Easy Cinnamon Roll Casserole recipe (7 ingredients!)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings

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Easy Cinnamon Roll Casserole is the perfect breakfast to wake up to on Christmas morning! Made with delicious cinnamon roll pieces soaked in a warming syrup with vanilla and cinnamon, they’re topped with frosting for a deliciously decadent breakfast perfect for the whole family!

For more Christmas breakfast ideas, check out my Easy French Toast RecipeLemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake recipe and the BEST Cinnamon Buns Recipe.

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It’s hard to go wrong with a warm breakfast casserole and a good cup of coffee!

This easy Cinnamon Roll Casserole recipe makes a breakfast treat that combines the gooey goodness of traditional cinnamon rolls with the simplicity of a breakfast casserole dish.

It’s perfect for an easy Christmas morning breakfast or weekend brunch, or even dessert.

This dish is a cinnamon roll twist on my French Toast Casserole, so it’s a kind of Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole!

One dish will feed up to 8 people, so it’s perfect for the entire family at holiday gatherings – I know it’ll become a family favorite.

For even more ideas, check out my 45+ Christmas Breakfast Ideas!

Ingredients Needed:

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  • Cinnamon Rolls: refrigerated tubes of cinnamon rolls are best for this recipe, providing the foundation of this dish.
  • Salted Butter: to bring a rich, buttery flavor to the casserole.
  • Milk: any kind will work, including non-dairy milk.
  • Pure Maple Syrup: adds sweetness and an amazing maple flavor to the dish. You could use another sugar if you do not enjoy the flavor of maple syrup.
  • Eggs: to bind the casserole together.
  • Vanilla Extract: adds a hint of aromatic sweetness to the syrup mixture.
  • Cinnamon: added cinnamon makes this casserole extra spiced and festive.
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How to Make Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole

This simple recipe is quick and easy to make. Full instructions are included in the recipe card below.

  1. Prepare equipment: Preheat the oven, coat the bottom of your baking dish with nonstick spray, and pour in the melted butter.
  2. Chop cinnamon rolls: Cut the cinnamon rolls into 4 pieces each.
  1. Add rolls to dish: Put the pieces of cinnamon roll into the dish in a single layer.
  2. Make syrup mixture: Whisk together the milk, pure maple syrup, eggs, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
  1. Pour mixture into dish: Pour the mixture over the cinnamon roll pieces in the dish.
  2. Bake and add frosting: Bake until light golden brown and puffed. Let it cool, add the packaged frosting on top, and serve.

How do I store Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake?

Once your cinnamon roll breakfast bake has cooled to room temperature, place it in an airtight container. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3–4 days.

Warm casserole slices in the microwave or oven before serving. If you have leftover frosting or cream cheese icing, store it separately in its container in the refrigerator. Drizzle it on top of the cinnamon rolls when you’re warming them up for the best results.

Can I freeze Cinnamon Roll Casserole?

For longer storage, you can freeze the casserole either before or after baking it.

Wrap the dish in plastic wrap to freeze it. Alternatively, freeze individual portions wrapped in a zip-loc bag. They can be frozen for up to a month. When you’re ready to enjoy, thaw in the refrigerator and warm up as desired.

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Tips and Notes

  • Prep it ahead of time: You can prepare the casserole and cover it in plastic wrap, then refrigerate it overnight. It’s perfect for those wanting to do the prep work the night before and bake it fresh the next morning.
  • Bake it properly: To get that perfect golden brown top to the casserole, make sure your oven temperature is correct. Overbaking can cause the casserole to dry out while underbaking might leave the center too gooey. Aim for a light golden brown and puffy appearance.

Cinnamon Roll Casserole Variations

  • Orange Roll Casserole: Add the zest and juice of one orange to the egg mixture for an orange twist!
  • Use another topping. You can top this casserole with a Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, or Whipped Creamif you prefer extra decadence!
Close up of Cinnamon Roll Casserole with a fork taking out a slice.

Serving Suggestions

This casserole pairs beautifully with a side of fresh fruit. Try a selection of your favorite fresh berries or sliced bananas. The natural sweetness and tartness of fruits will balance the richness of the casserole.

It’s perfect with a cup of coffee or try my Cold Brew Coffee or Caramel Frappuccino for a cool coffee drink instead.

I love to serve something sweet with something savory at breakfast, so I love to add this Air Fryer Bacon (or cook your Bacon in the Oven) or these Breakfast Potatoes to the table.

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Easy Cinnamon Roll Casserole (7 ingredients!)

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Cinnamon Roll Casserole is the perfect breakfast to wake up to on Christmas morning! Made with delicious cinnamon roll pieces soaked in a warming syrup with vanilla and cinnamon, they're topped with frosting for a delciously decadent breakfast perfect for the whole family!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Servings 8 servings
Calories 470cal

Ingredients

  • 2 tubes refrigerated cinnamon rolls (8 cinnamon rolls each — 351 grams or 12 oz)
  • ¼ cup salted butter (melted)
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly spray a 9×13″ baking dish with nonstick spray. Pour in melted butter (or place the stick of butter in the pan in the oven to melt).
  • Remove cinnamon rolls from the package, reserving frosting for later.
  • Cut cinnamon rolls into 3/4″ pieces and place in the prepared baking dish.
  • Whisk together the milk, pure maple syrup, eggs, vanilla extract, and cinnamon, and pour the mixture over the cinnamon roll pieces in the dish.
  • Bake the casserole for 25–35 minutes until light golden brown and puffed.
  • Let cool for 10–15 minutes, then drizzle the top of the casserole with package frosting and serve.

Notes

Ingredients and Substitutions:
  • Cinnamon Rolls: any store-bought canned cinnamon rolls that are refrigerated and unbaked will work here. If you have a preferred brand, such as Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, go for it. It’s a fun way to jazz up something and make it your own!
  • Milk: any kind of milk or cream will work, even non-dairy. The cream will have a richer flavor.
  • Maple syrup: you can use honey or brown sugar in place of the maple syrup if you do not enjoy the flavor.
Storage
  • Store: Once your cinnamon roll breakfast bake has cooled to room temperature, place it in an airtight container. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Warm casserole slices in the microwave or oven before serving. If you have leftover frosting or cream cheese icing, store it separately in its container in the refrigerator. Drizzle it on top of the cinnamon rolls when you’re warming them up for the best results.
  • Freeze: For longer storage, you can freeze the casserole either before or after baking it. Wrap the dish in plastic wrap, to freeze it. Alternatively, freeze individual portions wrapped in a zip-loc bag. They can be frozen for up to a month. When you’re ready to enjoy, thaw in the refrigerator and warm up as desired.
 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 470cal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 747mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 341IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg
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