Some people like to call these mini egg cups or egg muffins… but I can’t do it. It just sounds weird to me, so I like to call them mini frittatas. Plus, the way my three year old says frittata is super cute.
I thought that once I didn’t have to hustle two kids out the door every morning before work that somehow, it would be less hectic. I thought wrong. David usually manages to wake up his sister by yelling “Mama! MAMA! MAMA THE SUN IS UP!” and once I let him out of bed, he thunders down the hallway to play with toys. Once Caroline is woken by all the thumping and hollering, she starts to whine to remind me that she, too would like to get up, and then it’s a big rush to get everyone breakfast and changed into fresh diapers and underwear and brush our teeth and comb our hair. I don’t put getting dressed on this list, because pajama life is the way to go until it’s about 10.30AM and it’s time for play time outside.
I was trying to come up with a quick easy breakfast idea that both kids could eat easily, because waffles and pancakes are just too much sugar to eat on a regular basis, and cereal is a non-starter right now. I scrolled Pinterest for quick breakfast ideas, and mini frittatas caught my eye- high protein, veggie loaded. It is a no brainer!
These are really easy to make, and you can use whatever you have on hand. I had the following ingredients, and I really didn’t want to make another trip to the store, so I winged it, and think they turned out great.
Bacon and Bell Pepper Mini Frittatas
- 10-12 eggs
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 4-5 strips of bacon, diced or crumbled (we did ours on the barbeque, so it was extra crispy <3)
- Salt and pepper to taste
*you could add red pepper flakes if you want a little kick, but I had to keep my kids in mind, so I passed
1. Heat oven to 350F. Chop ingredients in the meanwhile
2. Grease muffin pan generously. I used Pam with Olive Oil. Don’t be shy with the spray!
3. Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Stir thoroughly.
4. Pour mixture into muffin cups. I tried to keep mine about 1/2 to 3/4 full.
5. Put into oven. Mine seemed to need to bake for about 15 minutes, but check them around 11 minutes.
David liked these, except for the bell pepper. Caroline loved them!
Happy Thursday, and may you make it through one more hectic morning until it’s Saturday!
P.S.- I realized the last three posts have been about food. Sorry not sorry. I think about food a lot 🙂