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Easy Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Don't settle for plain ol' cans of cinnamon roll dough. Up your game and enjoy the delicious treat of the golden brown sweet rolls in this crock pot cinnamon roll casserole made right in the slow cooker.

Crock pot cinnamon roll casserole

The beloved cinnamon roll represents the pinnacle of sweet breakfast treats. Waking up first thing in the morning to what feels like dessert is a popular thing, and made-from-scratch rolls can be a real labor of love that's well worth undertaking. 

Sometimes, it's nice to have an easy recipe that delivers your favorite flavors without demanding hours of culinary wizardry before you get to take your first bite. This slow cooker cinnamon roll casserole is a great recipe that fits the bill perfectly. Bringing together the ease of a breakfast casserole with a taste approved by the entire family, this one was an instant addition to the list of my favorite crock pot recipes. Regular cans of cinnamon rolls are already pretty good, but they can really be improved by adding warm maple syrup and pure vanilla extract and cooking in what is essentially a steam room for cinnamon-y goodness.

Using the low heat of a slow cooker, you're still looking at a very manageable cook time of 2 hours before you have a killer brunch recipe or a lazy weekend breakfast. Using simple ingredients to achieve just the right amount of sweetness, you'll want to make crockpot cinnamon rolls for every morning. 

Crock pot cinnamon roll casserole ingredients

Here's what's involved in making the crock pot cinnamon roll casserole:

  • 2 cans cinnamon rolls
  • egg whites
  • milk 
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • maple syrup

Crock pot cinnamon roll casserole substitution ideas

Cinnamon rolls: you can use your favorite brand of store-bought cinnamon rolls for this recipe. If you have a specialty version that you prefer (such as a gluten-free cinnamon roll), you could use it here. 

Egg whites: If you can't find egg whites in a carton, you could always use an actual egg (though I recommend separating the yolk and finding another use for it if possible). 

Milk: You can use any percentage (skim milk, 2% milk, whole milk) or even use heavy cream if you're looking for extra decadence with your crock pot cinnamon rolls. 

Maple syrup: You can use a sugar-free maple syrup or opt for another sweetener of your choice. 

How to make crock pot cinnamon roll casserole 

  • Gather ingredients for this recipe.
  • Use non-stick cooking spray to grease a crock pot. Set aside.
  • Cut the cinnamon rolls into ¼ size pieces.
  • Add the cinnamon roll pieces into the crock pot.
  • 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.
  • Drizzle syrup over the top.
  • Cook the cinnamon rolls on low for 2 hours (or 2.5 if the cinnamon rolls need more time).
  • Drizzle the icing evenly over the top of the cinnamon rolls.
  • Enjoy!

How long does crock pot cinnamon roll casserole last in the fridge? 

Storing these cinnamon rolls in an airtight container, these can last for up to five days. If you plan to store any, I recommend allowing them to cool after the cooking time has elapsed before storing in the refrigerator. 

You can also freeze this casserole and reheat, but I imagine you won't be dealing with too much in the way of leftovers. Enjoy these with a hot cup of coffee one morning and you'll be determined to repeat that routine for the rest of the week. The good news? Once you've made it through the whole thing, it's easy to run it right back and make it again. 

Can I make these in the oven?

If you've been around Jordo's World, you might know that I already have a cinnamon roll casserole recipe here on the site. So why do I need a crockpot cinnamon roll casserole recipe? 

I'm of the opinion that you can't have too many delicious cinnamon roll recipes, but maybe that's a little bit unsatisfying. I love making the recipe in the oven as well, but using the crock pot really allows you to get a soft texture that you don't achieve when the top of the casserole is uncovered in the oven. Plus, if you decide to use a food-safe crock pot liner, cleanup can really be a cinch at the end.

I'll still probably use both methods—both are delicious recipes. It really just comes down to what else I've got going on. If I need to free up a casserole dish to make something else, I know I can use the crock pot to get excellent results, and vice versa. 

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This is a black crock pot filled with cinnamon roll casserole. There are pieces of cinnamon roll drizzled with white icing.
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5 from 3 votes

Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Don't settle for plain ol' cans of cinnamon roll dough. Up your game and enjoy the delicious treat of the golden brown sweet rolls in this crock pot cinnamon roll casserole made right in the slow cooker.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon roll casserole, cinnamon rolls, crock pot
Servings: 6
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Crock Pot
  • Measuring Cups

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.
  • Use cooking spray to grease a crock pot. Set aside.
  • Cut the cinnamon rolls into ¼ size pieces.
  • Add the cinnamon roll pieces into the crock pot.
  • 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.
  • Drizzle syrup over the top.
  • Cook the cinnamon rolls on low for 2 hours (or 2.5 if the cinnamon rolls need more time).
  • Drizzle the icing evenly over the top of the cinnamon rolls.
  • 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




Marie

Friday 5th of April 2024

Can i double this recipe ?

Jordan Smith

Saturday 6th of April 2024

Hi Marie, I haven't tried doubling the recipe but I imagine if your crock pot is big enough and you adjust the cook time to a little longer, it should still work out!

Becky

Saturday 20th of January 2024

This looks delicious!!! What size is each serving of this casserole?

Jordan Smith

Monday 22nd of January 2024

Hi Becky, this recipe makes 6 servings. Hope you enjoy it!!

Mags

Sunday 24th of December 2023

Are these 12oz. or 17.5oz. cans of cinnamon rolls?

Jordan Smith

Sunday 31st of December 2023

I use the 12.4 oz of cinnamon rolls for this recipe.

Lisa Bersett

Friday 8th of December 2023

Can’t wait to try this!!!