I have a confession…I used to eat quesadillas every morning for breakfast during medical school. I would just put a piece of cheese in between two tortillas, toast it up in my toaster oven, and take it with me to class. I’m still not quite sure why I kept doing it, as it didn’t have enough protein to give me staying power. Maybe it’s because I like eating carbs in the morning? 🙂
Since then, I’ve been trying to get more protein in my breakfast to keep me going all morning. One of my best friends suggested that I try this recipe for baking eggs in a cup made of deli ham…it’s such a cute presentation. These egg cups are a protein-packed portable breakfast that you can feel good about eating!
I used deli turkey instead of ham, and did some plain and some with fillings. The ones to the left have tomatoes and feta, the ones in the middle are broccoli with pepper jack, and the ones to the right are just plain egg 🙂
The process is so simple. Just grease your muffin cups, and place a piece of deli turkey or ham in each cup. Then, crack an egg into the center of the cup. Add in whatever toppings you have on hand. Or just keep it simple, and just add salt and pepper on top…my favorite was actually the plain one! 🙂 This is what it looked like before cooking.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 12 minutes. This gave me a perfectly cooked egg with just a slightly soft interior. The turkey gets crispy around the edges and holds the contents perfectly! Be creative and put in your favorite omelette fixings 🙂 This would be a great addition to a lunch box too, or an afternoon snack.
Baked Egg Cups
6 slices deli turkey or ham
6 large eggs
salt and pepper
toppings of your choice (tomato and feta, broccoli and pepper jack)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Grease your muffin tin. Place a single piece of deli turkey or ham in each cup. Carefully break an egg into the turkey cup. Add salt and pepper. Top with the fillings of your choice. Bake for 12 minutes.
What are some of your favorite breakfast foods?