Friday night I was trolling the internets and saw a blog posting by Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body for bacon egg cups. Yum! I immediately checked with Bonnie (who introduced me to Julia's blog) to see if she had seen the greatness - she was instantly in love too!
She made them on Sunday morning for her husband and brother and they looked awesome! Even though I was majorly craving them, Dave and I didn't make it to the store for bacon until last night, so we decided to have breakfast for dinner tonight!
This is so easy to do - if you can make scrambled eggs you can make this. I wish I could tell you we used turkey bacon, low-fat sausage, and egg-beaters, but no. We didn't. Good thing neither of us has high cholesterol. You just need bacon, eggs, sausage (for our modified version), shredded cheese (I used asiago), salt/pepper, and any spices you like with your breakfast (I used oregano, Bonnie used parsley)..
Spray your muffin tins with cooking spray and line them with bacon:
Next we added a sausage patty at the bottom of the tin - that part was all Dave:
Then whip up your egg mixture and pour until each cup is 1/4 full. I definitely didn't make these all even:
Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees, until the eggs are golden brown and solid. Supposedly each one is 100 calories - is that possible?
These would be great for a lazy Saturday morning or at a brunch or party where you can immediately serve your guests. I imagine they're best when straight out of the oven. If you have growing boys in the house I'm sure they'd tear these up with pancakes! Also, of course, they're great when you're in the mood for breakfast for dinner! :)
I just saw a similar concept with lasagna cups on Pinterest, my new obsession...adding those to the 'recipes to try' list tout de suite!