Mornings aren’t particularly my favorite part of the day, but no matter what they always come. And no matter what, I am always armed with a STRONG cup of coffee but that’s not enough to keep me going until lunch.
The ONLY good thing about mornings (besides the sweet baby snuggles…which sometimes aren’t always sweet) is breakfast. OH MY! I love it so much!
Nothing feels better than sitting down to a plate full of cheesy scrambled eggs, bacon, and chocolate chip pancakes with a side of summer fruits that was prepared by someone else. Because all that food makes A LOT of dishes and unfortunately in our home, I’m not only the cook but also the cleanup crew. So I prefer my big breakfast only when we are out for brunch. Which probably happens once a month now.
Since coffee can only sustain me so much, I had to come up with a “less carby”, less messy, and less time-consuming breakfast.
BONUS! They can also work for my toddler as well! A fun idea that can be used for moms with little ones 2 years old and up (depending upon skill level) is to let them help out with this part! During my time as a culinary instructor, I had a lot of success with children 2-5 using safety scissors to cut raw veggies, soft meats, and some cheeses. Read more about this fun family cooking activity here.
Mini crustless quiches are quick, easy, and customizable to each person in your family! I start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees because by the time it is warm, these will be ready to go in. It’s that quick!
Then I add 1/2 cup of whole milk to 6 eggs and mix. I use a tablespoon to will a mini muffin pan with the egg+milk mixture. Making sure to only fill them about half way because in intend to fill them with loads of delicious mix-ins.
These can be made with any combination of mix-ins you can come up with! From meats to veggies, and of course topped with mounds of cheese! (I won’t lie, I love the stuff) I typically top ours with whatever we have on hand at the time. My personal favorite combination: spicy ground sausage, mushrooms, cherry tomato, green onions, and cheddar cheese. It is HEAVENLY!
But for Jaxon, I typically do spinach & broccoli (easiest way to slip greens into breakfast, iron & vitamin D), cherry tomato (vitamin C), and cheddar cheese (calcium). He shovels them down and they pack so well for school lunches.
I usually make these in really large batches and freeze them! It only takes 30 seconds in the microwave for an easy, mess-free breakfast that will keep both me and Jaxon full and happy.
Print the full recipe here: Mini Crustless Quiche
1/2 cup Whole Milk
Seasoning of your choice
Mix-ins (vegetables, meats, and cheeses)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F
2. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray
3. Add eggs, milk, and desired seasoning into bowl and whisk (I chose the Italian Herbs grinder I had in my pantry. I add LOTS to give extra flavor.)
4. Pour egg mixture into muffin pan, about 3/4 full
5. Add desired mix-ins
*This allows for everyone to personalize their own mini quiche*
6. With a spoon, stir each cup to get the mix-ins incorporated
7. Put in the oven, setting the timer for 10 minutes
8. After 10 minutes rotate the muffin pan 180° and set the timer for another 10 minutes
9. After a total of 20 minutes, remove the muffin pan from the oven
10. Immediately remove quiches from muffin pan using a spoon to help scoop them out
11. Let cool and enjoy!