Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mini Frittatas Baked in a Muffin Pan


I found this recipe on Pinterest and have been wanting to try it myself ever since.


  So...I did!  AND it's healthy, and I can eat these with an English Muffin on the go.  Needless to say, I'm pretty excited.  :)  Familyfun.go.com calls these little guys "Mini Frittatas."    Well, I've never had that word before.  Frittatas?  Sounds fancy.    


Ingredients:


Pam
7 Large Eggs
Diced Ham
Turkey Sausage
1 Onion
1 Orange Pepper
1 Red Pepper
1 Yellow Pepper
Low-Fat Mild Cheddar Cheese
Sea Salt
Pepper
Garlic Powder
Paprika
Crushed Red Pepper
Oregano
Garlic & Wine Seasoning from The Melting Pot

I like spices, apparently.  :)

I bought my meats in baggies from Wal-Mart, so they were cooked ahead of time.  So if you don't buy your meat pre-cooked, make sure you cook it BEFORE adding it to the eggs.


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

I chopped up all of the veggies I was going to use - the peppers and onions.  I stored the extras in food storage containers so that I can use them for snacks or for cooking this coming week.  



Coat your muffin pan with Pam.

Whisk together 7 eggs, salt, and pepper. 



 Pour the egg-mixture into the muffin pan so that each cup is equally full.  I was adding a lot of mix-ins to my Mini-Frittatas, so I wanted my muffin cups empty enough to allow room for the good stuff.  If you are going to use less mix-ins that I did, consider using 8 or 9 eggs.

Add the other optional ingredients according to your preference.  I mixed it up a little, so that I won't be eating the same thing every day.  :) 

Top with cheese and spices.


Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are starting to turn a golden-brown color and the cheese starts to bubble. 

Remove the muffin pan from the oven.  Using a butter knife to carefully pull the Mini-Frittatas out of the muffin cups, and allow them to cool completely before freezing.





Here are some of the different combinations I used:

Onion
Peppers
Garlic
Oregano
Mozzarella Cheese

Onion
Turkey Sausage
Garlic & Wine Seasoning
Mozzarella Cheese

Onion
Paprika
Crushed Red Pepper (spice)
Cheddar Cheese

Ham
Cheddar Cheese

Peppers
Turkey Sausage
Mozzarella Cheese

Ham
Peppers
Wine and Garlic Seasoning
Mozzarella Cheese

Ham
Turkey Sausage
Mozzarella Cheese
Cheddar Cheese

Turkey Sausage
Onion
Peppers
Crushed Red Pepper (spice)

Peppers
Garlic
Oregano
Onion

After they cooled, I put them in a Freezer-bag and popped them into the freezer.  That's 12 days worth of healthy breakfasts and I am super excited.  It was also great because I've been trying to make healthier choices and the left-over veggies will make great snacks.  

I can just drool lust imagine eating a warm English Muffin filled with a healthy, nutritious, homemade Mini Frittata topped with a slice of fresh avocado.  Is it morning yet?

Does anyone have any more healthy recipes to share?  I'm all ears (or eyes, rather).  Have a great week!    

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4 comments:

Val said...

I have this recipe saved on pinterest too and I've been dying to make it! It looks so good!

Amber in South Carolina said...

I'm going to have to borrow this idea! I love it. However, I will be doing it sans onion ;) Some days I really crave egg in the morning before work but never have time.

Summer-Raye said...

Im so going to try this out!

come join the valentines swap

lilmoomoo said...

hahahaha. Frittatas. Sounds Fancy.

You're funny.

This is such a good idea though. For real!! I'm always trying to get my hubby to eat something before he leaves the house in the mornings at the ungodly hour of 4:30 a.m. but he NEVER will.
Maybe if I make him some of these he might?