Egg Puffy Muffins
Inspired by ilovefetacheese.com (a fitness blog I follow)
3 whole eggs, I used organic free range eggs
3/4 cup egg whites, I used the whites from 3 eggs
1/4 cup spinach or another vegetable like mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli, whatever you prefer
splash of heavy cream, or half & half, or milk (optional)
salt and pepper
shredded cheese, I used mozzarella, again, you can use what you like or what you have in the fridge 🙂
nitrate free ham or turkey breast, I used nitrate free ham
Preheat oven to 400° F
I used 2 regular size muffin tins that made a total of 12 muffins. I think next time I’ll try the jumbo sized, which would make less, but I will probably just double the recipe. Spray your muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and place 1 slice of ham into each of the cups. In a large glass measuring cup, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, cream, salt, and pepper. Stir in the spinach. Pour the egg mixture evenly into the ham cups. Top with a sprinkle of cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!
You can allow the muffins to cool for 15-20 minutes and package them in 2’s to store in the refrigerator. I stored ours in the fridge and popped them in the microwave for 20 seconds. I also topped them with salsa before eating, YUM! They didn’t last long enough for me to freeze them, but they do freeze really well. You’ll need to allow them to defrost before reheating.
This recipe is easy to make and is great for a quick breakfast. It is high in protein and the options are endless. If you don’t eat meat, you can easily leave out the ham.
If you are wondering about the title of this post, it was the theme this week for a 52 week project that I am doing with a fabulous group of girls at the Bloom Forum.
OVEN = MACHINERY 🙂
We are a group of 15 photographers from the Bloom Forum, who have embarked on a 52 week project together. Every Sunday for the next 52 weeks, we will post our interpretation of a given theme. At the bottom of each post, we will post a link to another photographer, forming a blog circle. Now go visit the talented Carrie Terrones to see her interpretation of this weeks theme. Please leave us all a little blog love!