As the nights grow shorter and the mornings grow much colder, getting out of bed becomes a difficult task. Don’t get me wrong, getting out of bed has never been a strength of mine. I’m one of those people who snoozes their alarm 5, 6, maybe 7 times whether it’s a baltic, snow blanketed day or a beautiful summer’s day.
The one downside to being a sloth is that making time for breakfast becomes increasingly difficult. I’ll have a week here and there where I become incredibly motivated and get up every morning to make a fresh, wholesome breakfast… then I fall into a pattern of snoozing and dashing out the door at the last minute. I regularly rely on my natural yoghurt, granola and fruit breakfast staple but it’s pretty sugary.
Having done some research into quick, simple and healthy breakfast ideas that I could either create or at least reheat when I get to the office, I came across multiple ranging from a microwave omelette made in a sandwich bag (yes really!) to all imaginable flavours of overnight oats. The one that really took my eye was the Savoury Breakfast Muffins, or Omelette Muffins, or Eggs muffins… whatever you want to call them.
Ingredients (makes 10 muffins):
one red pepper
half a large onion
a handful of spinach or rocket
8 slices of chorizo
approximately one tablespoon of milk
Chop all of your vegetables/meat into tiny chunks. The ingredients I like are above but you could mix and match whatever takes your fancy.
Crack and whisk your eggs then add all other ingredients and mix well.
Spray muffin tins with a little oil and pour the mixture in. I usually pour basically to the top of the mould – the muffins will likely overflow a little but they sink again when you take them out of the oven.
Bake for around 20 minutes at 180 degrees (other ovens may vary so please keep an eye on them!)
Remove and allow to cool before placing into tupperware or sandwich bags then simply reheat in the microwave for around 1 minute (for 2 muffins) when you wish to eat.
So easy and delicious. Let me know if you give them a go – I’m keen to hear of any other ingredient combinations I should try!