Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Ok, so, Santa has just finished placing all of the Christmas gifts under the tree, it's now 3:00 am, the kids are gonna be awake in about 3 hours, and Mom and Dad are just going to bed. Sound familiar? Does anyone feel like getting up and baking cinnamon rolls? Probably not.
Fortunately, I have the answer for you! Why not make them in a crock pot?!!??
You just throw everything in, turn it on low, and about 3 hours later, you have delicious hot cinnamon rolls for everyone. How awesome is that????? And can I just tell you how HEAVENLY it smells while it's cooking?? Almost as heavenly as it tastes!!!!! No, this is not my own recipe. My friend John posted it on Facebook from a website called that shared a recipe from a cookbook called Slow Cooker Christmas Favorites by Gooseberry Patch. (did you get all that???)
 Even if you decide not to make this for Christmas morning, this one is definitely a keeper. It's REALLY delicious and comforting and warm and cozy. LOVE it.

2 12oz tubes of cinnamon rolls cut into quarters- divided
4 eggs
1/2 cup whipping cream
3 tbs maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Spray your crock with cooking spray.
Place a layer of cinnamon roll pieces to cover the bottom of a 6 qt slow cooker. (Reserve icing packets). Beat eggs, cream, maple syrup, vanilla and spices until blended well. Pour evenly over the rolls in the slow cooker. Place remaining roll pieces on top and spoon one packet of icing evenly over rolls. Cover and cook on low for 2½ to 3 hours or until sides are golden and rolls are set. Drizzle remaining icing over top and serve warm.

Be sure to spray the crock pot before you make it. You'll be glad you did!
It's delicious as written, but I think it needs to be just a tad sweeter. So I would add a little extra maple syrup and I definitely wanted MORE of the icing on top. The next time I make it, I think I might whip up some sort of cream cheese glaze to pour over the top. If you have a cream cheese glaze recipe, please share it with me!  Thanx!

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