Breakfast Fruitata (Fruit frittata)

Breakfast Fruitata (Fruit frittata)

I quite often make frittata for breakfast, it’s quick and made with 4 eggs plus toppings it’s enough for four light meals when cut into quarters. Mostly I use savoury filling such as parmesan, salmon, spinach or onions. However this morning I really wanted something sweet for breakfast and thought I’d try making a sweet version with fruit. I was pleasantly surprised at how tasty it turned out, and with a bit more sweetness it would work well served as a dessert too. The coconut milk in the egg mixture worked really well with the fruit, plus coconut milk is a super good fat that won’t make you fat (see why here).

If possible always use free range or organic eggs – they have  significant higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids. As for the fruit, be creative – but apples, pears and berries are always a great choice. See below for how I made my fruitata this morning….

Breakfast Fruitata

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 Cup coconut milk or nut milk or cream
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • handful of raisins
  • 1 apple
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • Optional: Stevia or honey for sweetening
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil for the pan
Melt the coconut oil in the pan over a medium heat, removing the core, dice the apple (don’t bother peeling it, there are so many fabulous nutrients in the skin) and add to the pan to fry until slightly soft. And in the meantime also turn on your oven grill to a medium heat.
In a mixing bowl, mix together the eggs, coconut milk, cinnamon, raisins and if you are using Stevia or honey you can mix it in now too. Making sure the apple pieces are spread out evenly in the pan, pour the egg mixture into the pan. Now scatter the berries evenly across the surface. When the sides of the fruitata looks like it is starting to firm up, remove the pan from the stove top, and place it under the grill for a few minutes. Keep checking to make sure you don’t burn the surface. When the fruitata looks evenly cooked on top and a little bit browned, remove from the grill and turn out onto a plate. Cut into quarters. It makes four light meals or is enough for two very hungry bellies. Enjoy x
Oh, and if like me you share a bit of your breakfast with your hound – be sure that there aren’t any raisins present – they are toxic to dogs. Banjo always gets my apple cores too. Here’s a photo of him after he snuck onto on my bed recently, head on my pillow – such a cheek!