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    Goat Cheese and Veggie Mini Strata

    It's hard to beat these muffin-pan strata: The miniature size provides easy portion control and appeals to kids. Serve them with fruit for breakfast or brunch.

    Makes 6 servings


    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

    1 medium onion, minced

    1 cup small broccoli florets

    1 cup diced portabella mushrooms

    ¼ cup thinly sliced sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)

    6 large eggs

    ¾ cup low-fat milk (more if needed)

    pinch salt

    ½ tsp white pepper

    4 oz goat cheese, crumbled

    5 cups cubed whole

    grain bread


    1. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.

    2. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet to medium high. Add onion and cook 7–8 minutes until brown and caramelized. Add broccoli, mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes and cook 4–5 more minutes until vegetables are soft.

    3. In a large bowl, beat eggs with milk, salt, and pepper. Add vegetables, cheese, and bread cubes and mix to combine.

    4. Pour egg-and-bread mixture into the muffin pan, dividing evenly to ensure that liquid saturates the bread cubes. Cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour or overnight.

    5. Heat oven to 350 F. Bake strata 20–25 minutes until puffy and golden brown. Loosen with a knife and serve two per person.

    Per serving:268 calories, 17 g protein, 22 g carbohydrate, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 195 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 382 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 43%.

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