Paleo Breakfast Muffins

Gluten-free / Grain-freeBacon Basil Tomato Egg Breakfast Muffins
Servings: 9 small muffins

INGREDIENTS

  • 9 organic, unsmoked, streaky bacon slices
  • ½ cup grated courgette / zucchini
  • 6 large organic eggs
  • ¼ cup of chopped basil
  • 18 cherry tomatoes 
  •  1/8 teaspoon white pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.
  2. Lightly grease your muffin tray (no need if it's a silicon tray).
  3. Line each muffin case with a piece of bacon. The bacon slice should be able to reach around the entire circumference. 
  4. Slice the tomatoes and add two into each muffin case but leave a tomatoe slice aside for the topping.
  5. Mix together the eggs, basil, courgette and pepper until well combined.
  6. Then evenly pour mixture into the muffin cases but do not fill to the top as these muffins do rise.
  7. Top each muffin with a slice of tomato.
  8. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the eggs are set. 

Notes: These are one of my favorite prepared breakfasts. They are portable and can easily be warmed up in the oven whilst getting ready for work. Or they can be eaten later as a snack.

 

What’s nourishing about this recipe... 

These grain-free, gluten-free, paleo muffins provide a great source of protein, which is needed to help build and repair the body.

Eggs just might be one of those ‘super foods’. They contain a little bit of almost every nutrient we need, including choline, which is needed to build cell membranes. Although they are high in cholesterol, they do not create adverse effects on blood cholesterol for the majority of people. They can increase levels of HDL (‘good’) cholesterol, which is linked to a reduced risk of many diseases.

Cooked bacon is loaded with many nutrients, such as:

  • Vitamin B3, needed for energy
  • Selenium, needed for thyroid health
  • Phosphorus, needed for cell membrane structure and bone mineralization
  • Zinc, needed for numerous bodily functions like gut health, growth and development, immune health, neurological function and reproduction

However, bacon is quite high in sodium, which may be a problem for people with elevated blood pressure.