Grab-and-Go Mini Breakfast Casseroles Recipe

Looking for a quick grab-and-go breakfast this morning? Try two mini breakfast casseroles paired with an 8-ounce glass of milk for 24g of protein per serving. It’s a perfect grab-and-go breakfast when you’re in a hurry and need your morning meal on the go.

Makes 6 servings, 2 casseroles each

Ingredients

Canola oil pan spray
4-5 slices whole-wheat bread, cubed (4 large slices or 5 small slices)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
3 scallions, green parts sliced, white parts chopped
1 teaspoon salt-free garlic and herb seasoning (or use 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and water squeezed out well
5 large eggs
1 1/4 cups lowfat milk

Directions

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Coat muffin tin with pan spray. Preheat oven to 375°F.

In a large mixing bowl, coat cubed bread with olive oil. Add cheese, scallions, garlic seasoning, salt and pepper, and crumble in the spinach. Stir well. Divide bread mixture evenly among the 12 muffin tin wells.

In the same mixing bowl, beat the eggs and stir in the milk. Pour the mixture over the bread in the muffin tin.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until the bread on top is golden and crispy and the centers are set, not wet-looking. (Test by pressing lightly with your fingertips--the centers should bounce back. Or insert a toothpick into the center and it should come out clean.)

Cool for 5 minutes. Cut around the edges of the casseroles to remove from the muffin tins. Leftovers can be reheated in the toaster oven or microwave.

 

Nutrition

252 calories; 14 g fat; 5 g saturated fat; 170 mg cholesterol; 16 g protein; 17 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 498 mg sodium; 48% DV calcium.