Mini Frittatas

Something has happened since moving into this house.

We’re both sleeping more – going to bed earlier and waking up a little later.

We now have an even longer commute to work (40 minutes each way), which means we have to leave the house earlier than we did at the old house.

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And with this change in our schedule, I usually find myself eating my oatmeal in the car on the way to work while Nick drives.

The good thing is that we’re usually to work on time – the bad thing is that, most days, I just don’t have the time to make and eat my breakfast at home before leaving.

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Yes, I know I could get up earlier, but I doubt it’s going to happen. Our bed is way too comfortable and even the thought of a good breakfast isn’t enough to get me up any earlier.

So what to do – eat oatmeal in the car every morning? Or find some things to have on hand during the week that are quick to heat up and eat?

Lately, I’ve been choosing the second option.

These mini frittatas are so easy to make and so nice to have waiting in the fridge in the morning. I made one batch over a weekend for the week ahead and, another week, just made them one night after work.

They only take minutes to mix together and bake up in no time. Plus, you can throw anything in them that you have to use up: herbs, veggies, cheeses, whatever.

It may not be a fancy bowl of oatmeal, but they’re quick, easy, and filling – exactly what we need on busy weekday mornings.

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Mini Frittatas

  • 8 eggs (or mixture of whole eggs and whites)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup diced canadian bacon
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Spray a muffin tin or put liners in a muffin tin.

Whisk the eggs together with the milk, salt, and pepper.

Stir in the ham, onions, and parsley.

Fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full.

Bake at 375 15-18 minutes or until the eggs are set in the center.

21 comments

  1. Aww cute frittatas!! Never thought I’d say “aww” to that… haha ;)

  2. I am always on the lookout for easy breakfasts I can look forward to. These look great!

  3. what a great transportable breakfast! cute, too :)

  4. I’m so strange, no matter how early I have to get up, I HAVE To have my breakfast time in the morning. No car eating for me! I just have to start my day at the table with the paper :)

    But these look delicious! I could eat one while reading the paper ;)

  5. The thing that made me laugh in this post was when you said “it might not be a fancy bowl of oatmeal”….because really, I think frittatas are MUCH fancier than oatmeal. :)

    [Although I am always time-crunched in the morning and still try to eat cereal while driving…]

  6. these are so cute! i LOVE anything mini…and fritattas are amazing!

  7. I love the idea of little frittatas in muffin cups to eat on the go. Cute! Do you find you lose a lot of egg in the wrapper or do they separate cleanly? Very curious. I’ve been considering moving a little further out than I live now but I too like sleeping late so I worry I’d be tardy. I’m jealous that you have him to drive you to work, that sounds lovely.

    • They came out of the wrappers really well! I did spray each wrapper with a bit of olive oil to help with it, too.

  8. I usually make the husband’s breakfast and lunch for him for work, but the mornings are so hectic with me working out and getting the kids ready for school that I usually throw a bagel and yogurt at him and tell him to have a good day LOL! I think I’ll make up a batch of these for him :)

  9. Yum those look good! Such a quick and easy recipe too! :)

  10. Perfect little breakfast bites! I feel like I need to work on going to bed earlier and getting up later. More sleep is necessary.

  11. oh my gosh, I adore eggs and am always trying to figure out how to make them ahead this is perfect!! what a great idea, thanks for sharing!!

  12. Such a great idea for grab+go protein.. plus they are cute!

  13. Those are some of the cutest food things I have ever seen! I love that they can be customized according to taste, too! Yum!

  14. Great idea! I’m all about portable breakfasts. And the fact that you can throw in whatever leftover veggies you have is just awesome. Hope your week is off to a great start

  15. Oooo these fritattas are such a good idea & so easy to personalize! :-)

  16. I love the idea of mini frittatas! that would be awesome to snag on the way to work!

  17. Yum – do you just leave them in the fridge, then? I’ve been experimenting, but have frozen my attempts and they definitely lose something in the freezing :-(. I didn’t, though, use muffin cups – maybe that is the secret?

    Thanks for another great recipe!

    • Yup, we just kept them in a container in the fridge and then heated them up when we were ready to eat. Easy!

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