Cinnamon Roll French Bread Bake

This Cinnamon Roll French Bread Bake is the BEST breakfast recipe, of all breakfast recipes. If you are looking for a simple and quick breakfast recipe, you have to try this one. It is out of this world. And the frosting glaze on top, no words to describe how wonderful.

Breakfast food always sounds so good to me no matter what time of day it is. Specifically French toast and Cinnamon Rolls.

So I thought to myself, why don’t I combine them? And now I give you, a true masterpiece. This Cinnamon Roll French Bread Bake is so good, you may just make it three days in a row like I did.

I am a big time breakfast person, especially french toast. I would say I make french toast regularly. What can I say, I’m a girl that loves carbs.

But because I make french toast so much, I’d say I know a good piece of french toast when I taste one. And wow wow wow. This blew my mind. That frosting glaze on top, was simply the best part.

It soaked into the bread, making it that much sweeter. Then put on a little bit of raspberry or maple syrup. Ugh. Salivating just thinking of it.

how do I layer my bread?

I wanted to ensure that all my slices of bread got the good stuff on them. I layered them at an angle.

I did a single layer and slanted them. Kind of like the way dominos look when they fall over each other.

You could do a second layer on top of this, but I prefer to just use another pan, and make two batches so that all the bread slices get a lot of flavor.

can i use cream instead of milk?

You most definitely can use cream instead of milk. You may want to add a little extra because it will be thicker, and the bread won’t soak it in as much, so maybe use 1 1/4 cups of cream.

looking for a good cream cheese frosting recipe?

I am all about shortcuts and saving time, so I got the frosting in the plastic cans at the store. However, I do love a thick homemade cream cheese frosting recipe.

If you are looking to make your own cream cheese frosting, try our Cream Cheese Frosting recipe.

can i make this the night before?

You can most definitely make this the night before.

I would recommend cooking it for about 30-35 more minutes in the morning, instead of the 25 minutes as explained in the directions.

If the milk is all dried up in the morning, maybe add another 1/2 cup milk or cream, and pour over all the bread slices.

my favorite christmas and birthday tradition

Birthdays and Christmas are pretty big at our house. From the minute you wake up, it is so magical. Our mom used to always decorate our bedrooms for our birthday, and it was the best.

But the thing that was even better and Christmas and birthdays was the smell of french toast being made in the kitchen. We would all run downstairs, and watch our dad make french toast.

It was so fun, and of course delicious. My husband and I now make french toast for every birthday and Christmas (and just when I crave it, which is quite often), and it is my most favorite thing.

I can’t wait to carry on the tradition with my kids.

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Serves: 6 -8

Cinnamon Roll French Bread Bake

15 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 -2 loaves french bread (depending on how big you get them. mine were pretty skinny so I used 2)
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnnamon
  • 1 cup cream cheese frosting, softened {you could use any frosting... we are just big fans of cream cheese}

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice the french bread into 1/2 inch slices and place one layer in a greased 9x13 pan.
  3. In a bowl, combine the cracked eggs, whole milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined.
  4. Pour 1/2 of the liquid mixture over the slices of bread.
  5. Place another layer of the sliced bread on top of the other bread. Pour the rest of the liquid mixture over the other slices of bread.
  6. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on top and place in the preheated oven.
  7. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until all the mixture is absorbed and baked into the bread.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes then spoon melted cream cheese frosting on top.
  9. Serve warm and enjoy!

Notes

You could make this the night before, cover it, and cook it for 30 minutes in the morning!

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20 Responses to “Cinnamon Roll French Bread Bake”

  1. Jeannie
    Wouldn't this be good if you sliced the French bread lengthwise in 3 and mixed cream cheese with confectioners sugar spread this over each slice, sprinkled this with cinnamon sugar and than poured the egg mix over top of the whole loaf and baked? In my house I'm the only cream cheese lover so it would be a waste for me to attempt a whole loaf but it does sound yummy!
  2. This recipe is delicious! I used sourdough instead of French bread simply because my grocery store was out of French bread and it was still wonderful! I also opted to make homemade cream cheese frosting because I like to avoid trans fat and it's almost always found in canned frosting. But overall this recipe was incredible and will become a brunch staple of mine!
  3. Caroline
    I made this recipe and used one layer. It seemed like it didn't have enough liquid. Usually it's like 1/2 milk and 1 cup cream. Maybe next time I'll use bread instead of french bread. I wonder if a brioche bread would work too. I think I'm going to try this again but use more milk.

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