Muffin tin frittatas cooked with bowl of fresh eggs

Three Family Friendly Microwave Muffin Tin Frittata Recipes

These Family Friendly Microwave Muffin Tin Frittatas are proudly brought to you by Panasonic, Australia’s number one microwave brand and their 3-in-1 Combination Microwave. While I was gifted the Combination Microwave and compensated for my time all opinions are my own.

Frittatas have to be one of the most versatile meals. You can adapt the fillings to please the fussiest eater. And I know you will love these three Microwave Muffin Tin Frittata recipes:

  • Bacon Cherry Tomato and Chives
  • Sweet Corn and Spring Onion
  • Baby Spinach, Potato and Hot Smoked Salmon

These egg muffins are full of flavour and goodness and they come together so quickly. They are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And by making them in a muffin tin they are perfectly portioned and ready to just grab and go for meals on the run!

Panasonic 3-in-1 Combination Microwave

We renovated our kitchen last year and one of the appliances I was desperate to replace was our microwave. It was old, inefficient and, actually, was not consistently working. So when I had the opportunity to test out the Panasonic 3-in-1 Combination Microwave I literally jumped for joy. 

This microwave is all that. Plus a bag of chips. It’s sooo much more than a microwave. This genius machine also features a convection oven and grill too. So it is perfect not only for the traditional functions of a microwave but you can steam, grill, bake, and reheat pizza like a pro #HardCrustIsAMust.

The microwave itself is a generous size for families at 34L but it’s a space saver and sleek and stylish to boot.

close up of cooked egg muffin in muffin tin

Favourite features of the combi microwave oven

There are so many intelligent and thoughtful features in this microwave. From child lock functionality – for those little fingers who just love to press buttons – to auto sensor programs. 

I know it sounds a little silly but one of my favourite features in a microwave is the defrost setting. I have mentioned before how much I love to bulk bake and freeze but I also freeze our bread to keep it fresher. So a consistent defrost setting on a microwave is a must for me. 

panasonic microwave

I have also been loving having an extra oven in the kitchen. Perfect for entertaining or bigger families or even just when you are cooking that Sunday roast and have a hankering for some freshly baked cookies too!

The microwave also boasts a convenient pre-programmed junior menu with everything from pasta bakes to fresh vegetable fries. These healthy recipes are designed with the pickiest little eaters in mind and I cannot wait to get my kids helping make these.

So where can you pick up one of these beauties, I hear you ask?! The Panasonic NN-CD87 combination microwave oven is available now from leading consumer electronic stores.

close up corn and cheddar egg muffin that has been cooked

Microwave Muffin Tin Frittatas

Frittatas are an egg based savoury meal that is effectively like a baked omelette (though this may offend traditionalist foodies!). I love the convenience of making frittatas in a good quality non-stick (this is super important) muffin tin so they are perfectly portioned.

Frittatas are a perfect gluten free non sandwich lunchbox idea or even for a quick delicious breakfast that can be made ahead and eaten on the go. These are also substantial enough that you can serve them for dinner with a lovely fresh side salad.

They are really versatile with what you can add into them too. So you can cater and alter the frittatas to suit your family. And by baking in a muffin tin you can cater for everyone – at once!

I have tested three flavour variations for these egg muffins and they are just perfect to make in your Panasonic 3-in-1 Combination Microwave. The muffin tin frittatas have been made with the microwave setting and the convection oven setting. 

close up of sweet corn and spring onion egg muffin with bite taken out

For the Bacon, Cherry Tomato and Chives Frittatas you will need: 

  • eggs 
  • bacon
  • cherry tomatoes 
  • chives
  • cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper (optional)

For the Sweet Corn and Spring Onion Frittatas you will need: 

  • eggs
  • corn
  • spring onions
  • cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper (optional)

For the Baby Spinach, Potato and Hot Smoked Salmon Frittatas you will need: 

  • eggs
  • baby spinach
  • potatoes
  • hot smoked salmon
  • dill 
  • parmesan
  • salt and pepper (optional)

Each variation will make 6 microwave muffin tin frittatas.

To Make the Microwave Muffin Tin Frittatas

In a large bowl add the eggs.

picture of bowl of cracked eggs to make microwave muffin tin frittatas

Then whisk the eggs until they are combined.

picture of eggs that have been whisked to make the egg muffins
Next, add in your fillings into a well prepared 6 cup jumbo muffin tin. It is really important to ensure the muffin tin is non stick and greased well to ensure that the egg muffins do not stick, especially for the flavours that contain the cheddar cheese. You may also wish to use a silicone muffin tray.

picture of fillings added to a well greased 6 cup capacity jumbo muffin tin

Then evenly distribute the egg mixture between the muffin cups and season with salt and pepper if desired. 

Picture of egg muffin before cooking in muffin tin

Bake for around 14 minutes until the egg mixture is set and lightly golden. Stand the egg muffins for 5 minutes to allow too cool. This will also allow the egg muffins to be removed more easily from the tin. The muffins should pull from the sides of the muffin tin when they have cooled sufficiently.

Prepared muffin tin frittatas the egg mixture has set and lightly golden

Storing the Muffin Tin Frittatas

These egg muffins store well in the fridge for around two to three days. You can also freeze these too and they will last for two to three months in the freezer. Defrost overnight in the fridge.

Reheating the Muffin Tin Frittatas

While you can eat these cold, if you prefer you can reheat the egg muffins in the microwave at 1000w for around 1.5-2.5 minutes depending on the filling. Make sure the frittata is piping hot. 

You may also love these Vegetable Frittatas or for other non sandwich lunchbox ideas you might love these Pumpkin Fritters or these fun Pizza Topped English Muffins that can be grilled easily in the Panasonic 3-in-1 combination oven

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Prepared muffin tin frittatas the egg mixture has set and lightly golden

Three Family Friendly Microwave Muffin Tin Frittata Recipes

  • Author: Bernadette - Goodie Goodie Lunchbox
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Muffins 1x
  • Category: Savoury Egg Dishes
  • Method: Microwave, Convection Oven
  • Cuisine: Western

Description

These delicious Microwave Muffin Tin Frittatas come together in no time at all and are a quick and simple recipe for the whole family. Versatile enough to have for breakfast, lunch or dinner and completely adaptable to your families taste preferences.


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Ingredients

Bacon, Cherry Tomato Cheddar and Chives flavour

  • 8 eggs
  • 150g bacon diced
  • 9 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 100g cheddar cheese grated
  • 12tbsp chopped chives
  • salt and pepper (optional)

Sweet Corn and Spring Onion flavour

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 corn on the cob
  • 1 spring onion
  • 100g cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper (optional)

Baby Spinach, Potato and Hot Smoked Salmon flavour

  • 8 eggs
  • 25g baby spinach
  • 150g new potato skin on
  • 75g hot smoked salmon
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese grated finely
  • 2 tsp chopped dill
  • salt and pepper (optional)

Instructions

Bacon, Cherry Tomato, Cheddar and Chives Frittata

  1. Cook the bacon in a covered microwave safe dish at 1000w in microwave for 1.5 minutes
  2. Meanwhile grease your muffin tin thoroughly
  3. Preheat the convention oven to 180c
  4. Beat the eggs until well combined
  5. Spread the bacon, tomatoes, cheese and chives evenly across the muffin cups and season if desired
  6. Evenly distribute the egg mix between the muffin cups
  7. Bake in the oven for 14-15 minutes until cooked through and slightly golden

Sweet Corn and Spring Onion Frittata

  1. Halve the corn cob and cook in a microwave safe dish at 1000w for 1 minute in 80ml of water. Turn the corn and cook for a further minute.
  2. Meanwhile grease the muffin tin thoroughly
  3. Preheat the convention oven to 180c
  4. Beat the eggs until well combined
  5. Spread the corn, spring onions and cheese evenly across the muffin cups and season if desired
  6. Evenly distribute the egg mix between the muffin cups
  7. Bake in the oven for 14-15 minutes until cooked through and slightly golden

Sweet Corn and Spring Onion Frittata

  1. Halve the corn cob and cook in a covered microwave safe dish at 1000w for 1 minute in 90ml of water. Turn the corn and cook for a further minute turn.
  2. Meanwhile grease a muffin tin thoroughly
  3. Preheat the convention oven to 180c
  4. Beat the eggs until well combined
  5. Spread the corn, spring onions and cheese evenly across the muffin cups and season if desired
  6. Evenly distribute the egg mix between the muffin cups
  7. Bake in the oven for 14-15 minutes until cooked through and slightly golden

Baby Spinach, Potato and Hot Smoked Salmon Frittata

  1. Cook the potato in a covered microwave safe dish at 1000w for around 5 minutes or until cooked through in 90ml of water. When cooled slice the potato thinly.
  2. Meanwhile grease a non stick jumbo muffin tin thoroughly
  3. Preheat the convention oven to 180c
  4. Beat the eggs until well combined
  5. Spread the baby spinach, potato, hot smoked salmon evenly across the muffin cups and sprinkle with the dill and parmesan and season if desired
  6. Evenly distribute the egg mix between the muffin cups
  7. Bake in the oven for 14-15 minutes until cooked through and slightly golden

Notes

It is really important to ensure you are using a non stick muffin tin that has been greased very well. You may prefer to use a silicone muffin try instead.

If you do not have a combination microwave you can easily make these in your oven. Microwave the ingredients as directed and then bake the frittata in your oven. The same timings and temperature will apply.

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I hope you enjoy these delicious Microwave Muffin Tin Frittatas! Let me know which is your favourite flavour and share your pictures with me on Instagram or Facebook. And remember, the Panasonic NN-CD87 combination microwave oven is available now from leading consumer electronic stores.

Happy lunching, 
Bernadette x

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