These are the perfect breakfast item when hosting a brunch or breakfast. They are packed full of protein and something that can be popped in the oven so you can actually entertain your guests. I recently made these when having my cousins over for a quick breakfast. I wanted something substantial but that didn't require a lot of time in the kitchen like pancakes or french toast, these were the perfect solution. I was surprised by how flavorful, filling and best of all healthy they were. They would make a great choice for new years day breakfast or brunch.
Broccoli and Cheese Mini Egg Omelets
Makes 12 muffins/servings
Ingredients:4 cups broccoli florets
5 whole eggs
1 ½ cup egg whites
½ cup reduced fat cheddar
1/4 cup good grated cheese like pecorino romano
1 tbs olive oil
salt and fresh pepper
Preheat oven to 350°. Steam broccoli with a little water for about 6-7 minutes, or microwave.
When broccoli is cooked, mash into smaller pieces and add olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.
Spray cupcake tin with cooking spray and spoon broccoli mixture evenly into 12 tins.
In a medium bowl, beat egg whites, eggs, grated cheese, salt and pepper. Pour into the greased tins over broccoli until a little more than 3/4 full. Top with grated cheddar and bake in the oven until cooked, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately. Wrap any leftovers in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator to enjoy during the week.