Cinnamon Roll Casserole - Easy recipe using PIllsbury refrigerated rolls
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Cinnamon Roll Casserole

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Cinnamon Roll Casserole: An easy, delicious french toast type breakfast casserole that can be made using refrigerated cinnamon rolls and everyday ingredients!

Oh heavens. Why oh why does the colder weather call for comfort food like this cinnamon roll casserole?

When the weather starts turning a bit chilly, I always think back to my grandma’s cinnamon rolls that she would spend HOURS making in the kitchen each year.

When they were hot and ready, she’d dial her rotary phone and call up to our house (which was only a hop, skip and a jump away) and say,

“I have cinnamon rolls ready for you.”

My dad would immediately start lacing up his boots (if they weren’t already on from feeding the cows that day) hop on his four-wheeler and head down to pick up those infamous rolls that she stored in a plastic ziptop bag for our entire family.

Now although I loved her dearly, and her cinnamon rolls were like no others… you PROBABLY won’t catch me in the kitchen for hours on end making them each year because I’m such a sucker for using refrigerated cinnamon rolls to get a cinnamon roll “fix”. They just make it super quick and easy for busy mama’s like us these days.

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Cinnamon Roll Casserole - Easy recipe using PIllsbury refrigerated rolls

What else do I love about refrigerated cinnamon rolls?

The endless recipes that you can make with them.

You don’t have to be limited to only making the standard cinnamon rolls with icing (although those are pretty delicious) but you can make amazingly fun things like this cinnamon roll casserole for your family to eat on those brisk mornings! (Or ahem, throughout the entire day like we tend to do on a lazy Saturday.)

Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole

To skip right to the recipe card where you can find the ingredients and instructions, just scroll down to the bottom of this post and there you’ll find where you can print and gather all of the info that you need!

However, I love showing photos of the cooking process in case you’re a visual person!

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole Ingredients

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly spray an 8×8 baking pan.

Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

Start by separating the cinnamon rolls and slicing each roll into 8 pieces, and set the icing to the side.

Melt the butter and pour it into the bottom of your 8×8 pan. Arrange the cinnamon roll slices all over the butter layer.

Cinnamon Roll Casserole - Easy Breakfast casserole

Cinnamon Roll Casserole French Toast Casserole

French toast casserole with cinnamon rolls

In a small bowl, beat together the eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon, and vanilla until combined well.

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Pour over the top of the cinnamon rolls in the dish.

Cinnamon Roll Casserole - Breakfast bake

drizzle syrup in to breakfast casserole with cinnamon rolls

Drizzle the maple syrup all over the top.

French Toast Cinnamon Roll Casserole for Breakfast

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until top is golden brown and let cool for a few minutes.

Remove the metal lid from the icing container and microwave the icing for 5-10 seconds, until it’s thin enough to drizzle.

Then, pour the icing all over the top!

Oh mylanta. Keep in mind, it’s best served warm with a little extra syrup and powdered sugar.

Cinnamon Roll Casserole - Easy Breakfast Casserole

Now although I’ve called this a cinnamon roll casserole, this could easily be called a cinnamon french toast casserole because of the eggs and maple syrup drizzle… so call it whatever you like, and whatever tickles your fancy!

Cinnamon Roll Casserole Breakfast Recipe

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Cinnamon Roll Casserole - Easy recipe using PIllsbury refrigerated rolls

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Jessica Burgess
4.28 from 36 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 383 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 12.4 oz can Pillsbury Original Icing Cinnamon Rolls
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly spray an 8x8 baking pan.  
  • Start by separating the cinnamon rolls and slicing each roll into 8 pieces. Set the icing to the side. 
  • Melt the butter and pour it into the bottom of your 8x8 pan. Arrange the cinnamon roll slices all over the butter layer. 
  • In a small bowl, beat together the eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon and vanilla until well combined. Pour over the top of the cinnamon rolls in the dish. 
  • Drizzle the maple syrup all over the top. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until top is golden brown. Cool for a few minutes.
  • Remove the metal lid from the icing container and microwave the icing for 5-10 seconds, until it’s thin enough to drizzle. 
  • Pour the icing all over the top. Best served warm with a little extra syrup and powdered sugar. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 383kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 5gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 462mgPotassium: 102mgSugar: 29gVitamin A: 400IUCalcium: 54mgIron: 1.4mg
Keyword breakfast casserole, breakfast casserole recipe, cinnamon roll breakfast casserole
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Easy Cinnamon Roll Casserole Recipe - Using Pillsbury Refrigerated Rolls

21 thoughts on “Cinnamon Roll Casserole

  1. Charlene Pena says:

    5 stars
    This is a remarkable recipe. Easy to prepare. I am an older woman but still love cooking. This recipe is my cup of tea

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh thank you so much Charlene for sharing that you loved it!!

  2. Shannon Petruzzi says:

    Very good!! The whole family loved it! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Jessica says:

      Yay! I’m so glad that you loved it! Thank you so much for taking the time to drop a note to let us know. 🙂

  3. Deb Garvey says:

    Can you make and refrigerate the night before and then cook it in the morning??

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Deb! I’ve never tried this, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work! It’s a lot like my baked french toast that sits overnight too. (Although the bread is a bit different, so I’m not 100% sure it will work… with the chance of the cinnamon rolls being a bit soggier, and have to cook a little longer???) I wish I was more help, but I’ll have to give that a try to see if it works out in case anyone else wants to know too!

  4. Pam says:

    Can I double this and put in a 9×13 pan?

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Pam! You should be able to double it and put it in a 9×13 pan!

  5. Beth says:

    Can milk be used instead of heavy cream?
    Thanks

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Beth! I’m not sure since I’ve never made it with milk. I’m sorry. If you do give it a try, I’d love to know how it turns out!

    2. Destinie says:

      I was wondering the same thing, did you make it with milk?!

  6. Jess R says:

    I was wondering if there are left overs do you keep it in the fridge or not? Thank you 😊

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Jess! There are different thoughts on this, but I myself would keep this in the fridge just in case! We warm it up anyway so it doesn’t matter to us. 🙂 I hope that helps!

  7. Marriah says:

    5 stars
    Soo good! Second time making this. My husband goes back for third! I like to add a half a block of softened cream cheese to the icing. Mmmm!!!

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh wow!!! That sounds awesome! Thank you for sharing!

  8. PammieE says:

    5 stars
    This was a great French toast casserole. My boys loved it! It was something different than the usual egg and sausage casserole.

    1. Jessica says:

      Aww, I’m so glad! Thank you for letting us know and for the rating!

  9. Stacia says:

    5 stars
    Great, easy recipe! Yes, you can use milk instead of heavy cream and it comes out delicious. I also added some crumbled bacon (pre-cooked) before baking.
    Thank you!

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh my goodness, thank you Stacia! Love the idea of adding bacon!

  10. Lisa says:

    5 stars
    SO GOOD! I’ll be making this again and again!! But I can’t tell you I won’t serve it with some homemade whipped cream next time and call it cinnamon roll bread pudding!! Lol

    1. Jessica says:

      Haha, that sounds amazing! Thank you so much for letting us know what you thought and for the idea!

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