Easy, Customizable And Delicious – Baked Muffin Frittatas
If you’re searching for a delicious and savory treat that is perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner, look no further than the baked muffin frittata. These crustless little pies allow baking and pastry arts students to experiment with their ingredients, mixing flavors and textures to find the combination they like best.
Here are some tips and tricks to make sure your baked muffin frittatas turn out perfectly:
Cook your add-ins beforehand
No matter what you add to the interior of the muffin, it’s important that the ingredients have already been cooked. Saute your vegetables and make sure any meat you’ve chosen is completely done before incorporating it into the mixture. Baking will prepare the eggs and melt the cheese, but won’t cook the add-ins, according to USA Today.
Don’t forget the herbs
Not only can you experiment with your main frittata ingredients, you can also throw in a few different kinds of herbs to alter the taste. Just don’t forget to add them! Without herbs and spices, these muffins may be lacking a crucial element.
“You can make baked muffin frittatas with reduced fat cheese.”
Go reduced fat
If you’re looking for ways to cut calories and carbohydrates, you can make a healthier version of baked muffin frittatas with reduced fat cheese and skim milk. This may alter the taste a bit, so try out a few variations.
Make sure eggs are set
There’s nothing worse than removing your frittatas from the oven only to realize they’re not cooked all the way through yet. Although these muffins usually only take around 20 to 30 minutes to bake, you need to make sure the eggs are completely set before serving to guests. Otherwise, you’ll be left with a mushy, inedible mixture.
Let them rest
As with any baked good, it’s important that culinary arts students let the muffin frittatas rest after they’re removed from the oven. Although they may resemble souffles when they’re done, the top will fall after a couple of minutes, according to The News-Herald.
For a single-bite option, cook your frittata mixture in a mini-muffin pan You’ll need to alter the bake time for these little treats, as they won’t take as long to finish. The Food Network suggested setting your oven to 375 degrees and cooking for eight to 10 minutes.
If you don’t finish all the muffin frittatas on your first serving, that’s OK! Feel free to store them in the refrigerator for up to four days and eat them cold if you wish. You can also freeze the muffins, although the texture may not be the same after this process, Cooking Light shared.
Baked muffin frittatas are the perfect savory treat for baking and pastry arts students looking to experiment with various ingredients, herbs and textures. These goodies are great for every meal!