Breakfast in Bed with Amish Breakfast Recipes

Beth Rice 03/10/2019

A cozy, custom made, colorful, comfortable Amish made bed. Some Amish made breakfast foods.

Put them together and what have you got?

Exactly.

Heaven on earth!

Welcome to Breakfast in Bed with Amish Breakfast Recipes that include Mennonite Johnny cake, an Amish breakfast casserole, a refreshing parfait from the Amish Cook and a sleigh bed, panel bed, and storage bed. What do we do with all this breakfast and all these beds? We test them out with our DutchCrafters Breakfast in Bed Panel so you can get an idea of what they are like.

Meet Our Breakfast in Bed Panel

Milca: Digital Marketing Specialist

What’s the first thing you do when you get into bed?

It used to be to pass out, but now that I have a kitten, it’s to pull back the comforter so that when he decides to snuggle with me in the middle of the night he can lay in the crook of my arm.

What are your rules about eating in bed? Do you ever eat in bed?

I’m a messy eater so I have learned to not eat in bed unless I want to be poked by crumbs as I’m trying to sleep.

What’s your favorite bed style? (Platform, storage, sleigh, daybed, etc.) Why?

Storage bed in the DutchCrafters Showroom
Milca retrieves her Amish breakfast from a footboard drawer of the Amish Laramie Storage Bed.
Surprise storage in the Amish Laramie Storage Bed
Milca loves the storage in the footboard drawers!

I really like platform beds. They are usually chic with clean lines and a minimal design which is up my style alley. They are also lower to the ground which is great for me since I’m 5’1” – I don’t have to climb into bed every night. They are typically still tall enough though where my kitten has a place to hide (or surprise attack from). Can you tell I’m obsessed with my kitten?

What do you currently store under your bed?

We currently have a storage bed and it has drawers. My drawers hold my workout clothes and pajamas. Sometimes my kitten stores himself under the bed.

What’s your favorite meal of the day?

Dinner – because I like to experiment with dinner foods.

What’s your favorite breakfast food?

I crave pancakes often, but I think biscuits and gravy are the first thing I look for in a breakfast menu.

Breakfast in bed at the DutchCrafters Showroom
Milca having breakfast in bed.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten for breakfast?

Probably Spam, by accident.

Debra: Director of Marketing

What’s the first thing you do when you get into bed?

I adjust my body to accommodate where Bela, our dog, wants to snuggle up to me at that time.

What are your rules about eating in bed? Do you ever eat in bed?

We don’t have any rules about eating in bed, but I never do. I prefer to eat at a table or on the couch in front of the TV (though I should not admit it).

What’s your favorite bed style? (Platform, storage, sleigh, daybed, etc.) Why?  

I tend to like platform beds because I like the simple, modern style of them.

Breakfast in bed at the DutchCrafters Showroom
Debra ready for breakfast on the Amish Versailles Euro Sleigh Bed.

What do you currently store under your bed?

There is nothing stored under our bed.

What’s your favorite meal of the day?

I like every meal – breakfast, lunch and dinner. But my favorite kind of food is breakfast food. I can happily eat it for all meals.

What’s your favorite breakfast food?

Breakfast in bed at DutchCrafters Furniture Store
Debra tries the parfait.

Johnny cake, then French toast, then scrambled eggs (I could go on).

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten for breakfast?

I can’t think of anything very strange that I have eaten for breakfast, but my husband eats a bowl of raw spinach for breakfast nearly every morning.

Gwen: Bookkeeper

What’s the first thing you do when you get into bed?

The first thing I do when I get into bed is fluff up my pillows. Then I tuck myself under my quilt, grab my kindle and unwind while going through my Facebook page. I like to check in with my family in Canada. Sometimes I will research Pinterest for healthy recipes or crocheting ideas but mainly I check in on my family.

What are your rules about eating in bed? Do you ever eat in bed?

I generally don’t allow eating in bed, but popcorn and ice cream are exempt from this rule.

Breakfast in Bed at the DutchCrafters Showroom
Gwen ready for breakfast in bed on the Keystone Transitions Sleigh Bed.

Has anyone ever made you breakfast in bed?

I have had breakfast in bed only a few times in my life. My children made me breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day when they were younger but now that they are older, they would rather take me out for breakfast.

What’s your favorite bed style? (Platform, storage, sleigh, daybed, etc.) Why?

My favorite bed style is the sleigh bed. I like the sleek curvature design of the sleigh bed. It reminds me of the roman era which is one of my favorite time periods.

What do you currently store under your bed?

Currently, I store all the clothes that don’t fit me anymore because the little gremlins in my closet keep making them smaller. I keep telling myself that one day, those gremlins will make them bigger again but to no prevail so far.

What’s your favorite meal of the day?

My favorite meal of the day is breakfast.

Breakfast in Bed at the DutchCrafters Showroom
Gwen enjoying her favorite meal of the day.

What’s your favorite breakfast food?

My favorite breakfast food is eggs benedict. I judge breakfast places on how good their eggs benedict is. If I love it, I will be back again.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten for breakfast?

The strangest thing that I have ever eaten for breakfast would be chocolate cake. When I go to Disney World with my father-in-law, we have a tradition to eat a piece of chocolate cake with chocolate milk for breakfast on our last morning there.

About the Amish Beds

The Amish Laramie Storage Bed 

The Amish Laramie Storage Bed is one attractive and comfortable solution when you’re in need of maximum storage. The headboard includes three shelves and two drawers. The base includes two deep drawers on the sides and two drawers in the footboard.

The Amish Laramie Storage Bed
The Amish Laramie Storage Bed in the DutchCrafters Showroom

The Laramie is made in Indiana. It’s a platform bed that only needs a mattress. The added storage underneath takes the place of where a box spring would go.

  • Platform bed that needs a mattress only.
  • King size bed shown in rustic quarter sawn white oak with standard varnish.
  • Customize with choice of bed size, wood, finish and hardware.

Transitions Sleigh Bed by Keystone

The Transitions Sleigh Bed by Keystone pulls in the cozy look of an old-fashioned sleigh, making it an attractive candidate for a bedroom centerpiece. The curves in headboard and footboard add a delicate look to the richness of the bed.

  • Queen size bed shown in clear maple wood with Sanibel stain, vintage package medium distressing and rubbed glazing with flat sheen.
  • Sleigh bed style.
  • Customize with choice of bed size, wood, finish and lighting options.
Transitions Sleigh Bed by Keystone
The Transitions Sleigh Bed by Keystone before breakfast begins.

Amish Versailles Euro Sleigh Bed

The Amish Versailles Euro Sleigh Bed is another elegant sleigh bed with graceful curves. Sleigh beds offer a timeless design that can easily go rustic, formal or modern.

Amish Versailles Sleigh Bed
The Amish Versailles Sleigh Bed--should we really eat in it?
  • Versailles shown in brown maple wood with OCS 227 rich cherry stain.
  • Sleigh bed style.
  • Customize with choice of size, wood, finish, and option to use with a mattress and box spring or as a platform bed with mattress only.
Amish Versailles Euro Sleigh Bed at the DutchCrafters Showroom
A close look at the detail of the Versailles.

Let’s Eat! Amish Breakfast Recipes

Amish Breakfast Casserole

Recipe from amish365.com.

Amish Breakfast Casserole
A bubbling Amish breakfast casserole.

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices of bread, cubed
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon dried mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • Optional-1 pound of sausage, fried and drained, or 1 pound of cubed ham, bacon, or your choice of veggies
Amish breakfast casserole
The bread is cubed for the bottom layer.
Amish Breakfast Casserole
The egg mixture will get poured over the top.

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Put cubed bread in the bottom of a greased casserole dish or 9×13″ baking dish.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and add milk, salt and dried mustard.
  4. Sprinkle sausage and cheese over the bread.
  5. Slice butter over the cheese, and pour the egg mixture over all.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until golden brown.
Amish Breakfast in Bed
Milca and Debra in the Laramie Storage Bed

Johnny Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup wheatgerm
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • Milk, until smooth

Instructions:

  1. Bake in greased 8×8 pan at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
  2. Serve with butter and syrup. Other common toppings include apple sauce gravy or venison stew.
Mennonite Johnny Cake
Mennonite Johnny Cake

This is a traditional breakfast meal of the Mennonite community in Lewis County, New York. It provided a hearty meal before a day working in the fields or milking cows.

The challenge with the Johnny cake recipe is the “milk until smooth” part. While my batter was smooth, it was still too thick. Johnny cake should rise higher and have more moisture than mine did.

Refreshing Parfait

Recipe from amish365.com.

Ingredients:

Refreshing Parfait
Parfait prep.
  • 5 cups granola cereal or crushed Oreo cookies mixed with ¼ cup melted butter
  • Layer into a 2-quart serving bowl or in individual cups
  • Yogurt layer:
    • 4 ounces cream cheese
    • ½ cup powdered sugar
    • 4 cups vanilla yogurt
    • 16 ounces whipped topping
    • Fresh fruit of your choice

Instructions:

  1. Cream together cream cheese and powdered sugar, add yogurt and whipped topping. Layer on top of granola or crushed cookies then top with your choice of fresh fruit. I’m a fruit lover so I like piling mine with lots of it. My mother used strawberries, grapes, blueberries, and peaches.
  2. Note: I prefer using whipped cream instead of whipped topping or using only half of the topping to cut back on sugar.
Refreshing Parfait for Amish breakfast in bed.
I used kiwi and raspberry on these, but you can use whatever fruit you like.

Rating the Recipes

We had our breakfast panel rate the Amish breakfast recipes from 1 to 5 with 5 being the tastiest.

Breakfast Casserole

Milca: I give it a 5. I’m going to open up my storage bed to get some more. My first thought was, my parents are coming to town, I’m going to make this for them.

Amish Breakfast in Bed
The Amish breakfast casserole is hearty.
Amish Breakfast Casserole
Amish breakfast casserole ingredients. I substituted shredded cheddar to save time.

Debra: I give it a 5. I like the combinations. It’s hearty. But, if you sit at a desk all day, you should not have this every morning.

Gwen: I give it a 5. It’s really good.

Amish Breakfast in Bed
Gwen and Debra conduct their taste tests.

Overall Score: 5

Mennonite Johnny Cake

Milca:  Tastes almost like Bisquick. It has a light sweetness to it. With butter and syrup on it, that gives it a little oomph. 4

Mennonite Johnny Cakes

Debra: The flavor is pretty close. (Debra grew up eating this and has made Johnny cake many times.) If there was more milk, it would be fluffier and taller. I love the taste because I grew up eating it! It tastes like home. I would give this a 3, because it is drier than it should be.

Breakfast in Bed with Amish Breakfast Recipes

Gwen:  I think it is good. I give it a 4. 

Overall Score: 3.67

Refreshing Parfait

Milca:  It’s definite 5. It’s so delicious. I don’t know what’s in this. I’m gonna have some more.

Breakfast in Bed with Amish breakfast recipes
Gwen, Debra and Milca

Debra: I think I’m gonna give it a 4. I like the taste, but if you’re not thinking ahead, the bottom part is kind of dry on its own.

Gwen: I love the fluff. I’m gonna give it a 5. I love kiwi and granola.

Overall score: 4.67

Breakfast in bed with Amish breakfast recipes
What’s your favorite breakfast recipe?

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