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!
Cinnamon Roll Casserole
What you need:
2 Tubes prepared cinnamon rolls (tubes have 8 rolls each)
2 Tbs butter
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.
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!