The Breakfast Club, forever.
In what is perhaps the most shocking plot twist of this four-day old year so far is that with only a few days into the year, I’m proposing a wild idea.
A new way to eat cinnamon buns.
Cinnamon Rolls French Toast style. And no, this is not just any regular-degular french toast. This is – cinnabon like in your almost-puff pastry breakfast french toast bake. Creamy icing, chewy and lightly spiced, crunchy and topped with ICING. Yes, icing.
I know, I know, this is nothing new, especially if you’re like me and for the last few days have been guilt tripped into joining a gym or actually taking new year resolutions serious, because face it you're an adult now. I totally understand if maybe your energizing first meal of choice is an apple-kale juice or kale salad, but still. This is so happening and we only have about zero hours left before the universe tries to make us feel terrible about it. Savor this moment, my friends because, this is a judgement free zone.
So, in case you already deem that unacceptable, you HAVE TO make this!
I do have my very rare moments of wanting breakfast foods alllllll the time. I mean, when you really think about it, nearly anything can be breakfast with the mere addition of an egg or some kind of oats. Burritos, chicken, tacos, pasta and now, even sweets. Swear.
So there I was wasting my week off, simultaneously on scrolling on Facebook and Snapchat trolling and I come across a new way to make cinnamon rolls. I mean, SERIOUSLY. French Toast is already heaven. Then you tell me there's a millennialway to make cinnamon rolls. WHOA. It totally doesn't help that I'm already all about that, "breakfast that tastes like dessert" life.
Back to it–as I'm hungrily watching my friend Casandra's snapstory (hyperlinked her name, go check out her blog) and prepared to sign up for everything and basically ready to attend this snap class with whatever I need. I decide that this is real, and definitely happening. ASAP.
I was able to find a few variations of this godly recipe and my Sunday Partner in crime, Ashley, already had everything we needed in her kitchen. So we went to work. I went with the recipe below.
After all eating breakfast = you're healthy, so there’s that. And here's this–
what you'll need:
1/4 cup butter, melted 2 cans refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing 6 Eggs 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup maple syrup
Garnish Icing from cinnamon rolls Powdered sugar 1/2 cup maple syrup, if desired
First: Heat oven to 375°F. Pour melted butter into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Separate both cans of dough into 16 rolls; set icing aside. Cut each roll into 8 pieces; place pieces over butter in dish. Next: In medium bowl, beat eggs. Beat in cream, cinnamon and vanilla until well blended; gently pour over roll pieces. Sprinkle with pecans; drizzle with 1 cup syrup. Then: Bake 20 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Meanwhile, remove covers from icing; microwave for 10 to 15 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle. Finally: Drizzle icing over top; sprinkle with powdered sugar. If desired, spoon syrup from dish over individual servings. Serve with the additional 1/2 cup maple syrup.
Next thing you know I’ll be trying to stuff all these ingredients into tacos. But until then......Enjoy!