no one wants to spend Christmas morning in the kitchen
overnight pancake casserole
A BIG thank you to Wholesome Sweeteners for sponsoring this post, but as always opinions are 100% mine
I love spending time in the kitchen, especially around the holidays.
We have been baking and candy making fiends lately.
But Christmas morning is a different story. I want to be cuddled up on the couch with my coffee watching the kids tear through wrapping paper, enjoying the lights of the tree while listening to Christmas music.
But one cannot live on Christmas candy alone, so breakfast has to happen at some point. This overnight pancake casserole is the perfect solution. Made the night before, all you need to do Christmas morning is add the streusel and pop it in the oven to bake. Breakfast will be ready and on the table before the last bits of paper have been cleared.
- pancakes -
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp sugar - I use Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Sugar
- 2 cups of milk
- 2 eggs
- 4 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Filling -
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup cream
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- Streusel -
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar - I use Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Light Brown
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 4 Tbsp butter melted
- begin by making the pancakes - combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and sugar
- whisk together the milk, egg, vanilla, and butter
- pour the wet ingredients over the dry and whisk just until combined
- cook your pancakes using 1/4 cup of batter per pancake
- cut pancakes in half, unless you have a really deep casserole dish
- place them cut side down in layers - my casserole dish allowed me to have three pancake halves across, and I used every pancake half to fill the dish
- make the custard filling by whisking the milk, cream,eggs, sugar and nutmeg, and pour over the pancakes
- cover and refrigerate overnight
- in the morning, take casserole out of the fridge, and prepare the streusel - combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, add the melted butter and crumble
- pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
- top the casserole with the streusel
- bake at 350 for 45 - 50 minutes - making sure the center is set and fully cooked
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