Cinnamon Baked French Toast

New! Cinnamon Baked French Toast

Cinnamon Baked French Toast. There’s nothing about any of those four words that isn’t good! Combine them all together and it’s like an explosion of mouthwatering happiness for all ages. πŸ˜€

I really like making this for overnight guests because it doesn’t take much time to prep and it can be made the night before then just popped in the oven in the morning. It’s great for lazy weekends, Christmas or any holiday morning breakfast. My kids love it although I do usually make half with nuts and half without since my kids can sometimes be picky about the nuts.

A good friend made this for us during a visit to her house years ago. It’s a variation of Pillsbury’s Cinnamon Baked French Toast recipe using canned Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls.

Compared to Pillsbury’s recipe, I added extra cinnamon, nutmeg, and flour; and reduced the eggs and cream so it didn’t get soggy or overly fluffy. The flour helps the egg stick to the cinnamon rolls. Per my friend’s recommendation, I also left off the maple syrup because it’s plenty sweet enough without it. In my opinion. If you want to go all out and add it back, by all means, do it. If you just want a little hint of maple, you could even add a splash into the egg batter. The recipe below includes my tweaks after making and adjusting the ingredients many times over to get everything just right.

I’ve been working on this recipe for a long time so it’s slowly gotten better and better over time. It’s been pinned more than 168,000 times and has been “tried” on Pinterest with rave reviews so I’m pretty confident you’ll love it, but I’m always open to improving so please let me know what you think and if you changed anything to make it even better. All feedback welcome! You can review the recipe below and/or leave a comment.

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Instructions

  • 1. Melt butter and coat a 9x12 baking dish with the melted butter (There will be extra, that's OK)
  • 2. In a bowl, beat together eggs, cream, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
  • 3. Open canned cinnamon rolls, slice each cinnamon roll like a pizza, into eighths. Place cinnamon roll pieces into the bowl of egg mixture and toss to thoroughly coat. Then pour the pieces, coated in egg mixture, into the greased baking dish and spread out evenly. Any remaining egg mixture, you can pour or brush over top of areas that look like they might get dry. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • 4. Bake at 350˚for 15-18 minutes or until light golden brown. Smaller, deeper pans may require additional bake time.
  • 5. Remove french toast bake from oven. Warm icing from cinnamon rolls in microwave for 15 seconds; pour evenly over cinnamon roll pieces. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or top with maple syrup if desired. Serve warm.