Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cinnamon French Toast Strata

Cinnamon French Toast Strata

Apple-Cinnamon Coffee Cake (club store pack)
Photo Courtesy of Pillsbury

This recipe is a version of the 2004 Pillsbury Bake-Off's Cinnamon French Toast Bake,


2 (12.4 oz) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing like Pillsbury (can use light cinnamon rolls)

4-6 large eggs (some people thought using 6 eggs made it too eggie-I didn't)

1/2 c  half and half or whole milk

2 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp vanilla

1 c chopped pecans or walnuts

1 cup maple syrup

  1. Preheat oven to 375 and spray an 13 x 9 inch glass baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Separate rolls into 16 and cut each cinnamon roll into 8 pieces and place randomly in dish.  
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon.  Pour over rolls.  Sprinkle with pecans and drizzle syrup over all.  
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool 10-15 minutes.  Remove covers from icing and microwave 5-10 seconds until softened enough to drizzle.
  5. Drizzle icing over top. Serve with additional syrup and powdered sugar.   
Source: Adapted from Cinnamon Nut Breakfast Casserole