I have the perfect brunch recipe you make the night before! This easy Breakfast Strata Recipe with cranberries will look fancy to your guests but is simple to make.
When I’m planning a brunch, I feel the pressure to serve up something lovely and delicious. And this breakfast strata recipe doesn’t disappoint.
Easy Breakfast Strata Recipe
Did you know that strata is Italian for layers?
You’ll be happy to know that this “strata” is packed with delicious layers, so be ready to sink your teeth into cream cheese, cranberries, cinnamon and french bread.
Just make this recipe the night before to allow it to chill over night and then pop it into the oven for a rich and delicious brunch.
Drizzle a touch of maple syrup to sweeten it up a bit more.
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Breakfast Strata Recipe Ingredients:
- 8 cups French Bread (crusty)
- 1 8 oz package of cream cheese
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 6 eggs
- 2 ¼ cups milk
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon or nutmeg
Directions for Breakfast Strata Recipe:
Step 1: In a greased 2-quart rectangular baking dish, arrange half of the bread pieces, about 4 cups.
Step 2: Cut cream cheese into 8-10 slices and arrange over the bread chunks.
Step 3: Sprinkle cranberries over bread chunks.
Step 4: Top with remaining bread pieces (4 cups).
Step 5: In a medium bowl beat together eggs, milk and maple syrup.
Step 6: Pour over bread in dish.
Step 7: Sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
Step 8: Lightly press down with back of spoon or spatula to saturate bread with egg mixture.
Step 9: Cover and chill for up to 24 hours.
Step 10: Preheat oven to 350°F.
Step 11: Bake covered for 45 minutes.
Step 12: Uncover then bake for 20 minutes more.
Step 13: Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Step 14: Serve warm and topped with maple syrup, if desired.
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