Easy Mother’s Day Breakfast

It’s Mother’s Day tomorrow. Do you know what kind of breakfast you’re making for Mom? I have found a few recipes that are easy and that everyone can enjoy. Most of the ingredients you will already have at home so there may only be a quick shopping trip that has to be done today.

All the recipes and pictures are from the web site Mommy’s Kitchen.

This first recipe is so easy and is prepared the night before so there is no rush in the morning. There are a variety of overnight french toast recipes on the web that you can find and tailor to your family’s tastes. I have tried different recipes for supper and it does not need to be prepared hours in advance, either. I’ve made it just a couple of hours in advance so that the bread soaks up the egg mixture and then put it in the oven to bake.

Overnight French Toast Casserole

1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
12 – slices Texas toast or any leftover bread
1 – cup brown sugar
1 – tsp cinnamon
1/4 – tsp nutmeg
1/2 – cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 – tsp vanilla extract
5 – eggs
1 1/2 – cups milk

Melt butter and pour in a 9x 13 . Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and if nuts if you are using them. Whisk eggs, milk & vanilla together. Layer bottom of pan with half the bread pieces Sprinkle half brown sugar mix over the bread. Layer second half of bread. Pour egg mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly. Sprinkle remaining brown sugar on top. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, remove from the refrigerator and cover with a new piece of foil. Preheat oven to 350 bake the casserole for 30 minutes. Then uncover and bake 15 more minutes french toast bake should be browned and set. I like to remove mine from the oven and pour some maple syrup on top and place back in the oven to caramelize for about 5-7 minutes.

Fruit salad is great with any breakfast. To make it even easier,  mix fresh fruit with canned fruit like the way it is done in the following recipe or use the recipe as a guide and make a fruit salad using your favourite fruits.

Easy Fruit Salad

1 -16 oz container fresh strawberries
2 – cups green grapes (seedless)
2 – small cans or 1 large can mandarin oranges, drained
1 – 16-24 oz pineapple chunks, drained
4 – 5 bananas, chunked
1 – can peach (21 oz) or apricot pie filling (I prefer peach)
Gently mix all the ingredients together and chill until ready to serve.
(Make sure to drain the pineapple and the mandarin oranges)

(If using frozen strawberries use one large 24 oz container do not drain)

This is another easy recipe, with only five ingredients, that can be done the night before.

Paula Deen’s Ultimate Coffee Cake

16 to 18 unbaked frozen dinner rolls
1 (3-ounce) package regular butterscotch pudding mix, not instant
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted

The night before place frozen rolls in well-greased Bundt pan. Sprinkle dry pudding mix over rolls. Sprinkle brown sugar over pudding mix. Sprinkle chopped pecans over brown sugar. Pour melted butter over all. To prevent the dough from forming a hard crust while its rising overnight, cover with a damp towel or tightly wrap with plastic wrap. Let rise overnight at room temperature, about 8 to 10 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bake in oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Turn pan over onto a serving platter to remove. Serve by pulling apart chunks with forks.

Who doesn’t love pancakes? Easy to make, easy to cook.

Perfect Pancakes

3 – cups plus 2 tablespoons cake flour
1/2 – teaspoon salt
3 – tablespoons baking powder
2 – tablespoons sugar
2 – cups milk or buttermilk
2 – large eggs
3 – teaspoons vanilla
4 – tablespoons butter (melted)
Lots of butter and syrup

Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together milk, eggs, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring very gently until just combined. Melt butter in the microwave and add it to the batter, stirring gently to combine. Cook on a greased skillet over medium-low heat until golden brown. Serve with butter and syrup.

I hope you and your families enjoy the recipes but, more importantly, the happy memories you will be creating. Happy Mother’s Day!


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