Lost Island Pancake French Toast Bake

 My husband Nick took my boys on a duck hunting trip to Lost Island Duck Club in Stuttgart, Arkansas over Thanksgiving break.  They came home raving about this new recipe we must try!  I will say it is a for sure keeper and a definite contender to be on the Christmas morning breakfast table!

Ingredients:

  • 16 buttermilk pancakes
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, sliced, room temperature
  • For serving:  syrup and powdered sugar

Directions

Slice the pancakes in half.  Arrange in a baking dish in two rows with the flat side down. 

In a bowl whisk the eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla.  Pour over pancakes.

In another bowl whisk flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.  Using a fork to blend add the butter and mash together until a crumble forms.  Sprinkle over pancakes.  

Chill overnight or at least 2 hours.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Let pan sit at room temperature while oven is heating.  Bake 50-60 minutes.  Serve with syrup and powdered sugar.

*You could add blueberries to this also if you prefer.

Ashley Madden Rowton is a wife, mom, and contributor to Webster Parish, Natchitoches Parish, and Shreveport-Bossier journals, as well as a published cookbook author.