teardrop into the head of each pig where the ears should be.
  4. Take the 3rd one and stick it to the back where the tail should be.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 13 minutes or until golden brown.

Once the little piglets are out of the oven, take an edible marker and draw the eyes. Now you can enjoy your super cute and delicious cinnabacon piglets!


GRUBDUDE (author)2016-10-13

You had me at " 6 strips of bacon".

r0b0t14 (author)2015-06-02

soooooooooooo cute i feel bad about eating them =)

you have successfully won my vote.

brianfit made it! (author)2015-05-30

Fabulous. Fun & Delicious project with my 10 year old.

krivas (author)brianfit2015-05-30

Love the different facial expressions!

brianfit (author)krivas2015-05-31

My son's suggestion: it's supposed to be the changing states of alarm and joy among the pigs in Angry Birds. But Vnalpova nailed the X X dead piggy: we forgot that one!!!!

avandeg made it! (author)2015-05-31

Perfect idea! I love it! Thank you!

clewis21 (author)2015-05-31

Very cute brunch idea. I love it!

vnapolnova made it! (author)2015-05-30

Sweet bacon and with cinnamon to boot. Delicious! Mine turned not as cute, but still I like that little guy in the back that is scared of being eaten :D My buns turned out pretty big, will make 7-8 out of that batch of dough next time. Thank you for a great 'ible!

krivas (author)vnapolnova2015-05-30

Nice! The girly one with lashes and blush is adorable.

JoshHawley (author)2015-05-29

Did you bake these with the toothpicks in their snouts?

krivas (author)JoshHawley2015-05-30


qdogg (author)2015-05-28

I like this, however, vegetarians will find an irony about finding pigs cute & eating them. For them fake bacon (fakon) would be a good sub. These little guys might want to be adopted by kids not wanting to eat them. Great 'ible! I'll try it.

XofHope (author)2015-05-28

Super cute! I bet they taste great too! I have to make them one of these days. Thanks for sharing!

WendiA (author)2015-05-27

Thoughts on how to keep those ears and tail on? I found that the surface of the dough dried out a bit much and the ears and tails would not adhere. But, on a different note, they were delicious!

lbuser (author)WendiA2015-05-28

Try moistening with water or use a little egg white that has been scrambled a bit and dip the piece into it. Poke a hole in the pig's body with a toothpick where you want the ears or tail to go and stuff in the pointed side of the tear drop

julialewis (author)2015-05-20


WUVIE (author)2015-05-18

Too cute!

Steventown made it! (author)2015-05-15

When I saw this I had to have a go! Your great 'Ible, especially the Photos, made it really easy thank you!

They turned out pretty well, although mine went squarer (accidental mine-craft pig maybe!) as six filled out my fairly small baking trays.

Delicious! - as approved by others, not just myself ; )

world of woodcraft (author)2015-05-13

deliciously adorable. I will try to make some of these soon and keep them in a baked goods farm .. known as my belly :D

Rachael K (author)2015-05-13

Wow, Love these! So darn cute. I Always love your esthetic with every instructable you do. :)

Yoruk (author)2015-05-13

Looks soooo tasty !! Great recipe !

Moodiep1812 (author)2015-05-12

How sweet is that!!!

BuilderBro1 (author)2015-05-12

These are ADORABLE!!!!

ashleyjlong (author)2015-05-12

Too cute!!

seamster (author)2015-05-12

Oh my, these are the cutest food items I've seen in a long time. I'm sure they're ridiculously tasty too!

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