Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole can be prepped the night before 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 roll flavor – making it your own.
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.
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 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
Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
Our Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole, or in this case, Pumpkin Spice Toast Casserole, takes no time at all to make and needs a few simple ingredients.
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
- 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*
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 Night Before
While I have not made cinnamon roll french toast casserole the night before, I am pretty positive this could easily be prepped the night before on like a pre-holiday evening and popped in the oven the next morning.
That being said, it only takes about 5 minutes to prepare as it is, so I am not sure there is much of an advantage of making this casserole before hand.
Just takes up space in your fridge.
(this is pre-baked casserole with raw egg prior to oven)
Breakfast Recipe Options
Need more breakfast recipe options?
Hey, we all enjoy eating breakfast recipes that are not cereal.
- Southern Fried Apples
- Fried Breakfast Potatoes
- Blueberry Breakfast Cake
- Blueberry Cake Donuts
- Orange Bread with Orange Glaze
Serving Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake
Once you take your casserole out o f 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)
A longer pan will help the casserole not be too thick and cook properly, but if you are forced to use a 9x11 pan, just make sure you remove some rolls so its not as thick or cook longer. Recipe adapted from Pillsbury As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 265Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 142mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 5g
A longer pan will help the casserole not be too thick and cook properly, but if you are forced to use a 9x11 pan, just make sure you remove some rolls so its not as thick or cook longer.
Recipe adapted from Pillsbury
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.