Cinnamon roll turkeys are perfect for Thanksgiving breakfast
Why is it that breakfast is often overlooked on Thanksgiving?
It is because Thanksgiving dinner is usually so large that people tend to skip breakfast?
If so, it doesn’t make sense to me because Easter dinner and Christmas dinner are big meals too, but people consistently do Easter brunch and Christmas breakfast. I’m starting to feel sad for Thanksgiving. Shouldn’t it have it’s own fun themed breakfasts like all the other holidays?
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As a breakfast lover, I can’t stand by and watch Thanksgiving get the short end of the breakfast stick. I’m starting a new family tradition to have Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Roll Turkeys for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning. And many mornings leading up to Thanksgiving.
What’s not to love about them? Bacon? Check! Carbs? Check! Sugar? Check. Can you imagine me talking in my best Joey Tribbiane voice? Please tell me you know which Friends episode I’m talking about!
We decided to try these little turkeys out when we had breakfast for dinner one night last week, and I’m happy to report that the entire family enjoyed it. I mean really, who wouldn’t enjoy cinnamon rolls for dinner? Robert ate two apples that day. And had a vitamin. That counteracts the sweet dinner, right?
This fun Thanksgiving breakfast cost me less than $7! And it was easy. You know I’m a sucker for cheap and easy meals that look impressive. My boys were certainly impressed. Both Tom and Robert looked like I’d cooked up the most amazing special treat for them. Little did they know that it only took about 3 minutes to assemble the turkeys!
How to make cinnamon roll turkeys for Thanksgiving Breakfast
Start by preparing the cinnamon rolls according to the package.
Next, fry up some delicious bacon. You can’t go wrong when bacon is involved. You’ll need 2 pieces of bacon per cinnamon roll. I did the package of 5 cinnamon rolls so I cooked 12 pieces of bacon. You know I just had to cook 2 extra pieces for snacking. The best part of cooking is eating along the way!
After the cinnamon rolls are iced, you stick the bacon in the back and decorate the face of the turkey with candy eyes, candy corn, and cinnamon candies. The icing keeps all the candies in place. I’m telling you, this is so easy it’s ridiculous.
- 1 can (17.5 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
- 10 slices bacon
- 5 candy corns
- 5 red mini candy-coated chocolate candies
- 10 candy eyeballs
- Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
- Set icing aside. Separate dough into 5 rolls; place about 3 inches apart on cookie sheet. Unroll each roll about 1 inch; tuck dough into roll to create neck of turkey.
- Bake 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towel-lined plate. Cut bacon slices in half. Tuck 4 halves of bacon into back of each cinnamon roll so they stick up and look like tail feathers.
- Drizzle tops of rolls with icing. Decorate turkeys with candy eyeballs, candy corn and candy-coated chocolate candies.
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