So, technically these are called cupcakes, but there’s something about associating cupcakes with savory foods, doesn’t sit well with me. I recently bought a Paleo cookbook off Amazon because the more I read about it, the more I’m intrigued. There’s a part of me that thinks Paleo is actually doable. If not 100% doable, at least 80%, which I personally think is good enough.
The book (and most Paleo fans) advocates trying it for at least 30 days, then deciding whether or not it’s for you. I think I might try this..maybe start on Monday? I’ll update you more on that later. Initially, Paleo sounded way too hard and not realistic at all, but the more I read about the “diet” or lifestyle, the more I want to try it. I’ve talked to a few bloggers and other “normal” people who eat this way and love it. That’s actually given me some hope and motivation: If those “real” people can do it, why can’t I?
Anyway, more on that later. Whether or not I do Paleo, I think this is a great cookbook. The recipes are easy and look really delicious and healthy. I made up some egg “cupcakes” today for early morning breakfasts. They’re convenient, filling (high in protein), and delicious!
I made a few changes, here’s what I used:
Paleo Egg Muffins
- 8 eggs
- 1 zucchini squash
- half a green pepper
- 2 1/2 cups spinach
- 5 slices of bacon
- 1 cup roasted red and yellow peppers (I used some out of a jar)
- Salt and pepper to taste
This made 12 muffins. The originally recipe yields between 18-20 muffins. The original recipe also says to use your food processor, which unfortunately for me, is currently in storage. So, I had to chop up every thing in tiny little pieces by hand. It was pretty annoying, especially when I got to the bacon. Turns out, bacon doesn’t cut so well especially with crappy hotel knives (I miss my stuff!).
Anyway, it took a while, but everything got chopped up!
I mixed up everything and poured about a 1/4 cup of the mix in a cupcake pan (greased).
I baked the cupcakes, or muffins, for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
They came out perfectly!
These are really good! I guess anything with bacon usually turns out tasty. I love the idea of them too: a healthy, convenient breakfast! I will definitely make them regularly when I get my food processor back, otherwise it’s pretty time consuming. I’m sure I’ll make them again while we’re here, but probably not every week. They are really good though, so I recommend them if you have an easy way of chopping up the food.
What’s your go-to breakfast?