8.18.2014

Easy Vegetarian Breakfast Quiche Muffins



I've been trying to be more diligent with my diet lately, especially during the week since we've been on the go during the weekend. And I was looking for an easy workday breakfast option, that was low carb and filling. I had remembered making quiche muffins when I did the South Beach Diet a few years back. 

The original recipe I used from The South Beach Book was quite simple, but I knew I wanted to cram as many vegetables as I could into this breakfast so I modified it for my own taste. 

These are super easy to throw together and can easily be modified to incorporate what you have on hand, or for specific dietary needs. I try to make a batch on Sunday, then bring them to work so I have breakfast ready to go throughout the week. Last time, my co-worker discovered them in the fridge and helped himself, now he keeps asking me to make more! I guess it's a fair trade for the tomatoes he brings me :) 




Easy Vegetarian Breakfast Quiche Muffins

Ingredients:
12 Eggs or 3 cups Egg Beaters
4 Morning Star Breakfast Sausage Patty's (vegetarian, sub regular sausage or bacon if you prefer) 
1/2 cup cotija cheese
1/3 chopped green onion
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
4-5 cups chopped fresh spinach (you can substitute 10oz frozen if you prefer, drain thoroughly)
2 teaspoons hot sauce
salt & pepper
cooking spray

Directions: 
Preheat the Oven to 375*

Defrost Morning Star Sausages, set aside. Next, chop green onion, mushrooms, bell pepper and spinach, sausage and crumble cotija cheese. Beat eggs, add salt, pepper & hot sauce. Next, stir in all chopped vegetables, sausage and cheese. 

Generously coat a muffin tin with cooking spray and fill with egg mixture. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. I also like to rotate the pan halfway through baking. 

Makes 12 servings. Re-heat in microwave for about 25 seconds and enjoy! 

*I store these in the fridge and eat them throughout the week, but they can also be frozen and reheated.  

Let me know if you try these! What is your favorite breakfast during the work week? I hope you all had a great weekend.

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3 comments:

  1. YUM!
    I'll definitely be making these this week to eat for breakfasts on the go!

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  2. Quiche is something I would normally never make or order but this looks delicious and I love that it's in smaller portions!

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  3. That looks delicious! Bookmarking the recipe for sure!

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