My entire family enjoys this Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole for breakfast, brunch or dessert! We love using our crock pot for other things other than for dinner. It is great for breakfast too!

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Crock pot cinnamon rolls are easy to make!

I tried a crock pot cinnamon roll french toast casserole at a friend’s house the other day.  It was delicious so I started thinking about how to make creating it even easier and that’s how this easy crock pot cinnamon roll casserole was born!

I have one crazy easy recipe for you today! This crock pot cinnamon roll casserole is amazing and perfect for any brunch, holiday, or even dessert. We have it every Christmas morning!

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Easy to make!

The ingredients are simple but the flavors are amazing. Plus this recipe is perfect for summer so you can enjoy your cinnamon rolls without heating up the kitchen.

In fact we have been loving it for a dessert after a hot day. I think you will fall in love with this super simple recipe as well.

You can also make this ahead a time for breakfast.  I like to make these delicious crock pot cinnamon rolls and keep them in the refrigerator.  The kids heat them up for breakfast all week.

Sometimes, I put a small amount of softened butter on the top and it makes them just has gooey and soft as when it was first cooked!

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Ingredients for Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole:

  • Cans of cinnamon rolls (any kind will do) – around 12 oz.
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Maple Syrup
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon

This easy recipe only requires 6 ingredients and all your friends and family will be impressed with this delicious casserole recipe that will take you no time at all to prepare!

A good Slow Cooker is a must!

If you are in the market for something new, I really love my Instant pot Aurora.  It cooks my meals evenly every time.  I have made this slow cooker cinnamon roll breakfast casserole in this crock pot before and it cooked it perfectly!  

Also, the removable insert on this slow cooker is very easy to clean.  It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.

Whatever you decide to use, I do recommend a programable crock pot for this recipe. Since it is a short time, programmable is always great.

I also own this crock pot and it works well. For this crock pot, I would recommend that you use a crock pot liner to make clean up a breeze.

Crock pot liners are amazing. You just put them in your crock pot before your food. Use your crock pot as normal and enjoy a no clean up recipe!

You will also need a good cutting board and a knife to cut the cinnamon rolls but that is it!

Ok, now that you have all the necessary supplies, let’s learn how to make these Pinterest crock pot cinnamon rolls!

How to make Crock pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole.

Just like all my recipes, this one is easy to make and budget friendly. 

First, open up the cans of refrigerated cinnamon roll dough and set aside the icing for later.  It’s delicious and adds an amazing flavor to this crock pot cinnamon roll casserole!

Then cut each cinnamon roll into quarters.  You can use a knife or a pizza cutter for this process.

Close up image of cinnamon rolls being cut with a knife on a cutting board.

Next spray your crock pot with your favorite non stick cooking spray.  I always spray the bottom and sides of the my slow cooker so that serving this slow cooker cinnamon roll casserole is easy.

After that, place one of the rolls of cinnamon rolls (already cut up) in the bottom of the crock pot.

Then in a small bowl whisk (or stand mixer) together the eggs, milk, syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon.  Don’t skip this step as this cream maple syrup vanilla mixture adds a great flavor and moisture to this delicious crock pot recipe.

Close up image of the egg mixture for crock pot cinnamon roll casserole.

Next take the egg mixture and pour over the cinnamon rolls in the crock pot.
Next place the remaining cinnamon rolls on top of the egg mixture in your slow cooker.

Then drizzle one icing packet over the 2nd layer of the cinnamon rolls.

Finally, place the crock pot lid on top and cook on low for 2 to 2 ½ hours.

Close up image of crock pot cinnamon roll casserole in processing.

After the cook time, remove the crock pot lid and drizzle the last icing packet over the crock pot cinnamon rolls.

Then serve immediately and enjoy with a glass of milk!  Yummy 🙂

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Variations for Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Recipe:

This recipe is very versatile and you can easily add or remove items to make this recipe your own and make it work perfectly for your family!

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Rolls:

My favorite variation is to make slow cooker apple cinnamon rolls.  To create this recipe, add a layer of diced up apples after the first layer of the cinnamon rolls.  The addition of the apples creates a delicious apple cinnamon flavor that no one can resist!

I love making crock pot cinnamon rolls with apples to serve as a dessert for a potluck, party or just a warm summer night when I don’t want to heat up my home with my oven. 

Banana Cinnamon Rolls:

Another way to alter this recipe is to add ½ cup of brown sugar to the top prior to the icing and then top with sliced bananas.  This brown sugar and banana combination adds a delicious flavor to this crock pot cinnamon roll casserole.

Cinnamon rolls with Heavy Cream:

You can make this recipe with heavy cream instead of milk.  Just substitute have cream or heavy whipping cream in place of the milk. The heavy whipping cream adds a nice creamy flavor in this easy recipe.

There are tons of options to change this recipe to make it your all time favorite!  I hope you try it soon and please leave us a comment to let us know what you think!

Cinnamon Rolls with Nuts:

We like having nuts in our cinnamon rolls. You can sprinkle your nuts in so they bake right in or you can sprinkle a few on top.

Either way, these Cinnamon Rolls will be the top requested breakfast, I am sure of it!

What to serve with cinnamon rolls?

This Cinnamon Roll recipe has become a staple at our house. My kids look forward to it and having it on Saturday morning makes it extra special.

Some of the items we serve with the cinnamon rolls are listed:

  • This Apple Green Smoothie is everyone’s favorite.
  • Bacon! Have you ever made bacon in the air fryer? It is so easy to make.
  • These Fruit Kabobs are a great way for the kids to get in their fruit. My kids eat more of it when I make these Kabobs.
Close up image of a serving of cinnamon roll casserole.

Print this slow cooker cinnamon roll casserole below:

Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole

4.81 from 109 votes
Quick and easy Crock pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole. It is the perfect breakfast casserole to throw together in minutes. Cinnamon rolls just got easier!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 288
Author Carrie Barnard

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of cinnamon rolls (12 oz each)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Open up the cans of cinnamon rolls and set aside the icing for later.
  • Cut each cinnamon roll into quarters.
  • Spray your crock pot with non stick spray and place one of the rolls of cinnamon rolls in the bottom of the crock pot.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  • Pour over the cinnamon rolls in the crock pot.
  • Place the remaining cinnamon rolls on top.
  • Drizzle one icing packet over the cinnamon rolls.
  • Place the crock pot lid on top and cook on low for 2 to 2 ½ hours.
  • Remove lid and drizzle the last icing packet over the cinnamon rolls.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy with a glass of milk!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 288kcal, Carbohydrates 39g, Protein 5g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 66mg, Sodium 518mg, Potassium 53mg, Sugar 19g, Vitamin A 115IU, Calcium 33mg, Iron 1.4mg

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  1. Going to make this today. My two grandsons & oneofmy great grand sons are over for the week- end. Two Big eaters. Need something to fill them up !!!

  2. 5 stars
    Do you have a recipe for the cinnamon roll icing? There is never enough in one of the rolls for 4 of us to have. This looks delicious.
    Thank you,
    Rhonda

  3. 5 stars
    I am going to try this with the orange rolls! I have no doubt my family will love it!! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    Making this for the second time after it was a big hit with my fiancé and his kids, but this time I’m using orange-flavored icing. I’m excited to see how it tastes this time!

  5. 5 stars
    I made this over night. I double lined the crock with parchment paper and sprayed it really well. Cooked it on low for 5 hours and let it sit on warm until we wanted to eat it. I took a photo of it, but couldn’t figure out how to post it. My kids were so excited to have fresh rolls when they woke up and I was excited that it actually worked! ???

  6. Where do you find the cinnamon roll in a tin, I live in Australia and have never seen it, would love to make this recipe

  7. Has anyone doubled this recipe? Curious if it can be and if it comes out the same. I want to do this for a large crowd. Thank you.

  8. I have not doubled but it would definitely depend on the size of you crock pot. If it is larger you probably could.

  9. 5 stars
    The first time I made it I thought there was too much liquid in it (I followed directions exactly). Second time I made it with six cans of rolls (for staff at work) with five eggs and the rest the same and it was perfect. Because I didn’t have 2.5 hours in the morning before work to prep it, I baked it in a pan in the oven at 400 the night before then put it in a warm crockpot.

  10. 5 stars
    This does look great. I will have to fix them sometime. I have a slow cooker about how long would it take in there?

  11. 4 stars
    This was tasty! Followed the recipe to a T, but my egg mixture definitely scrambled ? not sure where I went wrong.

  12. I have a 6 Qt with 4-6-8-10 hr buttons, would I cook on 4hr and turn it off after 2.5 hr?

  13. I am making these now. My son bought a programable Crock-Pot last night. I’ve never used one before now. I cooked it on Slow cook for 2 1/2 hours but it was still doughy. Is there a different setting I can use? Or should I have just cooked it on “Slow cook” for 4 hours? Thanks!!

  14. That’s the correct setting. This crock pot might just be a different size than the one I used so the casserole might be thicken. I would increase the cook time to 3.5 hours and check it from there next time. Thank you.

  15. made this and had no trouble with egg mixture because I mixed it with my hand mixer real well. then wrap a flour sack type of dish cloth around crockpot lid–this keeps all moisture from falling down on rolls. cooked on low in 2 hours and 15 min.

  16. This recipe was almost three years old but still people visiting and trying to make this. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Hi. Can I double the recipe, if so would I double all the ingredients and time?
    I’m looking to make for work.
    Thank you

  18. Your ingredients are very ambiguous as to whether you need 2 – 12 oz. tubes, or 12 oz. total. Thanks!

  19. i Have made this a few times for family gatherings. Its a hit! Just struggle sometimes with the middle fully cooking in the crockpot.
    I think i have cooked it for 3hours before.

    Still working on making it perfect!

  20. I haven’t tried those before so I’m not sure. You might want to defrost them first and then use them for this recipe. If you try it, let us know how it turns out. Thank you!

  21. I’m not sure as I haven’t tried that yet. If you try it, please let us know how it turns out!

  22. Sorry, I’m not on the gams or ounces per serving as each batch is slightly different. 1 serving would be 1/10 of the entire amount. Thank you!

  23. When doubling the cinnamon rolls should everything else be doubled too? I havent seen you reply with an answer to this question yet and i MUST know for my family this weekend! Haha

  24. I don’t recommend cooking it on high as the outside might burn some without the middle being down. I would still cook it on low and extend the time since your crock pot is smaller and so it might be thicker in the crock pot. I hope you enjoy it!

  25. I think they will work if thawed out but I haven’t tried those before so I’m not 100% sure. If you try it out, please let us know how it turns out!

  26. It doesn’t need to scramble as we whisk the ingredients together before adding it to the crock pot and then the crock pot cooks the casserole. Enjoy!

  27. I haven’t tried it but I think applesauce or mashed bananas would work great to substitute for the egg in this recipe. Thank you!

  28. No one ever commented back on if this turned out when they made it the night before, if it turned out. Or if they cooked it in the oven, how long they cooked it.

  29. 5 stars
    My husband made this one when I left out the recipe and he got up before me. It was really good and a treat for him to make it for me.

  30. 5 stars
    This is one of my go-to’s for Christmas morning! It’s a hit with my family! As we see what Santa has brought and we open gifts, it’s cooking so I don’t have to slave over a hot oven the entire day! I love it!!!!!

  31. 5 stars
    I have made this several times and it is always a big hit! Thanks for all your recipes! My family likes to eat and I love cooking in a crockpot with the wonderful smells and tasty food when done!

  32. I’m sure it can be done in the oven but I haven’t tried it yet. I would start out cooking it at 350 degrees F and check on it after 15-20 minutes. Let us know how it turns out!

  33. I would love to try this but have a quick question. Is the syrup a must? I LOVE French Toast but not a syrup person. Has this been tried without syrup? For those who have made this – is the syrup apparent? Thanks!!

  34. Yes, you can reduce the recipe in half. I think it’ll cook faster since it won’t be as thick in the crock pot so I would cook it for 1-1.5 hours on low in the crock pot and then check it after that time. Thanks!

  35. The syrup is not a strong flavor in this recipe but it does as a sweetness to the middle filling. You can use honey instead if you prefer. I haven’t tried it without it before but I think it would still be good too just not as sweet. Thanks!

  36. I made this for my annual Christmas morning breakfast buffet for my children and grandchildren. They absolutely loved it!! Made it twice already and making it again today for brunch. Trying it with the bananas and brown sugar today.

  37. Have made this many times, but need to double receipe for sunrise service. How much longer should I allow for it to cook?

  38. Sorry I haven’t doubled this recipe before. I would start by adding 1 hour of the cook time and then watch it closely after that. Let us know how it turns out.

  39. Thought I’d add my input. I used light syrup since I don’t keep maple on hand and 1/2 cup of heavy cream and 1/2 cup of 2% milk, which is also only what I keep on hand. I have a large oval crock pot with low and high settings. I used a bag liner to make cleanup easier but I still sprayed the inside with baking spray. I did everything else by recipe, but I cooked on high for 90 minutes. At about an hour I checked the sides and used a spoon to loosen them and also pulled the bag up, (mine are clear) so I could see if they were getting too done…one side seemed to be cooking faster so I rotated the bag around on my slow cooker. The middle was still very jiggly at this point. 30 minutes later it was done after cooking on high the entire time, the edges were nicely caramelized and the middle had cooked through and was fluffy. Perfect! My slow cooker is old, I was thinking about replacing it with one that had more options, but after seeing how many people had problems cooking this on low and it not getting done, and mine cooking fine after 90 minutes on high, I think I’ll keep her a bit longer.

  40. Jenny – Thank you so much for sharing your tips. I’m so glad that you enjoyed this recipe.

  41. Must you eat immediately once cooked or can you heat it later in heaven he crock pot once you are ready for a brunch?

  42. I haven’t tried reheating it before. I think that it would work, I would just watch it closely so that it doesn’t burn or get over cooked.

  43. I think if you use canned filling, I would go as far as to draining or rinsing off some of the liquid. Or even using a little less milk.

    I’ll let you know how cherry pie filling works out.

  44. 5 stars
    This is so awesome you can change it up by adding different fruit. Great for Christmas morning. I even take it to church on Sunday. Every one loves it especially the children.

  45. 4 stars
    I’ve made this several times for mornings after girls night. Never fails to satisfy!

  46. This casserole is like heaven and so easy. Made for friends in town for the weekend and she has made for many friends and everyone loved it.

  47. 5 stars
    Made this for friends from out of town for brunch. They are hooked on it as are we. Easy and sooo good! Have given this recipe to many people and everyone has loved it.

  48. 5 stars
    SO GOOD! Dangerous to have around – don’t make if you don’t have people to help you eat it, LOL!

  49. 5 stars
    This recipe was so easy and smelled so delicious while cooking in my slow cooker! I think this one will be a regular breakfast for us every Sunday!

  50. Th;is recipe sounds great!! Nothing better for a special breakfast than some cinnamon rolls!! Looking forward to trying it.

  51. Are the eggs necessary for the recipe? I made a trial run of this in preparation of the holidays and the eggs made for a funky/soggy texture and visual at the bottom of the rolls. It didn’t look appetizing. Do you have any advice for my preparation if they can’t be removed from the recipe?

  52. I am making this for a work pot luck tomorrow can I prepare it and place in fridge and then wake up early and then cook it in the morning ?

  53. Question. I read through the comments. One person say you can put it all together, stick it in the fridge and pop it in the crockpot in the morning. One comment said no- you could not do that. Can you please clarify? I’m doing this for Christmas breakfast. Thank you

  54. Yes, you will need to increase the cook time as it will take longer for the instead of the casserole to cook through.

  55. Yes, you can as long as all the ingredients fit into your crock pot. You will need to increase the cook time as it will take longer for the middle to cook through.

  56. I haven’t tried it yet but think it will work as long as all the ingredients fit in your crock pot. You will need to increase the cook time as it will take longer for the center to cook through.

  57. I think it would work fine as long as you like the crock pot come to room temperature before cooking it. I would sit it for approximately 30 minutes before cooking.

  58. Yes, you can but let the crock pot come to room temperature before cooking it in the crock pot the next morning.

  59. Yes, the eggs are necessary to make this casserole. I recommend cooking it longer to prevent it from being soggy and cooked through at the bottom.