Make a Quick, Diabetes-Friendly Breakfast in Your Air Fryer: Arugula and Swiss Cheese Frittatas
These frittatas are great for a special breakfast, and they are incredibly easy and fast to make. You can even make the frittatas ahead, refrigerate them, and reheat them when you're ready to eat (zap one frittata in the microwave for about 45 seconds on 50 percent power or reheat the frittatas in the air fryer at 320 degrees for a few minutes). The simple egg dish also is a good way to use up that last little bit of arugula in your veggie drawer that is past its prime for a salad. Nutrient packed arugula has a slightly bitter taste with a bit of peppery "bite" to it that livens up the eggs. Swiss or
Gruyere cheese lends a nutty taste to the dish as well as extra protein and cheesy goodness. Putting the dish together takes minutes, and the frittatas air fry in 10-15 minutes. Try the frittatas with fresh fruit and a slice of whole-grain sourdough bread for a fancy, yet simple and nutritious breakfast or even a light dinner. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Arugula and Swiss Cheese Frittatas -- Makes 2
1/2 - 1 cup of arugula (washed and dried)
1/4 cup of chopped green onion (or use regular white/yellow onion)
1/4 cup of shredded Swiss/Gruyere cheese
2 large eggs
1/2 cup of milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Spritz two mini pie tins or quiche dishes well with non-stick cooking spray. Divide the arugula between the dishes, pressing it down into the dishes with your hands (it's sort of fluffy). Sprinkle the chopped green onion over the arugula and then half the cheese. In a medium bowl or measure whisk together well the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and onion powder. Pour the mixture over the arugula mixture in the pie tins/dishes. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese. Spritz the tops of the frittatas with a little non-stick cooking spray or olive oil (this will help the cheese stay in place). Air fry the frittatas at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until deeply browned and set. The frittatas may puff up in the air fryer and then settle as they cool. Let the frittatas cool in their tins/dishes for a few minutes before turning them out to serve them. Or just serve the frittatas in their dishes.