DIY Disney Breakfast – Start Your Day Off Right!

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They always say that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, and I am pretty sure WDW took those words to heart when designing their menus – because they serve some of the best breakfast foods I have ever tasted! Whether you are grabbing a quick breakfast sandwich or burrito at your WDW Resort, or heading off to enjoy the “Royal” breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table – you won’t be disappointed!

My fave place to have breakfast at WDW is at the Magic Kingdom’s Crystal Palace – they have it all there! A buffet style breakfast offers a feast of options – from cereal and bagels to pancakes and waffles and eggs and meats too!

And since I am always trying to recreate that “Disney Magic” at home, so I thought – why not “Disney-fy” my brunch menu by recreating some WDW menu favorites in my own kitchen?



Waffle

Mickey Waffles are by far my favorite Disney breakfast item – crunchy on the outside, sweet, soft, and warm on the inside – always hot and fresh, what more could you ask for? Luckily, this one is pretty easy to replicate at home, all you need is your trusty Mickey Waffle Iron (don’t have one? Buy one here!)

Mickey Waffles (Recipe courtesy of Magical Recipes)

Ingredients

1. 2 eggs, beaten

2. 1 1/4 cups of water

3. 4 teaspoons of melted butter

4. 2 cups of Carbonis Golden Malted Flour (official waffle mixture of Walt Disney World)

Directions

1. Heat up your waffle maker.

2. Beat the eggs and water together.

3. Add the Carbonis Golden Malter Flour and mix the ingredients well together.

4. Stir in the melted butter and mix it well again.

5. Pour it onto waffle maker and remove it when it is golden brownish.

6. Top the waffle with the toppings of your choice, such as powdered sugar, cream, jam, fruit or maple syrup.

PoohLasagna

Pooh’s Breakfast Lasagna is a “must-eat” at the Crystal Palace breakfast buffet – it has it all! Layers of pancakes, waffles, pound cake, custard crème, and fruit come together in this amazing concoction, and while the recipe can seem a bit daunting – trust me, it’s worth the work!

Pooh’s Breakfast Lasagna (recipe courtesy of The Disney Food Blog)

INGREDIENTS

Pastry cream

* 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 6 egg yolks
* 1 1/2 cups milk
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 3/4 cup sugar

Pancakes

* 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
* 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 egg, well beaten
* 1 1/4 cups milk
* 3 tablespoons shortening or salad oil

Waffles

* 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
* 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 egg, well beaten
* 1 1/4 cups milk
* 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
* 3 tablespoons shortening or salad oil

Pound Cake

* 3 cups cake flour
* 6 large eggs
* 1 lb butter
* 1 lb sugar
* 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup milk

Custard

* 6 large eggs
* 1 1/2 pints heavy cream
* 1 pint half-and-half
* 1 ounce brandy
* 1/4 ounce nutmeg
* 1/2 ounce cinnamon
* 1 1/2 cups sugar

Additional Ingredients to Assemble

* 1 cup frozen raspberries
* 1 cup frozen blueberries
* 3 bananas
* 1 tablespoon butter

Baking and Garnishing

* 1 banana
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1/2 pint your favorite fresh berries

DIRECTIONS

1. Make the Pastry Cream first.
a. In a 2 quart saucepan, combine sugar, flour, salt and milk and whisk; over medium heat, cook while stirring until mixture thickens.

b. In a small bowl with a fork, beat egg yolks slightly, beat small amount of milk mixture into yolks.

c. Slowly pour egg mixture back into milk mixture.

d. Stirring constantly, cook over medium low heat until mixture thickens.

e. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Chill cream until ready to use.

2. While cream is chilling, make pancakes, waffles and pound cake:
Pancakes: (note the 3 TB. shortening should be melted and slightly cooled)
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Mix egg, milk and shortening. Pour milk mixture into dry ingredients and stir only enough to moisten. Do not beat or the pancakes will be tough. Bake on a hot griddle, lightly greased if necessary. Turn pancakes only once.

Waffles:
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Mix egg, milk, vanilla and shortening. Pour milk mixture into dry ingredients and stir only enough to moisten. Do not beat or the waffles will be tough. Bake in waffle iron following waffle iron instructions.

Pound Cake:
Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl. Stir in sugar, using a large spoon. Add room temperature butter. Add eggs. Using a mixer on low speed, slowly add the milk, and then the vanilla extract. After thoroughly stirred, turn mixer to medium for a few minutes, then to high. Mix thoroughly. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a standard tube pan with butter, then lightly flour it, shaking the excess from the pan. Pour in the mix and bake the cake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Check the doneness of the cake with a toothpick. Allow cake to cool for 15-20 minutes in the pan, then crumble the cake into small crumbs with your hands.

3. Custard:.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until fully incorporated. Chill until ready to use. Makes 1 1/2 quarts.

Assembly:

Put a layer of waffles in a buttered casserole dish. Sprinkle a quarter of the pound cake over the waffles. Peel and slice the bananas. Layer with half of each of the following: the cut bananas, frozen raspberries, and frozen blueberries. Sprinkle half of the remaining pound cake over the fruit, then top with the rest of the fruit. Top the fruit with a layer of pancakes, the sprinkle the rest of the pound cake on top. Press down on the layers to pack firmly. Slowly add the 1 1/2 quarts custard mixture until the entire dish is saturated.

Baking and Garnishing:
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 60 minutes. (Oven thermometer placed in center of dish should register 165 degrees.) Top the lasagna with a layer of 2 1/2 cups pastry cream. Slice the banana and layer on top of cream. Sprinkle sugar on top and place casserole under the broiler until browned. Garnish with fresh fruit and serve.

Frunch

Wow ok – after that recipe, I need something to drink, don’t you? How about a Disney favorite – Frunch – the fruity punch drink that pairs perfectly with any and all breakfast foods!

Frunch (Recipe courtesy of Magical Recipes)

Yield: 8 cups

Ingredients

1. 1 1/2 cups mango juice

2. 1/2 cup pineapple concentrate, thawed

3. 1/2 cup lemonade concentrate, thawed

4. 2 cups fresh orange juice

5. 3 cups water

6. 4 Tablespoons grenadine

Directions

1. Mix all ingredients together.

2. Serve over ice in a tall glass.

 

Ok – so waffles? Check. “Lasagna”? Check. Frunch? Check. Ok – now you’re all ready for a delicious Disney brunch at home!

Check out other recipes here, and stay tuned on Chip and Co for even more Disney DIY!

Catie (155 Posts)

Catie Hiltz is an avid Walt Disney World lover who has been vacationing there since she was tall enough to ride Space Mountain. She believes there is something for everyone at WDW-and especially writing about the benefits of vacationing there as an adult




  • Kristin Ross Martin

    Hey Catie! Thanks for the tricks and tips. Do you think you have enough clout to get me the recipe from Goofy’s Kitchen (DLH) for the Cajun scrambled eggs? I think the official name is “Louisiana Scramble”. I have called the kitchen and hit every website and bought every Disney recipe book but they are keeping this one mighty close. Maybe you can help?! Thanks!