This paleo Egg Muffin recipe might seem boring to some but I like it because it’s a way to grab something really quickly in the morning when you’re in a rush or simply don’t want to take the time to make something. Next time I make these I’ll add a little more “spice” to them — maybe even a few red chili flakes. Ooh la la! (laughing) That’s a big deal for me because I don’t normally like spicy foods.
The ingredients are simple enough and can be varied according to your taste. For instance, you could add a really spicy sausage or add a jalapeno pepper to give it more oomph.
You’ll basically be adding all these ingredients together after prepping them some and then baking it in a muffin tin.
So — are you ready to try it? I halved the original recipe to make sure we would like them so that’s the measurements you’ll see below. Feel free to double it.
- 1 mild chicken sausage (I use the ones with no pork casing)
- 1/8 cup red bell pepper, diced (I used a green one)
- 1/8 cup carrots, grated
- 1/4 cup fresh spinach, chopped
- 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh basil, diced
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 5 – 12 eggs (I used 6), beaten
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Grease a 12-cup muffin pan with coconut or olive oil. If you’re not making 12 muffins, put a little water in the empty muffin spaces so it doesn’t burn.
- In a skillet, cook the sausage until its cooked through then cut it up into small pieces.
- In a medium bowl, combine the cooked sausage, bell pepper, shredded carrots, spinach and basil then set this aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt and pepper.
- Add the egg mixture to the sausage and veggie mixture then stir to combine it all.
- Using a measuring cup fill the muffin cups with the egg mixture being sure not to fill it to the rim – about 1/3 cup.
- Bake the egg muffins for 20 to 25 minutes or until the eggs are set in the middle.
This makes about 9 muffins, can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated the next morning for a quick breakfast. Very nice!
Hope you enjoy them as much as we did.