Bacon Jalapeno and Scallion Egg Muffins

bacon jalapeno and scallion egg muffins
I wanted to make something portable for breakfast that would second as a lunch option too.  Bacon Jalapeno and Scallion Egg Muffins were born.  The recipe is really like scrambled eggs baked in a muffin tin or silicon form.  I really suggest adding chopped red bell pepper but I was out today.  Another option might be to throw in a few fresh blueberries, for a little sweetness.  If you want to keep this Paleo friendly you can just leave the cheese out of the recipe.
Recipe By: Gourmetsleuth
  • Prep10 min |
  • Total30 min |
  • Serves6 Muffins

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Use oil spray and prepare a silicone 6-cup muffin form or grease 6 muffin cups or line with paper liners.

Fry the bacon until crisp or however you like to eat bacon, set aside and crumble or break into pieces once cooled.

Beat the eggs together in a large bowl.  Add the chopped scallions, scallions (green onions), kosher salt, and black pepper.  Also, add in the red bell pepper if using.

Evenly distribute all (reserving 1 tablespoon crumbles) of the crumbled bacon in the bottom of the muffin wells. 

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Pour egg mixture evening into your muffin form or cups.

Top the each muffin with a few shreds of cheese and the reserved bacon.

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Bake the muffins in the preheated oven until  set in the middle about 18 to 20 minutes.

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You can increase the recipe and just allow 1 egg per muffin and increase the other ingredients by about 1 tablespoon per muffin.

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Paleo Eating

Keep this Paleo friendly by skipping the cheese.  Depending on how strict you are you can use turkey bacon OR ham instead of regular bacon.

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If you want this to remain a "free" meal just exchange the bacon for some lean ham and leave off the cheese.  I would definitely use the bell pepper to add some flavor depth or they may seem a little bland.

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving
Calories 130.01
Calories From Fat (63%) 82.27
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9.15g 14%
Saturated Fat 3.15g 16%
Cholesterol 222.77mg 74%
Sodium 271.08mg 11%
Potassium 158.7mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 1.74g <1%
Fiber 0.44g 2%
Sugar 0.99g
Protein 10.1g 20%


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