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What I Made This Week – Paleo Sweet Potato, Ham and Egg Muffins

Apparently I’m obsessed with egg bakes.  I make one almost every week.  I like to be able to grab a piece in the morning and pop it in the microwave when I get to work and have a nice hot breakfast to start my day.  Up this week is a dish inspired by this recipe from Easy Health Living .

  

Ingredients

1 Large Sweet Potato

6 eggs

1 cup Diced Ham

1.  Preheat oven to 425

2.  Grease muffin pans

3.  Roast sweet potato until  cooked through, about 1 hr.

4.  Beat eggs

5.  Once cooked, slice sweet potato in half and scoop the cooked potato into a bowl and mash.

6.  Line the muffin tin with sweet potato, forming a small bowl:

6.  Add some ham to each cup:

7.  Fill muffin cups with beaten eggs about 3/4 full:

8.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top

I think this might be my favorite egg bake so far.  I love the combo of sweet and savory.  And there is definitely something to be said for how easy these are to grab and go.  Mornings are rough, but if you can pop a few of these in the microwave to warm up, you know you’re getting a nice shot of protein and even some veggies!  All before you leave the house in the morning.  Unless you’re like me and you eat these in the car while you’re driving the kids to school.  Another bonus, the possibilities for different combos with these little egg muffin meals are endless.  I think I’ll try it with sausage next time and I might add a little cinnamon to the sweet potato, too.  I can also see this with tater tots as the base and then adding some cheese and maybe red pepper for a totally different flavor profile.  Or, hash browns on the bottom, pepperoni and diced tomato for a pizza inspired muffin!  I’d love to hear what flavors you would add to these nifty Egg Muffins!

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What I Made This Week

I didn’t make much, truthfully.  A touch of a stomach bug made me not very interested in food this weekend.  What I was interested in, was feeding my children with as little fuss as possible.  That’s when I remembered a little trick from I don’t even know when.

Did you know that you can make breakfast in a sandwich maker?  Oh, you can.  And it is so good.

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This is so quick and easy, you could actually make a hot breakfast before work or school that does not come out of the toaster.  It took 10 minutes from pulling out the sandwich maker, to putting it on the plate and you can use the time it’s cooking to clean up.

So, what is in this breakfast?  Pancakes and an omelette.  Here’s what you need:

Pancake mix (I use the one that only requires water, but any would work, it just may take a moment or two longer)

2 Eggs

Deli ham (or any leftover meat you’d like to add)

Cheese

Butter

Syrup

Sandwich Maker

1.  Plug in and turn on your sandwich maker.

2.  Mix up your pancake batter according to the box instructions.

3.  Crack your eggs into a small bowl and beat with a fork.

4.  Cut up the deli ham into small pieces and add it into the eggs.

5.  Butter up your sandwich maker.

6.  Pour the pancake batter into one side and the eggs into the other (careful with the eggs, if they are going to overflow the sandwich maker, they will do it quickly and there will be nothing you can do but watch it happen and clean it up after.  Trust me)

7.  Add some cheese to the eggs and close the sandwich maker and clean up your mess!

8.  Check after about 4 minutes to see how everything is looking.  Stick a fork in the pancakes and then another fork in the eggs to check for doneness.  My pancakes seem to always get done before my eggs.

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I plopped the cheese right on top of the eggs, but if you break it up and add it into the egg mixture, you will not get the crispy cheese finish.  If you like crispy cheese finishes, by all means, plop the cheese right on top.

I wish I had known this trick back in the dorm room days.  It would be a great option for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings instead of racing to get to the dining hall the moment before it closes.

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Bon Apetit!

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