Breakfast for a week? Don’t mind if I do! Kickin’ Bacon Frittata is currently divided into small containers and consuming the majority of the second shelf in my fridge. It thrills my soul because 1) I like to be all type A and have a bunch of little organized containers ready to go and 2) because I LOVE frittatas.
Frittatas vs. Omelets
I feel like a frittata is a faux omelet. I get all the flavors of an omelet but don’t have to feel like a complete failure when, inevitably, the omelet I have successfully flipped in the pan (<-already a rare occurrence) then falls to pieces when I transfer it to a plate. ? WHY. Breakfast should be delightful, encouraging, supportive (my breakfast standards may be a tad high) & nourishing so I feel ready to take on the challenges of the day. Having my lack of omelet skills thrown in my face is NOT my idea of the most important meal of the day. However, my LOVE of eggs and tossing a trillion flavors into them remains. Kickin’ Bacon Frittata is here to save my day and you know what? Only encouraging, supportive & delightful vibes come from my slice of frittata-not to mention its convenient little sliced self being great for on the go. Something my omelet NEVER did for me.
Frittata-the Best Meal of Your Day
I know you empathize with these feelings of omelet failure because, let’s be honest, a successful pan-to-plate omelet involves some type of sorcery that most of us don’t possess. And for us, there is good news! Frittatas give you ALL the omelet flavors, offer MORE ingredient stuff-ability (<-fave), and can be thrown in the oven, unlike its high-maintenance counterpart. I love chopping up tons of handy fridge ingredients, whipping up some eggs, tossing in seasoning, popping the pan in the oven and calling it fancy! Because we all know frittata has that fancy feel about it.
Fancy or not, though, my healthy-craving side sees vitamins and minerals galore with all those sweet bell peppers, grape tomatoes & spinach! Starting your day out with all that protein and veggies will have you thriving. And thriving may be making it through the day without falling asleep. #success ?
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- 5 slices of bacon, chopped
- 4 sweet baby peppers (or 1 regular bell pepper), diced
- 1 cup grape tomatoes (halved or chopped)
- 1 jalapeno, minced
- 1 cup spinach, chopped and packed
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup cashew milk (any milk would work, but cashew is so creamy!)
- 2 tbsp. cilantro, minced + more for topping
- 1 tsp. adobo (omit if sensitive to heat)
- ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Add bacon to a large skillet and cook on medium heat until crispy (2-3minutes). Remove bacon and remove grease, reserving enough to lightly coat the pan and set aside.
- Prepare peppers, tomatoes, spinach, cilantro and jalapeno and set aside.
- In a large bowl, add milk and eggs, whisking until combined. Add seasonings and adobo and whisk until blended.
- Add all ingredients to egg mixture and stir until combined and pour into skillet. Allow to cook about 2 minutes or until the sides of the frittata begin to set. Place the skillet in the oven for 15-20 minutes to finish cooking (or until the egg has set in the middle and isn't loose when you move the skillet.)
-Cooking time will vary on your oven. I have found that my oven tends to run a bit hot, so begin checking your frittata at 15 minutes to ensure it doesn't burn.
-This recipe definitely has a kick...if you aren't into spicy, you may want to begin with smaller amounts of the following ingredients or omit them altogether: cayenne pepper, adobo sauce & jalapeno. Please understand a lot of flavor comes from these ingredients, so without them, it may be a tad boring. Consider adding cheese or other types of spices you enjoy to replace them!
-As always, if you are looking to save some time, utilize the food processor for your chopping! Remember to use the 'pulse' feature so your veggies don't turn to mush!