Maggie Monday: Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Maggie tells us that cinnamon rolls are tradition for her family on Christmas morning and it is for ours as well. Well, kind of. The Ranting Wife and I like cinnamon rolls so we have them. My boys? Not their thing. I think next year I’ll have to go beyond the tube of rolls and make Maggie’s recipe. Here’s Maggie…

Cinnamon rolls are a Christmas morning tradition for our family. I decided to search for cinnamon roll casserole recipe I could make the night before. I came upon this one from Just a Pinch. It was great! You can assemble the night before, or just make it and bake it straight away.

I loved that this used the prepared tubes of cinnamon rolls- I used Pillsbury, but you can probably use any brand. I used kitchen shears to cut the rolls into little bits. I also pumped up the cinnamon by an extra teaspoon because that’s  how we roll here.

I placed the nuts on half of the casserole due to Miss Picky Pants daughter #2 not liking nuts. It smelled great while it was baking. When I make it again, I might make a little extra icing. It could have used a little more sweetness. P.S. the nut side was best!

The texture was good- I was afraid it would be too eggy, but it wasn’t- very yummy and passed  muster for the family Christmas breakfast. This would be great for weekend company brunch. Super easy and pretty to boot!

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Cinnamon Roll Casserole

What you need:

2 Tubes prepared cinnamon rolls (tubes have 8 rolls each)

2 Tbs butter

4 eggs

½  cup heavy cream

2 tsp cinnamon

¼ cup maple syrup

1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

What you do:

Heat oven to 375. Pour melted butter into ungreased 13X9 inch glass baking dish. Separate both cans of dough into 16 rolls, set icing aside. cut each roll into 8 pieces, place each roll into buttered dish.

In medium bowl, beat eggs. Beat in cream, cinnamon and vanilla until well blended; gently pour over roll pieces. Sprinkle with pecans; drizzle with 1/4 cup syrup.

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Bake 20-28 mins or until golden brown. Cool 15 min. Heat icing in microwave 10-15 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle icing over top of casserole and enjoy!


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Categories: Baking3, Breakfast, Christmas, Dessert, Guest-Maggie, kosher, Recipes, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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11 Comments on “Maggie Monday: Cinnamon Roll Casserole”

  1. January 13, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    That looks amazing! 🙂


  2. Elizabeth Jenike
    January 13, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    Definitely bookmarking this for later.


  3. January 13, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    Wow. I am definitely trying this recipe. -Amy


  4. January 13, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    I’ve seen anything quite like this – thanks for posting it! Pinning it – as usual !!


  5. January 13, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    Those look SO good!!


  6. January 13, 2014 at 5:47 pm #

    That’s one nice mom. In my family, if you were picky about food, someone was bound to eat it up before you changed your mind. (That someone was usually my dad, actually.) And if you turned your nose up at dessert, or anything sweet? Well, we all figured you were sick and would do better without any!


  7. January 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    I will definitely try this one Sir! Looks irresistible.


  8. January 17, 2014 at 3:32 pm #



  9. January 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    This looks delicious! It would be the perfect breakfast dish for company staying overnight or just a lazy Sunday brunch with family and friends. Thanks for sharing!


  10. January 31, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    Reblogged this on goingfabulous and commented:
    I love Cinnamon Rolls and Thank you for this recipe looks yummy. I shall try one day



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