Apple and Bacon French Toast Strata
This strata is the perfect mix of sweet and savoury.
- Prep time: 10 min
- Makes: 12 servings
- Cook time: 60 min
- Fat.9 g
- Saturated Fat.4 g
- Cholesterol.146 mg
- Carbohydrates.31 g
- Fibre.2 g
- Sugars.3 g
- Protein.13 g
- Sodium.567 mg
- Potassium*.112 mg
- Calcium.110 mg
- Iron.1.9 mg
|8||slices of bacon, chopped|
|2 cup / 500 ml||diced apple, such as Granny Smith or Honey Crisp|
|12 cup / 3 L||cubed day old French bread|
|8||Naturegg Omega 3 Eggs|
|1 cup / 250 ml||milk|
|3/4 cup / 175 ml||shredded aged white Cheddar cheese|
|1/4 cup / 50 ml||chopped toasted pecans (optional)|
Set a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook for 5 minutes or until slightly crisp. Remove half of the bacon pieces; set aside. Drain off all but 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the bacon fat. Add the apple to the skillet. Cook for 5 minutes or until bacon is crisp and apple is slightly tender.
Grease a 9 x 13-inch (3 L) casserole dish. Toss the bread with the skillet mixture. Spread out in an even layer in the prepared casserole dish. Whisk eggs with milk; pour evenly over the bread mixture. Cover with foil and let stand in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Place the casserole in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with reserved bacon, cheese and pecans (if using). Bake for an additional 25 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool slightly and serve warm. Serve with maple syrup on the side.
Substitute whole wheat bread for the French loaf for added fibre.
Store bacon used for the garnish in a small zip top bag along with the strata if reserving overnight in the refrigerator.
This sweet and savoury strata can be prepared the night ahead and simply popped in the oven when you roll out of bed. Serve with a large platter of fresh fruit to complete your brunch menu.
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