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.
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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 375® and spray a 9 X 13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
- Open the cinnamon rolls, set aside icing and cut each roll into 8 pieces.
- Place all cut rolls evenly into your pan.
- In a bowl, beat together eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup.
- Pour evenly over cinnamon roll pieces.
- Sprinkle with chopped nuts and bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown.
- While rolls are still hot drizzle with included icing.
- 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.