Incredibly easy and flavorful apple cinnamon roll bake using ready to bake canned cinnamon rolls, apple pie filling, and brown sugar.
This apple cinnamon roll bake is a great overnight breakfast and comes together in just a matter of minutes before going into the oven.
This Cinnamon Roll Apple Bake is an easy make ahead recipe perfect for Christmas morning or throughout the autumn season.
This recipe was inspired by my Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls, a homemade cinnamon roll recipe.
Ingredients in Apple Cinnamon Roll Bake
A can of cinnamon rolls makes this quick breakfast quick and easy to make. It is one of the more delicious cinnamon rolls breakfast ideas that I've made! It only takes a few ingredients to make and they're all commonly found in the pantry.
To make a cinnamon roll bake only a can of cinnamon rolls, butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar is needed. The ingredient that makes a huge difference in making a breakfast casserole such as this is choosing a fruit pie filling.
For this recipe, apple pie filling is used because the flavors pair so wonderfully with brown sugar and cinnamon. It's also perfect for the cooler weather during the fall season and it also makes a great overnight breakfast for Christmas morning!
Ingredients in Apple Cinnamon Roll Bake
Simple ingredients are used to make this apple cinnamon roll bake and the apple pie filling can be swapped out for other fruit fillings!
How to Make Overnight Apple Cinnamon Roll Bake
Prepare the dish- Grease the dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
Cut the cinnamon rolls- Cut each canned cinnamon roll into 6 equal pieces. Repeat with the remaining five rolls.
Fill the dish- Add the cut cinnamon rolls into the prepared dish. Melt the butter and drizzle evenly over the cinnamon roll dough. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top of the butter.
Add ⅓ of the brown sugar to the top and spread it evenly.
Measure half of the apple pie filling to the dish and stir to combine the cinnamon roll dough with the apples.
Press the dough down into the dish.
Sprinkle ⅓ of the brown sugar on top of the mixture.
Spread the remaining apple filling on top of the mixed dough.
Sprinkle on the remaining brown sugar.
Bake the cinnamon roll apple bake- Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes. Check the center once the time is up to see if the center is done. If not, bake for a few minutes longer.
When serving, warm up the icing that came with the cinnamon rolls and spread evenly over top of the cinnamon roll bake and serve warm.
TIP: To make it overnight, prepare the dish according to directions, and before baking, wrap tightly with saran wrap and place it in the refrigerator. Cook the next morning and drizzle the icing on top of the warm apple cinnamon roll bake when serving.
Hint: When making this cinnamon rolls apple bake overnight, place it on the counter while preheating the oven to allow it to come to room temperature before baking.
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Variations in Cinnamon Roll Apple Bake
You can get creative and change up the flavors any way you would like. Blueberry, peach, and even strawberry pie filling would take great in this breakfast casserole.
During the Fall and Winter seasons, just a pumpkin pie filling would certainly create a warm and cozy breakfast.
What's Needed to Make Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole
A 1.5-quart casserole dish is needed to make this apple cinnamon roll bake. You want the chopped cinnamon roll pieces to completely cover the bottom of the dish so that the ingredients bake together and create a dense but flavorful casserole.
Anything larger than the 1.5-quart dish will create gaps and space and the casserole will bake much thinner than using the specified dish.
A large spoon to mix the apple pie filling together with canned cinnamon rolls.
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- 5 Ct Cinnamon Roll (save icing)
- 21 oz can of apple pie filling
- 2 tablespoon butter, melted
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- Butter Flavor Cooking Spray
- Preheat the oven to 350°
- Cut each cinnamon roll into 6 pieces.
- Lightly grease the bottom of a 1.5-quart baking dish
- Add the chopped cinnamon rolls to the dish.
- Drizzle the melted butter over the cinnamon rolls.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon over the rolls.
- Add ⅓ of the brown sugar.
- Add half of the apple pie filling and stir to combine.
- Press the cinnamon roll pieces down into the baking dish.
- Sprinkle ⅓ of the brown sugar on top of the mixture.
- Evenly spread the remaining apple pie filling.
- Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar.
- Place in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.
- Check the center of the dish for doneness.
- Warm up the provided icing from the cinnamon rolls and drizzle onto the apple cinnamon roll bake.
- Serve warm.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 653mgCarbohydrates: 78gFiber: 2gSugar: 51gProtein: 3g
Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.
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