This is our traditional breakfast on Christmas Eve morning but we often do it on New Year’s Day as well. It’s super easy and you can make it the night before, then just pop it in the oven in the morning. It does take an hour to bake – so plan accordingly. Super yummy and can be made in lots of varieties based on what you love.

4 ½ c. milk9 eggs
1 ½ c. pancake mix
1 ½ cubes (¾ cup) melted butter
1 ½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp garlic powder (if you like garlic)
2-3 c. shredded cheese (swiss, mozzarella, cheddar – your choice)
5-6 chopped green onions (white part and green part) or 1 large sweet onion, chopped
3-5 chopped roma tomatoes

Suggested variations:

  • For Italian style, use mozzarella cheese and add 10 leaves chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp dried basil or Italian seasoning. Can also add ½ cup cooked chopped spinach (from fresh or frozen) and/or 1 c. chopped mushrooms if you like.
  • For American style, use swiss or cheddar/monterey jack cheese and add 1-2 cups cubed ham, crumbled bacon or sausage plus 1-2 cups of chopped broccoli and/or 1 cup chopped mushrooms if you like.

Mix milk, eggs, pancake mix, butter, salt and pepper in large blender (I have a Vita Mix which has a very large container and fits all this perfectly. Can mix in a bowl and use an egg beater if you don’t have a really big blender container). Spread your choice of cheese and other ingredients in a greased 9×13 baking dish. Pour mixture from blender over the top.

Cook at 325 degrees for about 1 hour and 15 minutes (until middle is pretty much set and top is slightly browned).