In preparation for a mother-daughter brunch, my mom and I made a spin-off of a cinnamon roll French toast casserole, which we call a "Pumpkin French Toast Bake" (inspired by this Tasty video). By substituting Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cinnamon rolls for generic rolls and upgrading the frosting, we created this winning seasonal dish.

Topped with pumpkin-coffee frosting, this decadent bake is sure to impress your friends at any holiday brunch or on lazy winter mornings. Either way, this dish is sure to satisfy your pumpkin cravings. 

Pumpkin French Toast Bake

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:25 mins
  • Total Time:40 mins
  • Servings:24
  • Medium


  • 2 tubs refrigerated Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with frosting
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice + 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 packs frosting from cinnamon roll tubs
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Trader Joe's Holiday Blend Coffee
  • Step 1

    Pour butter into the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish.

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  • Step 2

    Cut each cinnamon roll into 8-10 pieces.

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  • Step 3

    Spread cinnamon roll pieces over the buttered casserole dish.

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  • Step 4

    In separate bowl, crack the eggs and add the milk.

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  • Step 5

    Add in cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Feel free to adjust the spice level for taste (we leaned toward using more rather than less).

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  • Step 6

    Add in maple syrup and whisk the liquid mixture together until smooth.

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  • Step 7

    Evenly pour liquid mixture into casserole dish and spread it over the cinnamon roll pieces.

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  • Step 8

    Sprinkle top with more cinnamon and place the dish in the oven for 25 minutes at 375° F/ 190° C

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  • Step 9

    While the bake is in the oven, add cream cheese, pumpkin frosting packets, the leftover pumpkin pie spice and room temperature coffee in a separate bowl.

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  • Step 10

    Blend the frosting mixture together until it appears smooth and creamy.

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  • Step 11

    Remove bake from the oven.

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  • Step 12

    Pour frosting over top and enjoy!

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