This decadent Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole lives up to all that is warm and cozy about the winter season. Sweet Cinnamon Rolls covered with a blend of rich cream cheese and brown sugar are blissful when the weather starts to cool and will find a permanent place on your breakfast table.
What is a Cinnamon Roll Casserole?
Cinnamon Roll Casserole is just a simple, classic breakfast dish consisting of a yeast-based dough packed with the flavors of butter and cinnamon and topped with icing.
How Do I Store Cinnamon Roll Casserole?
You can store this Cinnamon Roll Casserole in an airtight container for up to 7 days in the fridge. Then, to reheat, warm it in the oven at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes.
Can I Freeze Cinnamon Roll Casserole?
Yes, you can freeze fully-baked Cinnamon Roll Casserole. To freeze, wrap in a freezer-safe container or bag with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. It will keep for about two weeks when stored this way. To reheat, place in the oven at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes.
Can I cook Cinnamon Roll Casserole in the Oven?
You can prepare Cinnamon Roll Casserole in the oven by melting butter in a 9×12 baking dish. Once the butter melts, add the cinnamon roll pieces in a single layer. Spread the brown sugar and cream cheese mixture on top and bake in the oven at 350 degrees until it turns light golden brown.
Tips for Making Cinnamon Roll Casserole
- Sprinkle the top of your Cinnamon Roll Casserole with chopped pecans for added crunch.
- If you want to make Cinnamon Roll Casserole in advance, you can put it all together the night before and keep it covered in the refrigerator to bake the following day.
- For this Cinnamon Roll Casserole, you can use homemade icing or any other kind of store-bought icing.
I know you are going to love this Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole. But before you try making it, here’s what you should know:
- You can repurpose leftover cinnamon rolls in cinnamon roll bread pudding topped with this salted caramel sauce.
- Lightly drizzle maple syrup on top of the Cinnamon Roll Casserole before serving for a different flavor that is really yummy!
- For easier prep, use a pizza cutter to cut cinnamon rolls into fourths.
- Brown Sugar – If you don’t have brown sugar on hand, you can use raw cane sugar in a 1:1 ratio or add molasses to white granulated sugar one teaspoon at a time until you reach the desired color and consistency for the cream cheese mixture.
- Milk – You can use your favorite flavor of coffee creamer as a substitute for milk. Imagine a hint of hazelnut or pumpkin spice in your Cinnamon Roll Casserole!
- Store-Bought Cinnamon Rolls – If you have the time to prepare fresh cinnamon rolls, I can assure you that your taste buds will thank you. You can follow this Homemade Cinnamon Roll Recipe through step #4. Once your fresh rolls have risen (after about 45 minutes, you can prepare them in the crock pot.)
More Yummy Breakfast Recipes You’ll Enjoy
If you like this Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole, you’ll want to try some of our other easy breakfast recipes! Try any from the list below.
- 1 – 8oz package cream cheese, divided into half
- 1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 cans jumbo size refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
- Spray 6-quart oval slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium sized microwaveable bowl, add brown sugar and butter. Place in microwave on high for 1 minute. Once done, mix well with a fork until smooth. Then add in 1/2 portion (4 oz) of cream cheese, and mix with fork until smooth. Once done, add in milk and mix with fork until smooth.
- Cut cinnamon rolls into 4ths, and place the pieces into a large bowl. Once down, pour your sugar and cream cheese mixture over the cinnamon roll pieces. Gently mix with a spatula. Pour contents into slow cooker.
- Place towel over slow cooker, and then cover with lid. Cook on the low heat setting for 1 hour. Once time is up, using potholders, lift ceramic container from heating element, turn 180 degrees, and reinsert to heating element. When done, allow to cool 10-15 minutes before serving. Be sure that machine is not in warm mode.
- While cinnamon roll casserole is cooling, make icing. In a medium sized bowl, add in remaining cream cheese and the icing from cinnamon rolls. Mix until smooth, and spoon over casserole.
•1 stick of butter = 1/2 cup
•The towel collects any condensation and doesn’t stops the cinnamon rolls dough from collecting extra moisture.
•The reason we rotate the ceramic insert is that almost all slow cookers have a heating element that heats mostly on one side. If it stayed in the same place, it would burn your cinnamon rolls on one side.