Easy And Delicious Crock-Pot Maple Cinnamon Roll Recipe

It’s that time of the year when family and guests come over in abundance, and you always need to have food handy. One of my family’s favorite comfort foods is cinnamon rolls. Yours too? Then keep reading, you’re going to love this recipe.

Making rolls in a Crock-Pot is not only delicious, it allows you to free up your oven for baking such delights as egg muffins and french toast casseroles, or cooking huge amounts of bacon all at once. Plus, you reduce the risk of overcooking them, as the lower heat and extra ingredients below will male them as soft and delectable as can be.

Here’s the ooey-gooey recipe:

Ingredients

  • (1) 12 oz tube of cinnamon rolls
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • raisins (optional)

Cooking Instructions

  • Line your slow cooker with parchment paper. You may need 2 sheets, crossed on top of other so you have the four ends sticking out above the cinnamon rolls (this is how you’ll pull out the finished product).
  • Separate the rolls and place a layer of them on the bottom of your slow cooker; gently squish them in so you almost completely cover the bottom. Save the icing packets for later.
  • Sprinkle on raisins (optional); push them down a little bit if needed so they stick into the dough.
  • In a bowl, beat eggs, cream, maple syrup, vanilla and spices until well blended.
  • Pour evenly over the rolls in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours (you’ll know its finished when the sides are golden and center of the rolls is set). Note: Keep an eye on the Crock-Pot as they all cook at slightly different temperatures.
  • Pull up on the parchment paper to remove the rolls from the crockpot, drizzle icing over top and serve immediately.

These rolls are so delicious and easy to make, you’ll no doubt be adding them to the list of unexpected recipes you can make in your slow cooker. From pizza to baked potatoes to Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the wonders of a Crock-Pot are pretty endless!

How To Make Your Slow Cooker Clean Itself

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Nothing beats the ease-to-deliciousness ratio of a great slow-cooker meal—until it’s time to clean up.

If you find yourself taking one look at that crusty ring around your Crock-Pot after dinner and wish you ordered a pizza, help is on the way. Thanks to this easy cleaning hack from YouTube Channel Life Should Cost Less that uses just three of the cheapest, most natural cleaning ingredients (vinegar, baking soda and water), scrubbing to exhaustion is a thing of the past. The video how to get your slow cooker sparkling and ready for your next home-cooked meal.

In addition to the steps outlined in the video, some of our readers suggested using slow cooker liners. A great alternative that doesn’t involve any cleaning. You can buy them at most grocery stores and online at Amazon.

[h/t: Better Homes & Gardens]

 

8 Make-Ahead Crock-Pot Recipes That Will Last All Week

Crock-Pots are great for cooking meals in large quantities without having to do too much hands-on work. Sometimes this means you have some extra food, but why not put this gadget to work and create meals for yourself and your family that can for multiple days?

Here are eight, easy make-ahead recipes you can make on Sunday or Monday that will last you all week.

1. Overnight Breakfast Casserole

No need to rush in the morning when you have this breakfast casserole on hand. Filled with all the breakfast staples, including eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, and cheese, this slow-cooker recipe only takes 30 minutes to prep, but will give you multiple meals.

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Recipe: The Gracious Wife

2. Italian Chicken

Dinner Monday through Friday is served — or if you prefer, you can freeze this savory herbed chicken instead, and use it in dishes later on. Crumble it in salads, toss it with pasta, or sandwich it between some bread slices for an easy meal that definitely doesn’t lack flavor.

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Recipe: The Frugal Girls

3. Italian Meatball Soup

Soups are easy to make in bulk and even easier to store. Whether you want to keep it for the week, for the month, or maybe the whole winter season, this crockpot Italian meatball soup is hearty, filling and easy to throw together.

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Pillsbury

Recipe: Pillsbury

4. French Dip Sandwiches

This recipe is great to use for dinner one night and lunch the next day. Pot roast is cooked in the slow-cooker, then served on buns with melted cheese and au jus dip. It’s like eating at a restaurant—only at home.

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Recipe: Chef Savvy

5. Chicken Fajitas

Prep these fajitas in a bag, freeze them for later and throw them in a Crock-Pot when you’re ready to eat them. You can serve them in tortilla shells, over rice or even wrapped up in a burrito.

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Recipe: Mommy Savers

6. Pizza Bake

Pizza and pasta combined? Yes please. This Crock-Pot pizza bake is great for an entree or main dish, and it can last multiple meals. It’s also budget-friendly, made with a myriad of tasty but inexpensive ingredients such as sausage, penne, mushrooms, cheese, pepperoni and olives.

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Recipe: Favorite Family Recipes

7. Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti bolognese is a classic dish, and if you make your bolognese in a crock pot, you’re filled with tons of new options for the entree. Use the meat with foods other than spaghetti if you’re feeling bored, or just enjoy the flavorful Italian meal all week.

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Recipe: Spend With Pennies

8. Veggie Tortilla Soup

Crock-Pot meals don’t need to be filled with meat. This vegetarian version of tortilla soup is healthy, filling and easily frozen for later use. When you’re ready to eat it, you can top it with avocado, sour cream, tortilla chips and more.

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Recipe: Oh My Veggies