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Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake is my favorite make-ahead recipe when I want to bake my breakfast when I wake up. This simple fall-flavored casserole is so easy to make with refrigerated cinnamon rolls and apple pie filling.
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Table of Contents
  1. Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole
  2. Why We Love This Apple Pie Bake Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Apple Recipes
  11. Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake Recipe

Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll Bake is an easy make-ahead casserole filled with cozy fall flavors and warm cinnamon spice.

Simply combine refrigerated canned cinnamon rolls, brown sugar, butter, and apple pie filling the night before and wake up to the best breakfast or brunch that takes no time to bake.

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Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Our Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole recipe is just as quick and easy to make as my Cinnamon Roll Casserole (aka French Toast Bake), but this version combines the cinnamon roll pieces with apple pie filling so it’s filled with fall flavor.

It takes 10 minutes to prepare the cinnamon roll apple mixture, then bake it in the oven until golden brown; dress it up with a drizzle of icing and sweet caramel syrup and bite into the best cinnamon roll breakfast casserole.

This breakfast bake is a delicious twist on the traditional apple pie and a fun way to turn a can of cinnamon roll dough into a brunch (or dessert).

I love making a breakfast casserole that’s big enough to feed a crowd; it’s the perfect sweet treat for family gatherings or when hosting brunch for the holidays.

Why We Love This Apple Pie Bake Recipe

  • Quick and easy to prepare in 10 minutes.
  • Made with only 6 simple ingredients.
  • Shortcut recipe uses ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls and canned apple pie filling to save time in the kitchen.
  • Apple pie cinnamon buns can be assembled the night before and baked for breakfast in the morning.
  • Apple pie filling tucked inside cinnamon roll dough tastes delicious!
  • Perfect for family get-togethers, holiday brunches, or even for dessert.

Other Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipes

Ingredients

  • Dark brown sugar: You can substitute light brown sugar or granulated white sugar if you prefer. It may make the final result sweeter if you do so. 
  • Cinnamon
  • Refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing (like Pillsbury)
  • Salted butter: You can use unsalted butter but I recommend adding a pinch of salt to the sugar-cinnamon mixture for balance.
  • Apple pie filling: If you have a homemade apple pie filling recipe that you love, feel free to use that instead.
  • Caramel syrup

Substitutions and Additions

  • Use Your Favorite Fruit Fillings: I used apple pie filling for this recipe because the flavor pair perfectly with brown sugar and cinnamon. However, you can use other fruit fillings for your breakfast bake. Blueberry, cherry, strawberry, and peach are all great filling swaps.
  • Create crunch: You can sprinkle some pecans or walnuts on top of your casserole to create texture and crunch.
  • Tasty Toppings: Top your apple cinnamon rolls with whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or even add some sprinkles. This is a fun way to serve a birthday breakfast bake!
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  • 9×13 inch baking pan
  • Cooking spray
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How to Make Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake

  1. Make The Cinnamon Sugar Mixture: Whisk together the dark brown sugar and cinnamon
  2. Cut and Coat The Cinnamon Rolls: Cut each can of cinnamon rolls into fourths and toss them in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Spread the coated cinnamon roll pieces into the casserole pan and pour the melted butter on top.
    Pro Tip: Make sure to pour the butter around the edges so that they don’t dry out. 
  3. Form The Filling: Mix together the apple pie filling and the caramel syrup. Then cut the apple slices into bite size pieces.
  4. Pour Into The Pan: Pour the apple pie mixture over the cinnamon rolls in a single layer.
    Pro Tip: Not all the cinnamon rolls will be covered but you want to have apples scattered evenly all over the top. 
  5. Bake: Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes or until the cinnamon rolls are firm to the touch and beginning to turn golden brown.
  6. Serve: Cool for 10 minutes before drizzling the casserole icing caramel syrup. Serve warm and enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • Do not discard the icing packet that comes in the cinnamon roll can. You’ll need it for drizzling! If your can of dough does not come with icing, you can make your own by dissolving powdered sugar in water.
  • If storing your casserole in the fridge overnight, be sure to follow any instructions for your bakeware when baking with cold glassware or ceramic dishes so that they do not crack.

Storage

  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
  • To Freeze: Place the leftovers in a freezer-safe container and freeze for 3-4 months.
  • To Reheat: Reheat in the microwave or oven until heated through.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How should I store my Breakfast Bake?

Allow any leftovers to cool to room temperature and then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. The rolls may change texture slightly when reheated.
You can also freeze the leftovers for 3-4 months but be aware that they may dry out slightly. Reheating in the microwave gives a softer result and reheating in the oven gives a drier, crispier result. 

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

The best breakfast bake recipes are those that can be prepped ahead of time so that all you have to do is put them in the oven in the morning and enjoy them hot!
This recipe can easily be prepared early and kept overnight in the refrigerator. Store the apple mixture separate from the cinnamon rolls.
Mix the apple pie filling with the caramel syrup and cut them, but don’t place them on the cinnamon rolls until you are ready to bake. Store the apple mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Cover the rolls well in plastic wrap and place the pan in the refrigerator until you are ready add the apple mixture and bake.

Can I make My Own Apple Pie Filling?

Yes, if you have a homemade apple pie filling recipe that you love, you can absolutely use that instead. I use the canned filling for ease and simplicity.

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5 from 6 votes
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Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake

Serves — 12
Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake is my favorite make-ahead recipe when I want to bake my breakfast when I wake up. This simple fall-flavored casserole is so easy to make with refrigerated cinnamon rolls and apple pie filling.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cool Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cans (8 count) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
  • ¼ cup salted butter melted
  • 21 ounce (½ can) apple pie filling
  • 2 Tablespoons caramel syrup
  • Extra caramel syrup optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Spray a 9×13 inch casserole pan with cooking spray and preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dark brown sugar and cinnamon until combined.
  • Open the cinnamon rolls and cut each into fourths using a pizza cutter.
  • Place the cinnamon roll quarters into the bowl with the sugar and cinnamon mixture and toss gently until the rolls are evenly covered.
  • Scoop the entire contents of the large mixing bowl into the prepared casserole pan and gently spread it out into an even layer.
  • Pour the melted butter all over the pan, focusing on the edges so that they don’t dry out.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together the apple pie filling and the caramel syrup until combined.
  • Use a knife or fork to cut the apple slices into bite size pieces.
  • Scoop the apple pie mixture onto the cinnamon rolls in several places and then gently even it out into a single layer. Not all the cinnamon rolls will be covered but you want to have apples scattered evenly all over the top.
  • Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the cinnamon rolls are firm to the touch and beginning to turn golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before drizzling it with the icing from the cinnamon roll cans and the extra caramel syrup, optional.
  • Serve warm.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
  • To Freeze: Place the leftovers in a freezer-safe container and freeze for 3-4 months.
  • To Reheat: Reheat in the microwave or oven until heated through.
Tips:
  • Do not discard the the icing packet that comes in the cinnamon roll can. You’ll need it for drizzling! If your can of dough does not come with icing, you can make your own by dissolving powdered sugar in water.
  • If storing your casserole in the fridge overnight, be sure to follow any instructions for your bakeware when baking with cold glassware or ceramic dishes so that they do not crack.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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