Tuesday, December 27, 2011


they are wonderful, and they come out of the wood work this time of year.
When I was a child, my mom would make cinnamon rolls for our Christmas day breakfast. She didn't just bake cinnamon rolls tho', she would lay 'em out on a cookie sheet in the shape of a Christmas tree...yep, it was fun, and special to us as kids!

So, I've been carrying on the family tradition and baking cinnamon rolls in the shape of a Christmas tree...until *gasp* this year!

This year, I've been addicted to Pinterest...and those of you who are right there with me, know what I mean...I found a recipe using cinnamon rolls that I thought would be wonderful for Christmas morning! You know what, I was right...

The recipe is from the blog "Oh! My! Sugar High", but I found in on Pinterest.

It's really quite easy, and decadent, and probably a once a year dish! But, oh, so worth it!

I prepped it all the night before, because no matter what day of the year it is...I am NOT a morning person. Never will be...

Here's the recipe:
1/4 c. melted butter, poured into the bottom of your cake pan
2-12.4 oz. can of cinnamon rolls (I used 3, because the bottom of my 9 x 11" cake pan          wasn't even covered with 2)
--Cut the cinnamon rolls up into bite size or smaller pcs.
--I used my kitchen shears & cut those buggers right on top of the butter in the cake dish

In a mixing bowl mix:
1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
5 eggs
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. maple syrup
--Pour this over the top of your cinnamon rolls

I covered it and set it in the refrigerator. I'm glad to report it wasn't soggy, and it baked up wonderfully fluffy and yummy!

Add ins: You who come here often know I don't make things with out adding extra things to the recipe...here's what I did:

On the adult half only (cause you know who *cough-Lauryn-ahem* would be eating with us) I added a handful of pecan halves and snipped up some dried apples (since I had the shears out anyway)...

In the morning I set it out when I got up (at the ungodly hour of 5:30) and 40 minutes before breakfast time I turned the oven on 350 degrees. Baked that pretty thing for 20-25 minutes (it was nicely browned and bubbly on the edges). Let it sit for 10-15 minutes to get a little solid.  Opened the 3 packages of frosting that came with the cinnamon rolls and drizzled them on the top.

Can I say...DELICIOUS!!!! Add a chopped up banana to your plate & a cup of coffee. This puppy melts in your mouth, kid you not!

So much for carrying on Christmas traditions...oh, well...breaking traditions never tasted so good!!!

How about you? Do you have a traditional breakfast on Christmas day? Have you broken traditions that your family had when you were a child, all in the name of making new family traditions?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing! Definitely need to try this out! :)