As I was staring into the open refrigerator trying to clear the fog from my mind, light streaming out into my tired eyes, I tried to focus on what to make for breakfast. Never really been a fan of the whole pancake/waffle situation (aren’t they the same thing anyways?) and french toast just seemed…too French. I decided the best way to deal with my early morning hunger was to combine everything breakfast related I had into one tasty meal. That day, the breakfast “cupcakes” were formed.
The breakfast cupcakes are similar to a frittata, if a frittata was shot by a man-mode laser set to 1.21 gigawatts. It combines egg, sausage, bacon, ham, and cheese into an extraordinary treat that is worth waking up for. Oh, and because of the low carbs and high protein, these cupcakes are approved for Keto and other low carb diets. Can’t beat that.
Here’s how you make em:
1. Pull out and grease a cupcake tray.
2. Set the oven to 350 F
3. Decide what you want the outside of your “cup” to be.
You will have any selection of meats contained in your breakfast, but you need to decide on a container. I have used both bacon and deli sliced ham to create the outer shell.
If you choose ham, simply put a slice over the top of each hole in the cupcake tray and press the centers in, creating little ham bowls.
If you choose bacon (a wise choice) precook the bacon in a skillet until it shows signs of coloration. Once the bacon starts browning, remove it from the pan, and line the cupcake holes as best you can.
Holes are okay as everything will be baked together regardless.
4. Place a small amount of butter in each of your newly made meat cups. The butter will keep your eggs at a nice consistency after baking. This is optional, but without butter the eggs will be cooked hard.
5. Break a whole egg into each cupcake. If you prefer your eggs scrambled, crack them into a bowl, whisk them with whatever you prefer, then pour the mixture into each cup.
6. Put whatever meat you want inside the eggs. I prefer sausage and diced ham.
7. Cover the top of each concoction in cheese, cheddar is my favorite.
8. Bake for 18-20 min, or until all the egg whites have cooked through.
These are pretty hard to mess up, and taste excellent! The other best part is you can change it up to include whatever you like. Spinach, tomatoes, avocado, mushrooms, pepperoni (yes, it was awesome), anything you could possibly want for breakfast can somehow be included. Because of the cup and the fact that all ingredients are baked together, these “cupcakes” are easy to take on the go and can be eaten as finger food. I may be going out on a limb here, but I think I’ve found my new go-to breakfast of champions.
Got any breakfast favorites your fellow readers should try? Let us know in the comments!