Piece of baked pancake casserole on a round white plate with maple syrup being poured on top next to a fork with a towel and cup of coffee behind all on a wooden surface

Make-Ahead Pancake Casserole Breakfast

Make-ahead breakfasts are perfect for something simple to cook for your family in the morning. This pancake casserole was a hit for my boys!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword buttermilk, casserole, cinnamon, pancakes
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 500kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch




  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups whole buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecans roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cubed
  • Pure maple syrup



  • In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  • Whisk buttermilk and eggs and stir into flour mixture
  • Gently stir in the butter (the batter may be lumpy)
  • Make each pancake with about 1/4 cup of the batter, continuing until batter is completely used
  • Once cooled, cut each pancake in half
  • Arrange pancakes in a greased 9x13 baking dish with the cut sides down


  • In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla
  • Slowly pour egg mixture over pancakes, cover and refrigerate overnight


  • Preheat oven to 350F and remove pancakes from the refrigerator
  • In a small bowl, whisk the flour, pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt
  • Use a pastry blender (or your hands) to cut in the cold butter
  • Sprinkle streusel mixture over the pancakes
  • Bake uncovered for about an hour, until the pancakes are set in the middle and the liquid has all cooked into the pancakes
  • Serve warm with maple syrup


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 610mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1045IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 2mg