caramel apple cinnamon roll breakfast bread pudding
It’s Monday, I’m home from a fun-filled weekend up north celebrating the husband’s 30th birthday that consisted of birthday cake and pie and tacos and wavy chips with French onion dip (KRYPTONITE) and yet I still have all the cravings and room in my belly for this caramel apple cinnamon roll breakfast bread pudding situation. It’s too good to pass it by for the sake of the diet.
One bite and you’d understand. So let’s grab our refilled mugs of coffee and hang out and dunk our forks/faces into this deliciousness.
The base of this decadent pan of sweet fall goodness starts with Immaculate Baking Co.’s organic cinnamon roll dough — so, boom, right off the bat your prep time is cut in half. You’ll cut the rolls into bread pudding-size pieces (like giant croutons) and spread half of them in the pan. Then, you’ll caramelize a few apples in butter and brown sugar and pour some of that over the top. Then you’ll repeat the layers, pour a milk mixture over the top, drizzle on some icing and bake it til it’s golden brown and your kitchen smells like a candle that’s named something like “The Epitome of Best-Ever Fall Smells.” Clearly my next calling = candlemaker.
THEN. Then you drizzle on some more icing and some caramel (homemade or storebought, however you roll!) and then you can eat it. Just be warned — it is everything your growling tummy currently is dreaming of and more. Caramel-y, apple-y, sugary, cinnamon roll-y, decadently and addictively delicious. If I don’t put this breakfast bread pudding on repeat all holiday season, there will be words. With myself.
After a stressful week and a busy weekend, I’d say we all deserve a slow Monday with extra coffee and sugar in caramel apple cinnamon roll breakfast bread pudding form. Join me?Print
Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bread Pudding
- Prep Time: 25 mins
- Cook Time: 50 mins
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
- Yield: 10 to 12 servings 1x
- 2 cans (1 lb 1.5 oz each) Immaculate Baking Co. organic refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tart or sweet-tart apples (such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp), cored and thinly sliced
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup homemade or storebought caramel sauce
- Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 9-inch square or round pan with foil; spray bottom and sides with cooking spray.
- Open cinnamon rolls per instructions on cans. Cut each roll into 9 pieces. Arrange half of cut rolls in single layer in bottom of prepared pan. In medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
- In medium skillet over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add apples and brown sugar and stir to coat. Cook on low heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring often, until apples are softened and mixture is caramelized.
- Pour and scatter half of apple mixture over cut rolls in pan. Top with remaining cut rolls and apple mixture. Pour milk mixture evenly over top. Drizzle 1 packet icing from cinnamon rolls over top.
- Bake 40 to 50 minutes until center of mixture is fully baked and set (cover lightly with foil if top begins to get too brown before finished baking). Cool 10 minutes. Spread or drizzle remaining icing packet over top, then drizzle caramel sauce over top. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Disclosure: I received compensation from Immaculate Baking Co. for recipe development purposes. All opinions are my own.
HELLO gorgeous!! Such a yummy sounding pudding – I love it!
Yum! Would you recommend substituting applesauce for the egg here, given the flavor? Severe food allergy at our house, but it looks too delicious *not* to attempt to find a work-around! Thank you!
Katrina — Thanks, love!
Kristen — Good question! The eggs are necessary for binding (applesauce won’t help bind anything), but have you ever tried a flax egg? That could work well as an alternative here! Here’s how to make them: http://minimalistbaker.com/how-to-make-a-flax-egg/
Can this be frozen at any point at all, such as before baking or after baking?
Paul — It’s possible you can freeze it after baking but before adding the remaining icing and caramel topping, but I don’t know for certain how well it will hold up in the freezer or how long you’d have to bake it for to make it warm again. If you do it, let me know how it goes!
Hello gorgeous! I need this bread pudding in my life! 🙂
Although I don’t remember having bread pudding, my Sis loves it. I think I’ll
surprise her with this.
She does so much for me (we help each other) and I love doing little things for her.
Thanks so much for this recipe, it sounds amazing!
I made this today for a Sunday morning breakfast treat. It was decadent and delicious! It also overfilled my 9-inch round cake pan, and that was even when leaving out some of the liquid from the caramelized apples. I was glad that I set a jelly roll pan on the rack below while it baked in the oven. Otherwise, I would have messed up my newly-cleaned oven in a jiff!
It looks so delicious! Can I omit the apples?
I can’t speak to how that would affect the outcome of the recipe’s flavor and texture, but it could be worth a try!