Egg Cupcakes

One of the best things that ever happened to us before we went Primal was to get married and therefore register for wedding gifts.  I was really particular about what we registered for and now it is really paying off in the kitchen!  It’s a lot of fun to cook and use your kitchen when you have great, high quality, reliable tools to work with.  This is going to be like one big thank you note.

I made Primal Cupcakes that were inspired by this Everyday Paleo post.  I have tried the original recipe as well as a few other variations, but Oatmeal and I found our very favorite version this weekend and wanted to share!

For my primal cupcake ingredients, I used:

  • 14 omega-3 enriched eggs (1 egg makes about 1.5 cupcakes)
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/2 of a bunch of asparagus
  • 1 green zucchini
  • handful of mushrooms
  • big handful of spinach
  • bacon (as much or as little as you like)

Wedding Gift Appreciation #1:  My chica Jordan, who gave me those clear mixing bowls.  When I got that heavy box from the Fedex guy and saw that it was 10 glass mixing bowls (that I didn’t register for) I thought she must be insane.  Little did I know she was indeed the wise one… I use those freaking bowls every single day!

You’ll first want to designate a bacon-maker.  In my case, I gave Oatmeal this duty.  He prefers to do it outside on our grill so that it doesn’t make our entire house smell of bacon.  I think that’s a pretty smart idea.

Wedding Gift Appreciation #2: Our awesome Weber grill, purchased with a Home Depot gift card given to us by Oatmeal’s friend, Steve.

Oatmeal is very helpful, don’t you agree?  You know who isn’t so helpful….

While Oatmeal made the bacon, I cut the jalapeno, green onion, zucchini, and mushrooms into large chunks, and put those pieces into my food processor.  I diced it up until the veggies were in small pieces (see below) and then dumped it into my eggs. 

Wedding Gift Appreciation #3: Thanks to my dad and stepmom for getting us this food processor, which some people told us we’d never use.  I use it 2-3 times a week and it is a major time-saver when I don’t want to chop!

Once the “chunky” ingredients have been added, I put the spinach into the food processor and added that as well.  

Wedding Gift Appreciation #4: The white/yellow dish towel on the table, thanks to Mrs. Lynda Steed.  Lovely touch of color in my rustic blue/gray kitchen!

Once this was done, Oatmeal came inside with all of our warm, crispy bacon and into the food processor it went.  We added it and mixed it all up.

I found a pretty handy way of spooning your egg mixture into your muffin tin.  Use a measuring cup (1/4 cup works perfect for me) and scoop it in!  Make sure you grease your muffin sheet with olive or coconut oil first. 


Wedding Gift Appreciation #4: The muffin sheet was bought with a Williams Sonoma gift card.  Many, many people gave us giftcards, and Lola cherished each and every single one!  And #5: My aunt Sylvia sent me the handy measuring cups and spoons that I also use on a daily basis and love because of their durability!

Finally, I baked them at 350 for 20 minutes, and then pulled them out when the tops of the muffins looked solid and the eggs no longer looked runny.

Hey, it’s Lola!  Wearing the apron that her love Megan bought for her wedding!  How stylish is that!

And the cupcakes are complete!  Let them cool, scoop them out (they should come out easily due to the oil and also the bacon grease), and enjoy!

These are best warm (in my opinion) and served with salsa and avocado.  Oatmeal grabs a few out of the fridge each morning, nukes them in the microwave for a few minutes and wraps them in paper towels so that he can eat them in the car. 

Refrigeration Tip:  Store in an airtight plastic container and line with paper towels.  These guys will have a lot of moisture, even if you cool them off before storing.  The paper towels will catch a lot of it and keep your cupcakes from getting soggy!  We typically make these on Sunday evening and are still munching on them until Thursday.

Enjoy, and don’t forget the original post on Everyday Paleo in case you have further questions!

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