Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Baked Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole

Baked Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole... it's a mouth full isn't it? Yeah I know, but I had to adequately describe to you how good this is (and easy shhhh). I wish I had a mouth full of this. Right now actually. The thing about this recipe is that you can go the hard route or the easy route, it's really up to you. I went with the easy route just because I wasn't in the mood, but I know I will try the hard route soon because it will be that much more yummier (is that even a word). The easy route is buying canned cinnamon rolls and the hard route is making your own homemade cinnamon rolls & cream cheese glaze to put into the casserole. Either way, it's delicious. It's so soft in the middle, but so crunchy with the cinnamon topping, just heaven in my mouth. It's definitely something you can prepare the night before, and just pop it in the oven the morning of, and feed a whole bunch of people. Definitely give this one a go!
Slices of the Casserole
Baked Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
See That... That's the Crunchy Cinnamon Topping Covered in Cream Cheese Frosting
For the Batter:
8 Large Eggs
2C Half & Half
1C Milk
2T Sugar
1t Vanilla
¼t Cinnamon
¼t Nutmeg

For the Cinnamon Streusel:
½C AP Flour
½C Brown Sugar
1t Cinnamon
¼t Salt
½C Butter, Cut into Pieces

For the Casserole:  
2 Cans of Grands Large Cinnamon Rolls, Baked & Cut into Cubes
Cream Cheese Glaze from Canned Cinnamon Rolls
Prepared Batter
Prepared Cinnamon Streusel

1.  Bake the can of store-bought cinnamon rolls according to the label’s directions. Once fully cooked, let the cinnamon rolls cool (saving the cream cheese frosting for later) before you cube them. Cut the cooled cinnamon rolls into cubes and spread them out and let them become slightly stale, roughly 3 hours. Meanwhile, grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with butter and set aside. Once dried, toss the cubed cinnamon roll pieces into the prepared dish.
2. Next, prepare the French toast batter by combining the eggs, half & half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well incorporated. Pour this mixture over the cinnamon roll cubes. Cover the baking dish and store in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight).
3. To make the cinnamon streusel, mix together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Next, cut the butter into this mixture until it resembles a fine pebble mixture.
4. Take the soaked casserole out of the refrigerator and pour the crumbly cinnamon streusel evenly on top of the rolls.
5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake the casserole for 45 minutes (a softer texture) or an hour (a firmer texture). Once it is done baking, immediately pour the cream cheese glaze all over the casserole.

source: Cinnamon Baked French Toast

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  1. Wow, this is one amazingly delicious looking creation. I'd love to have breakfast at your house. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your casserole up.

  2. Oh my! I'm speechless! YUM!!!

  3. Wow. This just combined two of the greatest things! Looks to die for! Glad I found you through the Sweets for a Saturday link up =)

  4. This sounds like heaven in a platter! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

  5. making this for guests this morning. I'll let you know how it turns out!


    1. Please let me know how it went! Would love to hear about :)


  6. I have made this 3 times now with Christmas morning the first. Made it this morning for Father's day, it is my Hubby's favorite breakfast. Thank you!

    1. YAY so happy to hear that, thanks for the love!