Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

Christmas morning. Opening gifts. Enjoying a cuppa. Having someone else make breakfast. Not at my place. I'm still in charge of making a high-protein breakfast that will hopefully smooth out the temper tantrums that will inevitably hit when one sis gets tired of her gifts and wants to play with the other sis' toys. There's a little preparation required to ensure peace on earth and joy to all. I start the night before with my Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole. Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole The beauty of this dish is that you prepare it the night before. Also, it doesn't have sausage or any meat as the base, as so many breakfast casseroles have. prep for Christmas mrning breakfast casserole In the morning, I pull it from the fridge and throw a diced apple on top before baking, but you could totally skip this step. And I have. before baking Christmas morning French Toast casserole This is essentially French toast, but without all the work. breakfast casserole with apple While baking, I mix up the topping of banana, oats, and butter. topping for Christmas morning breakfast casserole This recipe already maxes out on the sugar I let my kids have, with the raisins on board. But garnished with some (preferably red) fresh fruit and whipped cream, no one misses the syrup. garnish for cristmas morning breakfast casserole I'm always glad there is a whole pan, because I always go back for seconds after presents are all unwrapped. Do you have a Christmas morning breakfast favorite that keeps you out of the kitchen?
Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole
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The perfect Christmas morning or, let's be honest, anytime casserole
Recipe type: breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10
  • 1 loaf Pepperidge Farm cinnamon swirl raisin bread, cut into cubes
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1½ cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tart apple, finely diced (optional)
  • Topping:
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • ¼ cup quick cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Fresh whipped cream (or the fun stuff in the can)
  1. Butter a 13 "x9" glass baking dish
  2. Place bread cubed in the bottom of the dish, in one layer.
  3. Mix eggs, milk, cream, and vanilla. Pour over all.
  4. Cover with plastic and store in the refrigerator 1 hour or overnight.
  5. In the morning, top with a layer of chopped apple, if desired.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until set in the center.
  7. In a small bowl, coming oats and melted butter, mix in chopped bananas.
  8. Sprinkle banana mixture over squares of breakfast casserole.
  9. Serve warm, generously topped with whipped cream.