Every now and then, there comes along a recipe that is so absolutely delicious you can’t stop thinking about it. I made this said recipe on Christmas Day.
For the past few years, I’ve been hosting a very low-key Christmas Day brunch with my mom and my sister. The only requirement is that you must wear pajamas and be prepared to lounge and eat the day away.
Last year I stumbled across a recipe for Cinnamon Roll french toast bake and I had to make it. Of course, it was a success. I decided to make it again this year, but substituted some ingredients to make it as dairy-free as possible. It was 10 times better than last year’s-which was already tough to beat.
I thought I’d share the recipe with you, just incase you’re looking for a delicious brunch item to make, maybe for New Years Day.
- 1/4 cup of Ghee melted
- 2 12.4 ounce cans of Cinnamon Rolls (I used Immaculate Baking)
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Cream
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 C chopped pecans
- 1 C pure maple syrup
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Take the melted ghee, and use it to oil up the 13×9 glass baking dish. Separate the cans of dough and place the cinnamon rolls on a cutting board. There should be 16 rolls total. Set aside the frosting. Cut EACH roll into 8 pieces and place on the baking dish, on top of the ghee.
2. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Once you’ve done that, add in the coconut cream, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Pour over all the pieces. Add the cup of maple syrup on top of that.
3. Bake for 28 minutes or until golden brown. Once it’s done cooking and making your house smell amazing, take it out of the oven and cool for about 15 minutes. Take the icing packs that came with the cinnamon rolls and drizzle over the top. I actually had some icing leftover, they give you a lot!
4. Cut up into desired size pieces and enjoy! You can serve it up with more maple syrup and powdered sugar if you so desire :-) I thought it tasted wonderful all on its own and I’m thrilled that there are still a few pieces in my freezer to enjoy for another day.
What are your Christmas Day traditions? Since Christmas Eve can be such a rush for us (I worked before all the festivities kicked off), it’s always so nice to enjoy some R&R with the family the next day. Before there was a husband and small child in the picture, we used to go see movies on Christmas day.