I’ve seen many people post about mini frittatas that they make ahead, freeze and have ready to go for a quick breakfast. It wasn’t until I was watching The Biggest Loser and Bob made mini-frittatas with the contestants when they were at the Olympic Training Center that I decided to make my own. I also got a bit of inspiration from a chat I had with my running buddy on our most recent long run along Kelly Drive. I love my morning smoothies, but I always seem to be hungry about 3 hours later–so I would eat a handful of mixed nuts to keep me powering through my morning. I figured it is about time to mix things up and try something new.
The wonderful thing about making mini frittatas is you can make any combination you want and not be stuck with a large quantity– you can personalize them for each individual. I used the ingredients I had on hand to make Mushroom, Spinach & Red Pepper Frittatas.
7 large eggs
1 cup mushrooms, diced
2 large handfuls of spinach
1/2 cup red pepper, diced
1/2 cup of almond milk (or soy or regular)
Salt & Pepper
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F- grease muffin tin with pam
2) Saute veggies (and meat) of choice – I used pam olive oil spray instead of butter
3) In mixing bowl, mix eggs and milk together with salt & pepper
4) After veggies are cooked- divide veggies/meat evenly in all muffin tins (or whatever combination you would like)
5) Add egg/milk mixture to muffin tin- fill about 2/3 of the way up
6) Bake for 25 minutes or until the eggs have set
7) Remove from the oven, allow to cool completely, remove from muffin tin and then either enjoy right away or keep for later.
8) Reheat in microwave for 1:30-2 minutes and enjoy (if in fridge)–if frozen, it takes longer (mine haven’t made it to the freezer yet, so I do not know how long it takes to reheat–probably 5 minutes)
These are great for breakfast or a to-go snack. They are low calorie and protein packed. The whole batch of 12 frittatas is about 600 calories- so each one is only 50 calories! They are great to enjoy with a side of turkey breakfast sausages.