After countless tries of getting my kiddos to eat burritos or tacos without a huge mess to cleanup, I found a solution! These breakfast burrito cups are delicious and makes life so much easier. I don’t know about you but every time I make a burrito or taco, 3/4 of it ends up on the floor. Either I need to improve my ninja burrito making skills or my kids are just too young.
What I love most about these breakfast burrito cups is how incredibly versatile they are. If you have a picky eater you can finely grate zucchini in it. They won’t be able to see it through the egg. It’s also virtually tasteless just don’t add too much. You can add mixed vegetables as well or just plain cheese or even cooked bacon. It’s totally up to you and your family!
Getting your children involved in the process of cooking makes it more likely for them to try the food they make. You can essentially have an omelet bar and have them choose what they want to put into their breakfast burrito cups.
What you want to do first is prepare all the fixings. Cut the vegetables you want to add in, or the turkey or ham. You can also steam vegetables like below.
You’ll then whisk some egg and milk together with your seasonings of choice. It can be as simple as salt or pepper. For more adventurous palates you can use onion powder or even a dash of curry powder. It all really depends on your taste buds. Next you’ll cut the tortilla into fours (shown in the video). It’s best to pick larger size tortillas so it can fit into the muffin tins nicely. Don’t forget to generously grease your muffin tin with cooking spray. You’ll then fill the cups with the egg/milk mixture and add your toppings of choice.
Bake it until the egg is cooked and voila! Breakfast is served. You can cover the pan with foil for a softer tortilla or uncovered for a crispier tortilla. I love it both ways!
These breakfast burrito cups are also good for freezing for hectic mornings. It’s obviously not the same as fresh, but great on a pinch!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 12-15 bites
- 8 Eggs
- 1/4 C..Milk
- 5-6 Tortillas (depends on size)
- Dash of Garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper
- Toppings of choice
- Shredded cheese, ham/turkey bacon, garden vegetables
- Preheat oven to 350F
- In a bowl, mix eggs and milk. Set aside
- Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut tortilla in fours (see video)
- Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray and carefully push in cut tortilla
- Fill tortilla with egg mixture and toppings
- Add cheese on top
- Cover with foil and cook for 20-25 minutes
Freeze in ziplock bags and heat in the microwave for 1 minute. It may vary with several cups in the microwave, i tried it with one.
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