Ahem….if we do say so ourselves!
Every Christmas morning I do a brunch. Out of all the meals in a day, breakfast and brunch are my “thing!” This year I wanted to try something with our pancake and waffle mixes because – you know – its what we are doing, but was looking to do something that wasn’t just pancakes or waffles – know what I mean!?
I usually have a bit of leftover homemade eggnog and it has been used in the past for over night French toast casserole or straight up dipping french toast in the morning. But I knew I could do better, go further, be resourceful! So pancake casserole it was to be……something sorta different!
A quick search on Pinterest, I discovered I wasn’t so unique after all and I stumbled upon Well Floured – a beautiful blog I must say! Her overnight pancake casserole inspired me to try a version of it for Christmas Day brunch using our pancake mix and the left over eggnog I made on Christmas Eve morning. And she has WAY nicer photos than I do btw!
Here was our final brunch menu:
Cranberry White Chocolate Pancake Bake
with Toasted Walnut Streusel
topped with Cran Apple “Marmalade”
& choice of Apple Pie Buttermilk Syrup
or Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Syrup
Crispy Canadian Bacon
& Scrambled Eggs
French Pressed Banff Roasting Co. Coffee
with Irish Cream
Mimosas with Cranberry Garnish
SIDE NOTE: Yes – you read that right – Cranberry White Chocolate Pancake & Waffle Mix! We are still in research and development with that flavour and hope to launch it in time for Valentine’s Day! XO
HERE’S THE RECIPE:
Feel free to check back a couple of blog posts and make the Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Syrup to serve over top of this casserole! We also made a quick cranberry apple “marmalade” to add to the plethora of toppings, but any compatible berry / fruit combo mixed with a jam (like apricot jelly) will do! To be fair I ran out of time to make whipping cream….. 😉