My favorite make-ahead item is breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day, but it comes at a time when my neurons are barely firing. I often go with avocado toast, banana-peanut butter toast, yogurt and granola, or maybe just an apple and a hardboiled egg. Occasionally I’ll have oatmeal with strawberries or maybe a leftover waffle, in case you were wondering.
That seems like a lot of options, but they’re all pretty carb-heavy, which isn’t always the best way to start your day. I love eggs with veggies for breakfast, which is why that Potato Breakfast Quiche/Frittata is so amazing.
However, little travel-size Paleo egg muffins are better for busy mornings. They cook faster too, so it’s a win-win.
You can make these ahead of time, and store them in the fridge or freezer. In fact, I prepared these simultaneously with dinner and I hardly noticed the extra work. These are really easy and simple and perfect for workweek mornings!
- 10 eggs
- 1 cup spinach
- ¼ onion, diced
- ½ bell pepper, diced
- 4 oz mushrooms, sliced
- 1 sausage, or 2 strips bacon, or 3 oz ground meat of choice (we used ground chicken)
- oil for greasing muffin pan
- Brown your meat on the stove, making sure it is cooked thoroughly. I lightly sauteed the mushrooms along with the meat.
- Chop ingredients and whisk eggs while browning the meat or sausage. (I whisked the eggs in batches.) Add any salt and pepper or other seasonings to the eggs and/or meat.IngredientsFour Eggs
- Grease the bottom of your muffin pan with your oil or lard of choice. Bacon grease works well. (I tried butter and it didn’t work well at all.) (Avoid GMO and trans fatty oils!)
- Begin layering your ingredients – meat, peppers, onions, and mushrooms, then spinach, then fill with the egg mixture.20131113_201306
- Bake for 16-20 minutes on 350 degrees fahrenheit. Then loosen edges with a butter knife to remove and serve.20131113_205208
- *To reheat on busy mornings, nuke for about 25 seconds in the microwave. To reheat from frozen, nuke 3 times for 20 seconds at a time. (Checking to make sure it’s not rubbery.)