I stumbled upon this recipe over the weekend and thought I’d give it a try! I just modified a few minor details to ensure a Paleo diet quality.
The main component of our breakfasts are eggs, typically either frittata-style, (which is easy for advanced prep, and a few days’ worth of reheatable breakfasts); or simply scrambling up some eggs with whatever veggies and pre-cooked meats happen to be in the fridge on that morning’s occasion. I thought these muffins would be a nice change in the rotation on the pre-cooked breakfast front, so I gave them a try! Plus – they’re kind of cute, these little muffins…don’t you think?
So onto packing those tins!
- 1 lb ground sausage (pre-seasoned, or self-seasoned: I like to season my own & make spicy! Plus, that way I know exactly what’s going into the sausage on the seasoning-front)
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 8 large eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- Crushed red pepper (optional)
- Olive oil for greasing muffin tins
- Pre-heat oven to 375 F
- In a large saute pan over medium heat, cook the sausage until it is browned, no pink remaining (about 5-7 minutes).
- Remove pan from heat and stir in the broccoli florets. Set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs. Add the coconut milk & baking powder, and continue to whisk to combine.
- Season with a little salt & pepper, and add red pepper flakes to your liking. Whisk again to combine.
- Lightly spray or coat a 12-cup muffin tin with olive oil.
- Spoon in the sausage & broccoli mix evenly amongst each of the 12 cups.
- Ladle the egg mixture over the sausage & broccoli.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes
* To re-heat, I put 4 muffins in the microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes.
Since there are only two of us in the household, and because my honest intention is to have ready-to-heat-up muffins at my fingertips for a few days (2 muffins per serving); I would suggest storing them by wrapping them in aluminum foil or putting in a sealed container for the fridge. At first, I just tossed them into a gallon-sized Ziploc freezer bag, but it got a little condensation in it (not that it mattered in the least bit after reheating…I simply didn’t like reaching my hand into dampness to retrieve!).
Store to your pleasure and enjoy!