23 May 2011

Mini Quiche Cups + Shortcut Tomato Tarts

aka The Breakfast Post!
favorite breakfast foods

Last year I ate my weight in oats. We had some good times together, oatmeal and I, but after going hot and heavy for too too long, we've decided to take a little break.  This has opened me up to so many new breakfast combinations!  Here are a few of my favorites:

Mini Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Sandwiches w/ Spinach, Egg + Swiss
PB Bananas w/ Love Grown Granola
Fruit + Veg Smoothies [recipe]
Yogurt + Granola
Egg + Veggie Scrambles
Veggie-riffic Quiche [recipe]
Mini Breakfast Burritos w/ Salsa
Faux French Toast [recipe]
Fresh Fruit + Coffee [always coffee! always black!]
Hashbrown English Muffin Egg Sandwiches w/ Jalapeno Ranch [recipe]
Toasted Ezekiel C&R English Muffins spread w/ warm melty PB
Pannini-pressed breakfast wraps [recipe]
Veggie Omelettes

I'm a big fan of speedy breakfasts with little to no clean up.  Well, technically any meal with minimal clean-up is fan-flipping-tastic but somehow I always get in over my head with dinner + recipe testing shenanigans.  This week I plan on using and abusing my food processor, so while I dream of a sparkling + dish-less sink, here are a few speedy breakfasts to serve your friends and family at brunch or simply shake up the first meal of your day!  

First up is a tasty brunch item that can play double -duty as an appetizer or a side dish.

easy tomato tarts

Ina Garten has a gorgeous puff pastry tart that I have been dreaming about for days now.  I didn't have the time, ingredients or patience to pull it off but Sunday morning I flung myself out of bed to make this tart with what I already had on hand!  There's really no recipe needed for this baby =) I had a mini tube of flaky I-can't-believe-I-bought-these Pillsbury biscuits and a perfectly ripe farmer's market tomato that was begging to be used.  I sliced the biscuits in half, topped each with a slice of tomato, a sprinkle of salt, and a 'lil crumble of feta cheese.  A speedy 10 minute bake in my toaster oven and these tomato-y tarts were ready to be devoured.  They didn't last long on the plate =)  Does anyone know a natural but equally easy alternative to pre-made biscuits?  Hook a girl up if you have a tip!

Next up - My wonton obsession continues =)
Mini Quiche Cups
[Easily serves 1... but making more is oh-so easy!]

What's in it?
1 Tbsp Coconut Milk [or milk of choice!]
5 Nasoya Wonton Wrappers
Spinach, Feta + Garlic [or garlic powder]
S+P to taste
1 Egg
mini muffin tin wonton quiche

I whipped up a few mini egg "muffins" too... not as fun without the wonton CRUNCH!  The glory of quiches is that any cheese, any veggie, and any dairy will work!  Helloooo easy way to use up leftovers! <3

Get Cooking!
Preheat oven or toaster oven to 375F.  Gently place wonton squares in a mini-muffin tray + spray with olive oil.  Crack an egg into a coffee mug and beat with a fork.  Add coconut milk or equivalent.  Depending on your preference, you can toss the spinach into your beaten egg + milk mixture raw or sautee it in a small skillet with some olive oil and garlic until wilted (this is such a quick + easy method that I always take the extra step!).  Toss a lil bit of spinach (tomato or jalapeno would rock too), garlic and feta into the bottom of each cup and top with egg mixture.  Bake for approx 8-10 minutes or until quiche mixtures fluffs up into a "muffin-top" and the edges of your won-ton cups are toasty + golden brown.

What's your absolute favorite breakfast?

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89 comments:

  1. I've now realized that wonton wrappers are a must-have staple for my pantry. They apparently make all sorts of foods more fun!!

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  2. Love these! I grew out of oatmeal too, haha.

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  3. Those mini quiche cups look fabulous!! I'm sure they taste just as fab!

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  4. i used to work above a cafe that made quiche and tomatoe tart and they were my favorite for lunch! so yummy and not horrible for you!

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  5. oh, those tomato tarts look great!! I love cheesy tomato tarts, and these look easy! :) and I love egg muffins, great idea to put them in wontons for the extra crunch!!

    you rock girl!

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  6. Those quiche cups are adorable!! I'm going to have to look for some wonton wrappers and give these a try.

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  7. soooo cute especially the quiche..would be a shame to eat...almost!

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  8. i always love your wonton recipes, but this egg one might possible be my favorite!

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  9. The quiche cups look amazing! I love quiche! Breakfast foods are my favoriteeeee! I love lots of the breakfast combos you mentioned! Especially bagels. I try to steer clear though because they are too darn good.

    Great post, Jenn! I love it and you! xoxo <3

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  10. I'm still eating my weight in oats lol Those mini quiches look delicious! :D

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  11. Wow. Those mini-quiche cups look like a Greek delight! Can't wait to make them :)

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  12. oh MAN, you've got so many great brekkie eats; forget the oats, I know what I'm having tomorrow!! and those wonton quiches look GORGEOUS!!! seriously, so so so so good! I need to get more coconut milk and I'm TOTALLY making them! thanks girlie! :)

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  13. YAY for yogurt and granola!!!
    I hate breakfasts that require cleaning up afterwards. I won't do it. I can barely function when I get up as it is. I can't handle cleaning on top of it. That's why I stick with no muss, no fuss Eggo waffles and hot chocolate.
    Totally lame but totally awesome and easy.

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  14. OOOH Those sound soo yumm!! I'm always looking for an easy tasty Breakfast!!!! I never give myself time for a good healthy breakfast!

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  15. Who knew wonton wrappers were so versatile?! Those look YUMMY!!

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  16. All of these look so good! Must try those wontons!

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  17. Ee! Those look fantastical! And I'm always on the lookout for recipes for one, so I'm definitely going to try this out :D Although I can't promise you that it'll be for breakfast, because I'm still stuck on my oats. Gotta have my oats first thing in the morning, but I'm a big fan of breakfast for lunch/dinner so it shouldn't be a problem.

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  18. I'm obsessed with those little tarts!!! So easy and super cute!

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  19. i'm making your shrimp wontons tomorrow night (but i'm using imitation crab meat instead of shrimp). omg. i can't express how excited i am for them!!!

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  20. Those mini quiche cups look amazing! I would jump out of bed any day for one of those! I think my all time favorite breakfast combo is a fruit and yogurt parfait topped with sweet, crunchy granola - yum!

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  21. Aww, I love all the photos of yummy egg breakfasts!!! And the tomato tarts look so delicious.

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  22. Yes. Those do look oh so tasty! Yum :)

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  23. Those are adorable! I ate oats almost every single day and then I had to take a break from them, too. I still eat a bowl a couple of times a week, though. :) I love almond butter & bananas for a super quick breakfast before a workout.

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  24. I love the raisin bagel/egg combo...something about the sweet and savory!

    Your mini quiche cups look delish too. I have never thought to use wanton wrappers as quiche crust. Brilliant :)

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  25. Woah so many delicious breakfast options!!! I'm impressed :) You go girl!

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  26. I am saddened to hear of the rift- are you and oat bran seeing each other on occasion? We're pretty hot and heavy...

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  27. These are so pretty! I love feta in my eggs and love that you added garlic too. Soooo going in my rotation.

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  28. Has anyone told you today how flipping smart you are?! Because you are FLIPPING SMART! ;) I need one or 80 quiche wontons delivered directly into my mouth kthx! xo

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  29. I've never used wonton wrappers before but will definitely keep this in mind...these would be awesome for a little par-tay ;)

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  30. Ooh Pillsbury, how I adore you and your buttery, flaky goodness. Why do you have to be so gosh darn impossible to resist? And topped with tomato and feta?! YUM.

    I know there's a company that makes natural, non-hydrogenated oil biscuits and mock crescent rolls...Their products are sold at Whole Foods, and make a wonderful substitute!

    Mini quiche cups sound like a fab way to start the day!

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  31. Those tomato tarts look amazing! I bet that would be so good with some basil and fresh mozzarella :)

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  32. YUM! those quiche cups look SO tasty! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  33. I haven't has oatmeal in days! These turned out beautiful girl! So creative.

    Whitney

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  34. lol i-cant-believe-i-bought-these. i had an i-cant-believe-i-ate-this-so-close-to-beach-wkend piece of pound cake and half of a kombucha for breakfast this morning.

    that's healthy right? i never have thought to eat my egg sandwiches on a cinn raisin bagel!

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  35. and same from Sara at NF, whole foods does carry some in the dairy refrigerated section... along with scones in the same type of packaging!!

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  36. i could seriously eat breakfasty food all day long. and why are those biscuits so tempting to buy...and eat! ugh. they will seriously be the end of me.

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  37. I will take a few of each....please!! YUMMERS

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  38. I love all these savory breakfast options! I used to make muffins every week but my breakfast sweet tooth has been replaced (temporarily at least) by a savory one--all of these options will hit the spot :)

    P.S. Is there anything better than a garden fresh tomato? I think not!

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  39. These quiches look so amazing! I love mixing it up and eating different breakfasts...I'm not one of those people who can eat the same thing every day!

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  40. I was just telling my mama about your cookie dough wontons and how she NEEDS to make them for her upcoming party. ;) I can't wait to grab some wonton wrappers and try the baby quiches!

    and high-give for the cinnamon raisin sandwich. that's my go-to these days!

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  41. love these options! Cant wait to try a mini quiche!

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  42. Oooh, I love all your breakie creations! I love quick & easy in the morning, because I'm usually running out the door at a ridiculously early hour!

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  43. I never even thought of using wonton wrappers that way. Girl you are a genius! I can't wait to make these. And anything with fresh tomato is amazing in my book.

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  44. Whhhatttt? I would never have guessed those were Pillsbury biscuits! I usually cut corners with puff pastry and get a great brand at WholeFoods. It's pricey, but loads easier and absolutely delicious. So happy I just discovered your blog!

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  45. Holy yum. I am totally drooling right now! Please come and teach me all your lessons oh wise one ;)

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  46. how cute these would be so great for a brunch party

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  47. I am on a crazy oats kick too, and seriously need to switch it up with some of these recipes! I love the mini bagel sandwiches and these quiche :) Individual servings are suoer cute to me!

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  48. It's a "tart" kind of week around here... and I have some "tarty" pictures saved for WIAW too!

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  49. This is such an adorable use for wonton wrappers! These mini quiches look fantastic and I bet they'd be great to serve at a brunch!

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  50. First off- love all of the breakfast ideas! The yogurt/granola combo is one of my favs. I love wontons too! They have so many uses. The quiche cup look drool WORTHY!

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  51. I love little bite sized foods- these look so tasty! Funny, we have the same testing protocol :)

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  52. I am now starving! Those mini quiche cups look so good! Yum..Yum...Yum!

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  53. Oh my goodness I am so excited that you have posted another wonton recipe! These may be my favorite so far!! The tomato tarts look pretty doggone awesome too!

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  54. The quiche cups seriously look adorable! I'm all about quick breakfasts without a lot of clean-up too! That's the way to go!

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  55. My stomach is seriously growling right now after seeing all this deliciousness. Omg.

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  56. The mini-quiche cups look fabulous...so perfect for a dinner party! I love your love for wonton wrappers...such a brilliant idea to use them because they make everything so classy!

    Have you tried Trader Joe's biscuits? They come in a can similar to Pillsbury but have about half the ingredients...

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  57. YUM!!! I am loving the mini quiche cups! I get tired of certain foods after awhile, too. Especially when I eat them every single day!

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  58. Oh my goodness, all of your breakfasts look amazing! I am still on an oatmeal kick now, but I will have to steal some of these ideas so I don't get tired of it:). I love mini quiches! I make mine with biscuit dough in the bottom...soooo good! (But not incredibly good for ya, haha;)

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  59. Holy crap!!! That is brilliant!!! You change my life all the time...thank you, Jenn. BOOKMARKING!

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  60. Every time I visit your blog, I leave starving!

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  61. "Typical P&C recipe testing protocol then requires you to shovel the quiches into your face at super-fast lightening speed the second you realize that these are not only edible... but absolutely delicious!" Hahahaha! You crack me up woman! I LOVE that there is a little "surprise" at the bottom of each wonton cup! It's like, "oh, yum, yum, yum...woah! YUM!!" ;)

    Ohh, I would love to know an alternative for pre-made biscuits...wait, no I don't, I'll just eat my weight in them! Ugh!

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  62. looks so good!!!!im gonna get cookin:)

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  63. That puffy pastry tart looks so good!!!

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  64. looks so good!!!!im gonna get cookin:)

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  65. My stomach is seriously growling right now after seeing all this deliciousness. Omg.

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  66. Oh my goodness I am so excited that you have posted another wonton recipe! These may be my favorite so far!! The tomato tarts look pretty doggone awesome too!

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  67. I love little bite sized foods- these look so tasty! Funny, we have the same testing protocol :)

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  68. how cute these would be so great for a brunch party

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  69. Whhhatttt? I would never have guessed those were Pillsbury biscuits! I usually cut corners with puff pastry and get a great brand at WholeFoods. It's pricey, but loads easier and absolutely delicious. So happy I just discovered your blog!

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  70. Oooh, I love all your breakie creations! I love quick & easy in the morning, because I'm usually running out the door at a ridiculously early hour!

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  71. I was just telling my mama about your cookie dough wontons and how she NEEDS to make them for her upcoming party. ;) I can't wait to grab some wonton wrappers and try the baby quiches!

    and high-give for the cinnamon raisin sandwich. that's my go-to these days!

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  72. i could seriously eat breakfasty food all day long. and why are those biscuits so tempting to buy...and eat! ugh. they will seriously be the end of me.

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  73. and same from Sara at NF, whole foods does carry some in the dairy refrigerated section... along with scones in the same type of packaging!!

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  74. I haven't has oatmeal in days! These turned out beautiful girl! So creative.

    Whitney

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  75. Those tomato tarts look amazing! I bet that would be so good with some basil and fresh mozzarella :)

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  76. I've never used wonton wrappers before but will definitely keep this in mind...these would be awesome for a little par-tay ;)

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  77. I love the raisin bagel/egg combo...something about the sweet and savory!

    Your mini quiche cups look delish too. I have never thought to use wanton wrappers as quiche crust. Brilliant :)

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  78. Yes. Those do look oh so tasty! Yum :)

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  79. I'm obsessed with those little tarts!!! So easy and super cute!

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  80. Ee! Those look fantastical! And I'm always on the lookout for recipes for one, so I'm definitely going to try this out :D Although I can't promise you that it'll be for breakfast, because I'm still stuck on my oats. Gotta have my oats first thing in the morning, but I'm a big fan of breakfast for lunch/dinner so it shouldn't be a problem.

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  81. All of these look so good! Must try those wontons!

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  82. oh MAN, you've got so many great brekkie eats; forget the oats, I know what I'm having tomorrow!! and those wonton quiches look GORGEOUS!!! seriously, so so so so good! I need to get more coconut milk and I'm TOTALLY making them! thanks girlie! :)

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  83. Wow. Those mini-quiche cups look like a Greek delight! Can't wait to make them :)

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  84. Those quiche cups are adorable!! I'm going to have to look for some wonton wrappers and give these a try.

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  85. oh, those tomato tarts look great!! I love cheesy tomato tarts, and these look easy! :) and I love egg muffins, great idea to put them in wontons for the extra crunch!!

    you rock girl!

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  86. Love these! I grew out of oatmeal too, haha.

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  87. genius! how cute and delish :)

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