NOTE: These make a great Paleo recipe… if you either omit the cheese, or use cheese from grassfed cows.
Have you discovered Pinterest yet? It’s such a fun, visual way to find new cool stuff. I decided to start using it to capture recipes that I find online and want to make. One such recipe I stumbled on a while back is this Egg Muffin recipe, from Kalyn’s Kitchen.
This recipe, I guess, started as a South Beach Diet recipe, but it went over well in our house because hubby is big on cutting carbs and focusing on protein. I love how it’s a simple, easy formula and because everything is single serving, it’s easy to customize.
I didn’t have the Spike Seasoning she recommends, but I did have a variety of meats and cheeses on hand. I decided to do a matrix of different flavors so each muffin I made was unique.
I started by laying out my muffin cups in 3 rows of 4 and putting some meat in each one. One row as deli turkey, another was turkey bacon, and the 3rd row was diced ham. I also put a smattering of veggies in each one — a little bit of green onion and red pepper was what I had on hand. For the cheeses, I decided to alternate them vertically. Column 1 got cheddar, #2 got Pepper Jack, #3 was Mozerella, and #4 was Swiss.
Then I beat 9 eggs in a large measuring cup and added some salt and pepper to taste. I poured some in each muffin cup, filling about 3/4ths. Kalyn then says to stir each cup to mix, but I forgot.
They bake at 375 for ~25 minutes. When they came out, they looked and smelled delicious!
I transferred to a cooling rack and put out labels so everyone could try what they liked.
Not every kiddo was a fan, but I think we got 2/3rds thumbs up and Mike & I loved them. I’d say an 80% approval rating is pretty darn good!
This was a more labor intense breakfast than I usually like to do, but it was a good Saturday morning project. Kaylyn says you can freeze them for future serving, which is a great idea, but ours were gobbled up too quickly to freeze.
These were a tasty treat, and by-the-way, they go great with Ree’s Restaurant Salsa!