One of our favorite Christmas morning breakfast casserole recipes, this easy to make cinnamon roll casserole is simply irresistible! It lets you enjoy the taste of cinnamon rolls without all the kneading and waiting. The canned cinnamon roll dough is baked together with a custard mixture, making it somewhat like a cross between bread pudding and French toast bake. It’s soft and gooey, while the golden brown top becomes slightly crisp. Plus, baking it makes the house smell amazing! Serve this cinnamon roll bake with cream cheese icing and hot peppermint coffee to sip with it.
Tips on Making Cinnamon Roll Casserole
As promised, this is an easy breakfast recipe that anyone can try. To make it even easier for you, we have these valuable tips to take note of on how to make homemade cinnamon rolls in the form of a casserole:
- Beat the eggs well and be sure that the mixture is well-combined. You don’t want to have streaks of egg whites on your baked casserole!
- Make the cinnamon roll frosting richer by adding a couple tablespoons of cream cheese into it. It’ll give it a richer taste and a more homemade feel.
- Customize this recipe by being creative on the toppings! Aside from the cinnamon roll icing, you can also top it with crispy bacon, fresh fruits, whipped cream, powdered sugar, yogurt, or maybe even some sprinkles to make it a birthday-themed casserole.
- The baking dish should be 9×12 inches in size. This is just enough for the dough to spread and cook evenly. Smaller baking pans might overflow as the dough will expand a bit, while larger ones will need less time to cook.
- Make it the night before. You can either bake it, cool it, and reheat it the next day, or assemble it and cover it with plastic wrap then bake it fresh the next day. For the second option, you might need to add 10 minutes or so to the total cooking time to compensate for its cold temperature.
More Cinnamon Roll Recipes to Try
Cinnamon buns are delicious in many ways, shapes, and forms. Check out these variations on the classic homemade cinnamon roll recipe and also be sure to try a couple of them, too!
- Vegan Cinnamon Rolls — Who says vegans cannot enjoy this sweet roll? Here’s a vegan cinnamon roll bread that makes soft rolls. And yes, it comes with icing, too.
- Cinnamon Roll Donuts — These cinnamon roll donuts are another no knead and no proof time recipe. They’re soft and tender on the inside, and slightly crispy on the outside.
- Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread — Best for feeding a bunch of kids! This monkey bread recipe makes sweet and buttery bread balls in a bundt pan. Each dough ball is rolled in cinnamon sugar, making them sticky with a rich cinnamon flavor after baking.
- Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole — This cinnamon roll french toast bake features a crunchy streusel topping on top of the fluffy and tender bread.
How To Make Easy Cinnamon Roll Casserole
Whip up this mouth-watering easy cinnamon roll recipe for breakfast or brunch! It’s a quick breakfast casserole that gives you crisp bites of golden brown cinnamon rolls topped with a velvety cream cheese icing.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9x12 glass baking dish. Set aside.
- In a bowl, beat the eggs, slowly mixing in the whipping cream, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
- In a casserole dish, lay the cinnamon rolls as desired.
- Pour the egg mixture over them. Then, drizzle the maple syrup.
- Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.
- Drizzle the icing on the warm rolls and serve this quick and easy cinnamon roll casserole!
- Sugar: 31g
- Calcium: 48mg
- Calories: 452kcal
- Carbohydrates: 58g
- Cholesterol: 123mg
- Fat: 21g
- Fiber: 1g
- Iron: 2mg
- Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
- Potassium: 96mg
- Protein: 8g
- Saturated Fat: 10g
- Sodium: 677mg
- Trans Fat: 1g
- Vitamin A: 368IU
- Vitamin C: 1mg
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this cinnamon roll casserole without heavy cream?
Yes, you can make this cinnamon roll casserole recipe without heavy cream. You can use whole milk or eggnog for the custard instead. For a lighter option, you may use your preferred non-dairy milk.
Does cinnamon roll casserole need to be refrigerated?
Yes, this cinnamon casserole needs to be refrigerated because it contains egg and milk which both easily spoil when left at room temperature for a few hours. They will stay good for 4 days when refrigerated, and for up to 2 months when frozen.
ConclusionSurprise the kids and kids at heart during breakfast with cinnamon rolls. It’s easy and quick with no kneading required, but it’s got the same sweet, buttery, cinnamon and vanilla-rich flavor that we all love. Make this cinnamon roll casserole any day with our easy recipe.
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