Pull Apart Cinnamon Rolls

Years ago our sonĀ  became friends with a classmate which resulted in our families becoming friends all through their school years together. He once visited their home and they had this recipe while he was there. He raved about it for days which made me finally ask for the recipe. Now, every Christmas morning this is our breakfast. It has been for years, and I hope maybe someday he will keep up this tradition with his family.

I will warn you, this is far from a healthy breakfast, although it is cream cheese free:) This is what makes it all the more special. It’s the one day a year I make it and enjoy it and don’t worry about what’s so bad about it.

Pull Apart Cinnamon Rolls

2 loaves frozen bread dough

1/2 c. butter(1 stick)

1 cup brown sugar

1 lg box cook n serve vanilla pudding

2 TBSP milk

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Defrost the bread for 1 hour so it is easy to handle and cut. Cut each loaf into 4 parts lengthwise then cut into 1 inch pieces.

Grease 9×13 cake pan and put the pieces from one loaf in a single layer. Melt all the other ingredients together over low heat until smooth. Pour this over the bread pieces. Next, take the pieces from the second loaf and fill in the spaces. Let it rise for about one hour.

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Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

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Let it cool for about 15 minutes and turn it over onto a large plate.

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Enjoy the ooooy gooooy yumminess with your family.

Baked Oatmeal

This is a dish that I make often in fall and winter. It’s great for a brunch with guests or for a family. You can easily wrap the servings in plastic wrap and grab and go throughout the week or enjoy immediately. We have eaten it cold and warm, and both are very tasty.

Baked Oatmeal

2 1/4 cup quick cooking oats or 2 3/4 old fashioned oats,uncooked

2/3 c. brown sugar

3/4 c. dried cranberries

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt

3 1/3 cups skim milk

4 egg whites, lightly beaten

2 TBSP. ground flax seed

1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 8×8 baking dish with non stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine oats, sugar, cranberries, cinnamon, salt and flax seed. In a medium bowl combine the beaten egg whites, milk and vanilla.

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Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until moistened. Pour into the baking dish.(Mixture will be very runny)

Bake for 55-60 minutes. Cool completely if your going to wrap them individually or enjoy hot after they cool slightly.

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Store in the refrigerator.

Options: either eat them as is or you could top them with addition fruit, yogurt or milk.