Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

Breakfast · Recipes · October 21, 2017

Can't decide between cinnamon rolls and french toast for breakfast? Now you don't have to with my Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake! Super-easy to make, using frozen cinnamon rolls, this overnight dish is perfect for company or anytime you want to treat your family to a delicious breakfast or brunch!

Can’t decide between cinnamon rolls and french toast for breakfast?  Now you don’t have to with my Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake!  Super-easy to make, using frozen cinnamon rolls, this overnight dish is perfect for company or anytime you want to treat your family to a delicious breakfast or brunch!

During the holidays, I love to treat my family to delicious breakfast and brunch dishes.  I always love doing overnight French toast.  It’s super-simple, as the prep work is typically done the night before.  Once you wake up in the morning, you simply transfer your dish from the refrigerator to the oven, and in a matter of moments, you and your family will be enjoying the most amazing, hot breakfast!

Can't decide between cinnamon rolls and french toast for breakfast? Now you don't have to with my Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake! Super-easy to make, using frozen cinnamon rolls, this overnight dish is perfect for company or anytime you want to treat your family to a delicious breakfast or brunch!

A while back, I decided that I wanted to try an overnight French Toast with frozen cinnamon roll dough.  You can find frozen cinnamon rolls at most grocery stores, in the freezer section (I use Rhodes).  The results were pretty amazing – you end up with the sweet, delicious flavors of cinnamon rolls, combined with the fluffy textures of French Toast – a Cinnamon Roll French Toast bake!

This French toast bake is super-simple to throw together the night before.  Simply take out your frozen cinnamon rolls from the freezer, and using kitchen shears, cut the rolls into quarters.  Add the quartered cinnamon roll pieces to a medium casserole dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray, and then pour your egg mixture over the top. Then cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.

Can't decide between cinnamon rolls and french toast for breakfast? Now you don't have to with my Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake! Super-easy to make, using frozen cinnamon rolls, this overnight dish is perfect for company or anytime you want to treat your family to a delicious breakfast or brunch!

The dough will begin to thaw and raise while in the fridge.  When you wake up in the morning, you can then transfer the dish to your preheated oven.  These will continue to rise in the oven and bake up beautifully!

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Can't decide between cinnamon rolls and french toast for breakfast? Now you don't have to with my Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake! Super-easy to make, using frozen cinnamon rolls, this overnight dish is perfect for company or anytime you want to treat your family to a delicious breakfast or brunch!

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Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake
 
Can't decide between cinnamon rolls and french toast for breakfast? Now you don't have to with my Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake! Super-easy to make, using frozen cinnamon rolls, this overnight dish is perfect for company or anytime you want to treat your family to a delicious breakfast or brunch!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 package, frozen cinnamon rolls (12 rolls in a package), cut into quarters
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c. milk
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • (Cream cheese frosting from cinnamon roll package)
Instructions
  1. In a medium casserole or baking dish, spray with non-stick cooking spray. Cut the frozen cinnamon rolls into quarters, and evenly spread into the bottom of the baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Whisk together well, and pour over the cinnamon roll pieces. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, at least 6-8 hours. Rolls will begin to thaw and rise.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove the plastic wrap and bake the French toast for 35-40 minutes or until the rolls are well browned on top. Remove from oven and frost with the cream cheese frosting from the cinnamon roll package (if desired). You can also top with your favorite syrup.

I hope you and your family are able to enjoy a delicious breakfast or brunch during the holidays! Enjoy! ~Erin

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Can it get any better than this!? Cinnamon Rolls + French Toast in ONE!! CANNOT wait to try this! Thank you, Erin! For more great recipes from Erin head on over to Delightful E Made.

 

Can't decide between cinnamon rolls and french toast for breakfast? Now you don't have to with my Overnight Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake! Super-easy to make, using frozen cinnamon rolls, this overnight dish is perfect for company or anytime you want to treat your family to a delicious breakfast or brunch!

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    Roxana

    Erin, I am foaming at the mouth, this looks so incredible! I love make-ahead breakfast dishes like this, especially when I’ve got company for the holidays. I totally have to make this soon!

    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

    What a clever idea! I would wake up early for those.

    Amy Stafford

    OH my that looks amazing! I love that they are overnight, cuz I am all about easy in the AM!

    Meg @ With Salt and Wit

    I am already drooling over this breakfast and I haven’t even started to make it yet! My family would devour this so I know what I am making for Christmas morning!

    Megan Keno

    I love that this is overnight because that means better flavors and less work in the morning!

    Justine | Cooking and Beer

    This looks amazing! Perfect for weekend brunch!

    eat good 4 life

    Oh boy, this is what I exactly need right now. Thanks for sharing!

    amanda @ fake ginger

    I love this so much! Overnight breakfasts are my thing this kind of year – definitely trying this soon. It’s so pretty!

    Sarah

    The recipe says frozen cinnamon rolls.. would the refrigerated in the can kind work? My husband picked up the wrong ones.

    Haley

    I am also wondering about using refrigerated cinnamon rolls. I have those on hand!

      Carrie

      LOL….thats why I was here… I have refrigerator ones too?!?

    Jasmine

    I also bought the refrigerated kind. Is that ok?

      Kristin

      Did you end up trying the refrigerated rolls? I was hoping someone would post an answer to that question! 😊

    Ann

    I want to double the recipe. How long should I cook it for?

    Gabriella

    Haha.. Yet another person who bought the refrigerated rolls and not the frozen.. I guess we will see how it comes out!

    Sarah F.

    For those of you wondering if the refrigerated cinnamon rolls would cook correctly, they worked just fine! This recipe is definitely a keeper! I doubled the cinnamon rolls, kept the liquid measurements the same, added blueberries and my own cream cheese frosting. It was delicious and filling.

      Lil' Luna

      Great!! Thanks so much for sharing that info!!

      Danielle L

      Thanks! I was here looking for the answer :).

      Kay

      oh no! I doubled the cinnamon rolls AND the liquid! Wish I had read this first!

    Alicia

    Will this work if the cinnamon rolls are already baked?

    Tiffany Moschner

    Does it matter if I cover it in Wax Paper!? Can I use foil? I hate wax paper so I never keep it on hand!

      Lil' Luna

      It shouldn’t make a difference 🙂 Hope you like them!! Thank you!

    Sydney Aicher

    I’m wondering if I can freeze this. If so, should I freeze it before baking? After baking? If before, how long would it need to thaw for the rolls to rise enough?

    Help!

    I’m hoping to bring this along to a family trip and it’s easier to make ahead and freeze.

      Lil' Luna

      I personally haven’t tried freezing it. Has anyone else??

    Ali

    Is there a maximum time that these can be pre-made? Can I prepare and combine everything 2-3 days ahead of time or will that mess up the cinnamon rolls? Any help would be great!

    Ali

    Joann A

    I can only find the Rhodes frozen microwave cinnamon rolls do you know if those will work?

      Rebecca

      The Rhodes microwaves ones are what I am getting ready to use. Hope it all turns out tomorrow!

        Rebecca

        I used 2 packages (6 count each) of the Rhodes microwave rolls, refrigerated overnight, cooked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and they turned out great!

      Lil' Luna

      This is a contributors recipe, but I don’t see why they shouldn’t. Hope that helps! Good luck and enjoy!

    Meridith

    Great recipe! A friend recommended this and it sounded delicious so I decided to make it for Christmas morning and my family absolutely loved it! Thank you!

      Lil' Luna

      Oh, I’m so glad! Thank you for letting me know and for trying this recipe!

    Brianne

    Delicious! Super easy and they turned out beautiful. I baked mine in a 9 by 13 pan for 35 minutes. I was scared about the tops getting burnt but I probably should of kept them in there a little longer. The bottom of cinnamon rolls didn’t cook all the way through. More practice for next year!

      C Burton

      I also had issues with not being done after 35 minutes and top getting too brown, beautiful on top but eggs where running in the bottom of pan

      Lil' Luna

      Yay! Thank you for letting me know and thank you for giving it a try! So glad you liked it 🙂

    Suzanne

    Could this be done in a crockpot? If so..how long would you cook it for in morning? Would love to take this camping!

      Lil' Luna

      I have not made it in a crockpot, so I wouldn’t know the perfect amount. Trial & error?? It would be perfect for camping!

    Jessica

    This casserole was great, everyone loved it! I did use the Rhodes frozen cinnamon rolls. I ended up using only one packet of icing. I suggest saving the other packet to serve on the side or after reheating leftovers. I’ll definitely be adding this to my list of go to breakfast casseroles!

      Lil' Luna

      Yay!! I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for trying them 🙂

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