What You’ll Need
- 6 slices of whole-wheat bread, crusts removed
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 5 eggs
- 1 tablespoon whole milk
- ½ cup finely grated Cheddar cheese, plus more for sprinkling
- ¼ cup cubed ham
What to Do
- Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- Use a rolling pin (or your hands) to flatten the bread until it’s about ¼ inch thick.
- Brush both sides of each slice with the melted butter. (If you don’t have a brush, try a paper towel.)
- Whisk together the eggs and milk. Add the cheese and season with a dash of salt and pepper.
- Press the buttered bread slices into a muffin tin, and divide the ham cubes among the cups.
- Fill the muffin cups with the egg mixture until they are ¾ full. Sprinkle with more cheese.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the egg mixture is firm.
Extend the fun
Younger kids: Flattening the bread at the beginning of this recipe might be the most fun part. As your child pushes down on the bread, either with the rolling pin or her hands, talk about the pressure she is applying. By applying lots of pressure, she can make the bread really thin. If she applies less pressure, the bread will be a little thicker.
Older kids: This recipe makes six servings, but most muffin tins have 12 spots. Help your child figure out how to double the recipe and fill the whole pan. Then ask him what you would need to do if you wanted to make only three muffins. Keep playing with math by asking how many muffins each family member gets if there are six muffins. What if there are 12 muffins?