Breakfast Egg Muffins

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If you are anything like me when working, you tend to skip breakfast most mornings in an attempt to hurry out the door for the day. I go through phases of being good and making smoothies, and they fall off the wagon when I neglect to prep one week.  I found a fantastic idea on Pinterest: egg muffins.  They can be made with whatever ingredient you like to put in a scramble or omelet.  I opted to go traditional on my first attempt and when for bell pepper, ham and cheese.  A new option for breakfast on the go!

Yummy breakfast egg muffins recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup of chopped ham
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • salt & pepper

Ham, cheese & bell pepper egg muffins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a small skillet in cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.  Add the bell peppers and onions.  Sauté for a couple minutes until slightly softened.

Yummy breakfast egg muffins

Add ham to the pan.  Continue sautéing for a few more minutes until ham is slightly browned and vegetables are softened to desired consistency.

Ham, bell pepper & cheese protein breakfast egg muffins

In a small bowl, whisk eggs with salt and pepper.

Breakfast egg muffins

You can also add the milk at this time if desired.

Ham, bell pepper & cheese egg muffins

Add the ham and veggies mixture to the eggs along with the shredded cheese.  Stir together.

Ham, bell pepper & cheese breakfast egg muffins

Coat the muffin tin with cooking spray.  Pour the egg mixture into each muffin, filling it about 3/4 of the way full.  These will expand as they cook so make sure ot not overfill each egg muffin. Top with a little more cheese if desired.

Ham, cheese & bell pepper breakfast egg muffins

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Use a toothpick to make sure the egg muffins are solid throughout.  Remove from the tin and enjoy!  I wrapped them individually in foil and took them to work as a great healthy way to start the day.

Breakfast egg muffins recipe


Easy Crockpot Apple Butter Recipe

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Have you ever walked into the kitchen while someone is cooking apple butter or applesauce?  It is heavenly!  When my sister brought me a big box of apples from the family farm, I knew right away that I wanted to make a simple apple butter in my crockpot.  Apples are naturally sweet, so all you will need for this recipe is a lot of apples, cinnamon and some water.  Seriously, it is that simple.

Slow cooker apple butter recipe, a taste of fall

Pealing and cutting apples is made easy of you own an apple pealer.  They are really affordable, this one that I use, the VICTORIO Apple Pealer, was under $20 and well worth it!  It peals, cores and spiral slices the apples in one quick twist of the handle.

Apple Butter

Once your apples are all prepared, toss them into a crockpot.

Slow cooker apple butter recipe

Next add a 1/4 cup of water and sprinkle with a generous covering of cinnamon.  Turn the crockpot on low and cook for 2 hours.

Making apple butter

Grab your hand blender, (I use my Cuisinart Immersion Hand Blender) and puree the apples.  What you have now is delicious applesauce.

Apple butter crockpot recipe

Cover and continue cooking for another 6 hours or until reduced to about half the volume in the crockpot.

Fall apple butter recipe in the crockpot

You can enjoy immediately or can to enjoy later.  I opted to can our since it made enough slowly eat over toast throughout the year.  An easy way to love the taste of fall!

Fall apple butter recipe