On this episode of Culinary Nunnsense we are whipping up some egg cups and saving you some precious morning minutes as you get the younger ones ready for breakfast and school.
We all know how important breakfast is to our morning routine and mental functioning for kids. It has been shown over and over again, kids that start their day with a healthy breakfast perform better on tests and have better memory retention than kids that skip this meal.
The key to these egg cups is prep now, save time later.
Ingredients: (for 6 egg cups)
1 muffin tin or mini muffin tin for bite size cups
6-7 whole eggs
6 slices of bacon, prosciutto or Canadian bacon
Salt and pepper to taste
Note I did not add milk or cream to the eggs. If you would like them a little lighter and fluffy feel free to add a splash of milk or cream, but remember it does add extra fat calories. My thought is there is plenty of flavor and fat in the pig.
Whip the 6-7 large eggs with salt and pepper in a bowl until well blended. You can tell when you eggs are well blended when the bright color or the yolks become a muted light lemon yellow.
Line each or the openings in the muffin tray with a slice of prosciutto, bacon or ham.
Fill each pig lined opening with blended eggs
Bake at 300-325 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Let cool, remove from muffin tray. Tightly wrapped cooled cups and store in the fridge. These will keep for 3-4 days.
What about the filling?
Oh yeah, the filling, here is where you get to have fun. Maybe get the kids involved so they can make their own egg cups. Word of caution, filling should be no more that a tablespoon at most.
Some ideas for filling include:
Onion or chive
The filling is up to you and your family...have some fun with it!
Yup, it's that easy. This isn't a new idea by any means, but in our house it is a morning staple and a morning time saver. If bacon or ham isn't your thing, you can go old school and try a crust basically making a mini quiche.
Either way, bring the kids in to the kitchen, share some Culinary Nunnsense and I think you and the kids will say, when it comes to a tasty timesaver for a better breakfast, there is Nunn better.