Cinnamon Buns vary from the sweet and sticky Philadelphia-style, to the lighter Swedish favorite. We’ve all enjoyed them at the county fair, walking through the shopping mall, and at breakfast spots and bakeries across the country. Who doesn’t love them? Here’s a new way to enjoy them–rather than cutting up French bread, I’ve cut up my homemade cinnamon buns instead!
Recipe: Cinnamon Bun Baked French Toast
- Homemade Cinnamon Buns – Click Here for “Baba’s Cinnamon Buns” Recipe: http://newenglandinnkeeper.com/recipe-babas-cinnamon-buns-with-cream-cheese-icing/)
- 4 Eggs
- 1/3 Cup of Whole Milk or Almond Milk
- 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- Softened Butter (for pan)
Prepare Cinnamon Buns as directed
- Preheat oven to 350° and set rack in middle
- Slice uncooked Cinnamon Buns into rounds as you would in my regular recipe, then into 6 additional pieces (see photo below)
- Drop all pieces of dough into a well greased (with softened butter) Lasagna Pan.
- Mix eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl, then pour mixture over dough pieces. (Make sure all dough is covered by flattening with a spatula)
- Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top
- Drizzle with Real Maple Syrup or Cream Cheese Icing (see “Tips from Innkeeper below”)
- Garnish with seasonal Fresh Fruit
Tips from the Innkeeper:
Store bought cinnamon buns will work, too! Use two cans of refrigerated cinnamon rolls. For the best results, however, use my homemade cinnamon recipe mentioned above…you will not be disappointed! And to make this dish a little more fattening, drizzle my cream cheese icing over the top before serving!
Icing Recipe Here:
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 1-½ cups powdered sugar
- ¼ cup cream cheese
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
Combine ingredients (listed above) together in a medium-sized bowl and mix well. Drizzle icing generously over top just before serving.
You may want to think twice before smothering your pancakes with fake, or imitation, syrup. It’s an artificial food made from potentially harmful ingredients such as corn syrup and caramel color. Real, or pure, maple syrup contains no artificial ingredients, and is made from concentrating sap of the sugar maple tree.