Breakfast Pinwheels

Breakfast PinwheelsI love breakfast and I’m always looking for new and creative ways to enjoy it, so whether it’s using a bacon weave as a bun for a breakfast burger or making a Seven Layer Breakfast Sandwich I’m always trying to switch it up a little.

When I was a kid my grandma would use crescent roll dough to make pinwheels with ham, turkey and cheese and it recently got me thinking about how great a breakfast version would taste. So, I decided to make some!

I found a recipe on the Pillsbury website that was close to what I was looking for, but it didn’t include scrambled eggs, and in my opinion didn’t really call for enough bacon or cheese either, so I modified it a little bit and here’s what I came up with!

Overall I loved how these turned out.I used a maple flavored bacon when I made mine, but if you’re just using regular bacon then spreading a little bit of maple syrup, cream cheese or even the ranch dressing that the Pillsbury recipe calls for over your dough before you add all the toppings might not be a bad idea. I also packed my pinwheels a little too full, and they didn’t exactly all end up shaped like perfect circles, but man were they good!

Breakfast Pinwheels

Breakfast Pinwheels Recipe

Nick @

These breakfast pinwheels are super easy to make and they taste great combining scrambled eggs, bacon, cheese and peppers!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

Servings 12



  • 1 can crescent roll dough
  • 4 eggs scrambled
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup onions and peppers diced



  • Preheat oven to 350°. Unroll crescent roll dough and split it up into two rectangles that are each 12″ x 4″.
  • Spread your toppings evenly over the dough and roll up each rectangle. Slice each roll of dough into six pinwheels. If the dough is a little too hard to cut at this point put the rolls in your freezer for about 15 minutes and try again.
  • Place the pinwheels on a cookie sheet and cook for 15 minutes or until the crescent roll dough is a golden brown.

Keyword bacon, breakfast, cheese

1 Comment on Breakfast Pinwheels

  1. Dave
    December 27, 2013 at 2:15 am (10 years ago)

    Hi Nick – Glad I found your site and I really like this recipe. No shame in overpacking the pinwheels!


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