Blueberry Strata

Blueberry Strata

Blueberry Strata is a delicious make-ahead breakfast recipe shared with me by Janssen Park Place Bed & Breakfast innkeepers, John and Jolynn. After a night chilling in the fridge, this mixture of cubed bread, berries, and whipped eggs turns into a fluffy French-toast-like-good-enough-for-company weekend breakfast. Serve with a side of bacon and top with powdered sugar or maple syrup, or both!


1 cup brown sugar

1 ¾ tsp. cinnamon

¼ cup melted butter

8 slices Texas Toast, cubed (or 12 slices bread)

1 ½ cups fresh blueberries (frozen ok)

6 eggs

1 ¾ cups milk

1 tsp. vanilla

1 ½ tsp. salt

Maple syrup


  1. Combine brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter. Mix well.
  2. Sprinkle ⅓ of mixture evenly in bottom of 9×13 baking dish. Cover mixture with 4/6 slices of cubed bread. Sprinkle ⅓ of sugar mixture over bread and scatter blueberries on top. Place remaining bread on fruit. Sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture.
  3. Beat eggs, milk, vanilla and salt together and pour evenly over bread. Cover with plastic wrap and press down lightly. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes until puffed and golden.
  5. Serve with maple syrup.

Sheila Thigpen


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