Strawberry Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Bake

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Strawberry chocolate cinnamon roll bake adds the sweet taste of spring to cinnamon rolls. And don’t forget about that chocolate!

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Our pantry has gone from being neat and organized to shelves of chaos in a matter of months. I still have baskets and plastic bins for certain items, but I have managed to stuff all sorts of other things in, around, and on top of those bins. The problem is that I cannot go into the grocery store with a list and come out with just those items. Extra ingredients and food items just jump into my cart as I walk by.

Half the time I get super excited to make something, only to come home and put the ingredients into the pantry and then promptly forget about them. If you do this multiple times a month, things start to pile up in the pantry. This is the predicament that I have found our pantry in at this very moment.

This week I challenged myself to bake something from the items in the refrigerator and pantry. A few weeks ago I had grabbed some refrigerated cinnamon rolls for a quick and easy breakfast for the kids. But then we got busy and left for spring break, and I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the fridge and thought they could be fun to work with.

Strawberry Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Bake Picture

These peach cinnamon roll cups were an easy treat that I made last year, so I headed into the pantry to see what pie filling I had. I had every intention of making something very similar, but then I got to thinking.

What if I cut up the rolls and put them in a casserole like French toast? We always use extra bagels in this cherry chocolate French toast bake, so I figured it would work. And since I had quite a few cans of pie filling taking up space on a pantry shelf, I decided to swirl that into the mixture too.

Strawberry Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Bake Image

As I was in the pantry, I glanced over at the shelf that holds the chocolate. We won’t even talk about how many bags of chocolate chips I have managed to stuff into one of the bins on the bottom shelf. Since there is never a shortage of chocolate chips, I went ahead and sprinkled some of the mini ones in the cinnamon roll bake too. I take every chance I can get to make chocolate acceptable for breakfast.

This easy breakfast casserole baked up light and fluffy with pockets of gooey chocolate and strawberry goodness. The drizzle of frosting on top added the perfect touch! Trust me, and eat a big square of this warm from the oven. It is absolutely divine.

Strawberry Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Bake Pic

It also reheats really well if you need to make it ahead of time. Just pop a square in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, and it melts and gets all gooey again! This strawberry chocolate cinnamon roll bake would be perfect for an after school snack, an early morning breakfast, or a sweet Easter brunch. It’s your call!

Strawberry Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Bake Recipe

    20 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 12.4 ounce cans Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 1 21-ounce can Strawberry Pie Filling
  • 1/3 cup Mini Chocolate Chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Cut each cinnamon roll into quarters and place on the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Whisk together the eggs, milk, and butter. Pour over the cinnamon rolls in the pan. Sprinkle with half the chocolate chips and stir together.
  4. Spoon the pie filling on top of everything. Use a knife to gently cut the pie filling into the mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips. Bake for 35 minutes. Remove and cool for about 10 minutes.
  6. Drizzle with the frosting that came with the cinnamon rolls and serve immediately.

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Jocelyn Brubaker

About Jocelyn

Jocelyn bakes up many delicious things to share on Inside BruCrew Life. Around these parts, she's our latest Breakfast Fanatic, and we're so glad!