Country-Style Cinnamon Roll Bake

Warm and tender - Country-Style Cinnamon Roll Bake.

A super easy breakfast casserole recipe made with canned cinnamon rolls and a cinnamon/nutmeg custard. What a simply delicious morning treat that can be assembled and baked in your oven in just 30 minutes!

Make the morning special - bake up a pan of Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole.

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Cinnamon rolls (and anything that has to do with cinnamon rolls!) is something that everybody seems to love. I was once teaching a cinnamon roll class and I asked each person attending what their experience had been with making cinnamon rolls up to that point and what they wanted to overcome or accomplish.

Their answers ranged from “my dough won’t raise” to “they are tough” to “my cinnamon rolls flatten out too much after I bake them”.

But then a little man in the back of the class said “I’m just here because I want to learn how to make cinnamon rolls better than my neighbor does!” I assumed that meant she made really yummy cinnamon rolls and he wanted to out-do her. I never found out whether he accomplished that or not when he got home, but I sure hope so. 🙂

I have a Speedy Cinnamon Rolls recipe that can be made in just over an hour start-to-finish….they are delicious served with Hill Billy Chili, which is a tradition here in the Midwest. We also love a good Sheet Pan French Toast Bake, since it’s loaded with cinnamon like this breakfast bake is.

My guys are big breakfast eaters so this recipe was a wildly popular hit from the get-go. It was also a hit for Mom since it literally took me 5 minutes and just 6 ingredients to assemble….and into the oven it went!

Things to Love About This Recipe –

  1. It’s moist and tender – kind of like a cross between bread pudding and French toast consistency.
  2. Just 6 ingredients required.
  3. Who doesn’t usually have a can of cinnamon rolls in the fridge?

What Ingredients Do I Need to Make Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole? Just 6!

  • Canned cinnamon rolls
  • Heavy cream
  • Eggs
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Pure maple syrup
You can do it - make this easy cinnamon roll bake for your family!

How to Make Country-Style Cinnamon Roll Bake in 5 Easy Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Using your kitchen shears, unroll the cinnamon rolls and cut each one into 6 bite-size pieces and place into a greased 9-inch baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cream, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and half of the pure maple syrup; pour this mixture over the cinnamon rolls in the baking dish.
  4. Bake the breakfast casserole for 25-30 minutes, uncovered, until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Warm the maple syrup and drizzle it over the breakfast casserole, followed by drizzling the warmed icing that came with the cinnamon roll on top; serve at once.

Easy Recipe Tips for Making Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casseroles –

  • Cutting the cinnamon rolls into bite-size pieces instead of quarters helps them bake faster and also easier to eat.
  • Let your cream and eggs sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or so before combining – this will also help the cinnamon roll breakfast casserole bake more quickly.
  • Chopped pecans or walnuts could also be sprinkled over the top of casserole before baking it to add some crunch, if desired. Or, you could combine the warm icing (that comes with the cinnamon rolls) with the chopped nuts and add them at that point.
  • Pure maple syrup isn’t the same thing as pancake syrup. Pure maple syrup is the real deal – it’s maple tree sap that’s boiled down into a thick consistency and is much more concentrated in flavor. Pancake syrup, on the other hand, is made from corn syrup and maple flavoring.

More Favorite Breakfast Recipes –

Country-Style Cinnamon Roll Bake - the very best weekend breakfast or brunch.

Printable Directions for Making Country-Style Cinnamon Roll Bake

Warm and tender - Country-Style Cinnamon Roll Bake.

Country-Style Cinnamon Roll Bake

A super easy breakfast casserole recipe made with canned cinnamon rolls and a cinnamon/nutmeg custard. What a simply delicious morning treat that can be assembled and baked in your oven in just 30 minutes!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 302kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. can refrigerated cinnamon rolls
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup divided use

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9×9 casserole dish with non-stick baking spray.
  • Open the cinnamon roll tube; reserve the frosting. Cut each cinnamon roll in half, then cut each half into 3 pieces. Place the cinnamon roll pieces evenly into the prepared baking dish. .
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cream, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 2 Tbs. maple syrup until well combined; pour the egg mixture over the cinnamon rolls; drizzle with the remaining 2 Tbs. of syrup over the top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is lightly golden brown. Warm the reserved frosting for 5-10 seconds in the microwave, then drizzle over the warm cinnamon roll casserole. Serve at once.

Notes

 
  • Cutting the cinnamon rolls into bite-size pieces instead of quarters helps them bake faster and also easier to eat.
  • Let your cream and eggs sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or so before combining – this will also help the cinnamon roll breakfast casserole bake more quickly.
  • Chopped pecans or walnuts could also be sprinkled over the top of casserole before baking it to add some crunch, if desired. Or, you could combine the warm icing (that comes with the cinnamon rolls) with the chopped nuts and add them at that point.
  • Pure maple syrup isn’t the same thing as pancake syrup. Pure maple syrup is the real deal – it’s maple tree sap that’s boiled down into a thick consistency and is much more concentrated in flavor. Pancake syrup, on the other hand, is made from corn syrup and maple flavoring.
 
 
Course: Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake, Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 434mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 274IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

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