Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Baked French Toast

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Baked French Toast

How do you take French toast up a level? I’m so very glad you asked, and you will be, too! French toast already includes cinnamon, so why not take the other properties of a cinnamon roll – i.e. the frosting! – and add that to French toast? Why not, indeed! I went ahead and married these two beloved foods to create this Cinnamon Roll Baked French Toast recipe.

It’s indulgent. It’s decadent. It’s a special Sunday brunch kind of recipe. But, it’s pretty simple. The bread base of this is made the night before (I used Kinnikinnick gluten-free white bread; you can use any of their bread varieties). Come Sunday morning or whenever you plan to serve this, simply whip up the topping while the oven preheats and then pop the French toast in the oven. While it bakes, make the cream cheese drizzle, put on a pot of coffee, and you can probably even take a quick shower before it’s ready. That’s efficiency!

Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Baked French Toast Recipe

3.72 from 28 votes
Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Baked French Toast
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Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Baked French Toast

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Chill time4 hrs
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 838kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


For the Toast:

  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 loaf Kinnikinnick gluten-free bread , cut into 1-inch cubes

For the Topping:

  • ½ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 tablespoons cold butter , cut into pieces

For the Cream Cheese Drizzle:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese , at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk


  • Butter a 9- by 12-inch (or similar) baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, 2 cups milk, heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla. Whisk well. Add the bread and stir well to combine. Pour into the prepared baking dish, cover, and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and take the bread out of the fridge to sit at room temperature while the oven is preheating. Prepare the topping by combining the flour, walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg in a medium mixing bowl. Add the butter and work into the flour mixture with your fingers or a pastry cutter until it resembles fine pebbles. Sprinkle over the top of the bread. Bake uncovered for 50-60 minutes or until browned and set.
  • Prepare the cream cheese drizzle by combining all ingredients except the milk in a small saucepan. Warm over low heat until melted and stir until smooth. If too thick, add milk, a little at a time. Drizzle while warm over the warm French toast.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Baked French Toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 838 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 251mg84%
Sodium 809mg34%
Potassium 330mg9%
Carbohydrates 98g33%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1270IU25%
Calcium 376mg38%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Mike
    June 5, 2021

    Is the bread diced up before combining?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      June 5, 2021

      Yes, you cut it into 1-inch cubes before starting the recipe.

  2. Brenda Korinek
    January 16, 2022

    Looks good but I also need to be grain and sugar free. So no kind of wheat flour or sugar…

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