egg cups with spinach

Clean Eating Egg Muffins with Spinach

Clean Eating Egg Muffins with Spinach and Broccoli

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After years of eating clean, I have found that the secret to success is preparation. Lunch is fairly easy because I can take leftovers or eat several different snacks as a meal. But breakfast is always a struggle since I am focused on getting out the door and I’m only half awake!

Because of that, I am always on the search for breakfast foods that I can make the night before (or weekend before). My go to is hard boiled eggs but my favorite option are egg breakfast cups. These clean eating egg muffins with spinach have enough protein to get you through the morning.

clean eating egg cups

Make Ahead Breakfast or Lunch – Clean Eating

These can easily be made Sunday night and last you through the week.

These also fit perfectly in a lunch box! Just add some fruits and veggies and you’re all set.

eggs with spinach and broccoli

What is in it?

As you probably guessed, the primary ingredient is eggs. However, there are also several secret ingredients that make these better than your average egg cups. One of those ingredients in Almond milk. If you’ve never made your own almond milk, you are missing out! See how to make it here: https://www.naturaldeets.com/how-to-make-almond-milk/

Turmeric

Turmeric has numerous health benefits including helping with arthritis, anxiety, depression and other conditions. The flavor on it’s own can be strong but the flavor blends well and complements the eggs. You can read more about Tumeric here: https://draxe.com/turmeric-benefits/

Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast (you might recognize the Bragg’s brand) has a flavor similar to cheese. It works great as a cheese substitute in baking. It has several vitamins and minerals along with a healthy dose of protein

Eggs

Eggs have gotten a bad reputation in the past when it comes to health. But there are recent studies that show the health benefits of eggs. It even can even help reduce anxiety.

Ingredients:

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 5 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 cups broccoli, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup spinach, chopped

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

clean eating egg muffin

In a large bowl crack the eggs and whisk in the egg whites.

clean eating egg muffins

Add in the seasonings and baking powder and mix well

easy breakfast

Stir in the almond milk.

clean eating egg muffin

If you haven’t already, chop the broccoli and spinach and whisk into the bowl until coated.

Prep 12 muffins tins with either non stick spray or silicone muffin cups.

Portion the batter into each cup making sure to get an even ration of veggies and eggs.

Bake in the over for twelve minutes then rotate the pan. The muffins will look like they are puffing up pretty large but they do deflate.

Bake another 14-15 minutes until cooked through.

Broil the muffins for 2 minutes and remove from the oven.

Makes 12 muffins.

Enjoy! Try adding different ingredients to mix it up! Think onions, bell peppers, cauliflower or even ground flax seed!

Let me know what you think!

 

13 Comments

  • Kelly Moyer March 22, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Yummy. I will be making these this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Mrs. SBF March 22, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    These look and sound delicious!

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  • Maggie | TotallyTeenTravel.com March 22, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    I’m sure this will be a hit with your readers! Unfortunately I can’t do eggs any longer myself, though.

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  • Verla March 22, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Love the look, ingredients of these muffins! I can almost taste them. So nice to see a recipe with nutritional yeast. And spinach!

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  • Terri March 23, 2018 at 1:17 am

    I have made something similar before and need to do it again! It’s nice to be able to make a bunch of these one day a week for a grab n go breakfast for the rest of the week!

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  • Gail Valtier March 23, 2018 at 3:00 am

    The clean eating egg muffins with spinach and broccoli look delicious. Your pictures really showcase the egg muffin. I am going to make this!

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  • Jennifer March 23, 2018 at 3:15 am

    These look delicious! I love make ahead breakfast, and eggs are my favorite food!

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  • Laura Belle March 23, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    This looks delicious.

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  • Heidi March 23, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    These look sooo delicious! I might have to give this a go! 🙂

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  • Kristi Ann March 23, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    What a perfect grab and go breakfast which is just what I need! I can’t wait to try these out!

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  • Stephanie Christmas March 24, 2018 at 3:47 am

    I have been searching for new breakfast foods and this has peaked my interest! Thanks!

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  • Stephanie Christmas March 24, 2018 at 4:31 am

    these look yummy and healthy!

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  • Jessica March 24, 2018 at 6:38 am

    I’m tandem nursing so eggs are my friend. I pinned this one to try out. It looks pretty easy and I like that it works as a snack. Thank you!

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