Simple, easy to transport and healthy is a difficult requirement for baby snacks. Often meaning that we end up buying prepackaged snacks from the super market. These super easy to make mini quiche’s are fantastic and incredibly versatile.
Ingredients (makes 12)
4 eggs – 1 for every 2-3 mini quiche’s depending how eggy you like them
4 tbls milk
300g of fillings, chopped/cubed – for this batch I used ham, tomato and mushrooms (100g of each)
Seasoning – Fresh herbs (1 tbls finely chopped), personally I like thyme or oregano
200g cheese – grated
Dash of oil or butter, for greasing the muffin tray
Pre-heat your oven to 180ºC and brush your muffin pan with a little bit of oil/ butter
Beat the eggs and milk together as well as any seasoning. Divide evenly into the muffin pan.
Sprinkle your ingredients into the egg mixture and cover with cheese. Make sure that each muffin hole is only 3/4 full. Otherwise they will overflow as they cook.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until the egg is cooked through and the cheese is nicely melted
If you want some extra crispy cheese tops, grill for the last 5 minutes
Other tips and alterations
This recipe can be anything you want it to be. Mix and match the fillings to make a variety of fun and exciting treats
- If you are using ingredients like sweet potato, or sausage it’s advisable to pre-cook them. Basic rule of thumb is if you wouldn’t eat it straight off the chopping board them pre/ par cook and cool before adding into the egg mixture
- Beware of spinach and other leafy greens as they will give off water as they cook. You will need to cook them for a little longer to make sure they aren’t soggy.
- Add in some chilli, ginger and switch the milk for coconut milk to give it a Thai flavour
- If making for adults play around with the different cheeses you use. Maybe crumble in some stilton/ blue
- Add some curry powder/ Garam Masala for a bit of an Indian vibe
Don’t be afraid to try different things.
- Refrigirate and use within 3 days OR freeze immediately after cooling and use within 4 weeks
- If taking on a picnic you could make them in muffin cases to make them a bit more picnic friendly
These are also great to make with your toddler. Letting them put the fillings into the tray!
Remember to Enjoy the process as well as the end result!