Back to school is here for some, and right around the corner for others. This fall I will be taking on a full load of classes as well as a full time medical internship, which means I will be short on one major thing until Christmas: time.
Short on time, however, does not mean skip breakfast (for me, at least). I’m that girl who wakes up needing food ASAP or else I quickly turn into a monster & lose my ability to function. These cute little breakfasts are a great solution if you’re anything like me. Whip up a batch (or two) on a Sunday, wrap ‘em up in foil, and have breakfast ready for the week.
These mini omelet cups can be prepared at least a hundred different ways, but this recipe is one of my favorites. I use a few of the ingredients that I always have on hand, & let out a little of the Italian in me. Feel free to change up your meats & veggies according to your own tastes- they will be awesome regardless!
- 10 eggs
- 12 oz spicy italian sausage, fully cooked (I use all natural chicken sausage from Trader Joe's)
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 large red onion, diced
- 1 cup spinach, torn (optional, but I throw it in everything)
- 3 Tbsp fresh basil leaves, torn
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- small pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- coconut oil spray (or whichever cooking spray you prefer)
- Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
- Chop the sausage into bite size pieces.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
- Sauté the sausage with bell pepper & onion until the veggies soften, about 3 minutes.
- Turn off the heat & stir in the spinach and basil.
- Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with coconut oil spray, and spoon the meat & veggie mixture into the cups.
- In a large bowl, combine the eggs with the garlic, salt, pepper, & red pepper flakes.
- Scramble the eggs, and pour over the meat & veggies.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until they puff up & feel slightly firm to the touch.
*Makes one batch of 12.
That's it! You can eat them all in one sitting if you're having guests, or easily wrap them up & store in the fridge. I usually reheat mine for about 30 seconds in the microwave before running out the door when I'm in a hurry. Enjoy~ & let me know what you think!