Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake is a family favorite. Kids and adults love this cinnamon roll french toast. Classic french toast with bread, egg, milk, and cinnamon cooked on a pan on the stove is a classic breakfast that everyone has loved for years. However, for a family of 4 or more, you could use an entire loaf of bread! I don’t know about you, but cooking pancakes, waffles, and french toast is stressful to me. My family is obsessed with these breakfasts and as a result, they eat A LOT. I get stressed out when making these dishes because by the time I make enough for everyone, the 1st round of pancakes, waffles, and french toast have already cooled. Wah!
Classic Breakfast Alternative
Because cooking french toast can leave some family members eating cold french toast, a yummy alternative is to bake a big enough batch at the same time. Sounds genius right? It is! Since it cooks at the same time, it’s ready at the same time. Which means everyone can eat a warm breakfast. At the same time!
This french toast casserole makes it easier for you to serve your hungry family a yummy cinnamon french toast and be able to serve it warm! You can even prepare this casserole bake the night before and won’t sacrifice the consistency or taste. Then, you can just pop it in the oven in the morning. This is perfect for holiday breakfasts like Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc! There is enough going on in the mornings on holidays, nobody wants to be stuck in the kitchen making breakfast. You want to enjoy your family time. Making this cinnamon roll french toast bake allows you to be part of the quality time and provide a quality meal that everyone will be thankful for.
How To Make
You will Need 2 cans Pillsbury Grand Cinnamon Rolls, 1/2 cup melted butter, 3 tbsp flour, 0.5 cups of half and half, 3 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup of chopped pecans.
As previously mentioned, this recipe can be prepped the night before. Just get everything ready to bake and then cover tightly and refrigerate until you bake it.
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Melt butter and coat 9 x 13 baking dish with the melted butter. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Open canned cinnamon rolls and slice each roll into 8 slices. Place cinnamon roll pieces into egg mixture and coat thoroughly. Pour the pieces into the greased baking dish and spread evenly. Add remaining egg mixture to the baking dish. Sprinkle with pecans, if using. Bake in oven for 22-28 minutes or until light golden brown. Baking time can vary. Keep an eye on it after 22 minutes. When done, remove from oven. Microwave icing (that came with cinnamon rolls) for 20 seconds. Pour icing over cinnamon roll french toast bake, covering well. Serve warm and enjoy that tasty goodness of cinnamon rolls in a french toast version.
Easy Recipe & Tastes Great!
Cinnamon Roll French Toast is an easy recipe because the Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls add most of the recipe and all you need to do is slice those up! The rest is easy-peasy as far as baking goes. Just add some cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, cream, and eggs. Then bake and enjoy. No need to add butter or syrup, but feel free to add it if you prefer. If you keep an eye on your french toast bake ane make sure it’s not over-cooked, this will be a gooey, cinnamon-y french toast that doesn’t need anything added (except the cinnamon roll icing, of course!). I prefer to add chopped pecans or walnuts to the top before cooking. Yes, it adds some additional flavor from your favorite nuts, but it also provides a crunchy texture which is great, when you are chewing this chewy and delectable breakfast!
Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake
- 2 cans Pillsbury Grand Cinnamon Rolls 17.5 oz cans
- 1/2 cup Melted Butter
- 3 tbsp Flour
- 1/2 cup Half & half
- 3 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans Optional
- *This recipe can be prepped the night before* Follow recipe through adding pecans, then cover tightly and refrigerate until you bake it.
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
- Melt butter and coat 9 x 13 baking dish with the melted butter.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract.
- Open canned cinnamon rolls and slice each roll into 8 slices.
- Place cinnamon roll pieces into egg mixture and coat thoroughly.
- Pour the pieces into the greased baking dish and spread evenly.
- Add remaining egg mixture to the baking dish.
- Sprinkle with pecans, if using.
- Bake in oven for 22-28 minutes or until light golden brown. Baking time can vary. Keep an eye on it after 22 minutes.
- When done, remove from oven.
- Microwave icing (that came with cinnamon rolls) for 20 seconds.
- Pour icing over cinnamon roll french toast bake, covering well.
- Serve warm.