by Mona Fe Sotomayor on May 10, 2023
Let's be honest. Parents tend to fall into one of two categories: those who energetically leap out of bed and those who hit snooze a few times and stumble bleary-eyed to the coffee machine. And if we have to guess, busy mums like you probably identify more with the latter group.
Between wrangling your little ones off to school and getting yourself prepped for the day, it's no wonder you feel like there's barely a moment to catch your breath-let alone whip up a nutritious breakfast.
Sure, it's tempting to serve their favourite cereals or whip up some toast smothered with jam for a speedy, no-fuss meal. But if you think about the downside of these processed carbs and sugar-laden options, it becomes clear that they're not the healthiest choice for your little ones and could even contribute to unhealthy eating habits down the line. They are also not that satisfying, leaving kids feeling cranky before lunchtime rolls around.
Thankfully, there are several nutrient-rich recipes available today that you can effortlessly prepare with just a few ingredients. But if we had to choose our top pick, it would definitely be the ones featuring eggs.
You see, eggs are simply fantastic additions to your weekly rotation because they are an excellent source of protein. They can also serve as a versatile foundation for numerous dishes, including our beloved Breakfast Frittata!
Frittata recipes have been around for ages, and for good reasons! They are incredibly versatile, allowing you to toss in whatever ingredients you have on hand in the pantry and still end up with a delicious meal. No wonder why people have made countless yummy versions of this dish over the years (and we are not complaining). Plus, they are super easy to make and can pass as a breakfast, lunch, or dinner dish!
The best part? We'll show you in today's post how to prepare this yummy dish using an air fryer, saving you both time and energy in the morning. We'll also share some clever ingredient twists to boost the nutrition content and guarantee that even the pickiest of eaters will be smitten!
If you're ready for that, then bring out your trays of eggs, and let's get baking!
Breakfast Frittata Recipe
Makes 1 frittata | Prep Time 25 minutes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 130g bacon, diced (equates to 3 rashers)
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- Half a red capsicum, diced
- A handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped
- 4 large eggs, whisked
- 50g (½ cup) cheddar cheese, grated
- Preheat the air fryer for 3 minutes at 180° C.
- Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, then add onions and saute until soft and translucent. Add bacon and capsicum and continue to fry for around 5 minutes.
- Transfer the bacon mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add all remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
- Pour into a We Might Be Tiny Bear Cake Mould, then place in the air fryer and bake at 180° C for 8 to 10 minutes or until set and starting to turn golden.
- Let sit for a further 5 minutes, then allow to cool slightly before enjoying.
Did you spot something special in step number 4? That's right. We're using WMBT's Bear Cake Mould! Aside from its cute shape that'll have kids jumping for joy, it's also a safe and practical addition to your kitchen arsenal. For instance, this silicone mould can be used for a range of culinary projects, like when you're baking a delectable chocolate cake or setting a vibrant cathedral window jelly in the fridge.
Eager to plate up your freshly air-fried Breakfast Frittata? Be sure to pair it with a side of dip or some garlic bread for an extra savoury touch! And in the rare event that you find leftovers, simply grab your trusty airtight container, neatly stack the slices inside, and store it in the fridge for up to three days. When you're ready for round two, just pop it back into the air fryer for a few minutes and enjoy!
Convinced you’ve nailed this recipe? Don't hesitate to serve it with the Bear Cake Mould at parties, too, because it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser. In our experience, garnishing it with fresh herbs or guacamole to add some flair is one way to make it look unique. You could also serve it with a pesto dip or tomato sauce. Trust us, your guests will be asking you to make this again and again!
Breakfast Frittata Twists!
Here at WMBT, we are no strangers to the challenge of convincing picky eaters to eat their veggies. That's why when we witnessed our own kids eagerly gobbling up this Breakfast Frittata and asking for seconds, we knew we were onto something really different. So to keep things fresh and enticing for them, we've continued fine-tuning this recipe by experimenting with a variety of ingredients.
So if you're in search of inspiration for a twist on this dish, here are our egg-celent suggestions!
- Meat-a Frittata - Who said you have to stick with basic tomatoes and zucchini all the time? Level it up by adding more bacon bits, sausage slices, and shredded ham. If you've got leftover chicken, you can also throw that in!
- Sea-licious Frittata - Make a splash at your next brunch by mixing savoury crab meat and juicy shrimp slices for that extra seafood-y zing.
- Four cheese Frittata - Bring together the classy taste of cheddar, gruyere, fontina, and goat cheese in this flavorful frittata version. Don't forget to add milk to the original egg mixture to make it extra delish!
- Feta-tastic Frittata - Transport your taste buds to the sun-soaked shores of the Mediterranean by adding sun-dried tomatoes, briny olives, and tangy feta cheese!
- Chili Pepper Fiesta Frittata - Loaded with the bold, spicy flavours of jalapeños, sweet bell peppers, pepper, and chilli powder, it's impossible not to stay hungry for more!
Who would have thought it could be this simple to sneak in extra ingredients to create such tasty meals? Now that's a breakfast solution we believe every mum would be proud to serve up!
For more inspiration, don't forget to explore our newest air fryer recipe collection. Inside, you'll discover an array of kid-approved meals that are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients to support your growing children's health.
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