I really needed to do something with a bag of frozen broccoli cuts (not the tasty florets kind) stashed away in my freezer. Here’s a protein-packed and Primal-friendly breakfast and snack that I made with those cuts, courtesy of SkinnyTaste by way of MyFitnessPal’s blog.
I originally projected 8 whole eggs for this recipe, but realized I didn’t have enough egg mix to fill all 12 cups to the brim. (This was before I realized that the mix would rise as it cooked.) I didn’t whip the mix enough to let air in so I anticipated that there would be very little rise.
Hint: the horseradish cheddar that I used in this modified recipe really gives the egg muffins some bite! Were I to change anything to this current recipe, I would probably add more bacon!
- 9 egg, Jumbo Eggs Grade A*
- 4 pan fried slice, Thick Cut Bacon – Naturally Hickory Smoked
- 4 oz, Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 1.50 oz, Horseradish Cheddar Cheese
- 1.50 oz, Cheese, gruyere
- 1 container (348 gs ea.), Broccoli Cuts Frozen
- 1 tbsp (9.7g), Spices, Garlic Powder
- 0.25 tsp, Sea Salt
- 0.50 tsp, ground, Spices, pepper, black
- stick of butter for greasing pan
Broil or bake the bacon slices in a pre-heated oven at 350F. (Or you can pan-fry the bacon.) Drain/blot grease and crumble bacon after cooking. Set aside.
Meanwhile, cook frozen broccoli per package instructions. Drain excess moisture, season with salt and pepper, and set aside to cool.
Prep a non-stick 12-muffin or cupcake tin by greasing each cup with butter.
Crack eggs into a mixing bowl. Shred the cheese and add to egg mixture. Slowly add broccoli cuts (make sure the broccoli is cooled so it doesn’t cook the egg mix), season with garlic powder and gently mix all ingredients until thoroughly incorporated. Ladle egg mix into muffin tin. Garnish the tops with crumbled bacon.
Bake @ 350F for 20-25 minutes. Best eaten when warm and gooey-cheesy in the middle. Dress with a little sriracha or salsa.
Some of my muffins overflowed their cups during baking, but it was an easy task to scoop them back into each mold. I likely didn’t need to grease the tin due to the non-stick surface; the eggs all popped out of their molds with very little effort.
Refrigerate leftovers in a sealed container.
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