Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Casserole


You won't believe how easy this is! As always, I made changes to the original recipe and I've posted my "version". This is a big recipe, but you can easily half it.

This is an easy casserole to make and would be perfect for company. I wouldn't recommend putting all the ingredients together the night before like other breakfast casseroles. You can reduce your morning prep time by doing a little prep work before bedtime. Cut up the cinnamon rolls and put in a resealable container. Combine the whipping cream, cinnamon, and vanilla cut up the cinnamon rolls and put in another container. In the morning, proceed with the recipe and bake.

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter or baking spray
  • 2 cans (12.4 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2  teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2  teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped Pecans
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
             Garnish:
  • Icing from cinnamon rolls
  • Maple syrup (if desired) --I found it was sweet enough without it.          
Directions:
  • Heat oven to 375°F. Pour melted butter into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish.
  • Separate both cans of dough into 16 rolls; set icing aside. Cut each roll into 8 pieces; place pieces over butter in dish. 
  • In a 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 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Meanwhile, remove covers from icing; microwave on Medium (50%) 10 to 15 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle. 
  • Drizzle icing over top.  If desired, spoon syrup over individual servings.

69 comments:

  1. We had this on Christmas Day! So delicious.

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  2. Oh my gooooooodness this sounds amazing!!!

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  3. Sounds so good. I need to make this. Thanks :)

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  4. I can't wait to make this! Perfect snowy weekend breakfast :)

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  5. Can you please tell me how many you think this would feed? Thanks!

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  6. Hi Christina, sorry it's taken so long to get you an answer. I'd say this would easily feed 8-10 if you were serving other items with it.

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  7. I saw this on Pinterest. I love your blog page. I have a lot to learn as mine is a bit boring due to being non-techy.
    I'll have to try this recipe for Christmas morning. Sounds delish. Thanks for sharing.
    Susie

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    1. Thank you Susie. I'd love to hear your feedback after you try it.

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  8. Oh my! This looks scrumptious for a celebration breakfast!! I found your recipe from Pinterest. :)
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  9. Can I make this the night before and rfrigerate until morning?

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  10. Can you use half and half instead of heavy cream?

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  11. Just made this, this morning. Yummy is all I have to say.

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate you letting me know you liked it.

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  12. I am making this as i type this comment. Today is my son's first day of mine9th grade, so i thought this would be a great dish for the occasion. Will repost after the evidence is gone, lol. Thanks for the recipe.

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  13. Going to make this for dinner tonight - sounds delicious!

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  14. Are the cut up cinnamon rolls still doughy when placed in dish or cooked and then cut up?

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    1. cut the rolls right out of can, still doughy. It all cooks together.

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    2. Thanks Jessica1680. I'm late getting back to responding;-)

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  15. Thank you! I made this for my daughter's first day of kindergarten. It was very special for us :)

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    1. I haven't tried prepping the night before. If you try this, please let me know;-)

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  17. Do you think you could sub cinnamon rolls with the pillsbury orange sweet rolls? If so, would you recommend still using 1/4 cup maple syrup?

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  18. Do you think you could sub cinnamon rolls for Pillsbury orange rolls? If so, would you leave out the 1/4 cup maple syrup?

    Thanks!

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    1. I'm sure it would be great with orange rolls. I'd probably still use the maple syrup.

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  19. Trying your recipe this morning after a last minute sleepover. Didn't have whipping cream so melted 1/3 cup of butter and 3/4 cup of milk and added 1 tablespoon of starch to thicken. Only used 3/4 cup for the recipe. The family loved it! Thanks for such an EASY yummy recipe!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! Glad you liked it.

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  20. Found your recipe on Pinterest and made it this morning for a brunch with our friends -- it was delicious! I loved the flavor and the texture, especially because it was not soggy. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly. Thanks so much for the recipe! Everyone said it was a winner.

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  21. Found your recipe on Pintrest. I made it this weekend and we loved it. I just posted it on my blog and gave a Shout Out to you - You Go Girl! www.ugogrrl.com Thanks! Love your blog!

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    1. Thank you! I will go check out your blog. Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. I made this for a work breakfast today. Yum! I added diced up apple coated with cinnamon and sugar.I also used glazed pecans. Everyone enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yum! Apple sounds wonderful. Thanks for the feedback.

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  23. OOOO
    MMMM
    GGGG

    Thanks, just found your site. I am so making this!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Can't wait to hear what you think.

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  24. So this is really just taking stuff out of a tin and putting it in the oven. I was really hoping to find a real recipe.

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    1. I'm sorry this isn't gourmet enough for you. I try to keep my recipes easy so I can spend time with my family.

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  25. What is the point of the eggs here? Would it work without?

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  26. The eggs act as a binder. Otherwise, it is really dry or identical to the canned version. Hope this helps.

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  27. Love this! Made it yesterday for Thanksgiving breakfast for 5 adults and everyone loved it! It was gone! Thank you for this recipe. Delicious! Quick and simple!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me know.

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  28. Made it, doubled the recipe in the same size pan! HEAVELY!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Jayme! Hope you had a great holiday season.

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  29. I'm planning on making this for Christmas morning. Are the pecans optional? I'm allergic. :(
    Look forward to eating this, love cinnamon rolls!!!

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    1. I'm sure you can leave out the pecans. They're more of a topping than an essential ingredient.

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    2. Sorry I'm just now getting back to you. Pecans are definitely optional.

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  30. Wanted to try frozen cinnamon rolls, cut and partially thaw the nite before and finish in the a.m., have you ever tried that and if so any adjustments.

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  31. Making this for Christmas! Thank you, and I appreciate the simplicity, as I, too, want to spend more time with my family than in the kitchen. :)

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  32. Can't wait to make this Christmas morning!

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  33. This sounds so wonderful. I am making it for Christmas morning.

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  34. I'm making this in the morning. Quick what other pan sizes could I use?

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  35. I loved your reply to the person who wanted something more gourmet! I am going to try this recipe but with the cinnamon rolls that you let rise overnight, i wonder if they would be to doughy hmmmm. I think it would be yummy though, wish me luck!

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  36. This was delicious! We had it Christmas morning. Mine needed more time, because the bottom of still wasn't cooked after about 25 minutes. I cut it up and put it in for another 10. Love easy recipes, thanks! :)

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  37. Made this today for Christmas breakfast!!!DELISH! Skipped the maple syrup and next time I will add more icing...but awesome as it was! Will definitely make this again!

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  38. mine was doughy in the middle any tips on that?

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  39. WOW! I'm amazed there aren't more comments - this was so awesome!!! Loved the flavor and the textures! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  40. Made this for brunch this morning and it was fabulous! I only put the pecans on half the pan due to finicky daughters but a rogue one or two made it to the other side! ;)

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  41. This was good! I cut the recipe in half for our family of 4; & baked in a 2qt dish for 20 minutes. Turned out great! My picky 3 year old even asked for more..that was a first! Thank you for this recipe!

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  42. I just made this and it was soooooooooooooooo good!!! Thank you

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  43. really good but a little soggy on the bottom, definately make it again but may have to tweek it a bit

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  44. Loved this recipe! Nice change from our standard weekend egg bakes or pancakes. It was so simple and tasted delicious!

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  45. Made it once......it was so well received I'm back to make it twice!

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  46. Will be baking this tomorrow a.m. for family

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  47. I've got this in the oven right now. Smells amazing! Super easy! I'm taking to a meeting where we do kind of a potluck breakfast. I'm sure it will be devoured (especially since there are a lot of teens). Thx!!!

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