Random Ramblings: Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

Ok one of my all time favorite sites currently is PINTEREST .  There is so much inspiration on there for so many things that it is hard not to spend alot of time on that site each day.  Well one of the recipes that I found on there is this Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake.  I made it for our family for Thanksgiving morning. Well I found it on pinterest and it came from HERE .  Now I actually made it the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight, then I just stuck it in the oven that morning.  Super easy that way. 
Here is the recipe and the directions.



1/4 cup melted butter
2 cans (12.4 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing ( I used store brand rolls)
5 eggs
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans ( I left this one out for our family )
3/4 cup maple syrup


Icing from cinnamon rolls
Powdered sugar
Maple syrup, if desired


Melt butter and pour on ungreased 13×9 inch glass dish. Separate cans of dough into 16 rolls reserving the icing for later use. Cut each roll into 8 pieces and add to buttered baking dish

Beat eggs in medium bowl. Add cream, cinnamon and vanilla and beat until well blended. Pour over cut pieces of cinnamon roll pieces.

Check on daughter to see why she is being so quiet while you are baking.  Find out she is using her ketchup as finger pain on the kitchen floor. But that is ok right?  Ya, it was keeping her quiet for the moment so yes it was ok.  

Next if you wanted the pecans here is where you would sprinkle with pecans (but we didn't do this step ) so instead we just did the drizzle of 3/4 cup syrup over the top.
Then I covered it in foil and put in the fridge for the next morning. 
After we all got up I put it in the oven. 

 Bake it at 375 for 20 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes.
While it is baking the directions say to remove the covers from icing and microwave on medium or 50% power for 10 to 15 seconds. (Should be thin enough to drizzle.)
However I found just a few seconds on normal power were just fine.
Drizzle icing over the top. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with syrup if desired.
Here is what ours looked like with the icing and powdered sugar yumminess.

Then cut a slice from the sides for the kids and get yourself one from the middle.  (You know you like the middle pieces, just like the brownies).  The first piece I had I did not add any syrup because I really thought with the powdered sugar and icing it was going to be rich already, but really it wasn't at all.  So the next day when I heated up a piece I used syrup and it was a nice added bonus to it for sure.  

Man looking at this really makes me want to make it again. 
I think it might become a tradition to make this on Thanksgiving morning. I already have a breakfast cassarole that I make every year on Christmas, so why not start a tradition for Thanksgiving as well. 
Id love for you to share your family tradition recipes as well. You can leave me a comment or email if you want. 
Let me know what you think of this recipe if you try it too.  You won't be disappionted that is for sure.  

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