As I mentioned, it’s time to get real up in here when it comes to getting healthy. I decided to try something that I’ve seen a few versions of and use it to plan my breakfasts for the week. At first, I thought it was sort of quichey, but without a crust, I think I was mistaken… It’s much closer to a frittata. So, frittaffle it is! This is delicious! Really. I’ve tried the mini omelets in muffin tins before, thinking it would be a perfect grab n’ go breakfast. I’m not one to eat first thing in the morning. I generally like to eat on my drive to work in the morning. I mean, I have to do something with that time! 13.2 miles from home to office which takes a whopping 45 minutes! HELLO Los Angeles! So, like I was saying, the muffin tin omelets… Not so much, in my opinion. In order for the middles to be sufficiently cooked, the outside ended up dry and tough. Maybe I did it wrong, maybe you love it, I tied it twice with the same result. The frittaffle, though! The cheese gets a nice crisp to it and for something so simple, it actually tastes a little decadent for a weekday breakfast! All of this for an astounding 257 calories. Hollah!
You will need the following:
- 10 whole eggs
- 2.5 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- Just over half a cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Crack eggs into a bowl, lightly beat them and set aside.
- Add bell peppers to a hot non-stick skillet and sauté until they begin to soften.
- Add spinach to skillet and toss with peppers, if you want to soften your vegetables quickly without fat, add a small amount of water to them and the steam will cook them fast.
- Pour eggs into pan and scramble with vegetables until almost cooked through. Salt and pepper to taste, remove from heat.
- divide your egg mixture into 5 servings and place them, one at a time on a hot waffle iron.
- Sprinkle 1/8 cup shredded cheese onto the eggs and tightly close the iron. Allow eggs to cook in the waffle iron until the cheese is crisp. Remove from waffle iron with tongs.
You can eat these immediately or you can pack them individually for a grab n’ go breakfast. Enjoy! I know I will!