These easy mini frittatas are just what you need for a quick nutritious breakfast or lunch! Filled with pecans and veggies, make them ahead to grab and go.
Looking for nutritious breakfast or lunch ideas? Aren’t we all. Many readers have been asking us for quick nutritious recipes for busy mornings and office desk lunches. So Alex and I put our heads together and came up with a new trick: mini frittatas! Basically a muffin made of egg, they’re easy to meal prep and grab as you’re headed out the door. Refrigerate or freeze ’em, and you can eat off them all week. The best part: they’re so tasty! They’re filled with colorful veggies and crunchy pecans for added protein and nutrients.
Pecans are the star ingredient in these mini frittatas because, well: we love them! Pecans pack a nutritional punch and are the ultimate sidekick for your busy life.
- 1/2 cup
roughly chopped pecans
- 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
- 1/3 cup diced jarred roasted red peppers*
- 8 large eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (or shredded cheese of any type)
- Butter, for greasing
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grease a 12-cup muffin tin generously with butter.
- Roughly chop the pecans. Thinly slice the green onions. Dice the roasted red peppers.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, garlic powder, smoked paprika, kosher salt, and a few grinds of black pepper. Divide the mixture evenly into the muffin cups (fill them about halfway). Sprinkle the shredded Parmesan cheese evenly into each cup. Then top with the green onions, then the red peppers. Finish by adding the pecans, divided evenly between the cups.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown and puffed. (When you remove them from the oven, they’ll immediately start to deflate and will continue deflating as they cool.) Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then remove. Eat immediately, refrigerate up to 4 days, or freeze up to 3 months. They work great as an on-the-go breakfast or lunch, and are good at room temperature or cold (don’t need to be reheated).