Personalizing Breakfast

If the thought of a cold bowl of cereal leaves you feeling down, consider the joy you might experience if your morning greeted you with something like this:

Those, my friends, are mini-frittatas and they are what's for breakfast. Make a batch of them over the weekend and you'll have enough for the work week plus another right now. Hard to argue with that, isn't it? You could even opt to add different flavor combinations to each custard cup or half-pint mason jar so you have some variety to get you through the week, too. If you're trying to eat a bit healthier, it's easy enough to pack them full of extra veggies. If you find yourself losing steam well before lunch, try adding ham or sausage for a protein punch. If you're a cheese hound like me, consider a blend of cheeses that will have you savoring breakfast every day.

When I know I'm going to be making a batch of these on the weekend, I help myself out during the week by chopping extra veggies when I'm prepping other meals, frying a little more bacon than I need for that pizza, and making sure not all the shredded cheese gets served with tacos. Then, when it comes time to put these together, I have little more to do than mix up the egg custard and spray some containers with cooking spray. Less than an hour later, my home smells amazing and I have a chance to enjoy my first taste of a week's worth of great breakfasts. No need to skip it any more!

Mini-Frittatas

  • 7 eggs
  • 2 c. plain yogurt
  • Seasoning of your choice
  • Add-ins:
    • Cooked, crumbled bacon
    • Shredded cheese
    • Sliced green onions
    • Diced peppers -- sweet or spicy
    • Diced tomatoes
    • Chopped herbs
    • Chopped spinach or kale
    • Cooked sausage crumbles
    • Cubed ham

Preheat the oven to 400° F. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, yogurt, and seasoning of your choice to create a thick egg custard. Choose a seasoning that will complement the add-ins of your choice.

In 6 separate custard cups or 1/2-pint wide-mouth mason jars that have been sprayed with cooking spray, add the add-ins of your choice. Be creative and feel free to make each cup a different flavor combination. Carefully pour the egg custard mixture over the add-ins, leaving about a half-inch of space at the top of the cups or jars. Place the cups or jars on a baking sheet.

Carefully place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake the frittatas for 25-35 minutes or until the egg mixture is set and golden on top. Serve warm or cool. If desired, store the mason jar variety in the refrigerator with lids on them for a quick grab and go meal.

  • Yields: 6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 45 minutes

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