French toast cinnamon rolls

What do you think about sticky notes?  I seriously can’t live without them.  They are plastered all over my house with little notes and reminders to anything and everything.  I even use my note app on my iPhone for things I want or assume I need, recipe ideas and little reminders about Livi.

The other night Shaun and I were playing outside with Olivia when I randomly sparked the idea about french toast cinnamon rolls. Now our conversation is completely normal and we were probably talking about Olivia or work related things when I randomly ask do you think this would work.  Our conversations often happen like this and he ponders half the time what is going through my mind.  I have a lot of random thoughts in my head but if they didn’t happen you wouldn’t have these french toast cinnamon rolls, now would you?

French toast cinnamon rolls

Just because I come up with an idea it doesn’t mean its always successful.  We often make recipes and dissect them asking if they are blog worthy and what we would do differently.  I’ve even started to go back and remake recipes to update the photos and I’ve changed up some of the ingredients and words.  Writing is not my STRONG forte but it allows me to speak my mind and I try my best to put it on the screen.

Now I just need to start using my sticky notes for a writing storyboard.  Plus this recipe definitely turned out and you must try it out for your family.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

French toast cinnamon rolls

Print Recipe

French toast cinnamon rolls

Yield: 10 rolls

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


8 ounce can crescent rolls
2 tablespoons salted butter, melted
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
3 tablespoon whole milk, divided
1 teaspoon clear vanilla, divided
1/2 cup powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon.

Roll out the crescent roll so it is flat and in rectangle shape. Spread the butter across the top of the crescent roll. Top with sugar and cinnamon and roll the dough width wise for a long tube shape. Cut the dough in 1 inch slices.

In a bowl whisk together the eggs, 2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Dip each roll piece into the egg mixture and set in a muffin tin.

Bake for 15 minutes.

While cinnamon rolls are baking combine 1 tablespoon milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and powdered sugar into a bowl. Place the glaze into a ziploc bag and cut off the corner piece.

Remove rolls from oven and let them cool 10 minutes before topping with the glaze.



18 Responses to “French toast cinnamon rolls”

  1. 1
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — May 7, 2014 at 7:16 am

    These look so good Meagan!! I’m such a sucker for cinnamon rolls.


  2. 2
    Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen — May 7, 2014 at 7:54 am

    I always have so many random thoughts popping up in my head, that I’ve decided I need to start carrying a little notebook with me at all times. I’ve been writing things in random places- sticky notes, notepads, my iphone- and then later I can’t remember where I wrote what and I feel so disorganized! The iphone notepad and list apps are definitely helpful, but sometimes real paper is nice too. :)


  3. 3
    Christine from Cook the Story — May 7, 2014 at 9:10 am

    This is one of those foods that makes me weak in the knees!


  4. 4
    RavieNomNoms — May 7, 2014 at 10:30 am

    I have no control when it comes to cinnamon! These are so cute!


  5. 5
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — May 7, 2014 at 11:11 am

    AND YES X 1,00000000000!!! Seriously need this right now!


  6. 6
    Samina | The Cupcake Confession — May 7, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Two of my favorite sweet treats combined into one mega soft, cushion-y roll???? YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — May 7, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I love when those random ideas pop into my head, especially when they turn out to be something super tasty — as I’m most definitely certain these cinnamon rolls are. And sticky notes — I’d be lost without ’em!


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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — May 7, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    These look amazing! And what do I think about sticky notes? I’m obsessed! Seriously…I might even have a small collection of different colored ones :)


  9. 9
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — May 7, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    What a great idea for cinnamon rolls! So good!


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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — May 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Two of my favorite breakfast foods in one cute package! And they sound so easy too!


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    CakePants — May 7, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    These are so adorable! Those cinnamon swirls are so tantalizing! I’m definitely on the same page as you about sticky notes – half of my lesson plans for my students are written on sticky notes pasted throughout my books.


  12. 12
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — May 7, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I’m always looking for new cinnamon roll ideas, totally in love with these!


  13. 13
    Tieghan — May 7, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Random ideas are the best and always welcomed! These look to dies for!


  14. 14
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 7, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I couldn’t live without my post-its! They are everywhere! These cinnamon rolls are genius!


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    Mademoiselle Gourmande — May 8, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Waaahhh, sounds delicious! I love cinnamon roles!

    And I’m pretty in love with sticky notes as well, maybe a bit too messy.. :)


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    Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — May 8, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    These look wonderful!! I too love to use sticky notes, but lately I have been using my notes app on my phone more and more. If I don’t write down something when I think of it, it could be gone forever haha!;)


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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods — May 8, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I love sticky notes. I always have some with me in my bag or purse. They are awesome!! Speaking of awesome…these cinnamon roll bites look amazing! Little bites make me feel less guilty about eating a lot! 😀


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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — May 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    I use sticky notes for recipe development and random ideas too!

    I love your mind-SO brilliant to have thought this up-they look absolutely ahhhmazingggg!


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