Breakfast Recipes

Holiday Recipes

Easy recipe to make ahead the night before for a busy morning.

  • 2 cup brown sugar
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 cup milk
  • 4 T corn syrup
  • 2 t vanilla
  • loaf of french bread (sliced 3/4 inch thick)
  1. Melt butter and sugar in sauce pan. Stir in corn syrup. Pour into 9×13 baking pan.
  2. Lay bread slices over sugar mixture
  3. Mix together remaining ingredients and pour over bread slices.
  4. Place in refrigerator over night.
  5. Bake the next morning at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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  • 2 loaves of bread
  • 2 dozen eggs
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • cinnamon & sugar (if desired)

Photo Credit: ShugarHigh


1. Slice your bread into small sticks and allow to sit out for approximately 1-2 hours so it will harden.

2. Whisk the vanilla, cinnamon, milk, and eggs in a bowl.

3. Spray a griddle or skillet with cooking spray and heat to medium.

4. Dip bread into mixture and sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar (if desired).

5. Cook on both sides until golden brown and until it’s no longer soggy.

6. Place on a paper towel to cool.

7. Flash freeze on a cookie tray, then put into baggies for long-term storage.

8. When ready, bake in the oven at 350 for about 10 minutes or zap them in the microwave for a minute.

Cooking Tips & More

Try these with peanut butter and a light coat of syrup or jam.

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I’m not a morning person, so anything I can do to sleep in a little bit helps!   With a daughter in kindergarten now it’s important to me I send her with a full belly.   Here’s my solution to both problems.   These are some of the best pancakes ever.

– – Ingredients – –

  • 6 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 1/2 TBSP Baking Powder
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • 4 TBSP Sugar
  • 5 Cups Milk
  • 4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Eggs
  • 4 1/2 TBSP Butter (melted)

– – Directions – –

  1. Toss all ingredients into a large bowl and mix with mixer until well blended.   Cover and place in refrigerator overnight.
  2. Preheat skillet or griddle and spray with a light coat of cooking spray.
  3. Batter will rise and be very thick, so use a small cup or measuring cup to scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle one at a time.
  4. Cook until brown on both sides.
  5. Serve.   And see the Freezer Cooking tip below!

– – Cooking Tips & Ideas – –

  • Get Creative – Add fruit or peanut butter or chocolate chips for a new taste, use to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, or top with peanut butter and drizzle in syrup before serving.
  • Freezer Cooking – This recipe yields 32 servings, so place the remaining into a freezer bag once they’ve cooled completely.   They pop apart easily once frozen and can be tossed into the toaster for a quick, delicious breakfast in the morning!
  • For Kids – When these pancakes hit the skillet, they are thick, so you can use a spoon to easily (but quickly) shape them into Mickey Mouse, a heart, or whatever!

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Mix & Match Muffins

by Beth Montgomery on November 28, 2009

in Breakfast Recipes, Frugal Cooking, Recipes

Who doesn’t love a versatile recipe that you can customize to fit your mood? Good (& Cheap) Eats has a delicious recipe for Mix & Match Muffins that lets you make whatever muffins you desire. I used it to make some Strawberry & Banana Muffins this week with a few leftover strawberries we had in the fridge.
The recipe below is from Good (& Cheap) Eats, while the picture is mine.
3 cups unbleached flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar, brown sugar, or sucanat
1/2 cup oil
1 cup milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 eggs
Mix-ins: 1 teaspoon extract, 1 1/2 cups any combination of fruit*, chopped nuts, chocolate
*Possible fruit to use: mashed bananas, blueberries, finely chopped apples, raspberries, coarsely chopped cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 °. Line muffin tin with papers or spray with nonstick cooking spray. In large mixing bowl, combine, flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. (If preparing as a mix, simply combine all these ingredients in a ziptop bag, label well, mark with the wet ingredients and baking instructions.)
In a separate bowl, combine oil, milk, yogurt, and eggs. Whisk to blend. Add wet ingredients to dry. Fold gently until mostly moistened, but still lumpy. Fold in mix-ins.
For 12 large muffins, fill muffin cups completely, even mounding past their tops. For 18 kid-size muffin, fill almost full. Bake 25 – 35 minutes, depending on how much you fill them.

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Egg Gravy Recipe

by Beth Montgomery on November 13, 2009 · 1 comment

in Breakfast Recipes, Frugal Cooking, Recipes

When I was younger, my Grandma used to make this and I absolutely loved it. Now it’s a favorite of my husband and kids. Plus, it’s a cheap alternative to sausage gravy.

6 Eggs, beaten
2 TBSP butter (optional)
4 TBSP all purpose flour
3 cups cold milk
Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

Scramble eggs until done. Add milk, butter, and flour. Salt and pepper as desired. Cook to a boil, then set aside to thicken. Serve warm on top of biscuits or toast.

Plus, here is a very sweet alternative:

4 Eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

Mix together and cook in a skillet, stirring constantly. Great over toast or biscuits!

From the kitchen of my Grandma Joanne & the archives of In Good Cents.

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Breakfast Peach Parfait Recipe

by Beth Montgomery on November 12, 2009

in Breakfast Recipes, Frugal Cooking, Recipes

1 cup vanilla yogurt (or favorite flavor)
1 diced peach
1/4 cup blueberries
2 TBSP chopped nuts, any
Place 1/2 of the yogurt in a cup. Top with 1/2 of the fruits. Repeat, then top with nuts and serve cold.
Change It Up: Use any fruits or yogurt flavor your heart desires! You can also sprinkle with cinnamon.
Sweeten It: Try topping with carmel sundae syrup for a sweeter treat.

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