It's almost Thanksgiving and that means many of you are preparing for company at your homes.
When we have large family gatherings, I like to find recipes that are quick and easy to make, and that can feed a lot of people. I find breakfast can sometimes be the hardest meal to plan when you have a large number of people, especially if you want to be able to sit down with everyone and eat when they do. Often if you make waffles or pancakes, you are stuck at the griddle while everyone else eats.
This weekend I found a recipe for a cinnamon French toast bake. The recipe, from Pillsbury.com, uses Pillsbury refrigerated cinnamon rolls (which you can buy in bulk at places like Costco) and feeds 12.
To make this recipe you'll need:
- 1/4 c. butter, melted
- 2 cans (12.4 oz each) Pillsbury refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
- 5 Eggs
- 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 c. maple syrup
To start, heat the oven to 375 degrees. Next, pour the melted butter into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Separate both cans of cinnamon roll dough into 16 rolls (or 10 depending on the size of rolls you purchased); set the icing aside. Cut each roll into at least 8 pieces, and place the pieces over the butter in the dish. Next, in medium bowl, beat the eggs. Then, beat in the cream, cinnamon and vanilla until well blended. Gently pour the egg mixture over the cinnamon roll pieces. Drizzle the dough and egg with the syrup. Bake the dish for 20 to 28 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, remove the covers from the icing and microwave them for 10 to 15 seconds, or until the icing is thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle the icing over the top of the French toast bake. You can than sprinkle with powdered sugar, or, of desired, drizzle with more syrup. Serve warm. Enjoy!