What’s your favorite meal of the day? For me, there’s no question it’s brunch. I love that I can have something either sweet or savory or even a mix of both for this meal. However, I do tend to lean towards savory dishes more. The other week at work, we were celebrating fellow clinicians (pharmacists, nurses, etc) with a potluck brunch. I had a feeling sweet items would most likely be brought in such as donuts, pastries, fresh fruit, etc. With that in mind, I wanted to balance things a bit with something savory too. That’s when I decided to make this Maple Sausage Breakfast Strata. Buttery croissants, savory maple breakfast sausage and a simple egg custard is tossed together with cheddar cheese, allowed to soak and then baked up into a glorious dish perfect for brunch…
This dish isn’t gluten free but it’s simple to adapt. Just use gluten free rolls (hamburger or hot dog rolls work perfectly) in place of the croissants. I made this recipe a few times and it’s wonderful with fresh fruit or even a side salad to round out the meal. But the best part of it all is being able to make this in advance. It makes for a great dish for the holiday mornings or the upcoming ‘Black Friday’ when everyone’s getting up early to take advantage of those sales!
recipe adapted from Cooking Light
8 large croissants, day old (or gluten free rolls)
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