French Toast Cinnamon Rolls - two favorite breakfast recipes are combined into one of our Best Cinnamon Roll Recipes. Grab a can of cinnamon rolls, yes a can, and let's make French toast for breakfast!
This recipe is very similar to my Cinnamon Rolls Breakfast Casserole. In fact, the ingredients are almost exactly the same!
But this recipe is definitely more of a French Toast recipe. Which just happens to be my favorite breakfast with plenty of maple syrup and bacon. Because everything tastes better with bacon, right?
If you're looking for more of an overnight type casserole recipe, please look at my Overnight French Toast Casserole. You can put that recipe together the night before and bake in the morning. Perfect for company!
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Main Ingredients Needed
Exact measurements are listed below in the recipe card. Make sure you scroll down to print and save the recipe for later!
- Canned Refrigerator Rolls
- Vanilla Extract
- Pure Maple Syrup
Step 1: Bake the Canned Cinnamon Rolls
Open the canned cinnamon rolls and place them in either on a baking tray or in a casserole dish.
Bake according to package directions. You could probably even bake these using an air fryer!
Step 2: Slice the Cinnamon Rolls
Slice the cinnamon rolls in half.
Step 3: Make the Egg Mixture
In a shallow dish, combine the eggs, milk, vanilla and 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup. Whisk until combined.
Step 4: Dip the Cinnamon Rolls
Add the sliced cinnamon rolls to the egg mixture and make sure both sides are evenly coated.
Step 4: Fry French Toast on Griddle
Next, place the cinnamon rolls on a preheated electric griddle. You can also use a cast iron pan or a heavy skillet on top of the stove. I like my electric griddle because I can fit a lot on top of it.
Brush the griddle first with butter. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Step 5: Prepare the Icing
Now empty the cinnamon roll icing that comes with the packaged rolls into a small bowl. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Stir together until smooth.
Step 6: Drizzle the Icing
Drizzle the icing over the warm French toast. Serve immediately.
FREQUENTLY ASKED RECIPE QUESTIONS
Try not to soak the bread for any longer than 20 seconds. You can also day old bread.
Store baked Pillsbury cinnamon rolls in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to two days. After that, they should be refrigerated.
Ready for more great recipes? Try these other EASY Cinnamon Roll Recipes:
- Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole – this casserole combines cinnamon rolls and eggs for a filling breakfast. Add a side of bacon or sausage and you have a great meal for any weekend. I doubled this recipe the morning of my son’s wedding to feed the entire wedding party and out-of-town guests.
- Bread Machine Overnight Cinnamon Rolls – easy recipe with dough that starts off in the bread machine! Don’t let your fear of baking with yeast keep you from enjoying homemade cinnamon rolls.
- Cinnamon Roll Casserole without Eggs – an easy sweet breakfast casserole made with canned cinnamon rolls, cream cheese, sugar and a little maple syrup. There are no eggs in this recipe!
- 1 can Pillsbury refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing; 12.4 ounce size
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup milk
- 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup; divided
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Bake the cinnamon rolls as directed on the package.
- Let them cool completely.
- Once cooled, slice each cinnamon roll in half so you now have 16 slices.
- Preheat an electric griddle to 385 degrees.
- In a shallow dish, combine the eggs, milk and 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup. Whisk to combine.
- Dip each cinnamon roll slice in the egg mixture.
- Brush the griddle with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
- Place the cinnamon roll slices on the griddle.
- Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the reserved icing with the extra 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
- Drizzle over the freshly baked French toast.
- Serve and enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g
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