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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Today's Toddler Breakfast: Mini Frittata

I mentioned awhile back that we are in a breakfast rut, which led me to morning smoothies.  But I've also been making a very concerted effort to pack a good protein punch into our morning meal.  Which means we've been eating a lot of scrambled eggs.  That's the only way I know how to make eggs ... scrambled.  Don't know how to fry them or poach them or even turn them green.  But now I do know how to frittata them, and I will be frittata-ing again very soon. 

This recipe was so simple and quick and delicious - that's pretty much my checklist when cooking anything.  Throw in there, toddler-pleasing, and you've got yourself one happy mama!

What?  Your mouth is watering?  You want mini frittatas for breakfast tomorrow morning?  Oh, you want the recipe?  Sure, no problem ... just so you know, I halved the recipe and it was plenty for me and NHV; the leftovers are good, too!


Ingredients:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped turkey pepperoni
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper and parsley. Stir in pepperoni.  This is a great chance for your toddler to help :)
  3. Divide cheddar cheese among 24 mini muffin cups. (Again, I only made 12 - with three eggs.)
  4. Pour egg mixture into a measuring cup with a spout. Pour egg mixture over cheese, filling cups to the top.
  5. Bake 10-14 minutes until mini frittatas are puffed and golden brown on top.  (We snuggled up and read a book while we waited for our "egg muffins" to bake.)

Original recipe (no, not the Colonel's) can be found here.

6 comments:

Epiphius said...

We make those too! And also 1/2 the recipe. Who wants to eat eggs that are old? Eww.

Another easy way to do eggs that L likes is hard boiled. (I grew up knowing them as rolly polly)

put an egg (or 3) in a small pan. fill it with water to cover the egg(s)
bring to a boil
let it boil 12 minutes
run under cold water when it comes out and then put in a bowl of cold water in the fridge.

the cold water helps the shell come off super easy

Jessica said...

I am making this tomorrow! It sounds so delicious.

Big Mama Cass said...

just printed that out... can't wait to make it! Yummy!!

Chi-town momma said...

Yumm, sounds delicious!

Daniel and Kimberly Jordan said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and I've had a wonderful time looking around. I have a 19 month old and 4 month old and am excited about attempting to be more "purposeful" (having been an early ed. teacher in my "previous life"). I particularly liked your clean up song post and some of the other activities you suggest. I'll be following... Thanks!!

Nishant said...

the cold water helps the shell come off super easy

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