Frittata muffins

Frittata Muffin

Sunday brunch is one of my favourite meals. I’ll often wake up around 10, pour myself a glass of o.j. and spend an hour preparing something tasty, but then there are those lazy mornings when I wake up and just don’t feel like cooking anything.

These muffins are the cure for those days. It’s also the perfect way to clean up those last few slices of ham, the left over roast potatoes, half a can of corn, and sauteed carrots that have been sitting in the back of your fridge for a week. The chopped up left overs are suspended in an eggy batter that makes them a suitable (if not convincing) stand-in for frittatas, and like their more pedigreed Italian cousin, they taste better as leftovers than straight out of the oven.

These muffins really embody what this blog is about, there are a few basic ratios you need to know and then the rest is up to your creativity (or what’s left in your fridge). This time I used some leftover grilled eggplant, squash, bell peppers and onions, adding in some chopped up garlic scapes and green onions for a bit more flavour. For seasoning I went with smoked paprika (pimenton) and ground coriander seed, but really you could use just about anything here.

1 cup flour
2 tsp baking power
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pimenton
1/4 tsp coriander seed
fresh ground black pepper

1/2+ cup grated cheese (like cheddar or gruyere)
1 1/2 to 2 cups cooked veggies & or meat (like corn, carrots, peas, potatoes, onions, ham, bacon etc)

1/2 cup milk
4 eggs

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin cups.

Whisk the the dry ingredients together. Add the grated cheese and toss to combine. Add the veggies and toss to coat each piece with flour.

Whisk the milk and eggs together. Add to the dry ingredients and gently stir until just combined (it’s okay if there are a few lumps).

Divide evenly between the muffin cups and put it in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  • http://stickygooeycreamychewy.blogspot.com/ Susan at Sticky,Gooey,Creamy,C

    I love Sunday Brunch too, but only when someone else makes it. ;) These muffins are the perfect thing for my sleepy, lazy, Sunday morning butt! They’re special enough to serve to my family and leave me smelling like a rose!

  • http://stickygooeycreamychewy.blogspot.com Susan at Sticky,Gooey,Creamy,Chewy

    I love Sunday Brunch too, but only when someone else makes it. ;) These muffins are the perfect thing for my sleepy, lazy, Sunday morning butt! They’re special enough to serve to my family and leave me smelling like a rose!

  • http://www.noblepig.com/ noble pig

    Hey these look great…especially if you’ve done any damage partying too hard on Saturday night…I think I would still be able to get these together. Thanks!

  • http://www.noblepig.com/ noble pig

    Hey these look great…especially if you’ve done any damage partying too hard on Saturday night…I think I would still be able to get these together. Thanks!

  • http://manggy.blogspot.com/ Manggy

    No sugar? Noooo! Haha, I’m just kidding :) They look really delicious! I might have to add a tiny bit of sweetness to mine, even if they’re savory– or maybe maple syrup with bacon?

  • http://manggy.blogspot.com manggy

    No sugar? Noooo! Haha, I’m just kidding :) They look really delicious! I might have to add a tiny bit of sweetness to mine, even if they’re savory– or maybe maple syrup with bacon?

  • http://www.souvlakiforthesoul.com/ Peter G

    Sunday brunch is always a winner when you follow this principle…cool little frittatas.

  • http://www.souvlakiforthesoul.com Peter G

    Sunday brunch is always a winner when you follow this principle…cool little frittatas.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05752371044060690705 cakewardrobe

    Sunday brunch used to mean leftovers from the week and yuk.. But now I love “well rested” ingredients. I hate wasting! What a creative way to use left-over ingredients!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05752371044060690705 cakewardrobe

    Sunday brunch used to mean leftovers from the week and yuk.. But now I love “well rested” ingredients. I hate wasting! What a creative way to use left-over ingredients!

  • http://feistyfoodie.blogspot.com/ Yvo

    Looks delish! Does this count as baking? Cuz I don’t bake :)

  • http://feistyfoodie.blogspot.com Yvo

    Looks delish! Does this count as baking? Cuz I don’t bake :)

  • http://voodoolily.blogspot.com/ Heather

    Frittatas are usually my go-to lazy brunch, but the muffins don’t really sound like that much more effort. Plus then you have some for brekkie on Monday morning (when I can barely scrape myself enough motivation to back a box of cereal or a yogurt).

  • http://voodoolily.blogspot.com Heather

    Frittatas are usually my go-to lazy brunch, but the muffins don’t really sound like that much more effort. Plus then you have some for brekkie on Monday morning (when I can barely scrape myself enough motivation to back a box of cereal or a yogurt).

  • http://snagwiremedia.com/category/food/ GirlCanBake

    Great recipe! Really fantastic! This recipe is going onto the fridge for this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://snagwiremedia.com/category/food/ GirlCanBake

    Great recipe! Really fantastic! This recipe is going onto the fridge for this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://asoutherngrace.blogspot.com/ grace

    i’m a lazy bum. period. these are perfect, and i can alter them such that they don’t add too much extra filler to that aforementioned bum. :)

  • http://asoutherngrace.blogspot.com grace

    i’m a lazy bum. period. these are perfect, and i can alter them such that they don’t add too much extra filler to that aforementioned bum. :)

  • http://newlywedcooking.blogspot.com/ sharon

    I love brunch as well but usually my hunger takes over and I end up eating a bowl of cereal instead of the waffles/cinnamon buns/pancakes/ I really wanted. These muffins could be a tasty make ahead treat. Great idea!

  • http://newlywedcooking.blogspot.com sharon

    I love brunch as well but usually my hunger takes over and I end up eating a bowl of cereal instead of the waffles/cinnamon buns/pancakes/ I really wanted. These muffins could be a tasty make ahead treat. Great idea!

  • http://www.sugarbar.org/ diva

    i love the idea of leftover meals! they always taste pretty good anyway and somehow i was very inspired by this post of yours :) indeed, you just need the basic rules of cooking and u can do just about anythin. x

  • http://www.sugarbar.org diva

    i love the idea of leftover meals! they always taste pretty good anyway and somehow i was very inspired by this post of yours :) indeed, you just need the basic rules of cooking and u can do just about anythin. x

  • http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/ Kevin

    These muffins sound good!

  • http://closetcooking.blogspot.com/ Kevin

    These muffins sound good!

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  • http://blog.keyingredient.com/BlogrollSignup.html Sophie

    Hi! :)

    We’re inviting you to join our blogroll!

    The Key Ingredient blogroll features a growing list of food blogs that focus on baking and cooking a combination of sweet and savory foods.

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  • Scrappy

    Tasted like stuffing in a muffin. Not so good.

  • Scrappy

    Tasted like stuffing in a muffin. Not so good.

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