Cheesy Courgette Frittata Muffins (Zucchini)

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If you’re anything like me, you’re always in a rush in the mornings.  Anything that makes getting out the door a little bit easier is definitely something I need.  These Cheesy Courgette Frittata Muffins (Zucchini) can be made in advance and kept in the fridge so on a weekday morning you can grab one as you walk out the door.  What breakfast could be easier?  Like a mini frittata, they are high in  protein and will keep you fueled for the day ahead and full til lunchtime!  Perfect for snacks or for lunch-boxes, if you make a huge batch you’ll always have something healthy in the fridge.

To make the Cheesy Courgette Frittata Muffins, you first need to dice up the courgette (zucchini) and the red onion.  A white onion will do if you don’t have any red ones.  Slice up the garlic and heat the oil in a pan.  Fry off the courgette, onion and garlic in a pan until it has softened and browned slightly.  Season with plenty of salt and pepper.

While the courgette mixture is cooking, prepare the rest of the dish.  Turn the oven on to 200C (390F) and grate the cheese.  Break the eggs into a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.  Whisk to combine the eggs and then add half of the grated cheese, keeping half back to use as a topping.

Grease the muffin tin with some butter (or oil if you prefer) and when the courgette is ready add it to the egg and cheese mixture and stir everything well to combine.

Pour the mixture into the muffin tin and put them into the oven for ten minutes until they have set and risen.Cheesy Courgette Frittata Muffins (Zucchini) by Emma Eats & Explores - Grain-free, Gluten-free, Low Carb, LCHF, Paleo, SCD, Vegetarian, Refined Sugar-free

After 10mins, remove from the oven and turn on the grill.  Top each of the muffins with a sprinkling of the remaining grated cheddar.  Place back under the grill until the cheese is browned and bubbling and then they are ready to serve.Cheesy Courgette Frittata Muffins (Zucchini) by Emma Eats & Explores - Grain-free, Gluten-free, Low Carb, LCHF, Paleo, SCD, Vegetarian, Refined Sugar-free

Perfect for a lazy brunch, a grab-and go breakfast or great for lunch-boxes.  They can be kept in the fridge for up to a week, or even frozen and defrosted as needed. You can personalise them to your tastes adding in bacon or chorizo or feta or any other ingredients that you fancy! Delicious cold or you can warm them slightly before you tuck in! A healthy, yummy, protein-filled snack!

If you like eggs for breakfast you might also like my Eggs Benedict Recipe or my Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata.

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Courgette Breakfast Muffins
Cheesy Courgette Frittata Muffins (Zucchini) by Emma Eats & Explores - Grain-free, Gluten-free, Low Carb, LCHF, Paleo, SCD, Vegetarian, Refined Sugar-free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
muffins
Cheesy Courgette Frittata Muffins (Zucchini) by Emma Eats & Explores - Grain-free, Gluten-free, Low Carb, LCHF, Paleo, SCD, Vegetarian, Refined Sugar-free
Instructions
  1. Dice up the courgette (zucchini) and red onion and crush or slice the garlic cloves.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry off the garlic, onion and garlic until they are softened (about 10mins). Season well with salt and pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, turn the oven on to 200C and grease a muffin pan with butter.
  4. Break the eggs into a bowl, add plenty of salt & pepper and beat with a fork to combine everything.
  5. Grate the cheese and add half to the eggs.
  6. When the courgette (zucchini) mixture is ready, add it to the eggs and cheese and stir everything to combine.
  7. Pour the mixture into the muffin tins and pop into the oven for 10 mins.
  8. After 10 mins, remove from the oven, turn on the grill and sprinkle the remaining grated cheese over the top of each muffin.
  9. Pop the muffins back under the grill for a few minutes until the cheese is browned and bubbling. Serve.

Allergy & Dietary Information for Cheesy Courgette Frittata Muffins (Zucchini)

This recipe is Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, & Refined-Sugar Free.  It’s also suitable for Paleo, Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), Primal, Pescatarian, Vegetarian, Whole30 & Low Carb Diets.

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71 Comments Add yours

  1. Annie says:

    These look delicious and so easy to prep for a week’s worth of yummy breakfasts.

  2. realfoodbyrachel says:

    These look delicious! Going to give these a try. Breakfast is something i struggle with and i mainly have porridge so it would be nice to try something different xx

  3. Yum my my husband would adore this. I should make this for him. xx

  4. Michelle says:

    Wow looks delicious, need to try asap!

  5. I always like new recipes of things I would have never thought to try.

  6. They look so delicious in the photos, I can only imagine how good they taste. I shall try this recipe, and not only for breakfast. 🙂

  7. Neha Verma says:

    Those muffins look so delicious. And it seems fairly easy to prepare them. I will try out this weekend

  8. Ance says:

    Mmm this muffins looks so good and easy to do for my breakfast tomorrow I have all ingredients! Thank you !

  9. Whoo I would have never though of putting these ingredients together, they look and sound so tasty 🙂

  10. Jhumki Nag says:

    Looks so easy to make and so yummy!! Must try…

  11. Alexandra says:

    Love muffins, will defiantly be giving theses a try when I get some more free time.

  12. Jonalyn says:

    this looks so yummy! i need to try this. ohhh! i hope i can do it perfectly. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  13. Wow, these look amazing! Making me very hungry just reading this! A definite to do recipe. Thank you

  14. whatrivawore says:

    Seriously looks so delicious and sounds like the perfect breakfast on the go! Bookmarking this for sure!

  15. Those sound good! I like to cook a big batch of something for breakfast and then eat it all week.

  16. abitbybrit says:

    These sound amazing! I might have to try them soon!

  17. tkmom18 says:

    I’ve been looking for a frittata recipe!

  18. This looks so delicious. I have to try it!!!!!

  19. colleen wool says:

    these muffins look so good. I cant wait to make them.

  20. Clarissa says:

    YUM! I’m so excited that these are paleo(ish)! Definitely whipping up a batch for easy breakfasts 🙂

    -Clarissa

  21. Amber says:

    Love little breakfast recipes like this. So great with kiddos. Yum yum

  22. Robin says:

    Saving this for the summer, when I have more zucchini in my garden than I know what to do with!

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      I wish I had that problem – there’s an actual shortage of them in London at the moment!

  23. Danielle says:

    These sound so good! I love a good egg dish!

  24. Sara says:

    Easy ways to prepare devious breakfast options! I love this idea!

  25. I have been getting so burned out lately with my regular breakfast ideas. I love that this recipe is perfect for on the go, too! That is so perfect for my mom life!

  26. kage2015 says:

    Making muffins as a grab and go breakfast, throw in lunch box or for a snack is always a win around our house.

  27. Abbey Phipps says:

    Those look really good! I love muffins!

  28. twoboysonepup says:

    these look so tasty and easy! thanks for sharing!

  29. These look incredibly sinful, but they are actually healthy YAY! Best part is that I actually have everything I need to make them…looks like I have breakfast for the next few days! Thanks for sharing!

  30. robin masshole mommy says:

    My husband will love these. I need to make some and surprise him when he gets home from work.

  31. Krysten says:

    This looks so perfect for breakfast or lunch! I am going to have to make this for my little man, he’ll love it!

  32. Amber says:

    Mm. I love anything with cheese, so I’d gobble this right up. They look delicious!

  33. These look lovely I like that they are healthy and easy to make

  34. Emma says:

    Oh my gosh. These look amazing and so easy to make. I’ll have to try making them next week.

  35. This would be a perfect grab and go breakfast for me! I have to be at work so early in the morning. If I made these ahead of time, I would be able to still have a well-balanced meal!

  36. roseclearfield says:

    Such a simple ingredient list! Perfect for weekday meal prep!

  37. Richard says:

    I’ve never had this before but I’m always up for a new recipe. This looks easy enough and tasty enough to give it a try.

  38. Sarah Bailey says:

    I never had a muffin with onion inside, but if it’s for the sake of a healthy breakfast then I must give it a try.

  39. Mmmm these look so yummy! I’ll have to give this recipe a try. My egg muffins always sink down when they cool- they don’t puff up and stay like yours!

  40. simplyelliott says:

    these just look divine!

  41. And Now there is drool on my keyboard OH MY GOSH this looks so good. I bet the aroma was insanely amazing while they were cooking!

  42. Elizabeth says:

    I am loving this protein and veggie packed breakfast recipe! I’ll have to give this a try soon.

  43. Coralie says:

    These look delicious and I love that they have zucchini in them. It is one of my favs.

  44. Elizabeth O. says:

    Oh my, these look so tasty! I love that it’s packed with cheese but it also includes zucchini.

  45. What a yummy recipe! I should try this at home. I bet my family would love this too.

  46. Rochelle says:

    This looks so delicious! I have such a hard time finding something nutritious to be able to eat on the go. I need these!

    With Love Rochelle

  47. These look delightful and I don’t use courgette enough so something to think about x

  48. Karlyn Cruz says:

    Cheesy Courgette Frittata Muffins, the name tells it all. sounds very interesting! i like it. im bad at baking, i just wanted to eat it right now lol

  49. Danielle says:

    These look delicious! I think my kids would even love them.

  50. Clair says:

    These look so good! I think I might have to give them a try over the weekend. Ideal for me to take to work and eat on the commute!

  51. Azlin Bloor says:

    Theses look fabulous! Great for picnics and packed lunches too!

  52. Meeta says:

    Such a great breakfast idea. Love courgettes and cheese! Would be perfect with a poached egg!

  53. These muffins look delicious. My favorite is Zucchini so I am sue to love them.

  54. I am on Slimming World diet and keep hearing people mention breakfast muffins. I have never made them myself but these look lovely x

  55. natalielovesbeauty says:

    I recently made a similar recipe, except it was vegan. These are called kolokiftedes in greek, they were delicious!

  56. Jodie says:

    I love the look of these. I prefer cereals or sweet things in the morning, but would love this for lunches. I love anything cheesy! Thank you for sharing 🙂 x

  57. Egg muffins are one of my favorite breakfasts! I have tried them with zucchini though! I may have to now!

  58. These look and sound so good. I may need to try these! What a quick way to eat a healthy breakfast!

  59. Aziel Morte says:

    Sounds like a perfect snack for my two boys! I bet they would love this too Glad you share this muffin recipe.

  60. Lisa Rios says:

    I always love to try something different for breakfast and these muffins looks absolutely delicious & mouth watering. The recipe looks so healthy and easy to do as well!

  61. Like the idea of pre-making breakfast treats that you can grab & eat on the run as that’s life in the busy lane.

  62. These look so delicious!! Will surely try and make them one day!!

  63. katyashadeofteal says:

    These look delicious! I’ll definitely be adding these to my list of things to try.

  64. neha says:

    Your muffins came out looking so nice. I am jealous. I am going to practice and practice until I get that perfection

  65. Leticia says:

    Wow they look so good, and easy enough for me to follow and cook aha! ☺️

  66. terricairns says:

    These look like such quick and delicious ways to make sure you get breakfast in the morning, I love the idea of savoury breakfast muffins

  67. These sound delicious we love incorporating courgette into foods, makes it easier to get greens into kids!

  68. alisonrost says:

    I’ve been a little bit bored with breakfast at our house and am excited to try these! I like that they can be grab-and-go .. and the addition of zucchini is wonderful! Thank-you so much for another great recipe

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