Remember how I was saying I stayed up late and woke up early the other day? I had a very good reason for my lack of sleep. Mmmm, and it was worth it! On Sunday we bought several donuts and didn’t eat them all. Everyone knows donuts are usually not so good the next day, well, maybe Krispy Kreme holds up but not other donuts. Not wanting to waste them I decided to make a little breakfast casserole out of them.
Donut Breakfast Casserole
6-7 stale donuts
1 cup milk
¼ cup of maple syrup
½ block cream cheese (use at least 4oz, use more if you like)
Large loaf pan or 8” x 8” pan
Cut your donuts into little cubes. If they are not stale then spread them out on a cookie sheet and bake on low heat until they are dried out. Then cool.
Mix milk, eggs and syrup together.
Cut cream cheese into small cubes.
Put half of your dried donuts in your pan and randomly place cream cheese cubes on the cubes. Put the rest of the cubes in pan and pour liquid mixture over cubes. Press down until all the donut cubes are moist. Cover and chill for 2 or more hours. I usually let mine sit overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 deg. Bake covered for 25 min, then uncover and bake for 35 min or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let it stand for about 5-10 min and serve. I like to top mine with fresh berries, syrup and powdered sugar.
You can double this recipe just use a 9” x 12” pan. If you don’t have donuts don’t worry, you can use any kind of bread for this recipe.
I hope you enjoyed my first recipe post. I know my family enjoys eating this recipe. This time around I actually sliced up the finished casserole and froze the slices. Then I can just pop it in the microwave for a minute or so and have a special treat for breakfast. My little guy is so lucky. I always had oatmeal for breakfast when I was a kid. He has Swedish pancakes with berries, waffles, and mini pancakes. He hates cold cereal; Lucky Charms can bring him to tears. I have no idea why but he has never liked a cold breakfast. Never. Anyone else have finicky eaters at home?
Have a great day! ~ lauraj