I’m going to call this a must have for your Christmas morning breakfast menu! It is sooo easy, fool proof and can be made the night before. It comes together in 30 minutes, too. I love to make this on the weekends when the kids wake up early and I can devote some extra time to breakfast. It’s also not super sweet but tastes like a dream thanks to store bought cinnamon rolls and fresh blueberries. Yum!
Baking and cooking with my mom is one of my most cherished holiday traditions. Especially breakfast on Christmas morning! It’s something we plan out weeks in advance and I always get excited to spend the morning in the kitchen with my family. We usually do a large menu that involves at least one casserole (but usually two – one savory and one sweet), a breakfast pizza (we make one every Christmas), a plate of sausage and bacon and fresh fruit. We love to find new recipes to make but a version of this always makes its way to the table. Scroll down for the recipe!
Blueberry Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole
**easily serves 4 people, we usually double to serve more!
1 tube of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls (I like the large Cinnabon ones – comes with 5!)
1/2 stick of butter
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 package fresh blueberries
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup
Preheat oven to 375. Separate packaged cinnamon rolls and cut each roll into 6 pieces. Melt 1/2 stick of butter and mix with 1 tsp cinnamon to coat bottom of your baking dish (I used a 2.5L dish). Put cinnamon roll pieces into dish, in a separate bowl whisk together 3 eggs, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp vanilla extract and pour over cinnamon roll pieces. Make sure it is evenly distributed! Top with blueberries and bake for 20-25 minutes until browned on top.
While baking, whisk together whole milk and powdered sugar in a bowl to create glaze. Add 1 tbsp maple syrup. We also add the frosting that comes with the cinnamon rolls for extra thickness! Once the casserole is done, spoon the glaze on top of the casserole and serve! I like to add more to individual plates, too. Serve and enjoy!!
Note: this casserole puffs up a lot but doesn’t grow a ton (if that makes sense) so don’t worry so much about the size of the dish! This 2.5L is perfect for 4 and maybe go up a little for an extra batch.