This morning, I impressed myself.
I read food blogs with a borderline obsessive-ness, though I only occasionally make any of the dishes/items I read about. It's sort of a relaxation thing, I guess.
I read. I look. I sometimes save in favorites or even copy and paste to my recipe file. I rarely follow through.
Today I followed through.
I had seen a few posts about baked egg "muffins" made with pre-made biscuit dough in cupcake tins. I can't remember on whose blogs I've seen these, and I scrolled through my digital recipe file without finding any recipes, so I can't credit the originator.
I do follow Our Best Bites, and I remember this post about ham and egg cups, using ham slice to hold the egg. A great idea for the gluten-intolerant and low carb eaters.
So, anyway, I've been thinking about the coming school year and BonnieBlue starting kindergarten. We'll be getting up early, on a schedule, the first time in her life. She doesn't like eating first thing in the morning, so I've been trying to think of things she and I can eat in the car on the way to school. She doesn't much like granola or cereal bars, and I wanted something with protein anyway. She will eat bacon and eggs, so I thought I'd try these egg-biscuit muffin cups.
I have moderately high cholesterol, so I didn't want to use a whole egg in each "muffin" but egg white alone is b-o-r-i-n-g tasting. So I mixed whole eggs with egg whites. In addition, my garden harvest is coming in, so I wanted to use up some green pepper, tomatoes and onions. The zuchinni is not from my garden. I love zuchinni, but the squash bugs were so bad this year we decided to take a year off from squash, zuchinni, and pumpkins.
It's important to use the jumbo biscuits, and not the smaller non-flaky kind. But, you do have to slice these biscuits down the center, keeping their circular shape, so that you have two round biscuits. I couldn't take a picture because I needed both hands for slicing.
- Spray oil in the cupcake tins.
- Flatten out the biscuits and lay them in the tins.
- Beat two eggs in a bowl and add 1/2 cup of egg white.
- Spoon a tablespoon or so into each biscuit.
- Add a little bit of each veggie and a bit of chopped bacon.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 14 minutes or until egg is done.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle a little bit of shredded cheese on top.
- Loosen from pan. Let cool a bit.
- Remove from pan when cool enough to touch and cool further on wire rack.
Unfortunately, BB wouldn't try one, so I had to eat hers.