Easy and Versatile Protein-Rich Egg Muffins

D. Jenkins, RN Telemetry, submitted this recipe and he says "These Delicious Egg Muffins are a great way to start your day, burn through a busy shift, or have the power of protein at your fingertips! They are easy to make, easy to eat and easy to store! They are sure to be a healthy way to fuel you and your family while on-the-go! Enjoy!"

 

Ingredients: 
12 Whole Eggs (Egg whites may be substituted, please use an additional 3 eggs. Blog editor suggests: Egg substitute)
2 teaspoons of your favorite fresh or dried herbs (I love to use tarragon or thyme)
1 1/2 cups of grated Cheddar, Jack, or Swiss cheese (Blog editor suggests: grated parmesan cheese 1/2 cup 216 cal)
3 green onions or a small bunch of chives diced finely
Finely Diced seasonal vegetables * Your Choice* (Broccoli, Mushrooms, Spinach, Tomatoes, Zucchini)
Coconut oil (to grease pan)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions: 
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a muffin pan and lightly grease each liner with coconut oil. (You do not have to waste muffin liners if you have a dark non-stick muffin pan, you can simply grease the pan itself).
  2. In the bottom of the muffin cups, layer the cheese, green onions, and your choice of diced vegetables. Fill each muffin cups about 2/3 of the way.
  3. Break eggs into large bowl, add your selection of herbs, salt and pepper then beat well (You want the egg mixture to be light). Pour the egg mixture into each muffin cup until it is 3/4 full. Gently mix the contents of the muffin cups with a toothpick to ensure that the egg mixture penetrates the layered ingredients.
  4. Bake 25-35 minutes until muffins have risen, are slightly browned and are firm to touch.

These Protein Rich (LOW CARB) egg muffins will keep for more than a week in the refrigerator, and they can be eaten cold, at room temperature, or rewarmed. If you want to freeze them, they can keep for up to one month in the freezer and taste just as great as when they were first made! For best results, allow frozen muffins to thaw in the refrigerator and then either warm them in an oven or in the microwave for about 1 minute. ENJOY!!!

Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cook Time: 
30 minutes
Servings: 
6 (1 serving = 2 muffins)
Calories: 
Approximate Calories per serving - 250
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Comments

I just made these after seeing the recipe on Pinterest. I really like them. I added lots of parsley, which was good!

Thank you very much for trying my recipe. I am so excited that you liked the turn out, and I hope you share this with all of your friends and family! Remember: Power of the Protein! ENJOY!