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Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole is an easy breakfast recipe that combines cinnamon spiced apples that are sauteed in butter, and canned cinnamon rolls. It's a fall favorite that you will make over and over!

Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole

I absolutely love an easy and seasonal breakfast, and this Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole checks both of those boxes! Canned cinnamon rolls are used in this sweet breakfast casserole recipe and make this recipe so, so easy. I make a cinnamon roll casserole almost every time we go to the cabin or have a weekend with family, and I wanted to put a fall spin on it. Enter: apples! Specifically, apples that have been sauteed in butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and brown sugar resulting in a caramelized situation that is oh-so delicious.

This cinnamon roll casserole with apples really was everything I was hoping it would be and everyone who tried it loved it.

Ingredients

The ingredients in this apple cinnamon roll bake are super simple and common items you will find in your pantry and refrigerator.

  • Apples - most varieties work here! I used Sweet 16's, which we picked from the orchard, and I think Granny Smith and Fuji would also work!
  • Butter - unsalted butter is used for sauteing the apples as well as the brown sugar/butter mixture that gets poured over the cinnamon rolls.
  • Spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
  • Canned Cinnamon Rolls - I love using Annie's cinnamon rolls or Grand's cinnamon rolls in this casserole.
  • Brown Sugar
Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Step by Step Instructions

Photo 1. Peel and dice the apples.

Photo 2. Add butter to

Photo 3. Sauté apples in butter with the spices and brown sugar until they're softened, about 4-5 minutes.

Photo 4. Cut each cinnamon roll into six smaller pieces.

Photo 5. Place cut up cinnamon rolls in a greased deep dish pie dish .

Photo 6. Evenly layer sautéed apples on top of cinnamon rolls.

Photo 7. In a bowl, combine melted butter and brown sugar.

Photo 8. Whisk until it's completely combined.

Photo 9. Pour the brown sugar mixture over the apples and cinnamon rolls.

Photo 10. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes.

Photo 11. In a small bowl, whisk together the frosting from the cans of cinnamon rolls and cinnamon.

Photo 12. Drizzle over the warm casserole. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe FAQs

Can this cinnamon roll casserole with apples be made in advance?

Unfortunately, this isn't a casserole that would do well made ahead because of the nature of the canned cinnamon rolls. You can, however, saute the apples in advance, if needed.

What brand of cinnamon rolls should I use?

I have made this using Pillsbury cinnamon rolls and also Annie's cinnamon rolls, both with great results. Annie's cinnamon rolls are a little bigger so I cut them into 8 pieces, and they also come in a larger can so I use about 1.5 cans of the Annie's cinnamon rolls. Grand's Cinnamon Rolls also work really well.

What should I serve with apple cinnamon roll casserole?

I like to serve sweet breakfast items with scrambled eggs and jalapeño bacon to balance it out a little bit. You could also do sausage links or patties and fried eggs.

Other Sweet Breakfast Recipes to Consider

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Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole combines cinnamon spiced apples and canned cinnamon rolls for a delicious fall breakfast.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 229kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 medium apples (I used Sweet 16) peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 12.4 ounce cans cinnamon rolls
  • 5 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet.
  • Add the apples along with the cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Cook for about 4-5 minutes, until the apples begin to soften.
  • Add the 2 tablespoon of brown sugar and cook another 1-2 minutes, until the brown sugar melts into the apples.
  • Spray a 9-10" pie dish/baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Cut each cinnamon roll into six pieces. I did this by cutting each one in half and then each half into thirds.
  • Put the cinnamon roll pieces in the pie dish and then top with the sauteed apples, making sure they're evenly distributed on the cinnamon rolls.
  • In a bowl, mix together the 5 tablespoon of melted butter with the ⅓ cup brown sugar until well combined.
  • Pour the butter/brown sugar mixture on top of the cinnamon rolls and apples.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, until slightly golden and cooked through.
  • Warm the frosting from the cinnamon roll can and mix with ½ teaspoon cinnamon.
    Drizzle over warm cinnamon roll casserole.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 459IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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