Breakfast Quiches

30 Jun

Offering Liam healthy, non-processed breakfasts during the week can be very challenging.  Getting out of the door and to work with my shirt not inside out is a small score in the world of a working mom.   I recently stumbled across a website called “Once a Month Mom.”  The site offers monthly meal plans and the short of it is that you cook for the entire month in a weekend and then freeze items to pull out during the week.  They offer whole food, Paleo, gluten free, and many other family meal plans as well as a baby/toddler plan.  In perusing the baby/toddler section, I noticed a plan for 12 – 18 month olds which would allow me to stockpile in the freezer plenty of home cooked breakfasts for Liam for the busy work week.

The site provided me a shopping list and step by step instructions for prepping, cooking, and freezing the meals.  After a visit to the grocery store and a few hours of cooking on a Friday afternoon, I had a freezer full of breakfast quiches, oatmeal pancakes, sausage & pancake breakfast balls, little monkey bread bites, and oatmeal cereal bar cookies.  You can see the plan I followed and the recipes at the following link:

 http://onceamonthmom.com/toddler-food-12-18-month-may-2012-menu/

Liam has never been a huge fan of eggs.  Once I added sausage and cheese to the eggs to make the breakfast quiches from the site, he definitely warmed up to them.  Out of all of the recipes I cooked from the site, this one was my favorite.  I have the quiches frozen and I can quickly reheat in the microwave and mash up for him to feed himself while I make coffee and eat breakfast myself.  The quiches along with a side of fresh fruit is the perfect quick weekday morning breakfast for a one year old.

Breakfast Quiches
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ C milk
  • ½ cup baking mix or pancake mix
  • 12 oz sausage, browned
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. If you haven’t already done so, brown sausage and drain grease.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix eggs, milk, baking mix and ½ cup of cheese.
  3. Pour @ ¼ C of batter into each greased muffin tins.
  4. Top with 1 heaping Tbsp sausage, and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake 350 for 15-20 min or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely, place on baking sheet and flash freeze for one hour. Store in gallon freezer bag. Microwave 60 seconds to serve.

2 Responses to “Breakfast Quiches”

  1. Melissa June 30, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Hey, this looks like a great idea, but I have a couple of ? (I haven’t cooked and frozen much in life yet). Do u put paper cups in cupcake pan first – I am guessing not, just asking. Also, what does “flash freeze” mean?
    Thanks! I look forward to trying!

  2. Cristi July 27, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    Hi Melissa,
    I did not use the paper cups in cupcake pan first but I do spray it lightly with Pam. Flash Freeze means that you spread the muffins on a baking sheet (without touching) and freeze for about 45 min until they are hard. This keeps them from sticking together when you freeze them in ziploc bags. Hope that helps!

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