Anyone who knows me well knows that I am NOT a morning person. I need at least an hour of quiet time with my Bible and my coffee before I can even fathom the idea of cooking breakfast… or even having a conversation with someone for that matter. Since we always seem to have an abundance of farm fresh chicken eggs, I decided to bake homemade egg frittatas so that my girls, who wake up with the chickens every morning, would have something to eat other than sugary cereal.
Nobody ever prepared me for how early Farm Raised Kids wake up. Aren’t kids supposed to want to sleep until noon? My girls are eleven and thirteen, and they wake up way too early for my taste. Seriously! I’m talking like 6:00 am even on the weekends and during the summer. NO THANK YOU! It is much better for everyone involved (trust me) if I just keep sleeping, so that means I have to get creative with breakfast.
One of the easiest things to make for breakfast are these make ahead homemade egg frittatas. You can literally put anything you want in them and call it breakfast.
Homemade Egg Frittatas
- 20 Large Eggs
- 1 lb Cooked ground breakfast sausage or chopped crispy bacon or diced ham
- 2 Cups Shredded Cheese Any kind of yellow or white cheese is great.
- 1 Can Diced Rotel Tomato You can use two cans if you love Rotel. Do not drain.
- 1.5 Cups Diced Fresh Veggies We love baby spinach, mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers. But you can add whatever you want.
- Crack the eggs into a very large mixing bowl and scramble them with a fork.
- Add the remainder of the ingredients and stir.
- Spray your muffin pans with a heavy coat of non stick cooking spray.
- Fill your muffin tins ALMOST to the very top with your egg mixture.
- Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven until eggs begin to get golden brown on top.
- Let the frittatas cool completely and then you can store them in a freezer bag in the fridge or freezer.
These will keep in the fridge for about four to five days. Make them ahead and let your kids pop them in the microwave in the morning for 30 seconds. If you want to freeze them, just be sure to freeze them with wax paper or parchment paper in between each layer so that they come apart easily.
Before I ever owned my first chicken, I had visions of waking up early, walking out to the chicken coop with my girls, gathering fresh eggs, and immediately cooking them for breakfast. My chickens are laughing at me for that because this mama couldn’t wake up early if I had to. Thank goodness for make-ahead egg recipes, because they save me from the sugar high that I would have to deal with if my girls had to eat boxed cereal or frozen pancakes every morning. Homemade egg frittatas are a favorite around here, and if we are lucky we still have some leftover homemade sourdough biscuits to eat with them!