Spicy Baked Egg Muffins

Spicy Baked Egg Muffins

Another weekend, another delicious breakfast idea from Mollie Katzen's gorgeous and original breakfast cookbook, the Mollie Katzens Sunlight Café. These baked egg and ricotta cheese muffins are loaded with good proteins and other nutrients to get you started on the day, and, with the addition of cayenne and jalapeño peppers, they pack the spicy flavour that I like for kicking off just about anything. Once they cool down a little, they also make portable little snacks. Make sure you use whole milk ricotta.


Spicy Baked Egg MuffinsSpicy Baked Egg Muffins
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Adapted from Mollie Katzen's Sunlight Café
Published on June 3, 2007

Delicious, colorful and spicy baked egg muffins — great for breakfast or as a snack

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Ingredients:
  • cornmeal
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 green onions, white and green parts, sliced
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large jalapeño, minced
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • fresh grated Monterey Jack cheese
Instructions:
  • Preheat an oven to 350°. Grease 8 cups of a standard (2 1/2-inch diameter) muffin tray with butter. Put the tray in the preheated oven for a minute to melt the butter. Remove, and spoon a little cornmeal into each greased cup, just enough to cover the bottom.

  • Pour the eggs, ricotta cheese, cayenne and salt into a blender and beat until smooth. Stir in the green onions, tomatoes, jalapeño and plenty of fresh ground black pepper.

  • Pour the egg mixture into each muffin cup, filling them right to the rim. Bake in the center of the oven for 10 minutes, then remove and sprinkle on a little of the grated Monterey Jack cheese on each muffin. Return to the oven and bake for about 12 more minutes, or until the puffed-up tops are just starting to turn golden and are slightly firm to the touch.

  • Remove the tray from the oven and let cool for five minutes. Run a knife around the edges to loosen, and lift or invert each muffin onto a plate.

  • Serve hot, warm or at room temperature by themselves, or with hot pepper sauce, salsa, yogurt or sour cream.

Makes 8 egg muffins
Spicy Baked Egg Muffins

8 comments:

Lucy said...

Lisa, how great it is to have found your blog! Lovely photos; beautiful food.

The best thing about Jenn's Foodie Blogroll is finding others with like minds. Will be back.

Fergy said...

Gonna try Mon am.

I can tell it will be good.
Thanks

Lisa said...

Lucy;

Thank you for your kind words. We are all much indebted to Jenn for her foodie blogroll creation. I look forward to your future contributions to the foodosphere.

Lisa said...

Fergy;

The greatest reward for my efforts here are when folks try my recipes.

Thanks for your loyal readership.

trupti said...

Those look so delectable! Thanks for your entry!

:)

trupti

Mandira said...

this looks delicious, so colorful and a delicious item for brunch with friends!

Roopa said...

spicy muffins looks so delicious and perfect for breakfast.

TBC said...

Hey Lisa,
I saw these here the other day and made something similar after modifying it a little bit. I hope you don't mind if I post my version. Thanks for the inspiration.:-)