Tired of Greek yogurt every day, I decided to throw together these super simple crestless quiches for breakfast during the week.
Seriously, these took less than 5 minutes to prep and only 15 minutes to cook. They are endless customizable and store well in the fridge or freezer.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A cupcake/muffin pan
- Cupcake liners (these are optional, but the clean-up is MUCH easier)
- 12 whole eggs (or 6 whole, 8-10 whites whipped together)
- Chopped turkey bacon, turkey sausage, or meat of your choice.
- Assorted chopped veggies (onions, peppers, tomatoes, etc)
- 1/2 cup low fat cheese (or, if you’re strict Paleo and don’t use dairy, Daiya-brand cheese alternative works!)
- Preheat over to 350 degrees.
- While it heats, put the cupcake liners into your cupcake pan.
- At the bottom of the liner, add in crumbled turkey bacon or a few (small) pieces of turkey sausage. I used Jennie-O Turkey Sausage links and could only fit about 1/2 of a link into each tin.
- If you’re mixing in veggies, make sure they are THAWED or cooked. These cook too quickly to use anything frozen. I’d recommend no more than 1 tbsp of chopped veggies unless you’re using a BIG muffin tray.
- If you’re using WHOLE eggs, crack a single egg into each cupcake liner. If you’re using the egg white/whole egg blend, fill the tin to 3/4 full.
- Salt & pepper to taste (I also added a 1/2 tsp of onion flakes, as well, because that’s my thing).
- Right before you toss in the oven, sprinkle on a tiny bit of cheese/cheese alternative. I didn’t even use the full 1/2 cup I had set aside, but you can be as generous as you’d like.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. I checked mine a few times, as I was trying to keep my yolk soft and my whites cooked, but you can cook it a little longer (up to 16 minutes) without the egg becoming rubbery. Don’t OVERCOOK them if you plan to store them, as reheating them in the microwave could make them tough if they are already well-done.
Here’s what my finished product looked like:
Using whole eggs and a 1/2 turkey sausage link in each, my crustless quiches were roughly 95 calories each. Not bad! I had two for breakfast this morning and plan to enjoy them over the weekend, as well. I’ll freeze the extras for future enjoyment or a quick and easy snack.
These are great for Paleo dieters, low-carb friends, or anyone that needs a quick, protein-filled breakfast in a hurry.
Bon appetit, my friends!