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