Apple Fritter Cinnamon Roll Bake

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Apple Fritter Cinnamon Roll Bake is an easy apple brunch recipe that’s like a monkey bread and a bubble-up bake all in one! Cinnamon Roll Apple Bake is the perfect recipe!

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Easy Apple Fritter Cinnamon Roll Bake - canned cinnamon rolls mixed with cinnamon apples baked like monkey bread! It's like an apple fritter cinnamon roll!

Why You’ll Love Cinnamon Roll Apple Bake

Have you ever made a recipe knowing that you immediately needed to get rid of it? I’m famous for those recipes and most of them get sent off or frozen ASAP. But not this one.

This one I ate straight from the pan. With a fork. Over two days. BY MYSELF.

(So much for low-carb. *eyeroll*)

This is a keeper recipe. If you make one sweet brunch or breakfast recipe this year, let it be this one. It’s easy, has just a handful of ingredients, and tastes like an apple fritter.

Basically, this recipe is ready in no time at all. It’s like a combination of monkey bread and an apple fritter and a cinnamon roll and a bubble-up bake all in one.

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Easy Apple Fritter Cinnamon Roll Bake - canned cinnamon rolls mixed with cinnamon apples baked like monkey bread! It's like an apple fritter cinnamon roll!

Ingredients in Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Cinnamon Rolls: It starts with the aforementioned $150 Pillsbury Grands! cinnamon rolls.

Apples:  I used 2 apples – use your favorite kind.

Brown Sugar: For both the apples and the monkey bread like topping.

Cinnamon: To flavor the apples.

Butter: To make that gooey sweet topping.

How to make Cinnamon Roll Apple Bake

  1. Cook Apples: Dice them small and cook in the microwave with brown sugar and cinnamon.
  2. I cut each roll into 6 pieces (and they promptly fell apart, so that’s okay).
  3. Place them in a baking dish and top them with easy cinnamon apples.
  4. I drizzled a monkey bread glaze (brown sugar + butter) all over the top and baked them.
  5. THEN I thinned out the icing that came with the cinnamon rolls and drizzled it allllll over the top.
Apple Fritter Cinnamon Roll Bake

FAQ

Do I have to use Pillsbury Grands?

Those are the best but you can also use the regular ones (that come with 5 in a package. You may want 1 ½ cans.

How do I cook apples without a microwave?

Saute them in a skillet with 1 tablespoon butter until they are just a bit softened, about 3-5 minutes.

How to store apple monkey bread?

Store loosely covered in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze cinnamon roll apple bake?

I don’t recommend freezing this.

Can I make this ahead of time?

You can make the apples the night before, and cut the cinnamon rolls the night before but assemble it just before baking.

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Apple Fritter Cinnamon Roll Bake is an easy apple brunch recipe that’s like a monkey bread and a bubble-up bake all in one! Cinnamon rolls and apples for breakfast!
3.53 from 104 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples peeled, cored, and diced small (about 1 ½ cups apples)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon (5ml) water
  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands! Cinnamon Rolls 5 rolls
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • cup (67g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (5 ml) heavy whipping cream or milk optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9″ pie plate or pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place small diced apples, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl. Stir. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and cook on high power for 2-3 minutes, or until apples are just slightly translucent. Drain well.
  • While the apples are cooking, cut each cinnamon roll into 6 pieces. They’ll fall apart a little, that’s okay. Sprinkle the pieces evenly in the prepared pan. Once the apples are done, drain them well and sprinkle them over the cinnamon roll pieces.
  • Stir the melted butter and brown sugar together, then pour over the top of the apples and cinnamon rolls. Bake for 28-33 minutes or until cooked through in the center.
  • Just before serving, place the icing that came with the cinnamon rolls in a small bowl. Heat for about 10 seconds so it’s pourable. Stir in heavy whipping cream (or milk) to make it more of a glaze, then pour over the top of the casserole. Serve warm or room temperature.
  • Store tightly covered for up to 2 days.

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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, cinnamon roll
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  1. This is definitely on my cooking list today my 92 year old neighbor loves apple desserts and this sound like a perfect treat for him today thank you

  2. Loved it but I feel like it needed a little more icing. I did add the heavy cream. Next time I may do a homemade cream cheese frosting instead.

  3. Made these last night for my boyfriend and I… He wasnt feeling well so I told him it was feel better food… He said OMG ITS HEAVEN IN A PAN!!😋😋😋
    Thank you for sharing such an easy yet scrumptious recipe!

  4. I also wasn’t sure if I should break up all the cinnamon roll pieces so I didn’t and I think that might have been why some of the pieces weren’t cooked but were soggy.

  5. I liked this recipe except for the fact that I don’t think that the roll pieces were completely cooked through and were a bit soggy. Other than that it was delish; I did add chopped walnuts over the top of mine also and had a can of apple pie filling which I cut into smaller pieces.