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Sunshine Egg Cups

These mini quiches are quick and easy, and I can make an individual one for each member of my family with their favorite add-ins.

baked tortilla shell with eggs, tomatoes, green onions, and sour cream

Photo: Heather Tallman

I get my eggs from a friend of mine that lives nearby and her chickens produce way more than her family can eat.

Every once in a while I think ahead and I make several breakfast items to last the week and freeze them. It is quick and easy, and my oldest son can just grab something that looks good and heat it up. I like knowing that they have started their day off with something more substantial in their bellies than a sugary cereal.

Some of our morning favorites are buckwheat pancakes, baked oatmeal, smoothies and egg wraps. My youngest, with his diverse palate, prefers a black bean, brown rice and egg wrap on most days. If you cook the eggs ahead of time, prep is a snap!

Sometimes, on the weekends when I have more time, I like to make mini quiches. I can make an individual one for each member of my family with their favorite add-ins. This particular one here is my take on the classic quiche: I like to call it ‘Quiche for Kids.’

Talk about easy and most of all — cheap!  I use leftover bacon (optional) and small taco-sized tortillas along with 4 eggs. Best of all I get my eggs from a friend of mine that lives nearby and her chickens produce way more than her family can eat.

Sunshine Egg Cups

Ingredients

  • 4 tortillas, fajita size
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3 strips cooked bacon, snipped into little pieces
  • cheese of your choice
  • tomatoes
  • green onions
  • sour cream (optional)

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Using a small muffin tin, spray 4 spots with non-stick spray. Fit tortillas in each 'hole' by folding it. (I pleated the sides to make it fit. Do whatever works for you.)
  2. Fill each cup with beaten egg then top with cheese and bacon.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until egg is set.

Heather Tallman

Heather Tallman is a Bloomington native, freelance writer and mother to 2 busy boys. She is also a food writer for her local newspaper as well as the creator of Basilmomma, a cooking blog. She writes about her culinary hits and misses and all of the life that goes along with it. Her goal is to create fast, fresh and family-friendly meals that teach her children and others that creating meals from farm to table is not only attainable but easier than you think.

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  • Ansleyfaria

    can you make a couple of these for the week and reheat them? if so, how?

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