Cinnamon French Toast Casserole: Fluffy cinnamon french toast topped with a decadent cream cheese icing. Just dump and bake, easiest Christmas brunch on the planet!
Warm breakfasts are a must for a chilly Fall morning. A sweet treat for breakfast is just what I need for the motivation to stop scrolling through my phone for 2 hours under my covers each morning. You are going to die when you see what I used for the bread. SO Good!
It is also perfect for Christmas or Easter morning brunch. Serve with an easy cocktail like a greyhound for a festive meal! I like to make something special but quick, and this cinnamon roll french toast casserole recipe is a winner! Another great time to fix it would be on Mother’s Day for Father’s Day morning. It’s one of those recipes where you can let the kids get involved too!
This easy french toast casserole using cinnamon rolls would even be perfect for Brinner=Breakfast for dinner.
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What Is French Toast Casserole?
French toast casserole tastes just like french toast, but it is quicker and easier to make. No standing over a hot griddle, or carefully flipping toast required! You just need cinnamon roll and a french toast custard. It is baked in one pan in the oven and served warm. And of course, I added all that sweet, gooey cinnamon roll icing I can’t do without.
How to Make Cinnamon French Toast Casserole
To make this french toast casserole with cinnamon rolls you’ll want to start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Take your cinnamon rolls out and cut each one into six pieces. Then spread the melted butter into a 9×13 pan.
After that, spread your cinnamon roll pieces out evenly on the bottom of your pan. Make sure they don’t clump up too big in any one spot. That could cause uneven baking. Next, in a bowl mix together your eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla; and pour it over the cinnamon roll pieces. Finally, bake for 30-35 min on 350. Is that not the simplest thing to do? You can totally let the kids help you out, it’s great for making those holiday morning memories.
For the icing, you’ll use the two packages that came with the cinnamon rolls, but we’re going to kick it up another notch. Just cream together softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk. Combine that with the two containers of icing and you’re well on your way to enjoying this amazing cinnamon french toast casserole. All you have to do is pour it over the top.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Do I Bake French Toast Casserole? It only takes about 30-35 minutes for this casserole to bake. You’ll know it is done when it is golden brown and a fork placed into the middle comes out clean. I know, waiting is the hardest part of this recipe!
What Should I Serve With Cinnamon French Toast Casserole?
This dish is pretty much a meal on its own. However, it goes great with some protein. Consider bacon, sausage or a small omelet. A tart fruit is also a great side!
Overnight and Make Ahead Tips
Can I Make It the Night Before? I like the way you think! This casserole is PERFECT to make the night before a big holiday. Prep it according to the above instructions. Be sure to allow the dish to come up to room temperature before baking.
Can you Freeze Cinnamon French Toast Casserole? Yes, you sure can! Make sure you bake it in a pan that is both freezer and oven safe pan. I love using aluminum foil pans for my freezer cookies!
Also, it can be helpful to line the pan with foil on the bottom so you can lift it out of the pan to freeze. After you’ve baked it according to the above instructions, let it cool completely. Then, cover it tightly plastic wrap aluminum foil and freeze it for up to three months.
Can you Freeze Cinnamon French Toast Casserole Before Baking? Again, the answer is YES! You can make one of these up in no time flat and wrap it up in plastic wrap a couple of times. Make sure it is in a freezer/oven safe dish. When you’re ready to eat it, allow it to thaw and then bake as directed. This also makes a great gift for a new neighbor or for someone who has recently been ill. A yummy breakfast to let them know you’re thinking about them!
How Should I Reheat Cinnamon French Toast Casserole?
The easiest way to reheat this casserole is to take out the portion you want to reheat and place it in the microwave oven for about a minute. You can also put aluminum foil over the baking dish and place it back into the oven at 325 until it’s warmed through.
Cinnamon French Toast Casserole
For the Casserole
For the Icing
- 2 Packages Reserved Icing From The Cinnamon Roll Package
- ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Cream Cheese Softened
- 1 Tablespoon Whole Milk
For the Casserole
For the Icing
- In a medium bowl, combine cinnamon roll icing, powdered sugar, cream cheese, and milk until smooth.
- Evenly pour over casserole.
Recipe adapted via Lemon Tree Dwelling
Holiday Breakfasts From Bloggers I Love:
Hash Brown Egg Nests via Small Town Woman
Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast via Just a Taste
Easy Quiche via Spend With Pennies
Well guys, there you have it. The easiest french toast casserole with cinnamon rolls you’ll ever make. This great Sunday morning breakfast will change your outlook on Monday guaranteed! If you fix it for your holidays, it will become a family tradition. Enjoy!
What do you think of this French Toast Casserole? What is your favorite holiday breakfast?