Every morning during the week I follow a similar routine. I wake up, take a shower, and proceed to either make a quick breakfast or if I’m working from home I can get a little fancier. What used to be the fun part of this sometimes mundane start was deciding what to eat. Should I do an eggo – with powdered sugar or syrup? How about a veggie sausage patty with an over easy egg on an english muffin? No? Maybe some oatmeal with bananas and cinnamon.
Well, since being on Paleo these days, most of the things I just listed are off limits…I still splurge with them on weekends, but during the workweek, they are a no-no. So I have to find new ways to shake it up. You can’t just have an egg with cheese on it every morning for breakfast, right? You’ve probably seen my flour-less muffin recipe but I just found a new kind of muffin to keep things interesting.
Clearly, these are not your traditional muffins (like any of mine really are?). I’ll admit, I stumbled across this little gem of a recipe on My Retro Kitchen. These muffins are just egg, meat, veggies, and some cottage cheese…if you please. Give them a shot, you may just like them as much as me!
Makes 12 muffins
11-12 Eggs (I only ended up needing 11, but the original recipe calls for 12)
1/2 lb turkey sausage (or I used 4 pre-cooked turkey sausage patties for speed)
3 green onions, chopped (I used greens only, but you can use both if you want)
1/2 cup cottage cheese
4 oz can diced green chiles
1/2 cup broccoli, steamed and chopped
Preheat oven to 375.
Grease 12 muffin tins. Layer into each muffin tin a little broccoli, green onions, sausage, cottage cheese, and green chiles. The muffin tins should be pretty full.
In a bowl with a spout (I used a large measuring cup), beat the eggs with a whisk and sprinkle in a little salt and pepper to taste. Pour the egg mixture over top of the veggies, sausage, and cheese (if using).
Pop them in the oven and let them cook for about 25 minutes (they will puff up a little and just start to get a little golden on top). I threw a little cheddar on top, but it was totally unnecessary. Now I just throw them in the microwave in the morning and voila – breakfast for a week!