Overnight Breakfasts

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Here is the second post with ideas to make breakfast easy in the morning.  Sometimes I do "overnight breakfasts" meaning everything is mixed together or put together and all I have to do in the morning is bake whatever I am making.  Here are a few recipes we have used over the years.

Overnight Coffeecake

sift together:
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon

Cream together:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup shortening

Add in:
2 eggs
1 tsp. butter flavoring
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together. Blend with the flour mixture plus
1 cup buttermilk
(OR 1 cup milk and 1 Tbsp. vinegar or lemon juice)

Spread in greased 9x13 pan.
Sprinnkle with Topping:

1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 Tbsp. hard butter (cut in small pieces)

Cover. Refrigerate overnight. In morning, uncover and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

French Toast Casserole

1 1lb. loaf Italian bread
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans
4 eggs
2 cups milk
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 TBS. melted butter

Cut bread into 1 inch cubes. Place half (about 7 cups) in greased 9 X 13 pan. Place cream cheese in microwavable bowl. Cover and cook on HIGH 30 seconds. Stir, recover and cook 2 more minutes.(It should be completely melted.) Stir 1/2 of sugar and all the vanilla into melted cheese. Spoon over bread. Sprinklw with nuts. Top with remaining bread. In a bowl, beat together remaining sugar, eggs, milk, cinnamon and butter. Pour over bread. Bake 35 minutes at 350* or Cover pan and freeze or refrigerate (don't keep in fridge more than 12 hours, though.) Allow casserole to sit at least 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with syrup or fruit topping. Serves 6 to 8.

Sourdough Pancakes
Now, you need to expect that with me living in Alaska that you are going to get at least one sourdough recipe! This is not true sourdough, but it sure does taste like it! You need to start this early enough so that it has time to sit in the fridge.

1 3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup warm water
2 T. sugar
1 pkg. yeast
3 large eggs
1/4 cup oil
1 t. salt
2 cups flour

Heat milk until very hot. Mix water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl. Let stand 5 minutes. Add eggs, oil, and salt to years mixture.  Blend well.  Whisk in hot milk and then the flour. Cover and let stand for 1 1/2 hours at room temperature. Stir batter to deflate it. Cover and refrigerate for 12 to 48 hours.  Stir batter before making pancakes.

There are tons of these types of recipes on the web.  Click the links to see some of what is out there.

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