Peppered Maple Bacon Roll ups

Peppered Maple Bacon Roll ups

Sweet, salty, crispy, caramelized, and delicious, this bacon is made with only 4 ingredients, and ready in 10 minutes in the air fryer or 30 minutes in the oven. Pair with coffee, enjoy as an any time snack, or serve on a burger for the perfect play on sweet and salty.

peppered maple bacon roll ups

Never has bacon been prettier to present. Look at these lovely roll ups covered with maple syrup. Just a simple fold with seasoning and you get unbelievable snack for any occasion.

What you need

  • Bacon: The bacon you will use equates to 16 slices, or about a pound of bacon. I don’t recommend using thick cut bacon, it’ll result in a chewier texture and you won’t get the crispy effect. Fold the back 2 or 3 times leaving the end down on the tray.
  • Brown Sugar Erythritol: you’ll want to lightly pack your brown sugar erythritol as not to overpower the sweet to salty ratio. I like this brand, but you can use any 1:1 keto brown sugar sweetener (or even regular brown sugar if you’re not worried about the carbs).
  • Sugar Free Maple Syrup (or honey): finding a sugar free maple syrup can be tricky — you want something that matches the flavor, but doesn’t have a lot of gunk. My favorite sugar free maple syrup is Choc Zero. I also use Lakanto Sugar Free Maple Syrup; it’s still a bit thinner than regular maple syrup, but the flavor is spot on.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Storage: store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. You can also store in the freezer up to 6 months (if it lasts that long).
  • Reheating: reheat the bacon in an air fryer or oven for 2-3 minutes at 350°F.
  • Make it everything: make Everything Bagel Roll Up Bacon! Omit the black pepper, and adding 2 teaspoons of Everything Bagel Seasoning.
  • Spice it up: Add ½ teaspoon smoked paprika to add a nice smoky flavor. It complements the sweetness of the brown sugar erythritol and the saltiness of the bacon perfectly.
  • Bake it in the oven: Put it on a tray with no parchment paper but oil it up a little. Preheat the oven at 375 degrees and bake it for 30 to 35 minutes. Turn the bacon roll ups after 15 minutes.

Peppered Maple Bacon Roll ups

Recipe by Lucy ChesnaCourse: Appetizers, SidesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Never has bacon been prettier to present. Look at these lovely roll ups covered with maple syrup. Just a simple fold with seasoning and you get unbelievable snack for any occasion.


  • 1 pound bacon

  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey

  • ¼ cup substitute brown sugar

  • coarse freshly cracked black peppercorns


  • If the bacon is long, cut in half or leave it the way it is. Fold them 2 or 3 times. Place on baking sheet.
  • Combine the maple syrup and brown sugar in a bowl. Brush each knot generously with this mixture and sprinkle generously with freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Pre-heat the air fryer to 400ºF.
  • Air-fry the bacon roll ups in batches if you need too. Place one layer of the bacon the air fryer basket and air-fry for 10 minutes. Turn the bacon knots over and air-fry for an additional 5 minutes. (Cook an additional 1-2 minutes if using thick cut bacon.)
  • Serve warm.


  • No Air Fryer? Preheat oven 375 degrees and bale for 30 to 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container

Serving Size4g

  • Amount Per ServingCalories110
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 9g 14%
    • Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
      • Protein 7g 15%

        * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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