While everyone is posting sweet holiday treats: cookies, cakes, pies, and bars…I’m marching to the beat of my own drum by posting a healthy breakfast recipe! Maybe I just can’t wait for the new year and start new goals.
These little muffins are paleo-friendly, gluten-free, protein-packed, easy-to-make, annnnnddddd….delicious!
I saw these on Pintrest the other day and decided to make them. It only requires 3 ingredients that are among my kitchen staples: sandwich meat, eggs, and black pepper- I had no excuses.
What you will need (makes 6):
- regular 12-cup muffin pan
- something to grease the pan with: butter, olive oil, coconut oil, etc.
- 6 eggs
- 12-18 slices of deli meat
- black pepper or other spices/seasonings
I had this giant family-size package of deli meat that was a combo of ham and turkey, so I made the “cups” with both kinds. I experimented with how many slices I would need. To keep the egg from spilling over the pan, you’ll need at least two slices, but an extra slice will help!
Pre-heat the oven for 350°F.
Grease 6 of the muffin pan molds lightly with oil or butter. Fit each cup with the deli meat. Crack 1 egg gently into each cup and it should fit perfectly.
Sprinkle the egg with your choice of spices/ seasoning. Go crazy, add whatever spices your tastebuds like: sea salt, basil, parsley, black pepper. For some pep in your step in the morning add paprika or red chili pepper flakes.
Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until the whites are solid and the yolk is soft. Opps! I did burn the ham a little the first time! These delicious “muffins” are great to heat up the next day for a quick, filling breakfast out the door. The protein will help keep you satiated until lunch!
This is just your base recipe – from here add your own flair, here’s some ideas to get you started:
- scramble the egg
- add chopped mushrooms
- add a little bit of cheese
- add…..BACON! or turkey bacon to keep it somewhat healthy
- add chopped bell peppers
- add spinach
- add onion
- add asparagus
What would you add? Comment below!