Sunday, February 17, 2013

Cinnamon Bun Breakfast Casserole

I saw this recipe on the Cooking Channel when they had Pillsbury on one of their cooking shows. This is not for the calorie conscious. One slice is 400 calories! There are a few substitutions you could make to lessen the calories like choosing the lite cinnamon buns, using non-fat milk vs. the heavy cream, lite butter, or Egg Beaters in place of the eggs. On one half we didn't use the syrup or the icing. The recipe calls for a cup of syrup. This would be perfect for a brunch or a special event breakfast like Christmas morning.

Cinnamon Bun Casserole
2 tubes cinnamon buns reserve the icing
1/4 cup butter
1 cup of syrup (I used 1/2 c. lite)
1/2 cup heavy cream (or non-fat milk)
6 eggs beaten
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract

powdered sugar for topping
reserved icing for topping

Start by melting the butter in a microwave safe dish for about 25-45 seconds. Place the melted butter in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish and add the cinnamon rolls that you will cut into 8ths.
cinnamon buns cut up

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Pour the syrup over the cinnamon bun pieces and then the beaten eggs that are mixed with the cream, vanilla, and cinnamon. It forms a custard like consistency when baked. Bake until the eggs are cooked, about 25-28 minutes.

Heat the icing up in the microwave and drizzle over the top of the casserole.
with the egg custard on top

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