Festive Frittata for Your Fun Holiday Fare
by Mona Fe on Dec 24, 2022
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” The tree is up, the lights are lit, and the kids are getting excited. You’re all thinking about Christmas gifts to buy and treats to prepare.
With all the holiday hoopla, you’d want to go for tangy recipes that can be prepared quickly. Here’s one: WMBT’s Festive Frittata, a perfect plate for your Christmas dinner table. It's both easy to prepare and yummy for the tummy.
What makes the Festive Frittata a delectable delight?
"Frittata" comes from the Italian word "frittella", which means "little fried thing". But this little fried thing is quite big on nutrients… and ‘coz a healthy fam means happy bam, this recipe is simply swell for “the hap-happiest season of all!”
Spinach, for one, is a nutrition heavyweight. It’s a superfood packed with vitamins and minerals – high in vitamins K and A, very low in calories and saturated fats. Spinach also contains antioxidants and more potassium than bananas.
Another super ingredient in our frittata is butternut squash, also low in calories but high in vitamins A and C, plus significant amounts of iron, calcium, phosphorus, and copper.
What else is in this frittata?
- Tomatoes – high in vitamin C, low in calories and fat, no cholesterol
- Cheese – a good source of energy and calcium, low in fat
- Eggs – high in vital antioxidants, protein, choline, phosphorus, folate, vitamins D, E, B2, B5
- Bacon – sodium, protein, fat
- Olive Oil – heart-healthy unsaturated fats
- Onion – fibres, potassium, vitamins C, B6, and B9
- Salt and Pepper – sodium, potassium, thiamine, vitamin C
“For hearts will be glowing, when loved ones are near” and, may we add, munching on something as healthy as this Festive Frittata!
But how do you get the tiny ones to eat spinach?
The Festive Frittata is one of the best ways! Mums like you know how it’s sometimes hard to get the picky eaters to down those veggies. This recipe is your own fun way of sneaking in those greens! This frittata, though, is so appetising that your kids will not mind eating a lot of spinach.
Can you make the Festive Frittata even more kid-impressive?
Now, you can either make a frittata that’s “meh” or you can whip up a fun-shaped Festive Frittata. The hands-down choice is to prepare it using WMBT’s Bear Cake Mould – a hugely cute addition to a holiday spread that your little humans will love.
Imagine them loving the bear-shaped frittata and munching gleefully on those greens! The silicone moulds add that wow factor that WMBT has proven to win over tiny hearts over the years. The bear outline and the iconic sleepy-eye imprint never fail to get praises from the ankle biters.
The Bear Cake Moulds are food-safe, BPA-free, oven-safe, freezer-safe, microwave-safe, and dishwasher-safe. They’re easy to clean, and you can use them over and over again for your baking or frozen delights.
Oh, you’re not having a Christmas party?
“There'll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting”, but we know some people like spending the season in quieter ways. The great thing about silicone baking your Festive Frittata is that it’s as much a normal-day snack as it is a holiday recipe.
You don’t have to wait for a party to feed the kids such a yummy food item. We know mums who have cooked frittatas for brekkies, brunch, lunch, snacks, or dinner on ordinary days.
Even then, mums can put their own personal touch into their frittata. You can always tweak our recipe to make it your own by swapping an ingredient or more, as you wish.
Some would even make frittatas out of leftovers. It’s really just fine to pick whatever ingredients you want in your frittata because a frittata is any “egg dish that's usually made with meat, cheese, and vegetables” (as vocabulary.com put it).
But if you want it the WMBT way, here’s how you can prepare it…
Makes 1 bear cake mould | Prep 15 minutes
- Olive oil
- Half a small onion, finely diced
- 60 g (3 rashers) bacon, finely diced
- 120 g (1 cup) butternut squash, cut into
- Chunks, roasted, and allowed to cool
- 50 g (2 cups) spinach, roughly chopped
- 5 cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 6 eggs
- 60 g (1 cup) cheese, grated
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 180° C.
Fry the onions and bacon in a frying pan over a medium-high heat until the onions are browned and softened and the bacon is starting to crispen up. Set aside.
Add the butternut squash, spinach, and tomatoes to a We Might Be Tiny Bear Cake Mould and spread evenly.
Beat the eggs in a large bowl and season with salt and black pepper.
Pour the eggs into the Bear Cake Mould then sprinkle in half of the cheese and mix to combine.
Place in oven for 20-25 minutes until the egg looks set and the frittata is golden.
Finally, add the remaining cheese and return to the oven for a further five minutes until melted and golden.
Turn out the frittata onto a plate and let it cool slightly before serving.
Easy-Baking Recipes (and more) for The Most Wonderful Times
This Festive Frittata is just one of the delicious recipes that WMBT has put together for you in a booklet we call “Summery Holidays”.
It’s an excellent resource for busy mums who enjoy preparing the best bites for their family.
You can use the recipes for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, birthdays, and all the other merry moments when you want to whoop it up with your family and friends. In the booklet, you will also get to discover some useful ways to make life easier in your kitchen.
The recipes also provide fun opportunities for your tiny tots to be involved as you make magic with your meals. You can teach them how to cook, bake, and prepare food or to clean up after. Those will be great bonding moments for everyone, as well!
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