Spinach and Cheddar Egg Muffins

March 23, 2015

Spinach and Cheddar Egg Muffins




So this was lunch today.
I was going to save some for tomorrow — it didn’t happen.
It was too good for me to resist.
Now, if I could just figure out what to make for tomorrow's lunch.
You know what? Maybe I’ll make another batch of these Spinach and Cheddar Egg Muffins.
They’re so good. They’re so simple. They’re so easy.
And simple is good, quick is good, easy is...awesome.
Especially when you’re pressed for time. And we're all pressed for time. So yeah...

Spinach and Cheddar Egg Muffins




I know what you’re thinking....these are not really muffins. You’re totally right, they're not really muffins at all.
They're just muffin-shaped omelettes.
But it’s easier to call ‘em egg muffins, don’t you think?
They look like muffins. They're baked in a muffin tin. Sooooo......
Perfect for a savory breakfast, a quick lunch on-the-go, or a good appetizer for dinner, these Spinach and Cheddar Egg Muffins might be simple, but simple good, even simple delicious.

Spinach and Cheddar Egg Muffins




To be honest, I think I need this recipe more than you do.
Because sometimes I need to remind myself that to make something delish all you need is a couple of eggs, a good amount of spinach, some grated cheddar, and bake everything for 10 minutes.
Simple. Easy. Quick. Good. Healthy. Need other adjectives? I don't think so.
But yeah, I’m definitely going to make these bad boys again tonight. They’re just sooooo good. Although I'm not sure they're really bad boys. Not muffins, not bad boys, not...
OK, this is getting all too confusing.
Let's starting baking...

Spinach and Cheddar Egg Muffins

Spinach and Cheddar Egg Muffins                                                                          Print this recipe!

Ingredients
Yields 12 mini muffins or 6 regular muffins

3 eggs
1 lbs / 453 gr spinach
1 tablespoon butter
½ cup / 2 oz / 56 gr grated sharp cheddar
Fine grain sea salt
Ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and place a rack in the middle.
Generously spray a mini-muffin tin (or regular muffin tin) with cooking spray.
Grease the muffin tin well. This is crucial as eggs tend to stick badly (don’t go light and work the butter/oil into the bottom round part where the egg likes to stick.) Set aside.
Stem and wash well the spinach, but don’t dry them.
Place the spinach in a large pot over medium-high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until just wilted, about 4 to 6 minutes.
Drain in a colander.
Immediately fill the pot with cold water and add the spinach to stop the cooking, then drain again.
With your hands squeeze the spinach to extract as much liquid as possible.
Wipe out the pot and melt one tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat.
Add the spinach and cook for 2 minutes or so, until all of the moisture from the spinach has boiled off and the spinach begins to stick to the pan.
Transfer spinach to a food processor (or blender) and pulse until pureed.
In a large bowl beat the eggs with cheddar cheese. Add pureed spinach, season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine.
Divide the mixture between 12 mini-muffin tins (or 6 muffin tins) and then bake until the eggs are set, about 10 minutes for mini-muffins (20 minutes for regular muffins).
Let cool in the pan before removing.

Nutrition facts

One mini muffin yields 51 calories, 3 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbs, and 4 grams of protein.

22 comments:

  1. How fun are these omelettes in muffin form! Top these with some sriracha and ooh - instant partay in ma mouf!

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    1. "Top with some sriracha" amen to that Shashi!

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  2. I sometimes end up calling my baked goods babies (instead of bad boys) and it does cause some confusion haha

    I love breakfast food - for breakfast, lunch, and dinner - and would def not mind eating these for multiple meals!

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    1. Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorite but I haven't done it in like forever...

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  3. I love foods made into muffin form. I'm hooked on eating meatloaf muffins, LOL I can't wait to try these. I could use my mini muffin tin and these babies would be great little appetizers. Anything mini is just cute. :)

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    1. Meatloaf muffins are so much fun to eat. I love 'em too!

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  4. You need this more than I do? I just stole sharp cheddar from my mum's fridge purely to add in my omelettes and these in muffin form look better.

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    1. Do you wanna start an argument? Really? ;)

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  5. I need these bad boys for sure. We can share ;)

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  6. Love this type of recipe, which I often make in the weekend, but as you said, it's so easy to put together, I should really make more often.

    perfect lunch item for me, actually

    and they look almost too cute to eat.. :-)

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  7. I don't care what you want to call these...they look delicious! I eat eggs almost every day for lunch (when we don't have any leftovers around). They're quick and easy. But apparently I should start baking them in muffin pans. Because I can. And because a wise wolf once told me so. Well done, Mike! #WolfpackEggBrigade

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    1. You really should, baking eggs in muffin tins (or pans) is the new black. Trust me, I know ;)

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  8. OMG!! I could eat these off the screen! Mmm spinach, eggs, and cheese!! Yes please YES! I am definitely going to make these tonight! Can't wait. Thanks for sharing these! :-)

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  9. Yum, I pretty much love eggs in any form, and these are so simple and healthy, which I'm also all about these days! :-)

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  10. These will be perfect for me to take and snack on at uni.. love what a protein hit they are!

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  11. Hi Mike, these are wonderful, love the ratio of spinach to eggs.

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  12. They're totally muffins! Loving the amount of spinach in each muffin. Happy Wednesday!!

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  13. Scrumptious little breakfast bites right there Mike! Love it. These will be perfect for a morning hike with the dogs this weekend, thanks for this one!

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  14. This is absolute perfection - greens + protein all wrapped up in an easy package is just the sort of thing that I need to start my mornings off right!

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  15. OH.My.God....This IS perfection.I just tried them for the first time. They`re SO delicious!!!Seriously, i checked your nutrition facts for like five times after taking that mindblowing first bite. You, well...,just ROCK!!!

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