Monday, June 18, 2012

Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Casserole

I am always on the hunt for yummy breakfast dishes that I can make when I have extra time on the weekends and this one definitely fits that requirement.  When I came across this recipe on The Dishy Decorator's blog, I just knew I had to try it so I made it for Fathers Day breakfast and it was a huge hit with my family.  It is like a bread pudding and is oh so tasty and super easy to make.

I only made a few changes to the recipe.  First, instead of cutting all the rolls into eight pieces, I did the first layer and can into four pieces, then on the second layer and can, I cut into eight pieces and filled in any bare spots.  I didn't have any heavy cream, so I used 1/4 cup half and half and 1/4 cup whole milk.  Instead of pecans, I used walnuts.  

This dish is so good and easy to make that I will be making this for our VBS volunteers and even for our school staff.  Enjoy!

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

by The Dishy Decorator
  • 2 tbsp of melted butter or baking spray
  • 2 cans (12.4 oz each) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Icing from cinnamon rolls
  • Maple syrup (if desired)
  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Pour melted butter into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish.
  3. Separate both cans of dough into 16 rolls; set icing aside.
  4. With the first 8 rolls, cut each roll into 4 pieces; place pieces over butter in dish.
  5. With the last 8 rolls, cut each roll into 8 pieces, making sure to fill in any bare spots and then just layering on top.
  6. In a medium bowl, beat eggs. Beat in cream, cinnamon and vanilla until well blended; gently pour over roll pieces.
  7. Sprinkle with pecans; drizzle with 1/4 cup syrup.
  8. Bake 20 to 28 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and cool 15 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile, remove covers from icing; microwave on Medium (50%) 10 to 15 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle.
  11. Drizzle icing over top.
  12. If desired, spoon syrup over individual servings.
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  1. Oh em gee that looks like the best breakfast ever!!!

  2. This recipe looks oh so delicious! I'm defintiely going to have to try this. I found you from Boogieboard Cottage. I'm your newest follower.

  3. OH YUM!!!! So, if it's called a casserole can I eat this for lunch and dinner too? =o) It looks amazing!

  4. Wow that looks fantastic. Thanks for making and perfecting this recipe. I cannot wait to make it. Come and visit us today to see what wonderful picnic salad we have and be sure to come back on Friday. We are giving away flip flops. You will want a pair of these.

  5. ::drool::: These look amazing! YUM!

  6. Hi Wende,
    Oh my goodness, this would be a little piece of heaven, and I would love it right now. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. I wonder how long they would last in anyone's house.

    Please stop by and pick up an award.

  8. That looks heavenly! Newest follower from Bacon Time. Love for you to stop by Naptime Review and follow back when you get a chance ;)

  9. This is looks so good, I was wondering if you would link it in my Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Here is the link:

    I would love to have anything that you would like to link.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

    1. This looked it inspired me to make something similar. Look for the recipe sometime soon. Thanks for linking to Adorned From Above.

  10. Yum and Yum!

    I would love for you to link this to my Flaunt It Friday link party at Blissful Bucket List. We also have a great giveaway this week!


  11. Can't go wrong here! Looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  12. This looks delicious! I love cinnamon rolls! I am happy to let you know that you are being featured this week over at Addicted to Recipes. Come on over and grab your button!

  13. Use butter instead of oil or shortening or whatever in the recipe, and spread your rectangle with a generous amount of butter before rolling it up.

  14. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop
    this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick