Well hello all, I hope you all are ready for Christmas. Can you believe it’s next Friday??? This year has flown by. As you may (or may not) remember I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Nestle Family Event back in October. The event was amazing and I loved getting to work with the company I had loved for all my 30 years. While there they gave us lots of recipes to make in our homes and I thought I would share a couple with you today.
The recipes today are breakfast recipes, so if you have a Christmas dinner (we do an early lunch) these will be great to make on Christmas morning. I am going to be sharing the recipes for Pear Oven Pancakes and Eggnog-Spiced French Toast. I hope you enjoy these and since I haven’t had the chance to make these particular recipes yet, you must let me know how they turn out.
Pear Oven Pancakes
- 2 tbsp. butter, melted
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLE CARNATION Evaporated Milk
- 3 large eggs
- ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 450.
- Pour melted butter into 9-inch deep-dish pie plate or cake pan. Swirl to coat bottom and sides of plate.
- Combine flour, 1/4 cup sugar, and salt in medium bowl. Whisk evaporated milk and eggs in another medium bowl until blended.
- Add to flour mixture; whisk for 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pie plate.
- Arrange pear slices on top of batter in pinwheel design, pushing down slightly.
- Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle top with sugar mixture.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Serve warm.
Now tell me those don’t sound divine!!!
Next I am sharing off the provided recipe cards the recipe for Eggnog-Spiced French Toast. I am anxious to make this one as I LOVE LOVE LOVE french toast. I have always loved it since I was small, it brings back memories of my grandma cooking it for me and stove top hot chocolate.
Eggnog-Spiced French Toast
- 2 large eggs
- 1 can (12 fluid ounces) Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk
- 2 tablespoons rum extract*
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 8 slices (1/2 inch thick) firm, day-old bread, divided
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Powdered Sugar
- Maple Syrup (optional)
- Beat eggs, evaporated milk, sugar, rum extract, cinnamon and nutmeg in shallow dish until well blended.
- Place 4 slices of bread into the egg mixture turning over to evenly moisten both sides.
- Spray large skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium heat.
- Transfer prepared bread to skillet in single layer. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Remove slices to serving platter. Repeat with remaining bread slices, spraying skillet with cooking spray if needed.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve immediately with syrup if wanted.
*3 tablespoons run can be substituted for rum extract. Remove 3 tablespoons liquid before adding.
These recipes would be a wonderful Christmas morning meal if you are a late Christmas dinner eater. They are perfect for both kids and adults. Let me know which one you would l0ve to try.
**Recipes and photos provided by Nestle with permission to share**