Easy Paleo Egg Muffins
Adapted from Everyday Paleo and other recipes.
This is such an easy way to make cute, portable breakfast bites! Although these are best right out of the oven, they will store for several days in the refrigerator if you want to cook them at night and grab some to go for breakfast.
The cupcake liners are optional. But I ended up ordering some unbleached If You Care brand and miscalculated the amount and received MANY boxes; I believe the correct metric measurement is a shitton. (In fact, I will mail the first 5 people a free box of cupcake liners who share this post on Facebook and send me your address!) AND the bonus of using the liners is that your hands stay clean and did I mention how cute they are?
1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee
1 teaspoon crushed red peppers (optional)
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 bunch (about a pound) asparagus
1 cup crimini mushrooms, sliced
10-12 large eggs, whisked
salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- Melt the coconut oil or ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat, then add onion and crushed red peppers and stir 2-3 minutes until the onions are soft.
- Meanwhile, break the tough ends off the bottom of the asparagus spears and cut into small chunks (about 1/2 inch) and slice the mushrooms.
- Add asparagus and mushrooms to the onion in the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally for another 2-3 minutes.
- While the vegetables are cooking, whisk the eggs together in a large bowl and add salt and pepper
- Once the vegetables are cooked, remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes. Then add to the egg mixture and stir together to mix.
- Coat a large muffin pan with oil or put liners in. Tip – fill unused muffin cups halfway with water to avoid burning the pan. Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, fill each muffin cup nearly all the way to the top. 10 eggs + additions = 1 large muffin tin.
- Place in oven 10-20 minutes, depending on the shittiness of your oven (to borrow from the Cooking Caveman). Remove them when the tops get puffy, fluffy and golden brown.
- Pull them out by the liners if using, or pop them out with a butter knife.
And the variations on ingredients are practically endless! Dice up and cook green and red peppers instead, or add spinach and bacon (pre-cooked, please). Hot peppers! Top with avocado and salsa! [If I ate cheese I would totally add cheese. Shhhh]