Growing up, we always had the yummiest coffee cake in the world for holiday breakfasts, made by my mom. She still makes two every year, one for my house and one for my sister's. At Kathleen's house, she's added a scrumptious made-ahead breakfast casserole that just gets warmed up, the recipe coming from her husband's family. It makes the holiday special, and it's easier on parents than whipping up pancakes or eggs while trying to do all the work for Christmas dinner as well. Here are the recipes for the Evil Overlord's Breakfast, neither of which I have ever made myself, but I've certainly been served at least 35 times!
In a large bowl, mix together
In a separate bowl combine
Spread ½ batter in greased tube pan.
Sprinkle ½ topping mixture & nuts.
Add the rest of the batter, sprinkle t he rest of the topping & nuts.
Cut through the batter with a knife to spread the cinnamon.
Bake 45 minutes at 350.
2/3 cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
½ cup chopped nuts of choice, we like walnuts
3 cups shredded cheddar
1 3/4 cups milk
In a medium skillet, saute mushrooms, onions and red pepper in butter until tender; drain.
Place over cheese; top with ham.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
In a bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, flour, parsley, basil, salt and pepper; mix well.
Slowly pour over the cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.