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Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Two Cheese Frittata

Most everything I cook/bake these days has the toddler girl in mind, I would usually add 2 red chilli’s (not forgetting to remove every last seed!) to this frittata but she is still not mature enough for too many spicy foods, especially the way we like them, her time will come! 

This Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Two Cheese Frittata is packed with healthy anti-oxidant rich vegetables and protein rich eggs, great for the toddler tastebuds and a lovely supper dish for all the family.

Prep time -15-20 minutes

Cooking time – 20 minutes

Serves 3-4

Pre-heat your oven to 200°C/180°C fan/Gas 6

Ingredients

1 tablespoon Olive oil
175g Butternut Squash, peeled and cubed
100g Sweet Potato, peeled and cubed
4 medium organic free-range eggs
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
50g Mozzarella cheese, roughly grated or very thinly sliced
25g Parmesan cheese, grated
50ml crème fraîche
black pepper
Fresh Parsley

Put a pan of water on to boil, when boiling add Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato and cook for about 5 minutes, drain and set aside. 

In a large bowl add the eggs and lightly beat, then add the garlic, chilli, Mozzarella, Parmesan and crème fraîche, stir in until completely blended, scatter some black pepper into the mix to your own taste.

Put a tablespoon of olive oil into a heavy based frying pan, one that can be used in the oven, heat and add the egg mixture to the pan.  Cook on a low-medium heat for about 5 minutes to set the base, then transfer into a pre-heated oven for around another 15 minutes until lightly golden.  Scatter with fresh parsley.

Serve with a side salad and some deliciously crusty bread and butter!

 
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Quick Nutritional Info

Eggs – B Complex, Vitamins A, D, E, Iodine, Zinc, Phosphorus, Selenium.

Butternut Squash – Vitamin A, C, E, B-complex – folic acid, vitamins, B1, B2, B3 and B6. Iron, zinc, copper, manganese, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.

Sweet Potato – Vitamin A, B1, B2, B5, B6,C, Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, and potassium.

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Savoury Courgette Tomato Mozzarella Muffins

I have a penchant for vegetable cakes, we all know how delicious carrot cake can be, even without the icing!  Cakes with vegetables baked in can be a healthier option by providing a tasty way to increase vegetable consumption, especially for children who aren’t keen on anything resembling a vegetable.

This recipe contains no butter or sugar, carrots can be substituted for courgettes if you want a sweeter batter or a mix of both is good too.  I have used white, brown and a mix of the two flours, all are equally tasty, the latter having more fibre of course.

The sun-dried tomatoes can be substituted with roasted cherry tomatoes.

Give the grated courgettes a good squeeze through a sieve to eliminate excess liquid before adding to your batter.

I used just a sprinkle of parmesan before baking, I was over-exuberant with it once and it just over-ran and melted in a puddle all around the muffins in the tin which I still picked off and ate, so very tasty, melted, baked cheese!

Pre-heat your oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4.

Makes around 12 large muffins

Ingredients

1 large egg
50ml olive oil
150ml semi-skimmed milk
200g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
4-6 sun-dried tomatoes (drained and chopped)
1 large courgette, grated
Salt and black pepper
150g mozzarella, chopped into small pieces
¼ tsp paprika
grated Parmesan for sprinkling on top

Method

Put the egg, olive oil and milk into a bowl and whisk together until blended.  In another larger bowl, combine the flour and baking powder, pour the egg/oil/milk mixture over the flour and gently combine, muffins need minimal mixing or they can become rubbery once baked.  Add the sun-dried tomatoes, courgettes and the seasonings and paprika to your taste.  Finally add the chopped mozzarella and combine together.

Pop mixture into a prepared muffin tin lined with muffin cases, sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on the tops of the muffins.  Bake for 20-25 minutes turning once halfway though.

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