Italian Breakfast Muffins

9 Jan

Delicious Fluffy Goodness

 

I just got back from a wonderful weekend trip to Old Town Alexandria to celebrate my fiance’s birthday, and after grocery shopping at an obscenely late hour, I decided to cook some breakfast muffins for tomorrow.  

I am obsessed with pinterest, a virtual storyboarding website, and I found my inspiration for the recipe through this website.

The blogger http://pearls-handcuffs-happyhour.blogspot.com/ made a similar recipe, but I used the ingredients I had on hand to make these delicious and delectable little muffins!  Really, any ingredients you have on hand will work — peppers, spinach, herbs, different seasonings, ham, sausage, zucchini, onions — I’d like to get more creative with it next time! 

As an aside, I made 8 muffins here because I forgot to pick up another dozen eggs, so I only used 4 eggs (all I could spare from a different recipe).  You can make all 12 muffins — just remember 2 muffins:1 egg ration.  Making 12 muffins? Use 6 eggs.  Making 4 muffins? Use 2 eggs. Easily adaptable!

 

ITALIAN BREAKFAST MUFFINS

makes 8 muffins, serves 4

  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • a few leaves of basil, julienned
  • 1 oz. part-skim mozzerrella cheese
  • 1 oz. pepperoni, julienned
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Line a muffin tin with 8 muffin liners.  Spray the liners with olive oil spray.  Set aside.
  3. Take all of your ingredients and mix together in a medium bowl.  Whisk until all ingredients are interspersed.
  4. Ladle ingredients into muffin tins.  They should be around halfway filled, maybe a tiny bit more than half way.  These bad boys will rise in baking.
  5. Put muffin tin into oven, set timer for 30 minutes, and wait patiently.
  6. After 30 minutes, remove muffin tin from oven, and take the egg muffins out of the liners (to prevent the liner from sticking to the tin).  Place muffins on a plate or rack so they can cool off.
  7. Serve once cooled, or place them in a contained in the fridge for later.

 

Right out of the oven!

Mmmmm, delicious!

 

For Weight Watchers points plus, 1 muffin is 2 points, but 2 muffins are 3 points each!  I’d say 2 muffins makes a light snack, or if you are a light breakfast muncher like me, a healthy and interesting breakfast.  The pepperoni here gives it a little kick, and a little bit of interest — you almost feel like you are cheating on your diet.  Perfect!

 

 

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