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Friday, November 4, 2016

French Toast Bake


Cinnamon Roll Casserole

This decadent yet easy French Toast Casserole is a lovely way to breakfast on a special holiday. It's custardy, filled with cinnamon and toasted pecans, and a gorgeously easy recipe.



Without a doubt, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. And I love it when its really special and decadent and we can take the time to savor it. Most of the time, breakfast is a rushed get-out-the-door-as-quickly-as-possible experience (especially with two young girls in school now), and more often than not I am grabbing a protein shake on my way out the door. For a breakfast lover, its the worst, but its better than nothing, right? But on those special days when we can stay home as a family and enjoy the experience of breakfast, I want those meals to be memorable and delicious.

Immaculate Baking French Toast Bake


Giving gifts is my love language, and to me, there is no better gift than that of food that has been prepared with love and joy. It's no secret that I prefer baking and cooking from scratch.  I just imagine pouring all that care and passion into my food as I create something amazing for my friends and family to enjoy - something that will nourish them both body and soul. But its also no secret that as a busy mom, sometimes I just don't have the time or energy to make every single thing from scratch. Especially during the holiday season - when I want to be everything, do everything, and make it the most special time of all for my family. I think any mom can agree here - you just can't do everything and stay sane. So when I find ways to make a few shortcuts on time without sacrificing the quality of the food I serve, I totally take it!

Easy Holiday Breakfast


The Immaculate Baking Company is a great way to take some baking shortcuts - whether or not it is the holiday season. The founder, Scott Blackwell, has had a sweet tooth since the moment his grandmother taught him the ways of home baking - and from there his love of baked goods grew from baking pie to pay his way through college, to winning the Most Outstanding Cookie in America Award, to owning a company that has serious passion in baked goods. They have an great line of organic and gluten free baking mixes, refrigerated cookie doughs and pie crusts. And when I need to take shortcuts, I want to know that the companies I use have a serious integrity for the quality of ingredients and taste of their product. I love when a grass roots company can maintain its heart and soul, don't you?



Cinnamon Roll Bake


This baked French Toast Casserole is the perfect treat for a busy holiday morning. By using Immaculate Baking Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls, you can quickly and easily create a decadent way to enjoy a special breakfast as a family. It's easy enough that your children can help you prepare it, and quick enough that you can sleep in and still enjoy a decadent breakfast!

French Toast Casserole


I am excited to be able to share with you an Immaculate Baking $1 off coupon!  I was able to find products at my local Whole Foods, Hy-Vee and Target, but you can find out where to find products locally using their product locator.



Easy Cinnamon Roll Casserole



yield: 8 servingsprint recipe

French Toast Bake

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 35 MINStotal time: 50 mins
This decadent yet easy French Toast Casserole is a lovely way to breakfast on a special holiday. It's custardy, filled with cinnamon and toasted pecans, and a gorgeously easy recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cans of Immaculate Baking Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (whole is best, but any kind will do fine)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Topping
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 9x13 pan and set aside.
  2. Cut each cinnamon roll into 6-8 pieces and place evenly in the bottom of the greased pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and salt. Pour evenly over the cinnamon roll pieces.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Using your fingers or two forks, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until you get pea sized pieces of butter. Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the dish. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the casserole is golden brown and the mixture doesn't giggle too much when you shake it. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
  5. **Note: You can drizzle the frosting pouches from the cinnamon rolls over the casserole or serve it with warmed maple syrup. I found one pouch to be plenty, but if you want it super sweet you can add both. The choice is yours!
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French Toast Bake


31 comments:

  1. I am an absolute glutton when it comes to this kind of breakfast dish! I would totally hide in a corner with it and eat the whole pan!

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  2. This looks incredible!!! All my favorite flavors into one perfect casserole!

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  3. Looks so amazing! Love that you used cinnamon rolls!

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  4. I love easy recipes for busy mornings! This looks so amazing, too!

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  5. OOh i love how I can just stick this in the oven!

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  6. This French toast bake looks delish! I've actually been keeping my eyes open for this recipe. I love it and am excited to try it!

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  7. This sounds like THE most perfect recipe for the holidays.

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  8. This sounds delicious. Perfect for all the holiday brunches that are around the corner.

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  9. This looks so easy and perfect for a chilly morning! Yum!

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  10. Yum! This looks fantastic! I can't wait to try it. It makes my mouth water.

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  11. Oh lawd this sounds amazing! The perfect spiced treat for Autumn. :)

    Christie's Take on Life. x

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  12. Kimberly @ Berly's KitchenNovember 8, 2016 at 8:54 PM

    Love that you used cinnamon rolls to make a French toast bake! Great idea. This looks delicious!

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  13. oh gosh! that looks so delicious.

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  14. That sounds like one great breakfast treat!

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  15. This looks so easy, but so decadent!

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  16. This looks absolutely delicious!

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  17. I just sent this recipe to my father in law! We are going to try it for Thanksgiving morning!! Delish!!

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  18. Super idea for all my holiday guests. Thanks for sharing:)

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  19. Your pics are making me so hungry now. Lovely recipe.

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  20. Ooooh, I haven't tried the cinnamon rolls before. Your french toast bake looks delicious!

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  21. I love that you use remade rolls! LOVE it!

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  22. Stunning! I will have to investigate that prepared dough. Thank you for posting about it.

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  23. Wow! This sounds like my kind of breakfast! Sweet and gooey and full of cinnamon! Yum. I think I have my new breakfast item for the weekend! Thanks. Looks great.

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  24. This is just a wonderful idea! Thanks for this nice recipe, Jenni!

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  25. Can this be made ahead of time? I was thinking of baking it this afternoon so my hubby can take to hunting camp. They would just reheat in the morning...would it still be good?

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    1. Hi Katelyn! It can definitely be made ahead - just make sure to store it in the fridge (or a cooler)!

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