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The Ultimate Cinnamon Roll Casserole

This recipe is so simple, you will almost feel like you’re cheating! It starts with two cans of refrigerated cinnamon rolls but it definitely doesn’t end there! 

Can I Turn Cinnamon Rolls into a Casserole?

Yet bet you can! And once you do, you’ll never look back!

I was recently tasked with preparing brunch for a group of senior citizens. I made a wonderful hashbrown casserole but I wanted to complement it with something sweet. 

I went on a search across the Internet for something easy. I’m not exactly a morning person and I knew this would have to be made in the wee hours, before the brunch. 

I stumbled across this simple Cinnamon Roll Casserole at All Recipes, one of my favorite places to locate recipes. It looked really simple, which was incredibly important for this particular dish. 

I absolutely loved the outcome and so did the people who attended the brunch. So, this one comes highly recommended! 

Cinnamon Roll Casserole Ingredients

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You will find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post but here’s a quick peek at what you’ll need. These are simple ingredients you might already have on hand in your kitchen. 

  • melted butter
  • refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
  • large eggs
  • heavy cream
  • ground cinnamon
  • vanilla extract (or maple extract)
  • chopped pecans
  • maple syrup

How to Make this Easy Cinnamon Roll Casserole. 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Place the butter in the dish and melt it. (You can do this in the oven but I hurried mine along in the microwave.)

Cut the cinnamon rolls into pieces. (I cut each of mine into eight pieces.) 

Spread across the bottom of the pan on top of the melted butter. 

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In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs and cream. Add the cinnamon and vanilla and whisk well. 

Pour the egg mixture over the cinnamon rolls. 

Now sprinkle the pecans on top and drizzle the maple syrup over the top. (Yum!)

Place the casserole dish in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. 

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Remove and place on a wire cooling rack for about 15 minutes. 

Add the icing to the top of the warm casserole. 

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Serve and enjoy! 

I recommend storing this one in the refrigerator tightly covered in plastic wrap. This should stay fresh for 3 – 4 days. 

What to Expect from this Recipe

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This one went over well with our guests. They loved the rich cinnamon flavor. And that maple syrup gave it such a rich taste! 

My favorite part was the drizzling of icing on top. It was absolutely wonderful! 

I can’t wait to make this one again. It’s going to be a go-to breakfast treat for family get-togethers. And I think it would be perfect for Christmas morning! 

Variations to this Recipe

This one is amazing just as it is but I’m already thinking of ways to change it up. Here are some ideas. 

Add some sautéed apples (or diced raw apples). They would make this even more delicious! 

Add golden raisins or craisins. (Yum!) 

Add peached. I think this would really be swoon-worthy! (Peach cobbler, anyone?) 

Really, the possibilities are endless. Just use your imagination. 

Other Sweet Breakfast Treats from Out of the Box Baking

If you’re in the mood for savory breakfast dish, check out this Breakfast Fatty from Backyard Texas Grill. (Doesn’t it look amazing? And. . .fattening?) 

Breakfast Fatty from Backyard Texas Grill

That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoyed this delicious recipe. 

If you make this recipe and love it, don’t forget to leave a review and a comment below. And while you’re at it, go ahead and pin some photos to your Pinterest boards!


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About the Author

Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.

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Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 6 seconds
Total Time: 35 minutes 6 seconds

This recipe is so simple, you will almost feel like you’re cheating! It starts with two cans of refrigerated cinnamon rolls but it definitely doesn’t end there!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 2 (12.4 ounce) cans refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing (such as Pillsbury® Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls with Icing)
  • 6 large eggs
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the butter in the dish and melt it. (You can do this in the oven but I hurried mine along in the microwave.)
  3. Cut the cinnamon rolls into pieces. (I cut each of mine into eight pieces.)
    Spread across the bottom of the pan on top of the melted butter.
  4. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs and cream. Add the cinnamon and vanilla and whisk well.
  5. Pour the egg mixture over the cinnamon rolls.
  6. Now sprinkle the pecans on top.
  7. Drizzle the maple syrup over the top. (Yum!)
  8. Place the casserole dish in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove and place on a wire cooling rack for about 15 minutes.
  10. Add the icing to the top of the warm casserole.
  11. Serve and enjoy!
  12. I recommend storing this one in the refrigerator tightly covered in plastic wrap. This should stay fresh for 3 - 4 days.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 5g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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