Is the problem cooking it or eating it?
So many of us working parents lament over what our children eat for breakfast. When they are little, if we are lucky we prepare them a hearty breakfast. And when they get older we hope they can fend for themselves but have learned how to make good choices. It’s that in between time, when they need it the most that we all need a little help. Those high school years, our athletes really need every bit of sleep as much as they need a hearty breakfast to start the day!
I found these delicious Sausage Egg Muffins and they are perfect for me too! My day starts so early, that nearly three hours have gone by at work, and it is finally a normal breakfast hour. I have taken to making these every other week or so. The weeks in between I get my teenager to make overnight oats. I’ll have to post that recipe next!
The trick is to make the sausage and egg cups and store them in the fridge in an airtight container. Upon reheating for one minute in the microwave (depending on your machine) I add the cheese for a last ten second blitz and serve with some slices of tomato or avocado. You might like salsa and sour cream. When packing my breakfast, I just put everything in divided Tupperware or sandwich baggies.
What you’ll need:
One tube, 1lb Jimmy Dean Sausage
3 T almond flour
3 T coconut flour
3 t ground flax seed
½ t salt
¼ t pepper
Cheese, either shredded or slices cut when ready to eat – And tomato, avocado, or salsa and sour cream. Whatever strikes your fancy.
Prepping the meal:
- Preheat oven 400*
- Spray muffin tin with coconut cooking spray
- Mix sausage by hand with the almond flour, coconut flour and flax seed
- Divide sausage mix into 12 pieces and press into the muffin tins on bottom as well as up the sides into small cup shapes
- Crack an egg into each and sprinkle salt and pepper
- Bake 25 minutes or until sausage is fully cooked (160* with a meat thermometer).
- Once cooled store in airtight container in refridgerator.
Notes: My microwave likes one minute, and I keep my muffin whole, I have friends who have tried and their machines like 30 seconds and some like to cut their muffin in half for more uniform reheat. You will need to find your happy microwave time through trial and error. But remember, you can always add more time-over microwaving is yucky!