This mouthwatering crock pot cinnamon roll casserole is an easy and delicious breakfast recipe!
Made with just 5 ingredients, this dish is the perfect way to start your day off on the right foot. With layers of soft, gooey cinnamon rolls and a sweet glaze on top, it's sure to become a family favorite in no time.
These aren't your ordinary crock pot cinnamon rolls. These cinnamon roll pieces are topped with an egg mixture making it a hybrid of a french toast casserole and a cinnamon roll casserole.
Whatever you want to call it, the whole thing is delicious and when I make it, the entire family thinks life can't get any better. Food will do that to you, you know?
This was inspired by my mom's cinnamon rolls.
Just a handful of ingredients are all you need to pick up at the grocery store.
- cinnamon rolls with icing - these are the tubes cinnamon roll dough you see in the refrigerator section at the grocery store.
- maple syrup
- vanilla extract
See recipe card for quantities.
It's super easy to make this cinnamon roll casserole in the crock pot!
Step 1: Unroll your cinnamon roll, saving the icing for later. Then, place cinnamon rolls on a cutting board. Slice each cinnamon roll into quarters using a knife or a pizza cutter.
Step 2: Place the cut cinnamon rolls into a greased crock pot sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Make sure you've sprayed the sides and the bottom of the slow cooker.
Step 3: In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined, then pour the egg mixture over the top of the casserole in the crock pot.
Step 4: Put the lid on the crock pot and cook on HIGH for 2 - 2 ½ hours.
Turn off the crock pot once the cinnamon rolls have cooked.
Scoop the contents of the packet of icing into a microwave safe small bowl and microwave for 15 seconds.
Drizzle the icing over the top of the cinnamon rolls. This is best when served warm.
Tip: Depending on the size and shape of your slow cooker, the cooking time may vary.
Okay you breakfast casserole enthusiasts...I know you're dying to make this recipe into your own! Luckily, the possibilities for mixing things up are as endless as the corn fields in our back yard!
- Make it fruity: try adding diced apples to the casserole for a cinnamon and apple combo that will make your taste buds sing.
- Bursting berries: top your cooked casserole with a handful of blueberries, raspberries or strawberries. They'll help offset the sweetness and add another food group to the recipe!
- Pecan roll inspiration: if you're feeling nutty (and aren't we all?), sprinkle a handful of chopped pecans on top before you bake the casserole. They add the perfect little crunch!
Store leftovers in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to three days.
What to serve with this casserole
Personally, I love a cold glass of milk with my crock pot cinnamon roll casserole. My husband, however, would say these should be served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. He does that with his waffles too!
Try drizzling some warm maple syrup over the baked casserole. The rich, sweet flavor of maple syrup will add a touch of decadence and take this breakfast dish to a whole new level of scrumptiousness.
Oh, and bacon is perfection. You can never go wrong with bacon!
Use a slow cooker liner for easy cleanup.
I recommend an oval slow cooker or 6-quart crockpot.
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Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole
- 2 cans of cinnamon rolls with icing these are the tubes cinnamon roll dough you see in the refrigerator section at the grocery store
- 4 large eggs
- ½ cup milk
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Unroll your cinnamon roll, saving the icing for later.
- Cut each cinnamon roll into quarters.
- Place the cut cinnamon rolls into a greased crock pot sprayed with non stick cooking spray
- In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.
- Pour the egg mixture over the top of the casserole in the crock pot.
- Put the lid on the crock pot and cook on HIGH for 2 - 2 ½ hours.
- Turn off the crock pot once the cinnamon rolls have cooked.
- Scoop the contents of the packet of icing into a microwave safe small bowl and microwave for 15 seconds.
- Drizzle the icing over the top of the cinnamon rolls. Cut into pieces and serve.