Gluten-Free Egg “Muffins” – Whole30 and Paleo Approved
I wanted to start the first week of my Whole30 challenge strong by making sure I had prepared in advance for breakfast and made items that I could quickly grab on the go on the way to work. After all, that’s 100% why I grab a bar in the morning over whole food and part of this challenge is ridding myself of old, bad habits. So here it starts.
I searched for a gluten-free egg muffins recipe online with egg whites. Had a hard time finding recipes that worked for my needs. Most used whole eggs and I’ve been concerned about eating whole eggs since I discovered I had high cholesterol. I found dozens of egg muffin recipes and decided to improvise a bit with a ratio of egg whites to eggs. Here is what I came up with:
Here are the ingredients I used:
- 2 whole eggs
- 8 Egg Whites (Note: Everyone is telling me to use whole eggs instead of whites so be your own guide here. You can use whole eggs or this egg white to whole egg ratio)
- Handfuls of Spinach
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 jalapeno
First I mixed up the spinach, jalapeno, and garlic in my mini food processor. Then I mixed it into a bowl with the eggs. I made my mixture very veggie heavy because I wanted them to be dense with nutrients but you can really use as much or as little veggies as you’d like.
Once the mixture was nice and smooth I dropped spoonfuls of the egg mixture into the muffin tins. Note: I did NOT use a baking paper for the muffins but I did spray the tin with Coconut Oil Spray. I highly recommend you get some of this stuff. It’s bomb. This is the one I use:
Don’t fill the mixtures too high, maybe only 3/4 or 80% full. Then stick them in the oven and cook at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. You will know when they are done when the mixture doesn’t “jiggle” and seems firm.
Once the eggs were done I stored them in a glass container in the fridge. When I served them for breakfast I topped them with avocado like this:
You can really experiment and try all sorts of veggies in this egg muffins recipe. One veggie I want to try next is red peppers. Yum yum!
As many of you know I am on the Whole30 challenge right now and will continue to post recipes that may be of interest. Enjoy!
Have you made egg muffins before? What are your favorite recipes? Post in the comments and let me know!