Friday, October 2, 2020

EASY BAKED MINI-OMELETS

Picky-picky husband loves these little omelets with diced ham and cheese in them, but I like them with chopped mushrooms, broccoli and bacon. Either way, two mini-omelets make a very filling (and fun) breakfast. 

 Another reason I like this recipe is that it can easily be doubled for a crowd with no standing over the omelet pan while your company is waiting for you!!

  

EASY BAKED MINI-OMELETS        (makes 12)

1 pound of breakfast meat cooked and drained (ham, bacon or sausage)
1 cup favorite veggies, sauteed (optional)
8 large eggs
1/4 cup milk (or cream if you're feeling self-indulgent)
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt (depending on how salty your meat is)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 

Preheat oven to 375° and spray cupcake pan with vegetable spray.

Whisk the eggs, milk, oil, baking powder and salt and pepper together until smooth.

Divide meat and vegetables evenly between the 12 greased cupcake wells; top with a little cheese.  Pour enough egg mixture in each well to come very close to the top.

Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes (my electric oven takes 22 minutes exactly). During this time, they will really DOME UP like a cupcake, but after you take them out of the oven, they will slowly flatten back down as they cool.

Remove from oven and garnish with another pinch of cheese (I use a little sharp cheddar). Let the mini-omelets rest in the pan for 5 minutes before you take them out (they will easily lift out of the pan after 5 minutes).


NOTE: Use your imagination regarding veggies you want to use in this recipe, just remember the veggies have to be pre-cooked.

NOTE: These little muffins stay warm for quite a while and they reheat VERY well in the microwave. They would be a fantastic addition to any brunch table because they are still tasty at room temperature.

EMPTY NESTERS TIP: When I make these for just the two of us, I cut the recipe in half, which gives us 2 mini-omelets each and a couple to snack on later.

ENJOY !!!

20 comments:

  1. This looks wonderful! I've bookmarked to make this for a quick breakfast for dinner recipe :) I can see how you could change this up in so mnay ways..LOVE recipes like this! thank you :)

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  2. What an EASY idea. I love the fact I can make vegetarian and sausage for all of my family! Thanks for sharing a clever method. This would be great for the breakfast buffet.

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  3. Oh Yum! These look and sound delicious. I've been making egg white omelets for breakfast lately - with bacon bits & cheese. So, I'm definitely going to give these a try.

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  4. These mini omelets look delicious Coleen, and such a great way to use up leftover bits. So easy made to each one's choice.

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  5. It's too bad I already had breakfast because I would have rather had these. They look so yummy. Thanks.

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  6. This is a great idea. I make individual strata's sometimes using basically the same method for catered brunches. Love it :D

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  7. Really great recipe, Coleen. I wonder if they would freeze well.

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  8. This is right up my alley! The picture is making me drool...what a yummy recipe! Have a great weekend...
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  9. This is a great idea with a recipe to back it up. I really like this and will soon be giving them a try in my own kitchen. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  10. I love this recipe. I can't wait to try it. I am hosting a brunch in two weeks this would be perfect!

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  11. This is such a cute and delicious idea! I love it for the holidays when I have house guests. . . but they're so tempting I'll have to make them before then.

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  12. I wonder how they would work if I omitted the oil and used egg whites? I could spray muffin tins??

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  13. I love making these, I initially got the idea while doing the South Beach diet. I never thought to use milk though I do add milk while making scrambled eggs for my kids. Next time I make a batch I might try adding some skim milk. I also tend to use egg beaters instead of real eggs. Loving all your recipes!

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  14. Thanks a lot for such a nice dish. I will try this at my home. These mini omelets look delicious Coleen, and such a great way to use up leftover bits. So easy made to each one's choice.

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  15. I LOVE recipes that are both convenient and also use up leftovers! Cannot wait to try tomorrow! Thank you...:)

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  16. this is fantastic and makes breakfast so much easier! my only issue is cleaning out the muffin pan.... anyone have any tricks so that it does not stick so badly? I used spray too!

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  17. To liteofdawn: What did you spray them with? I used regular vegetable spray (Pam) and they popped cleanly out. See the photo at top of this post...they didn't stick at all!!

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  18. Can you use muffin paper in the pan?

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  19. To Liteofdawn: Make sure you let the omelets sit IN THE PAN for five minutes before removing them and they will not stick.

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  20. I am going to do half the recipe tomorrow morning. Thank you, this sounds yummy.

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