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Turkey bacon, kale, and cheese egg muffins (gluten-free, dairy free)

These turkey bacon egg muffins are a perfect make-ahead breakfast option for busy school mornings. You can have a healthy breakfast on the table in 5 minutes, and they’re dairy free and gluten-free.

We’re definitely back into busy school morning mode around here. Let us rejoice the fact that we’ve made it a week without having to check in late at the office. Let’s see how long this lasts. Something that helps a ton: prepping as much as I can in advance. When I make dinner at night, I also take that time to pack lunches and snacks for the following day. Before we go to bed, I set out clothes (down to the socks and hair bows they’ll wear), water bottles, and backpacks, and make sure any paperwork or homework is in backpacks ready to go. For breakfast, things are as quick as possible around here. We do a lot of instant or baked oatmeal, omelets, breakfast cookies, pancakes or waffles that I make over the weekend and freeze, and hard-boiled eggs.

I wanted to switch up our egg game a bit, and instead of making the usual casserole, I thought I’d do some egg muffins. They’re a little “cuter” than a square cut out of a casserole dish (and let’s be real, kids are more likely to eat food if it’s a bit of a novelty or something cute/different) and the best part is that you can freeze these to easily reheat throughout the week.

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Just sauté the veggies and turkey bacon, mix up the eggs, combine, scoop, bake, done.

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If anything, you need to make these just for this aroma right here. There’s something pretty magical about garlic, turkey bacon, and onion.

Turkey bacon kale and cheese egg muffins

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give them a try! Feel free to customize with any veggies you like. My veggie friends could easily replace the turkey bacon with some Beyond Meat sausage and they would be bomb dot com. 

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Turkey bacon, kale, and cheese egg muffins (gluten-free, dairy free)

These turkey bacon egg muffins are a perfect make-ahead breakfast option for busy school mornings. You can have a healthy breakfast on the table in 5 minutes, and they’re dairy free and gluten-free.

  • Author: Gina Harney
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Ingredients

1/2 sweet onion, diced

3 cloves of garlic, minced

6 slices of turkey bacon (or one Beyond Meat sausage link)

2 cup kale of spinach (or 1 cup chopped, cooked broccoli)

Pinch of nutmeg

6 eggs

3 oz shredded cheese (I used almond cheese from Trader Joe’s)

1/4 cup almond milk

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoons flour (I used gluten-free baking blend)

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a standard muffin pan generously with nonstick spray.

In a large pan with a little olive oil, heat the onion, garlic, and turkey bacon until fragrant and the bacon (or sausage) is cooked. Wilt in the kale and season well with salt and pepper. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, nutmeg, cheese, almond milk, salt, baking powder, and flour. Whisk well, and then stir in the cheese and season with a little salt.

Add the turkey bacon mixture to the egg mixture and stir to combine.

Using an ice cream scoop, divide evenly into the 12 muffin pan spots.

Bake for about 20 minutes, until set and slightly golden. 

Allow to cool completely before freezing. To reheat from frozen, microwave for 30-40 seconds.

Note: I used an ice cream scoop to pour into the muffin pan and it made things way easier. You can use muffin liners, but I find that egg muffins stick more to these and are a pain to remove if you freeze them.

 

Tell me, friends: what’s your favorite breakfast for busy mornings?

xo

Gina

More of my favorite make-ahead breakfast options:

20 healthy on-the-go breakfasts

Breakfast burritos

Baked breakfast cookie for one

The OG breakfast cookie

Apple pie slow cooker oatmeal

Savory breakfast quinoa

Pumpkin oatmeal bake

Homemade Starbucks-style sous vide egg bites

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5 Comments

  1. Laurel Pell on August 15, 2019 at 10:15 am

    These look awesome! I will definitely be making these Sunday night for next week!

    • Fitnessista on August 15, 2019 at 3:58 pm

      please let me know what you think 🙂

  2. Kelli@Hungry Hobbh on August 15, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Yum!!!! I’ve never tried the almond cheese from Trader Joe’s is it good for many uses or really only in baked goods? So far it’s been a rough go of it trying to find a cheese substitute that was even worth cooking with much less using on something like pizza!

    • Fitnessista on August 15, 2019 at 3:58 pm

      yes! it’s great on omelets and pizza!

  3. Karen on August 15, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! I like the idea of these for lunch. Would these be ok to make and then keep in the fridge for a couple of days and take for lunch and eat cold? I’d prefer to heat them but my partner drives a bit for work and would only be able to eat them cold for his lunch.

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