Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake is a quick and easy version of your favorite cinnamon rolls. No rolling or filling, just mix and bake. Make it the night before and pop it in the oven in the morning for a sweet way to start the weekend.
This year everyone has been begging me to make cinnamon rolls. I don’t always love making cinnamon rolls because they take a lot of time with timing out the rises and the actual making of the rolls. So I came up with this shortcut version that gets us the same flavors without taking all that time. Plus, I love that I can make up the dish the night before and stick it in the oven in the morning. It really simplifies the morning and doesn’t take very long the night before.
Although I usually like to make this with eggs and sausage or bacon if you’re making this for a crowd I would pair it with some Honey Lime Fruit Salad and my family’s favorite egg casserole, Sorbian Eggs. Everything I just listed can be made the night before which keeps you free to actually mingle with the crowd.
Every six months our church holds a worldwide conference where we get to hear from our prophet and apostles. It is a weekend that always fills me with such peace and joy. Although each session can feel long for little ones by children have come to love this weekend as well. We have conference themed activity packets for them, encourage various listening games, and we always have a big breakfast to kick off each day. In the past we have made Orange Rolls, Crepes with Lemon Curd, and Double Blackberry Pancakes.
Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake
- 1 loaf day old french bread cut into 1-inch cubes
- 8 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups milk I used Almond Milk
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
- 4 Tbsp cold butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1-2 Tbsp milk again I used almond milk
Beat together eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add cut french bread and stir to cover as much as you can in just a few turns.
Pour the french toast mix into a greased 9x13 casserole pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night.
Remove casserole dish from refrigerator and preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Using a pastry blender combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the top of the french toast mix and bake for 35-45 minutes depending on how soft you want the french toast to be.
Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Meanwhile, make your frosting by combining the frosting ingredients together in a small bowl with a fork or whisk until smooth. Pour over the french toast bake and serve.