Sunday, October 12, 2008

Low Carb Breakfast Muffins

Breakfast is an issue for me. I'm not hungry when I wake up and although I prepare breakfast for the man person, I generally don't eat. Sometime between 10 AM and noon my stomach finally realizes it hasn't been fed and the battle is on.

This is something I try to keep on hand to help stave off those sudden hunger pangs. It's also a little something I often can eat not long after waking. If I don't have time to eat one when I get up, I take one or two to work with me and when the weakness catches up with me, I heat one or both and can eat them fairly quickly.

These aren't muffins at all but I'm not sure what else to call them!

Low Carb Breakfast Muffins

For each muffin, you need a small amount of breakfast sausage (I use homemade turkey sausage), one egg, about 1/4 ounce of your choice of cheese, and any seasonings you choose.

Spray the muffin pan with vegetable spray and into the wells of the pan, place a small amount of patted out sausage. You don't need a lot, just enough to cover the bottom of the well. Put that in a 300 or so degree oven and let it bake until partially cooked. Remove and drain any grease from the pan. Top the sausage with your choice of cheese (I like most cheeses but really love swiss or provolone in this), then crack an egg onto the top of the cheese. Lightly salt and pepper and pop the muffin pan in the oven and bake until the egg is cooked to your liking.

When the muffins have cooled, place them in a zipper bag or covered container and refrigerate. When its time to eat one, just put it in the microwave on Medium High for 30 to 45 seconds.

These are also great with onion, bell pepper, and other omelet type additions.

There you have it, a breakfast idea that's low in carbs, high in flavor, quick, easy, and portable.



the pleasures of homemaking said...

Those are good, I think I got the recipe from the South Beach diet book?


CookinsForMe said...

Manuela, I don't know where it originated but I learned about it from someone on an IRC channel for diabetics. Regardless of origin, they're very good. :)