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I have to give big props to my co-worker Atoya for this idea. We were talking about food one day at work and she told me a story about a Cinnamon Roll French Toast breakfast she had on vacation one time. She said it was so good they had it every morning. Just the thought of cinnamon roll french toast had me thinking about making it all week. So this is what I made on Saturday morning.

There are a lot of French Toast recipes. If you have a favorite recipe, I highly recommend trying it with cinnamon rolls as the bread. This is the recipe I used on Saturday:

  • 3 large cinnamon rolls
  • 1 cup milk or half-and-half
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter

The first step is deciding on what cinnamon rolls you want to use. If you have the time and can make your own from scratch, then go for it. I didn’t have the time to make homemade, but I also didn’t want to use the cheap Pillsbury ones from the grocery store. I went to Panera Bread and bought three from their bakery.

Cut the cinnamon rolls in half with a serrated knife.

Prepare the French Toast mix by combining the eggs, half-and-half, honey, and salt. You might warm the honey a little in the microwave to make it easier to stir in. Once the egg yolks are broken and stirred in, put in the first cinnamon roll.

While your cinnamon rolls are soaking in the egg bath, heat a large skillet on medium heat. Add a tablespoon of butter and swirl until melted. Make sure you turn your cinnamon rolls so both sides are nice and soaked with the egg mixture before adding them to the skillet. When the pan is hot and the butter melted, add your cinnamon rolls.

Cook 3-4 minutes on both sides. The cinnamon rolls should brown slightly, especially on the cut side. You should try to only flip them one time. They will be hard to turn, because once they get hot, they will try to unravel. Add a tablespoon of butter in the pan before each cinnamon roll you make. Serve with powdered sugar and bananas or any kind of fruit. You can put syrup on these or not. Either way they are Awesome! – @ChefMikeW

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