This Cinnamon Roll French Toast tastes EXACTLY like cinnamon rolls, but it’s so much easier than going through the process of actually making cinnamon rolls!

Difficulty: Level 1 (easy peasy)

Hands On Time: 20 minutes    Cook Time: 50 minutes    Total Time: 1 hr 10 minutes (+overnight soaking time)    Servings: 6-8

Any cinnamon roll lovers out there? You know who you are, you’re walking through the airport or the shopping mall and then you smell it…that darn cinnamon roll restaurant. And you have to stop and get one. You can’t resist. I have one of those people in my house – the husband. He is always asking me to make cinnamon rolls but let’s face it, I’m just too darn lazy to put in the work! So, I found a cheat. This Baked Cinnamon Roll French Toast tastes exactly like cinnamon rolls! Plus, it’s so much easier. I’m all about that.

Baked Cinnamon Roll French Toast
French Toast
  1. 1 French Baguette sliced into 1 inch pieces
  2. 2 cups milk
  3. 4 eggs
  4. ½ cup brown sugar
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. 1/3 cup melted butter
  2. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  3. 2 tsp cinnamon
Cream Cheese Glaze
  1. 2 oz cream cheese - softened
  2. 2 tbsp butter - softened
  3. 2 tbsp sour cream
  4. 1 tbsp milk
  5. ½ tsp vanilla
  6. 1 cup powdered sugar
  1. Place sliced baguette pieces in 9x13 pan.
  2. Whisk together the rest of the ingredients for the French Toast.
  3. Pour mixture over bread.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Remove the french toast from the fridge and preheat the oven to 350.
  6. Whisk together all the ingredients for the Topping.
  7. Pour topping over french toast and bake for 50 minutes.
  8. In a stand mixer, mix all the ingredients for the cream cheese glaze.
  9. Drizzle cream cheese glaze over fresh french toast.
The DIY Foodie


  1. I LOVED it! I look at the photos and I was like, “oh, this is so much work!” Then I watched the video and now I’m going to get bread and make this!!

    • Oh GOOD! I’m so glad that the video helped! I really feel like it’s so much easier to understand a recipe with a quick little video 🙂 Thanks for commenting! I’m so glad you like it!

  2. Thank you so much for the recipe Victoria! I’m going to have some very happy family members on Christmas morning 🙂 xxx fantastic website by the way!

  3. Oh my goodness oh my goodness oh my goodness! I want to try this sooo bad! I am definitely one of those types that finds it hard to resist a good cinnamon roll. This sounds simple and just as tasty!

    • I feel ya, there is usually not enough time to make those dang cinnamon rolls! Hopefully you’re family will love this just as much 🙂

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