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Addicting and Easy Cinnamon Roll French Toast Recipe

This addicting cinnamon roll French toast recipe is one we use for almost every sleepover party breakfast. It’s easy to keep the ingredients on hand, and this morning treat is always a crowd pleaser. No matter who spends the night, the request from my both my son’s and daughter’s friends is the same: Can we pleeease have the cinnamon roll French toast again?

Super easy and crowd pleasing cinnamon roll French toast recipe

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Super Easy Cinnamon Roll French Toast

Cinnamon rolls on their own are a classic treat, but when you’re looking to dress them up for breakfast, the transformation is simple. This hybrid of two epically awesome foods is pretty much impossible to mess up.

The origin of cinnamon rolls is thought to be in Sweden, where the name for them kanelbulle literally translates to “cinnamon bun.” Whereas, French toast has been traced back to the Roman empire. The commonly used French name is pain perdu meaning “lost bread.”

Quick and easy cinnamon roll French toast recipe

In France, this dish is typically considered a dessert and rarely eaten for breakfast. To be honest, I kind of feel the same way about eating it as a dessert. I usually make a breakfast meat to pair with the sticky goodness of the rolls, otherwise it’s just too much sugar to start the day.

All time favorite cinnamon roll French toast recipe

Other Variation Ideas

After thinking about it being too heavy on sugar for breakfast, an idea hit me: If you cut the cinnamon rolls in half along their equator (like a hamburger bun), and prepare them as directed, they can be used to make a sweet and savory breakfast sandwich. Just add egg, cheese, and your favorite breakfast meat–sausage, bacon, or ham would be delicious!

If you’re looking for other ways to increase the protein content of your breakfast, try our cinnamon roll pancakes!

Best brunch or slumber party breakfast - Cinnamon Roll French Toast recipe

Yield: 8 people

Cinnamon Roll French Toast

All time favorite cinnamon roll French toast recipe

These are super easy to make but if you want them to look like the photos, you'll have to wait for them to cool before adding the swirl of icing. Otherwise, they're still delicious--just not as pretty.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes


  • 12.4 oz Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, 1 tube, original, with icing
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Bake cinnamon rolls according to package directions. Set aside and let cool. Do not frost. 
  2. Once slightly cooled, flatten slightly with hand.
  3. Mix egg, milk, sugar, and vanilla into a shallow bowl. 
  4. Grease skillet or griddle with butter or nonstick spray.
  5. Dip cinnamon roll into egg mixture, coating both sides and place onto greased skillet.
  6. Heat on both sides, about 2-3 minutes each, until golden brown.
  7. Place icing into a reusable plastic bag and drizzle in a swirl shape on top of the French toast. (NOTE: If you want pretty swirls, let the cinnamon rolls fully cool before adding the icing.)
  8. Serve with syrup if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 365mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Super duper crowd pleaser - Cinnamon Roll French Toast recipe

Do you think your family will enjoy cinnamon roll French toast? 

John Smith

Thursday 22nd of November 2018

These would be so good, especially if they're still warm!


Thursday 25th of October 2018

My son would go nuts for this - we do french toast but not often enough, and this is so unique!


Wednesday 24th of October 2018

This looks so delicious! I could totally see me making this tomorrow morning. Yum!


Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

These look perfect for a special occasion breakfast. I can't wait to try them!

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