31 Days of Frugal Meals // Day 20 Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole

October 20, 2012

A few weeks ago I made this recipe for the students in youth group. It is easy, cheap, and would be a fun "breakfast for dinner" recipe. Remember, breakfast for dinner is a great way to be frugal without obviously being cheap. So serve this up with some brown sugar bacon, scrambled eggs, and a big glass or orange juice and save some money. 

adapted from Pillsbury's Cinnamon French Toast Bake and The Dishy Decorator
What you need:
baking spray
2 12.4 oz cans Pillsbury refrigerated reduced fat cinnamon rolls with icing (I used the Cinnabon variety)
4 lage eggs
1/2 cup fat free evaporated milk
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup maple syrup
icing from cinnamon rolls

What to do:
Heat oven to 375. Spray 13x9 baking pan with baking spray. Separate both cans of cinnamon rolls (16 total) and set icing aside. Cut each roll into 8 pieces and place in an even layer in the baking pan. In a medium bowl, beat eggs. Stir in evaporated milk, cinnamon, and vanilla; pour over cinnamon roll pieces. Sprinkle with pecans  and drizzle with 1/4 cup maple syrup. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle icing over casserole and serve.