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Cinnamon French toast bake is a warm and satisfying baked french toast that is loaded with cinnamon and soft, sweet bread that’s drizzled in the best icing. Your family will go crazy over this insanely delicious breakfast!

For more perfect fall breakfasts, try this Overnight Cinnamon Apple French Toast Casserole, this delicious Overnight Pecan Praline Baked French Toast or this Overnight Blueberry French Toast! All the prep is done the night before, so all you have to do is pop it in the oven in the morning for an easy-hit meal!

A slice of cinnamon French toast bake on a white plate.

Cinnamon French Toast Bake Recipe

Cinnamon French toast bake is the perfect recipe for home cooks.  It looks and tastes so impressive, but it is quick and easy to make.  It turns out fantastic every time and is definitely a no-fail recipe.  This is the best because it can easily feed a group or a big family.  The cinnamon flavor melts in your mouth, along with the deliciously soft texture that you just can’t resist.

Not only does this taste insanely delicious, but it’s SO easy. In fact, it uses a couple of cans of store-bought cinnamon rolls to complete the recipe. You won’t believe that when you taste it, but when I can make a recipe that’s good AND easy… you can bet that I will make it all the time! My entire family gobbles this up every time I make it, and I know yours will too!

This is a tried and true comforting meal that I know your family, especially your kids, will love. My boys gobbled this French toast bake down so fast!  They raved about it and kept asking for more.   I do have to say it was so delicious! And I loved how easy it was to put together!  You can’t go wrong with Cinnamon French toast, and it is a must-try fall breakfast!

Ingredients in Cinnamon French Toast Bake

A short list of pantry staple ingredients is all it takes to create the best cinnamon french toast!  You will be obsessed with this stress-free breakfast! Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact measurements.

  • Butter: Melted butter lines the bottom of the dish to keep it from sticking.
  • Refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing: These make delicious French toast and are so quick and easy to prepare.
  • Eggs: Bind everything together.
  • Heavy whipping cream: Beat together with eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla to add sweet flavor.
  • Ground cinnamon: Perfect warm spice of fall!
  • Vanilla: Brings out all the flavors.
  • Pecans: Sprinkle chopped nuts on top for a bit of crunch.
  • Maple syrup: Serve with syrup if desired.

Let’s Bake This Yummy Breakfast!

Cinnamon French toast bake comes together quickly with just a few simple, easy-to-follow steps. Even beginner bakers will look like pros with this impressive homemade breakfast.

  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut: Cut each cinnamon roll into eight small pieces. Set the icing aside for later.
  3. Whisk: In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, vanilla, and cinnamon. Set it aside. Sprinkle the top with the pecans, and then drizzle with maple syrup.
  4. Pour: Pour the melted butter onto the bottom of a 9 X 13-inch baking dish. Spread the cinnamon roll pieces evenly over the butter. Then pour the mixture over the cinnamon rolls.
  5. Garnish: Sprinkle the top with the pecans and drizzle with maple syrup.
  6. Bake: Bake at 375°F for 25 min.
  7. Warm up the Icing: Microwave the icing on medium (50%) for 10-15 seconds or until it is thin enough to drizzle.
  8. Add Icing: Add the melted icing over the top of the french toast bake. Serve with additional syrup if desired.
3 pictures showing how to make cinnamon French toast bake.

Tips and Variations

This delicious cinnamon French toast bake is impossible to mess up.  You will enjoy perfect baked french toast again and again with this recipe.

  • Make ahead: This dish can be made the night before and baked in the morning.  Just prepare, then cover it with foil and place it in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake it.
  • Fully Mix Egg: Make sure you mix the egg mixture thoroughly to coat the cinnamon toast evenly.
  • Soft Bread: For even softer french toast, let the egg mixture soak into the bread for about 20 minutes before baking it.
  • Variations: Add in chocolate chips, nuts, fresh fruit, or chunks of cream cheese to create different versions of this french toast bake that are just as amazing.
A casserole dish with a slice of cinnamon bake being served with a spatula.

Storing French Toast Bake

This cinnamon French toast bake is so amazing you most likely will not have leftovers.  However, if you do end up with a bit to store, it’s no problem.  First, let it cool completely.  Then, cover it tightly with foil and place it in the refrigerator within 2 hours of baking.  It will be good for 1-2 days in the refrigerator or one month in the freezer.

The top view of a slice of cinnamon French toast bake on a white plate with a fork.

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Cinnamon French Toast Bake

5 from 1 vote
By: Alyssa Rivers
Cinnamon French toast bake is a warm and satisfying baked french toast that is loaded with cinnamon and soft, sweet bread that's drizzled in the best icing. Your family will go crazy over this insanely delicious breakfast!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
cool: 5 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 
  • Cut each cinnamon roll into quarters. Set the icing aside for later.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, vanilla, and cinnamon. Set it aside. Sprinkle the top with the pecans, and then drizzle with maple syrup.
  • Pour the melted butter on the bottom of a 9 X 13-inch baking dish. Spread the cinnamon roll pieces evenly over the butter. Then pour the mixture over the cinnamon rolls.
  • Sprinkle the top with the pecans, and then drizzle with maple syrup.
  • Bake at 375°F for 25 min.
  • Microwave the icing on medium (50%) for 10-15 seconds or until it is thin enough to drizzle.
  • Add the melted icing over the top of the french toast bake. Serve with additional syrup if desired.

Notes

Originally Posted on September 10, 2012
Updated on October 19, 2022

Nutrition

Calories: 655kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 11gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 1028mgPotassium: 79mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 841IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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24 Comments

  1. This is my go to recipe for French Toast Bake. Some of the other recipes are too eggy. This one is perfect! We eat it every April and October when our church has an international broadcast, General Conference. Thanks for such an easy and delicious breakfast!

  2. The baking time was way tooo short for mine! I had to almost double the time or it was just a hot gummy mess. But absolutely delicious once it was done!

  3. I made this a few weeks ago and forgot to comment. It was super good and reheated just fine. I think I ate it for breakfast for the next two days. Yum!!

  4. I wouldn’t put that much butter on the bottom. The bottom came out too soggy. Maybe just spray the bottom of the pan with some butter flavored cooking spray.

  5. I bought all the ingredients to make this in the morning. I’m just doing the 8×8 pan the first time around. If it’s a hit then I’ll make the 9×13 pan the next time.

  6. This is just the most delicious looking french toast bake ever! That picture has power over me and I must pin it!

  7. YUM! This looks amazing! I know my family will love this. Can’t wait to try the recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a great day 🙂
    Michelle