Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole can be prepped overnight on a busy holiday, like Christmas or Thanksgiving, or easily put together in 5 minutes. Delicious and rich, you will love this cinnamon roll bake that can be made with almost any refrigerated Pillsbury roll flavor – making this breakfast completely your own!
If you are looking for an amazing, and I mean amazing, breakfast casserole recipe, THIS. RECIPE. IS. IT.
Totally rich, kid friendly and fun, and a great take on cinnamon roll monkey bread, this cinnamon roll French toast casserole bake is SO simple to prepare and is incredibly delicious. What I love about this cinnamon roll bake is that most ingredients you probably have in your home and can easily be customized with changing out the cinnamon roll flavors.
Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
Our Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole, or in this case, Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole, takes no time at all to make and needs a few simple ingredients. Call it monkey bread, call it cinnamon roll bread, call it casserole or cinnamon bake, no matter what you call it, this is a simply easy and indulgent breakfast. Perfect as a wake up on Saturday and enjoy the weekend or a “wow its Christmas lets do something special” breakfast, every one in your family can agree on cinnamon rolls.
This recipe is slightly adapted from Pillsbury.
- Butter – with salt or without salt is fine
- 2 cans of Refrigerated Rolls – pick your favorite flavor, keep in mind the larger rolls are thicker and take longer to bake
- 6 Eggs
- Whipping Cream – I get heavy whipping cream for all my recipes, not half and half or milk
- Spices – Vanilla, Cinnamon
- Nuts – We used Pecans, walnuts is also fine. You can skip nuts if you want, but the crunch is nice.
- Syrup – Store bought pancake maple syrup works perfect
- 13 x 9 baking dish
*see full printable recipe for more detailed baking instructions*
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Monkey Bread French Toast Casserole
This Oven Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole is sweet, takes only about 15 minutes to prep, and can be made ahead for an easy morning.
- 1/2 stick melted butter
- 2 cans of refrigerated cinnamon rolls of any flavor (12-15 oz.)
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 tsp Vanilla Flavoring
- 1 cup Chopped Pecan Pieces
- 1 cup Pancake Syrup
Preheat – Preheat to 375 and prepare your pan by melting down the butter in it
Add Ingredients – Add your ingredients, starting with your cinnamon rolls, and then pour your egg mixture (eggs, vanilla, whipping cream mixed together) over the top.
Add maple syrup and nuts.
Bake and Enjoy – Bake till done, takes around 30-35 minutes, and then top with powdered sugar.
Make Ahead Cinnamon Roll Casserole
Yes! You can easily make ahead cinnamon roll casserole by prepping, covering, and placing in the fridge.
The one thing about pre-prepared food that gets super cold, is that it may need extra cooking time because it has to come up from a really cold temp to baking.
(this is pre-baked casserole with raw egg prior to oven)
Best At Home Cinnamon Roll Flavors
So lets talk about cinnamon roll flavors. My family gets at home cinnamon rolls all the time and they are a favorite of mine to make on a slow Saturday morning.
There are hoards of kinds now – from Cinnabon to Orange Rolls, Strawberry to seasonal, you do not have to go with traditional French Toast Casserole anymore.
For this recipe, we changed up the original recipe we were inspired by, and used Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls.
These Pumpkin Spice cinnamon rolls were a wonderful fall flavor take on this recipe and perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings with a slight pumpkin spice and seasonal flavoring to the recipe.
The only thing you need to consider with this recipe is that a lot of cinnamon roll casserole bakes take into the fact that the cinnamon rolls are normal sized and quite a few brands produce these huge dense and fluffy rolls.
The bigger the roll, the longer it may take to bake, so you may have to adjust your timing if you add additional cut up rolls or flavors that have more ounces in the can.
You can find these flavors (and others) in your refrigerated section at the store- just make sure what you buy has icing in the can.
- Orange Rolls
- Hot Cocoa Rolls
- Strawberries and Cream
- Cinnamon Rolls
- Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls
Serving Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake
Once you take your casserole out of the oven, let it cool down briefly, for 10-15 minutes.
Then remove the metal top that typically comes on your roll icing and pop the plastic container only in the microwave and melt down about 10 seconds so it can be easily poured.
Add to your cinnamon French toast bake in a sweeping motion and then, if you want, add on powdered sugar.
Serve the whole thing with extra icing or maple syrup so you can efficiently go into a sugar coma.
(this is fully baked breakfast casserole with melted icing)
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