Holy Cow Cinnamon Roll Casserole


Holy Cow Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Indulge in this gooey, spiced cinnamon roll casserole recipe.

Holy Cow Cinnamon Roll Casserole
Holy Cow Cinnamon Roll Casserole

One bite of this Holy Cow Cinnamon Roll Casserole will be enough to convince you that this is possibly the best breakfast recipe ever invented. Not only are the flavors beyond delicious, but this breakfast casserole recipe is also incredibly easy to prepare. Made using Pillsbury refrigerated cinnamon rolls, whipping cream, and maple syrup, this luscious breakfast bake is pure perfection.

The next time you have brunch with your friends this is definitely the recipe that you want to bring along. You could even prepare this dish ahead of time and then pop it in the oven for the perfect weekend morning treat.

But who said you can only eat this cinnamon roll casserole recipe for breakfast? Save this sweet treat for the evening and serve it as a dessert after a family get-together. Your guests will be raving over this decadent dessert. Holy cow this casserole is good!

Do you have a favorite dessert-for-breakfast recipe? Let us know what it is below!

Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time25 min

Cooking Vessel Size9x13-inch Baking Pan


  • 2 tubes of refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Lay the refrigerated rolls into the baking dish (see note) and set icing aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, beat eggs then beat in cream, cinnamon, and vanilla. Pour over the rolls and sprinkle with the nuts. Drizzle syrup over the top.

  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes, then drizzle warmed icing over the top.

  5. Serve them fresh out of the oven for ultimate gooey goodness.


  1. If the rolls do not fit in one layer, or you do not want individual “servings”, simply cut the rolls into pieces and lay the pieces in a single layer in the bottom of the dish and then proceed as the recipe directs.

  2. This recipe was inspired by Lindsay from Normal Cooking and her recipe for Crazy Good Cinnamon Roll Casserole.

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This Holy Cow Cinnamon Roll Casserole is such a terrific sweet breakfast sensation. I like to make it by breaking up the rolls and placing the pieces on the bottom of the baking dish, I think it makes it easier to serve by just serve by just spooning it out. My favorite sweet breakfast dessert, c'mon. I'm from New York...CRUMB CAKE!

Favorite breakfast/dessert has to be anything involving cinnamon rolls. If I'm in the mood for something sweet, they're my first choice.

This looks fabulous! I love cinnamon rolls and this sounds like a really great way to serve them to a group when family visits. The maple syrup is a wonderful addition and I can't wait to give this a try. I'm wondering if the icing is almost overkill for these rolls, since the maple syrup adds some additional tasty sweetness. Thanks for posting this!

My favorite dessert-for-breakfast recipe is chocolate chip pancakes. Thanks for offering this nice contest!

French toast -- without a doubt!

My favorite dessert for breakfast bread pudding with raisins and peanut butter on top.

My favorite dessert for breakfast is coconut crusted bread pudding. It is delicious with warmed syrup poured over top.

Dessert for Breakfast? I LOVE any coffee cake. And my fav is anything with apples in it. OR pie. Any fruit pie, or pumpkin.. why not eat these for breakfast???? I do!

This looks delicious, and perfect for serving to overnight guests. I often look for easy oven dishes that can be made up in no time at all, and feed a crowd. I love adding nuts, especially roasted walnuts and pecans. They bring baking and cooking to a new level.

Making sure my hubby is going to make these especially the next time the 19 grandkids come over! YUM!

This is jazzed up cinnamon rolls, and wow, I can't wait to make this casserole. I like to have recipes like this ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas Days, but since those are past, I think I'll make this for Easter morning.

I second the idea of using my own cinnamon roll dough. I'd leave out the nuts too because the rest of the family does not like nuts in things. One of the cinnamon rolls I make has chocolate chips in it so that might be good instead of the nuts. Using my own dough might increase the baking time by about ten minutes.

Omg, this recipe is next on my to do list...only thing I'll probably do differently is throw in some raisins and use my own cinnamon roll dough. I'd use the can version but it's too sweet for my taste, and I bet if I drizzled some maple syrup into the whipping cream that would be amazing on top instead of icing. Yum!

Cinnamon rolls are my family's Christmas morning tradition. Perhaps, we'll give this a try minus the nuts, because my brother is allergic! I love maple syrup but this may also be delicious with some honey!

Next time I'm going to make this with walnuts instead of pecans.

This cinnamon roll casserole reminds me of the holidays. It's a special treat to share with family.

Love cinnamon rolls, and love this casserole even more! Makes serving brunch to a crowd super easy!

I liked this casserole. It was more "bready" than typical cinnamon rolls, and it's light on the frosting, which can be nice depending on the occasion.

When I die, I want to be buried with this casserole. Perfectly cakey, and I love the crunch on top.

I definitely prefer my moist, squishy cinnamon rolls over this, but it was still good.

This would be the most perfect brunch recipe. The casserole was soft and sweet and there wasn't too much cinnamon. I loved it!

I've made something similar to this for a holiday gathering and it always goes over well. I love the flavors in this dish. You can even add things like extra glaze or add apple pie filling for even more flavor!

Holy cow was this delicious! It melted in my mouth! If you serve this at a gathering, you are sure to be asked for the recipe.

Yum! This was quite good. I'll never go back to regular cinnamon rolls again )

I believe this is a Cinnamon Roll Casserole.. With those 3 words It would be disappointing if this recipe wasn't unhealthy. I had a great time eating this.

If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all. Pictures, no pictures, healthy, not healthy, if it doesn't work for your lifestyle then just move along, we don't need the negative commentary. Thanks Lindsay for another "keeper" recipe!

Not a healthy recipe, but I have never been a healthy eater. It's kind of funny but the food I was eating for the first 50 years of my life were suddenly proclaimed to be hazardous to my health based upon one study or another, but now twenty years later a new study indicates that the original studies were in error and that those foods are not a hazard to my health. Thats okay, I paid no nevermind to the original studies.

Where is the Print icon?

@Sharonmcole the print icon is at the top of the recipe, second button from the left.

I think you should post a larger picture for your recipe. A lot of people including myself will only try new recipes if they can see how it's suppose to look when done. Your picture is too small to see and not worh sharing on Pinterest because of the photo size.

Click the link to go to the recipe. On that page, there is a perfectly acceptable picture of the full casserole, and a larger version of the picture shown above, which shows a single serving. However, be aware that this is NOT a healthy recipe. There is far too much sugar and starch in it. I would not make the whole recipe based on that alone. I might - as a rare treat - make a smaller version of this, perhaps 1/3 of the recipe, which would be only 4 servings. And then, I would freeze half of that for a later treat. There are only two people in my household, so we would never need 12 servings of something we should not be eating in the first place.


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