Words actually can’t describe this deliciousness. I’ve tried and tried to think of a way to appropriately describe this dish, and all I can say is this Make Ahead Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole might just be the only thing you need in life.
My mom has a huge sweet tooth (explains a lot….. thanks mom #igotitfrommymomma), so when she comes in town, I always have some sort of sweet breakfast in mind, whether that be French toast, cinnamon rolls, or pancakes.
She loves them all, so I thought I would whip up a little treat for her this Mother’s Day. I said it once and I’m gonna say it again– Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole!! Might I add that this can be prepped the night before, so all you’ll have to do is pop that baby in the oven the next morning. (Insert dancing girl emoji).
The icing tends to Harden up if not used right away, but not to worry: simply microwave for 15 seconds or so and stir it up before drizzling.
Best part is you can simply prep everything ahead of time and still put an outrageously fantastic meal on the table that will be all the rage.
This is entertaining made easy if you ask me! It will serve about 8 people and pairs perfectly with mimosas and fresh fruit. SO go on & do the damn thing! Happy Mother’s Day to all of you amazing women out there!!!!!Print
Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 40 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 8 1x
FOR THE FRENCH TOAST:
- 1 loaf of day old french bread, cut into 2–3 inch pieces
- 8 eggs
- 2 c milk
- 1/2 c butter, melted
- 1 c brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
FOR THE ICING:
- 2 c powdered sugar
- 2 T butter, softened
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3–4 T heavy cream
- Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla, stir until creamy.
- In a separate mixing bowl, combine eggs and milk; whisk together well, then add to bowl with butter/sugar mixture; stir to combine.
- Add bread pieces to this mixture and toss to coat. Make sure that all pieces are evenly coated with the egg mixture.
- Pour bread pieces and egg mixture into greased casserole dish, cover and let sit for 4-6 hours or overnight.
- When you are ready to serve, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes, until top is slightly golden.
- While casserole is baking, prepare your icing by combining all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth and creamy. Mixture will harden slightly, so microwave for 15-20 seconds right before serving. Drizzle onto casserole and serve immediately! Can also be served with maple syrup and powdered sugar.