Christmas Brunch

Overnight Oatmeal
Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 01:40 PM.

On Christmas morning, our family usually is looking for a quick, easy breakfast that is delicious, yet doesn’t require us to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Chef Jessica Bright, who you might have seen in the holiday cooking series at the Bay County Public Library or at the St. Andrews Waterfront Farmers’ Market, offered a couple of recipes that will let you spend more time with your family Christmas morning.

“I have had a lot of catering clients order Egg Nog Stuffed French Toast,” said Jessica, who had a weekly radio show on “The Promise” for seven years before moving to Panama City in August. “I have been making stuffed French-toast casseroles for years. They are so wonderful because you make them ahead and then bake it in the morning. This yummy recipe is perfect for Christmas. It is reminiscent of bread pudding with a cheesecake like filling — so good it doesn’t need syrup. The nuts on top are optional.”

The casserole is moist, not too sweet, and has a perfect crunch with toasted pecans.

On Christmas morning, Jessica said she is “probably going to do overnight oatmeal,” steel cut oats in a crock pot. “My kids love it,” said Jessica, mom to Max, 10, and Madeline, 5.

Overnight Oatmeal

About 2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 cup steel cut oats*

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