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Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole is an easy fall 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!

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.

What You’ll Need

  • 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
  • Brown Sugar
Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole

How to Make Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole

This recipe is really easy to whip up. The first step is to saute the apples in butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Cook them until they’re softened, about 4-5 minutes. Then add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and cook for another 1-2 minutes, until the brown sugar melts and the apples are somewhat caramelized. Remove from the heat.

Next, cut the cinnamon rolls into six pieces each. To do this, I take one cinnamon roll and cut it in half and then cut each half into thirds. Sprinkle all of the cinnamon roll pieces in a greased 9-10″ baking dish and then top with the apples. Lastly, combine some melted butter with brown sugar and drizzle it over the cinnamon rolls and apples. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. You want them slightly golden and baked through (no longer gooey inside). For the frosting, warm up the frosting that comes with the cinnamon rolls in the microwave for 30 seconds and then add a little bit more cinnamon. Drizzle it over the warm casserole and dig in!

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.

What should I serve with apple cinnamon roll casserole?

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

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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
Keyword: apples, breakfast, brunch, fall
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Taylor


  • 3 medium apples (I used Sweet 16) peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 12.4 ounce cans cinnamon rolls
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • 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 tbsp 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 tbsp of melted butter with the 1/3 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 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
    Drizzle over warm cinnamon roll casserole.
  • Enjoy!


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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