French Toast Rollups


French Toast Rollups

French Toast Rollups
24 rollups
2 Hr
10 Min

With a hint of cinnamon and sugar on the outside, and a creamy filling on the inside, our mini French Toast Rollups are the perfect make-ahead, portable breakfast!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 24 slices white sandwich bread, crusts removed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

What to Do

  1. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, egg yolk, and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth; set aside.
  2. Roll out each bread slice with a rolling pin. Spread cheese mixture over bread, distributing evenly. Roll up each slice jellyroll-style and place seam-side down on a baking sheet.
  3. In a shallow dish, combine remaining sugar and the cinnamon. Brush butter over rollups then roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture, until completely coated. Return them to baking sheet after coating.
  4. Cover and freeze at least 2 hours.
  5. Just before serving, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake rollups 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden.


Fench Toast Rollups will keep in the freezer up to two months prior to baking, so whip up a batch for yourself! These are perfect for making in advance. Another delicious morning option is our Sunrise Breakfast Pizza, or try Rise 'n' Shine Omelets. I bake those off and freeze 'em for breakfast on-the-go all week!


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With a busy family like mines, sometimes I need to have a grab and go breakfast. This would be perfect for us. I can prepare this during the week end in freeze so that we can have a breakfast that is mobile when we need to rush out of the door.

Who thought that french toasted needed any help being better? I mean french toast is the best but I have to say, yummy to this recipe. I can not wait for the week end so that I have time to prepare this recipe.

I prepped these yesterday and transferred four onto a new sheet to bake this morning. They are great. I used (Kroger) wheat bread, because that's what was on hand. I went heavy on the filling and only prepped 12, because I was short on bread. I went heavy on the butter and the sugar mix. Bake them straight from the freezer. I'm going to try to find a way to make something else with the extra sugar mix and crusts in the future, but this time I used the crusts for bird food.

is there something else I could replace the cream cheese with? Thanks!

Hi there, great question! You can substitute the cream cheese with mascarpone cheese. If you cannot find mascarpone cheese, we recommend using ricotta cheese. If you make this recipe and like it, send us a picture. We would love to hear your feedback. Enjoy!

I made 2 changes only because I can't have cinnamon. To compensate for not adding cinnamon I added some strawberry preserves to the cream cheese. I also don't remove the crust. I thought the crust was the best part! I like having these handy to snack on.

This recipe sounds delicious. Will try with a little nutella spread on the bread along with the cream cheese.


So if thawing is a problem, I guess my question is MUST these be frozen before baking? What purpose does the freezing have? Could they just be refrigerated, say, overnight even?

The rollups do have to be frozen before baking otherwise the filling will melt out. Do not thaw them or bake from fresh. Enjoy!

Bake frozen at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes?

That's correct. Enjoy!

Those Look SO GOOD !!!!

They were ok, more work then possibly they are worth... took quite some time to thaw out so everyone ate them before they were ready... probably not as good as they would have been if they had waited on them to thaw. Maybe try again another time and include patience :)

I added vanilla to cream cheese and a little jam I roll up.

I look forward to fixing this and eating them...Yum Yum

Just a quick question. I understand that these should be frozen but do you then bake them while frozen or do should you thaw first. Thanks.

Hello! Yes, you bake them from frozen. :) Enjoy!

Friend gave me this recipe many many years ago and it is so gooooood !!!!!! Never did the syrup part. now must eat gluten free, any substitute for the white bread?

Hi there! There are several types of gluten-free bread out on the market now. You can try with one of those! Let us know how it turns out. :)

Yes. Most GF breads are not "sturdy" enough to take the rolling, but I made them from a loaf I had baked using King Arthur Gluten Free Bread mix. It's a winner.

I have made these several times and have used reduced fat and fat free cream cheese. They turn out every tiime. I started placing blueberries or raspberries inside the bread along one edge before rolling them up. What a great breakfast and brunch idea!

Can these be frozen after baking and then reheated in the oven or can they only be frozen prior to baking?

We would not suggest freezing them after baking. However, we have tested them being frozen before and they turned out great. Thank you for your question!

Definitely worth trying and the suggestions from other reviewers were very helpful. Love these.

Since I always make french toast using King's Hawaiian Sweet Bread, I thought it would be fabulous with this recipe. And I was right. I purchased a loaf of the King's Hawaiian Sweet Sandwich Bread and OMG did these roll ups turn out terrific. Took others' suggestions and added some toasted chopped pecans. Also topped it with a little whipped cream. Nummy in my tummy! Thank you Mr. Food!

sounds great i just love the king's hawaiian bread i will definely try

I use whole what bread and mascarpone in place of the cream cheese. Instead of butter, I subsitute the same amount of coconut oil which gives it a wonderful flavor and with the cinnamon I add a 1/2 t. of nutmeg. Good stuff!

Is there any reason why you couldn't use wheat bread to make these a little healthier?

My daughter & I have been looking for easy recipes for school room snacks. A little tweeking to "lite" ingredients, and adding the great idea given for diced apples, and I think these can be a healthy snack for the children at a decent price! Thanks for your great ideas, guys ! :*)


they are sooooo goood!!!!!! i just made them!! hint: you don't have to freeze them i didn't and they turned out delish!!!

I think the reason they say to freeze them is because it makes so many and it's nice to have them ready to just throw in the oven with out all the fuss.

The French Toast Rollups seem so very easy to make, and like they would taste wonderful,making as soon as get cream cheese. Thanks for all your great recipes. Lorraine

I could print it. It is delicious.

My mom made these and they are delicious!!

sound yummy and will def. try it this weekend. question, I could not print the recipe off, am logged in and nothing. I wrote it out on paper

try copying the recipe and paste it in a word document

I think these sound really good and will be trying for Mom's day

This is a great recipe for the entire family BUT I make a batch, wrap them individually in plastic wrap, put them in a freezer bag and take them out as I need them. When the grandkids stay overnight I can just bake as many as I need. They also like them with a little fine chopped apples mixed in with the cream cheese mixture. This is also great quicky dessert. Thanks for the recipe Mr. Food

We make these every Christmas. The kids look forward to having them after they open their Christmas presents. My husband also looks forward to them. They have been a tradition for many yrs now.

These were even better the second time around...frozen for a month....I served them with a side of sausage for breakfast. Yummy!

These are GREAT Easy. I made them for a dessert served them with chocolate carmel sauce for dipping. You can only eat about 2 they are very sweet. These would be great to have in the freezer for unexpected company.

Great idea!

Do u have to freeze the rolls before you bake them? and they would probably taste good with some crushed pecans or so in the middle..

Oh yea...crushed pecans! YUM!



These are delicious, and, sometimes, instead of leaving them as full roll-ups, I cut them in about 1 inch pieces similar to rugala. I also might roll them in ground nuts with the cinnamon and sugar. These are very popular for picnics and get - togethers.


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