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Gluten Free French Bread Ham Breakfast Strata {Make-Ahead or Ready in 30 minutes}

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 7 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Gluten Free French Bread Breakfast Strata recipe is easy-to-follow and can be made ahead! A quick breakfast casserole with ham, perfect for brunch.


Units Scale
  • 26 inch gluten free French bread baguettes or 112 inch cut in half
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter or non dairy butter, room temp
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic or 2 cloves
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese crumbles + extra for topping
  • 1 1/3 cup (8 ounces) diced ham
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 4 ounces feta cheese crumbles
  • Fresh herbs and red pepper flakes, to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Spray an 8×10 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Slice the French bread down the middle lengthwise (long) so that it makes 4 half loaves.
  3. Spread the butter and garlic evenly on all four slices of bread.
  4. Place bread slices in the casserole dish.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, milk, salt, black pepper, and Parmesan. Set aside.
  6. Sprinkle the ham, onion, and celery over the bread.
  7. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread.
  8. Spread the feta crumbles and more Parmesan, if desired, on top.
  9. Bake 25-30 minutes or until bread is crusty/golden brown and eggs are cooked.
  10. Garnish with red pepper flakes and fresh herbs before serving.


Baking Tips – If preparing this strata ahead of time, place the buttered and garlic French bread in a greased baking dish with the veggies and ham. Cover and place in the fridge. Whisk together the egg/cheese batter and store in the fridge, covered, until ready to bake. When ready to bake, follow steps 7-10. Baking times will vary depending on the thickness of the French bread.
Substitutes – Use any veggies, but onion makes this recipe more flavorful.

Nutrition shown below is based on using Udi’s gluten free French bread.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 269
  • Sodium: 774.8mg
  • Fat: 13.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.3g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Protein: 18.3g
  • Cholesterol: 171.8mg

Keywords: breakfast strata, breakfast casserole, gluten free breakfast recipe, make ahead breakfast recipe