This homemade Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole is easy to make and tastes amazing! Here’s my review of the Tasty Video on making this yummy casserole in your own home!
What are you to do when you post one of those awesome Tasty videos on your Facebook page and it gets a lot of comments on the recipe? Make it yourself and review it, of course!
This past week I posted a Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole video that had over 2 million shares, and 106,000 comments – and you all had something to say on my post, as well! Some liked it and thought it was perfect, others thought it was too soggy and a waste. I thought it looked delicious and set out to form my own opinion by making it for my family!
Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
This homemade Cinnamon Roll Casserole is easy to make and tastes amazing! Here’s my review on making this yummy casserole in your own home!
How To Make Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
I followed the recipe exactly like on the video so that I would get the same results. I thought that maybe 2 teaspoons of cinnamon would be a little much – but I went ahead and added it so that I could judge the recipe based on how it was posted. I’m glad I did because it was just right!
I used regular Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls and whole milk and real vanilla extract. Plus I used REAL maple syrup. The recipe didn’t specify but did say Maple Syrup. I am sure you could use regular syrup, but that would change the taste for sure!
I also baked this recipe in a glass dish so that I could see the bottom of the dish since everyone complained about it sitting in “liquid” and being soggy PLUS I added 10 minutes to the baking time just to be sure it was cooked throughout and nice and golden brown on top. Here’s how it looked when it came out of the oven –
YUM! It was perfect! I could see that in the bottom of the dish was some liquid but I knew it wasn’t the egg mixture and looked more like a mixture of syrup and butter. I was right!
The egg mixture soaked into the cinnamon rolls and baked up nicely leaving the bottom to have the syrup-butter mixture in it. I think this is exactly what the recipe creator wanted. If you don’t want this in the bottom, my suggestion is to NOT pour the maple syrup over the top of the rolls before baking it and you could even omit the butter on the bottom and just use a non-stick spray instead.
I really think that that the butter alone would give it a nice crispy texture, but I would have to try it. BUT, that would change the recipe and make it more of a monkey bread type of recipe. (I have one of those coming soon!!)
My family all thought this recipe was awesome! We loved the maple syrup included in the recipe that made the bottom softer. It reminds me of any other french toast casserole recipe I’ve tried with the crustiness on the top, the soft layer in the middle and the syrup on the bottom. I’m sure that’s what they were going for.
In the video, you could even see the syrup on the bottom of their casserole piece. And you can see it in the photo below. YUM!
I have to tell you…this recipe will stay in my rotation and we’ll make it often. I’m already thinking of ways to change it up by adding other mix-ins!
Overall, this Easy Homemade Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole recipe was easy to make, tasted amazing and was just what the video and description described. If you don’t like “soggy” bread on the bottom, leave off the syrup. I am sure it will bake up nice and crispy on the bottom. You could then pour the maple syrup over the top of the casserole when it comes out of the oven allowing it to seep into the bread and then add the frosting. Delish!
Check out the recipe from Tasty below!
- 2 tubes refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
- 4 Tbsp. butter melted
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup maple syrup
- Pour the butter on the bottom of a 9x13 glass baking dish.
- Cut each cinnamon roll into 8 pieces, and spread evenly over the butter.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla, and pour over the cinnamon rolls. Pour 1 cup of maple syrup over the mixture.
- Bake at 375°F for 25 min.
- Top with the icing from the cinnamon rolls.
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