I've said many times, and I'll say it again, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I've also said many times that I love easy, make-ahead meals. This breakfast strata could be put together or baked the day before and stored in the fridge if needed. It is super simple and could incorporate any type of veggie or bean you prefer. You can make it completely vegan by using egg substitute and no cheese too.
3 slices bread
1 can beans, slightly mashed
1/2-1 cup vegetable (spinach here)
8-10 eggs, beaten
sprinkle of cheese
Step 1: Lay the bread in an oven-safe pan sprayed with oil. Layer on the mashed beans, cheese and spinach.
Step 2: Add the egg mixture.
Step 3: I sprinkled more cheese on top. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes, until eggs are fully cooked.
Mmmmmmm! Hot, healthy, and protein packed breakfast. Actually this doesn't necessarily have to be for breakfast, you could have this any time of the day.
What are your favorite strata ingredients?
Labels: beans, bread, breakfast, cheap and healthy, comfort food, eggs, healthy breakfast, spinach, vegetarian