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Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Introducing the Cinnamon Roll Casserole - all the nostalgia of early morning cinnamon rolls for the holidays, with none of the prep!

Cinnamon roll casserole

Imagine it with me: snow is gently falling, you're wrapped in a warm blanket, hot coffee in hand, and your breakfast is cooking in the oven. You sniff the air and delicious notes of cinnamon, sweet dough, and sugar fill your nose. Your Cinnamon Roll Casserole is baking and you just can't wait to dig in and serve it to your friends and family.

This doesn't have to just be a beautiful daydream—this can be you! Cinnamon rolls are a beloved brunch item and classic holiday breakfast. In Sweden, there is even a national holiday to celebrate them! This cinnamon roll casserole recipe is perfect for the busy holiday season and is super quick, easy, and delicious. In just 35 minutes, this sweet dish could be ready and hot on your breakfast table!

Cinnamon roll casserole ingredients

Here is all you need to be on your way to cinnamon roll casserole heaven:

  • cinnamon rolls
  • egg whites
  • milk
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • maple syrup

Cinnamon roll casserole substitutions

Here are some simple substitutions I thought about while creating this recipe:

  • Cinnamon rolls: I used Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, but you could use whatever brand or variation you like best.
  • Milk: I had regular milk on hand at home when I made this recipe. You could use whichever milk suits your fancy.
  • Syrup: I used sugar free syrup to counter the sweetness of the cinnamon rolls. Using regular, lite, or pure maple syrup in this recipe would not change things drastically.

How to make cinnamon roll casserole

Here are the steps to follow to have this yumminess in your home:

  • Gather ingredients for this recipe.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Use cooking spray to grease a casserole dish. Set aside.
  • Cut the cinnamon rolls into ¼ size pieces.
  • Line the cinnamon roll pieces on the bottom of the casserole dish.
  • In a separate bowl, combine egg whites, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon together. Whisk well.
  • Pour the mixture over the top of the cinnamon roll pieces in the casserole dish.
  • Drizzle syrup over the top of the casserole.
  • Bake the casserole in the oven for 25 minutes or until light brown and fully cooked through.
  • Take out of the oven and drizzle the icing evenly over the top.
  • Enjoy!

Cinnamon roll french toast casserole

Because of the eggs I added into the casserole, this dish is giving cinnamon roll-french toast. If you are more set on a traditional french toast—you can check out my protein french toast here.

However, if you have a hankering for something extra and a little different, this recipe is perfect for you!

How do I store this recipe?

Store this recipe in an airtight container in your fridge. This recipe is so delicious, I do not anticipate many leftovers. If you do have them, they will be good for up to 5 days.

This is a great recipe to meal prep for quick breakfasts all week. If you do decide to add this cinnamon roll casserole into your rotation, store in 5 different portioned out containers.

How to reheat this recipe

It is optimal to enjoy this recipe right out of the oven. It's so gooey, fresh, and sweet!

However, it does taste delicious and has an amazing texture after reheating in the microwave for just 1 minute! You can always reheat in the oven if you don't have a microwave that is accessible to you.

How do you keep cinnamon rolls soft and moist?

The best way to keep your cinnamon rolls as soft and moist as the first time they come out of the oven is by storing them in an airtight container. The eggs, milk, and maple syrup in this recipe all work to keep your casserole soft and moist.

You can even prep everything the night before and let the casserole sit in the fridge overnight. Then, in the morning, all you have to do is throw it in the oven!

How do you doctor up canned cinnamon rolls?

The best way to level up your cinnamon rolls is to make this recipe! As mentioned before, it is a yummy combo of french toast and cinnamon rolls and it is so easy to make. Your whole family is going to love this recipe.

You could also add some toppings to this casserole as you see fit. Some ideas are fresh fruit, nuts, or dark chocolate chunks. If you're feeling extra adventurous you could also add some additional seasonings like cinnamon, nutmeg, or a dash of ginger.

Other easy breakfast ideas

If you signed up to bring two dishes to your next brunch, check out these delicious breakfast recipes right here at Jordo's World:

This is a picture of cinnamon roll casserole. There is a large white casserole dish filled with lightly browned cinnamon roll pieces. There's white icing coating the cinnamon roll pieces.
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5 from 7 votes

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Introducing the Cinnamon Roll Casserole - all the nostalgia of early morning cinnamon rolls for the holidays, with none of the prep!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon roll, cinnamon roll casserole
Servings: 8
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • casserole dish
  • oven
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 cans cinnamon rolls
  • ½ cup egg whites
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup maple syrup

Instructions

  • Gather ingredients for this recipe.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Use cooking spray to grease a casserole dish. Set aside.
  • Cut the cinnamon rolls into ¼ size pieces.
  • Line the cinnamon roll pieces on the bottom of the casserole dish.
  • In a separate bowl, combine egg whites, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon together. Whisk well.
  • Pour the mixture over the top of the cinnamon roll pieces in the casserole dish.
  • Drizzle syrup over the top of the casserole.
  • Bake the casserole in the oven for 25 minutes or until light brown and fully cooked through.
  • Take out of the oven and drizzle the icing evenly over the top.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 4g | Sodium: 747mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 9mg
Recipe Rating




Hope Gustafson

Monday 1st of April 2024

YUM! Our cinnamon rolls came out a bit soggy at first, so we actually ended up needing to leave them in for 4 hours total, but holy moly these are DELICIOUS! EASY and FAST, too! YUM!!

Jordan Smith

Saturday 6th of April 2024

Thanks for sharing your timing difference — I imagine it's a crock pot difference, but I'm glad it still worked!

Margot

Monday 1st of January 2024

Made this for NYD breakfast and it was the sweetest way to kick off the new year. Everyone loved being woken up to the smell of cinnamon rolls

Elizabeth

Monday 25th of December 2023

Made this for Christmas morning. Super easy to throw together and everyone enjoyed!

Jordan Smith

Wednesday 27th of December 2023

What a treat to be a part of your holidays! So happy everyone enjoyed.

Alisha

Thursday 21st of December 2023

Is the recipe for the 8 roll container of cinnamon rolls or the 5 roll?

Jordan Smith

Friday 22nd of December 2023

I use the cans that have 8 rolls!

Sarah Lester

Friday 8th of December 2023

This was so easy to make and my husband loved it? He often says remember that cinnamon roll thing you made for mealprep, can we have it again?