Cinnamon Roll Casserole

All of the cinnamon roll flavor with none of the work! This cinnamon roll casserole bakes up quickly for an easy breakfast or brunch recipe. Good for holidays or any day!

If there is one thing I can’t resist, it’s cinnamon rolls. There is just nothing like from scratch cinnamon rolls or homemade cinnamon bread. But sometimes you just need something quick.

When that happens you can make cinnamon roll monkey bread…or this cinnamon roll casserole.

cinnamon roll casserole in a baking dish

Easy Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole

If you’re looking for a back to school breakfast recipe, a sweet Saturday morning treat, a Christmas brunch idea or a breakfast treat for a family gathering, this easy Cinnamon Roll Casserole is just what you’ve been looking for.

Why?

  • It’s easy to make. Because it uses refrigerated cinnamon roll dough, it will take less than 15 minutes to prep.
  • You can make it the night before, then bake it the morning you want to serve it so it is fresh and delicious.
  • Use the frosting that comes in the can for a quick powdered sugar drizzle.

It’s comforting and delicious. Kids love it!

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Here’s how to prepare this easy breakfast casserole:

  • Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Open the cinnamon roll tubes and set aside the frosting. You’ll use this to drizzle over the baked casserole.
  • Cut each cinnamon roll into 4 pieces.
  • Place the cinnamon roll quarters evenly in the baking pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cream, eggs and cinnamon. Make sure the eggs are well mixed.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the cinnamon rolls.
  • Drizzle the syrup over the top.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until the top is golden brown and puffy.
  • Heat the frosting for 5-10 seconds in the microwave, then drizzle over the warm casserole.
    pouring glaze on cinnamon roll casserole

Other Cinnamon Roll Frosting

If you don’t care for the store bought sugar glaze, you can make your own powdered sugar glaze. You could also use a drizzling of our cream cheese cinnamon roll frosting.

Can you make cinnamon roll casserole the night before?

Yes! You can prep this recipe the night before you want to serve it. Cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, allow the casserole to sit for 30-60 minutes at room temperature. Then bake as the recipe suggests.

Can I use milk instead of heavy cream?

Yes, but you may not need quite as much since the milk is thinner. It won’t taste as rich and creamy, but you can use milk instead if you’d like.

A close up of food, with Cinnamon roll

Can I use froze cinnamon roll dough instead of refrigerated cinnamon rolls?

Yes! But you’ll need to prep the casserole the night before you want to serve it.

We love Rhodes frozen cinnamon roll dough. They have amazing flavor! If you’d like to use these for this recipe, allow them to defrost just enough to cut them into pieces. They should still be mostly frozen.

Prepare the recipe as is, then cover and refrigerate overnight. The rolls will start to thaw and rise overnight.

In the morning, remove the casserole from the fridge and allow it to sit for 30 minutes at room temperature, then bake as the recipe suggests. You might need to add an extra 5 minutes or so for baking time.

Cinnamon Roll Casserole on a fork
Cinnamon Roll Casserole on a fork

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

4.84 from 12 votes
All of the cinnamon roll flavor with none of the work! This cinnamon roll casserole bakes up quickly for an easy breakfast or brunch recipe. Good for holidays or any day!
Servings 12
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cans Pillsbury refrigerated cinnamon rolls (12.4 ounces each)
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Open the cinnamon roll tubes and set aside the frosting. You'll use this to drizzle over the baked casserole.
  • Cut each cinnamon roll into 4 pieces.
  • Place the cinnamon roll quarters evenly in the baking pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cream, eggs and cinnamon. Make sure the eggs are well mixed.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the cinnamon rolls.
  • Drizzle the syrup over the top.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until the top is golden brown and puffy.
  • Heat the frosting for 5-10 seconds in the microwave, then drizzle over the warm casserole.
  • Serve immediately.

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Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe serving 12, with 1 serving being 1/12 of the casserole. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 288
Keyword best cinnamon roll recipe, easy breakfast casserole, easy breakfast recipe

What to Serve with Cinnamon Roll Casserole

If you’re looking to turn this into a complete meal, try adding:

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe was delicious!
    Does this recipe need to be refrigerated after baking? Or is it fine to leave unrefrigerated?

  2. 5 stars
    this recipe was so quick and simple to do… I just made it and me n my 5yr old daughter love it! its almost like a cross between Cinnamon rolls and French toast I think cause the eggs and the pure maple syrup in it.. thank you so much for sharing your recipe def will be making again for Christmas morning 🙂

    1. Yes! You can prep this recipe the night before you want to serve it. Cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

      In the morning, allow the casserole to sit for 30-60 minutes at room temperature. Then bake as the recipe suggests.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this for Christmas morning! I made it the night before and let it soak overnight. Then I baked it at 375 for 30 minutes because the cinnamon rolls say 375 instead of 350. I also subbed cream for egg nog! It was perfect and delicious! I’m so going to make again!

  4. Will this recipe work with Pillsbury cinnamon Grands Instead of the regular rolls? Would i need to adjust tge recipe to allow for more liquid?

  5. 5 stars
    This was a great Christmas morning casserole. I made it the night before. I added a layer of maple sausage and the sweet and savory combination was amazing!

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