Breakfast Bites

I eat a lot of eggs, so I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to prepare them. Here is something different for breakfast or a light dinner. Cooking the eggs in a muffin tin results in single-serving frittatas that you can even take with you for breakfast-on-the-go. These keep well for a day or two, so they are a good option when you want to make weekday breakfasts ahead. The recipe makes enough for 6 “muffins.”

Breakfast Bites

  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 4 oz. sausage, casings removed and crumbled
  • 2 tbsp. diced red onion
  • 2 tbsp. diced bell pepper
  • 5 lg. eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar or cheddar-jack cheese
  • ¼ cup diced tomatoes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cook the sausage, onion and peppers in the oil over medium-high until the sausage is fully cooked, 4-5 minutes. Whisk together the eggs, salt and pepper. Stir in the cooked sausage mixture. Spray a 6-cup muffin pan with cooking spray. Fill each cup evenly with the egg mixture and sprinkle with the cheese and tomatoes. Bake until the eggs are firm, 15-20 minutes.

Notes: This recipe seems very adaptable, by replacing the sausage and vegetables with whatever you like. Or omit the meat altogether for a vegetarian version.

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2 thoughts on “Breakfast Bites

  1. Catherine 14 January 2013 at 3:35 pm

    How long will these keep – is 2 days the max? I would love to do something like this on Sunday evenings and have breakfasts for the whole week. I leave very early for work and eat there. It would be great to have this an option.

  2. Shannon 14 January 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Catherine: I’m not sure how long they would keep. My usual rule is no more than 3 days.

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