Baked mini vegetable frittata - vegan, gluten-free and protein-rich frittatas made with chickpea flour, assorted vegetables and spices. Perfect energising breakfast, on-the-go snack or to pack in kids' lunchbox.
A twist to the classic Italian savoury dish is this mini frittata made with gluten free flour, varieties of vegetables and herbs. An interesting part is that these are baked in the oven instead of cooking on a cast iron skillet.
Vegan frittata also called savoury muffins are a great way to make fussy kids eat their healthy meals as you can sneak in many vegetables. The shape, size and texture of these easy vegetable frittatas are so enticing and interesting that kids end up finishing their plates rather than finding hidden vegetables!
Vegetable Frittata Recipe Variations
Whole milk or cream can be substituted for water to get fluffier and soft frittatas. For the vegan version, any plant-based milk can be used.
You could use any veggies that you have in the fridge. It is a great way to use up leftover roasted vegetables.
Fresh herbs such as dill, coriander, basil or dried thyme and rosemary
Jalapenos or green chillies could be used to spice up the frittatas.
You could use a combination of cheese and different vegetables to satisfy picky eaters.
Add pumpkin/sunflower or hemp seeds for additional nutrients.
I have used just green pepper but you could use yellow and red bell pepper as well to make frittata colourful.
How to serve frittatas?
These mini vegetable frittata make a great breakfast option.
Perfect to serve as an after-school snack for kids.
Great to pack for road trips, picnics or as an on-the-go snack.
Can you freeze frittata?
Yes, these chickpea flour frittatas are freezer-friendly and certainly makes a perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack. Wrap individual vegetable frittata in a cling film/food wrap and then store in zip-lock bags or freezer-friendly containers. Ensure to thaw them completely in the fridge before reheating. Frittatas stay good for 3 months if stored properly.
Vegetables: I have used courgettes/zucchini, carrot, bell pepper/capsicum and spinach. You could use any vegetables that you have in hand.
Spices and Raising agent: ground black pepper, salt, dried oregano are used here. Add jalapeno/green chillies to make these baked vegetable frittata spicier. You could add a little ground cumin for added flavour. A pinch of baking powder has been used to make baked frittatas light and fluffy.
Flour: Chickpea flour has been used to make gluten free vegetable frittata.
Liquid: I have used olive oil to cook vegetables and to grease muffin tin cavities. You can swap any cooking oil for olive oil. Water has been used to make chickpea flour batter.
How to make frittata with vegetables?
1. Combine chickpea flour, salt, black pepper, oregano, baking powder and mix well.
2. Gradually add water and whisk until chickpea batter is of flowing consistency and lump free. Set the batter aside.
3. In a pan/ skillet, heat 1.5 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add vegetables and cook until soft.
4. Transfer cooked vegetables to chickpea flour batter and mix until well combined. Check seasoning and adjust if necessary.
5. Grease mini muffin tin cavities with oil or vegan butter and fill them with the prepared batter.
6. Put the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake them at 180 C for 20-25 minutes or until they turn a light golden colour.
Enjoy delicious and protein-rich baked mini vegetable frittata.
Fridge: Leftover frittatas can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Reheat: To reheat, heat them in a microwave-safe container in the microwave until piping hot.
Baking time may vary depending on the size of the tin, so adjust it accordingly.
Adjust seasoning to your taste.
Ensure not to skip baking powder to prevent frittatas from being dense.
Check the doneness of the frittata by inserting the toothpick. They are well-cooked if the pick comes out clean or with a few crumbs sticking to it.
Frittata does not have a pie crust whereas quiche has a crust base.
Quiche takes longer to cook compared to the frittata.
Frittata is an Italian savoury dish that resembles an omelette. It is made by combining egg mixture, flour and varieties of vegetables or meat and cooked on an iron pan.
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📖 Recipe Card
1 cup = 250ml ; 1 Tablespoon = 15ml ; 1 Teaspoon = 5ml
- 2 Tablespoon Oil
- 1 cup (or) 135 gms (or) ½ Courgettes/Zucchini chopped
- ½ cup (or) 71 gms (or) 1 small Green Bell Pepper/Capsicum chopped
- ½ cup (or) 66 gms (or) 1 medium size Carrot grated
- ½ cup (or) 35 gms Spinach chopped
- 2 cups (or) 300 gms Chickpea Flour
- 2 cups (or) 500ml Water adjust to get right consistency
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper adjust to taste
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
- In a pan heat oil on medium-high heat.2 Tablespoon Oil
- Once oil is hot, put courgettes/zucchini, carrot, bell pepper/capsicum and saute for 5 minutes until half done.1 cup (or) 135 gms (or) ½ Courgettes/Zucchini, ½ cup (or) 71 gms (or) 1 small Green Bell Pepper/Capsicum, ½ cup (or) 66 gms (or) 1 medium size Carrot
- Now mix in spinach, salt and saute for 5 more minutes until vegetables are well cooked.½ cup (or) 35 gms Spinach
- In a deep bottomed bowl, add chickpea flour, salt, pepper, oregano, baking powder and mix well.2 cups (or) 300 gms Chickpea Flour, 2 cups (or) 500ml Water, 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder, Salt, 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper, 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
- Now mix in cooked vegetables, add water gradually and whisk until you get a lump free batter.
- Grease the cavities of mini muffin tin with oil. Scoop prepared batter and fill each cavity.
- Place the muffin tin in pre-heated oven. Bake at 150C for 20 – 25 minutes or until puffed up and light golden brown. Let muffin tin sit for 5 minutes before removing.
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