Monday, May 2, 2022

My Favorite Breakfast Strata

(Excuse the crappy pic, I took it on the fly.)

There was a point about 8 months ago where a B&B in Vermont that we always liked to look at was for sale.  Since we don't have an extra mil sitting around waiting to run a business we know nothing about, I started perusing their website and blog.  I saw they frequently made strata and I started looking for recipes I liked.  By chance a few days later the local grocery store gave a link to this one and I decided to give it a go but adapted it slightly.

I figured I'd share it here since I can never seem to find the recipe when I need it and thought y'all might like it too.  (A note, this needs to be made the night before to soak in or it'll probably just be a bread omelet.)

Apple Raisin Breakfast Strata
350 degrees/45 min
4 servings

1 large apple of your choice, skin on, diced (I like honey crisp or Granny Smiths)

8 slices Dave's Raisin the Roof Bread, cut into bite sized pieces

1 1/2 cups skim milk

5 large eggs

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp cardamom (optional)

1 tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar

1 tsp vanilla or maple extract

15g ground flaxseed (optional)

Maple syrup for serving


1)  Cut an apple into bite size pieces.  (I like to be as lazy as possible and use one of these corer/slicer deals then cut into pieces from there.)

2)  Cube the 8 pieces of raisin bread and set aside.

3)  In a large mixing bowl, add the milk and eggs and whisk together.  Add spices, brown sugar and extract and whisk to combine.

4)  Add bread cubes to the egg mixture and toss well to coat.

5)  Spray butter or preferred cooking spray on sides and bottom of an 8x8 baking dish and add bread/egg mixture to the dish and spread out evenly.  Top with cubed apples and cover to let sit overnight in the fridge.

6)  Pull the baking dish out of the fridge while you preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  (If you're going to use flaxseed and want a crunchy crust on top, sprinkle it evenly on top before baking.)

7)  Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until center is set and allow to sit for 5-8 minutes before cutting into 4 pieces and serving.  (Top with 1-2 tbsp maple syrup if you feel so inclined.)

This is a nice thing to make if you just want something different or it's been a crappy week and you need some comfort food that won't completely blow out your eating regime.  Perfect for company or a small brunch.


Nutritional facts are ball park and may differ depending on what you use.  Nutrition calculated on Cronometer.  SATW is not responsible for inaccuracies.  Flaxseed and maple syrup info is not included but taking a peek at a past serving using 5g of ground flaxseed I got 93% of my omega 3's for the day from it.

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