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Overnight Cinnamon-Raisin French toast

Another great recipe that lets you prepare the night before and enjoy a wonderful warm breakfast the next day with no work! A great recipe for holiday mornings like Easter and Christmas, too! If you like the easy, night before prep of this recipe, you might want to check out the Overnight Coffee Cake recipe as well!

Overnight Cinnamon Raisin French Toast

* 2 TBS butter
* 5 apples, sliced (Golden Delicious are best)
* 1/4 c. brown sugar
* 4 TBS of apple juice (simmer your apple cores and peelings in a bit of water to make the apple juice if you don’t have any one hand)
* 1 loaf cinnamon-raisin bread
* 3 cups of milk
* 1/2 tsp cinnamon
* 10 large eggs
* 1 TBS butter
* 2 TBS sugar

In a large skillet over med. heat melt butter and add sliced apples. Sauté apples until golden and then add in brown sugar and apple juice. Heat a few more moments.

Grease a 3-4 qt. casserole dish or 13X9″ baking pan. Arrange 1/2 of the slices, overlapping slightly. Mix milk, cinnamon, and eggs well. Pour HALF of the egg mix over the bread. Reserving 1/4 of the apples, pour the apple mix over the bread in an even layer. Arrange remaining bread, pour remaining egg mixture over that layer. Press bread to help it absorb the egg. Dot with butter and sugar. Cover and chill overnight. Store reserved apples in the fridge as well.

To bake:

Place cold dish into oven and then turn oven to 325f oven. Bake uncovered for 50-55 minutes or until knife comes out clean. In the meantime, gently reheat the reserved apples. Spoon the warmed apples over the french toast when serving.

Overnight coffee cake

Enjoying warm coffee cake in the morning doesn’t mean you have to get up before the sun IF you use this recipe and prepare everything the night before.

Overnight Coffee Cake

* 1/3 cup softened butter
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1 beaten egg
* 1 cup flour
* 1/2 tsp baking powder
* 1/4 tsp baking soda
* 1/2 tsp cinnamon
* 1/2 cup of buttermilk

TOPPING

* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup pecans (nut allergy in our house, I use oatmeal)
* 1/4 tsp cinnamon
* 1/8 tsp nutmeg

Cream butter and sugars together. Add egg; mix well. Mix remaining dry items together and then slowly add them to the creamed mixture by alternating with the buttermilk. Beat well. Spread into a greased 8″ square baking pan. Mix topping and sprinkle over the batter. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Removed from fridge in morning and allow to come to room temperature for 30 minutes or so. Bake in 350f oven for 40-45 minutes or when toothpick comes out clean.

Breakfast Lasagna

This lasagna reheats beautifully, making it a cook once and eat a lot option for morning meals.

1 bag frozen hash browns
1 and 1/2 lb Canadian Back Bacon, sliced **optional
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1 to 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
4 to 5 eggs
1 cup milk
1 and 1/2 to 2 cups sharp cheese, grated
salt and pepper
seasonings

Layer frozen hash browns in a 9×13 inch pan; season very well with salt and pepper. Layer green pepper, yellow pepper and onion over hash browns; layer mushroom slices on top.

Cook back bacon until crispy (or substitute pork sausage, crumbled regular bacon); place over mushroom layer. Beat eggs and milk; add salt. Pour egg mixture over bacon or choice of meat; spread grated cheese on top.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 30 to 40 minutes.

Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos is another quick meal that is Frugal and can be made ahead of time, frozen and reheated in the microwave. Buy eggs, and breakfast meat on sale, and make your own tortillas for a super cheap Breakfast.

12 Tortilla shells
1 dozen Eggs
2 potatoes cube into small squares
Breakfast Meat (package of bacon, sausage, 1/2 pound of ham cubed etc)
2 Green Peppers Diced
1 onion diced
2 Cups Shredded cheese

Scramble the eggs, cook the potatoes, and the breakfast meat separately. you may sauté the onions and green peppers with the potatoes. Place all the ingredients except cheese and tortillas in a large mixing bowl, and mix together, OR you can simply add a bit of each one to the tortilla shell. Add the cheese on top, then wrap the shell up burrito style. Wrap each one in plastic wrap then place them all in an airtight container, or Ziploc baggie and freeze.

To reheat loosen the plastic wrap around the burrito, just enough so that it can get air, but leave the burrito wrapped, microwave for approximately 1-2 minutes (start lower and add a bit of time depending on your microwave) , remove plastic wrap and serve with mild salsa.

French Toast

French toast is great for freezing ahead of time, and reheating for quick and easy breakfasts. This recipe calls for homemade bread but store bought is fine. I always make French toast when I have some stale bread because it’s dried out a bit and absorbs the flavored egg/milk mixture beautifully.

2 loaves homemade Bread
2 dozen eggs
2 Cups Milk
2 tablespoons vanilla
1 tablespoon Cinnamon

Slice bread and allow to sit for an hour or two, combine all ingredients except bread, and mix till frothy. Heat up a skillet on medium and spray lightly with cooking spray. Dip bread and then cook on both sides till golden brown. Place on a paper towel to cool, the paper towel will absorb the the extra moisture. Place single layer on cookie sheet and place in freezer till frozen. Transfer to an airtight container, or Ziploc baggy. To reheat, either place in microwave for approximately 1 minute or in a toaster or toaster oven. Serve with butter and syrup, or Jam.