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Breakfast Cinnamon Roll Casserole Bake #Recipe

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Every Christmas Morning I bake up Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls while the kids are opening gifts and usually serve them along with juice, milk and sausage. I like to keel breakfast light since we have a big family dinner in the early afternoon. Thanksgiving we don’t usually have any traditions since we tend to head out to visit family for the turkey feast.

cinnamon roll casserole bake


This year I wanted to make something special for the kids for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning. I had just visited BJs wholesale the night before and picked up a 4-pack of cinnamon rolls so it just seemed perfect that I made something different with them. I’ve seen recipes for cinnamon roll waffles but we have a Belgian waffle iron so that wasn’t going to work. I love french toast casserole so this felt like the next best thing. It turned out the be THE best thing. This is something I’ll be making again.

cinnamon roll casserole

Cinnamon Roll Casserole Bake

Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Melinda@LookWhatMomFound
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Serves: 8
a blend of sweet and cinnamony rolls baked into a warm, sticky and delicious casserole.
  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 packages of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk or heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 375® and spray a 9 X 13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Open the cinnamon rolls, set aside icing and cut each roll into 8 pieces.
  3. Place all cut rolls evenly into your pan.
  4. In a bowl, beat together eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup.
  5. Pour evenly over cinnamon roll pieces.
  6. Sprinkle with chopped nuts and bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown.
  7. While rolls are still hot drizzle with included icing.
  8. Serve Warm.

Make it even simpler on Christmas mornings by prepping the rolls the night before and storing in the fridge in your  casserole dish.  In the morning just whip up your eggs and milk mixture, pour and bake.

cinnamon roll casserole

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About Melinda

Melinda is half of the mom & dad blogging team from LookWhatMomFound...and Dad too! Over 4 years ago Melinda left the corporate world to focus on raising her children while being a SAHM. With 17 years of parenting practice to 3 kids life has provided her many experiences that are used to educate the family on morals, ethics and the difference between right and wrong. While academics are very important, a full education goes beyond books and grades. Melinda strives to raise children with good hearts, strong principles and a foundation built on love and respect for others.
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  1. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Yummmm! Perfect for holiday company *pinned*

  2. Um yum!!!!! These looks soo good! And with very little effort I think ill be having a test run before Christmas 😉

  3. Oh man this looks so good! I bet the whole family would love it. 🙂

  4. I saw something a lot like this on Pinterest and made it a few months ago for Sunday School breakfast. I didn’t get any complaints, but I didn’t think it was great. I will have to try your version and see if maybe I screwed up the first one!

    • I’ve made them in the past where the bread was soaked in the milk and egg and didn’t like it at all. It was too soft. I like the last minute set up so it isn’t custardy.

  5. Those look delicious! My sons both love anything with cinnamon so I’ll have to try them one weekend morning. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Not just for early Thanksgiving! Thinking this is a great Christmas morning recipe!

  7. Melinda, I just bookmarked it! Wow, and I think that it sounds yummy! We love cinnamon rolls here in my household.

  8. This looks so good! I can’t really cook but I’ll forward this to my Grandma!

  9. Oh my. I would eat way too much of this YUM!!!

  10. Brandy says:

    We have a similar tradition. That looks amazing.

  11. Kathy B says:

    This is really really good. Thanks for posting.

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