In my attempts to raise little cave kids, I’ve been making a ton of savory grain-free muffins lately. This morning, Little-O requested cheesy egg muffins but “no meat or vegetables because I don’t like them.” Le sigh. (Psst! This recipe is primal because it contains dairy.)
Since I knew egg muffins with no fillings would probably collapse upon themselves, I searched the interwebs for cheesy egg muffin recipes with some heft. I found a really tasty looking recipe on Cheeseslave for bacon, egg, & cheese muffins with coconut flour. Since my little bugger requested no meat, I modified the recipe a little by omitting the bacon(!), subbing in Greek yogurt for the bacon grease (I know it’s not EVEN the same), adding an extra egg, and decreasing the oven temperature a little. My version turned out pretty good and they LOOKED like muffins, too. So much so that Little-O actually ate one!
Here’s what I assembled to make 6 muffins:
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons of full fat Greek yogurt
- Kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup of shredded Cheddar cheese
- Freshly ground black pepper
Here’s how I made them:
I preheated the oven to 375 F.
I put the eggs, yogurt, and a dash of salt into a medium sized bowl and whisked it all until blended.
I added the coconut flour and baking powder and mixed the batter until it was smooth.
Lastly, I put in the cheese and some freshly ground pepper and stirred that together.
I divvied up the batter into paper cupcake liners that I’d painted with melted coconut oil. What a pain in the ass. I ordered some silicone baking cups on Amazon as soon as I finished so I never have to grease cupcake liners again!
I popped the tray in the oven for approximately 20 minutes, rotating the tray halfway though the cooking time. (The tops of the muffins should spring back when you poke them with your finger.)
I took the muffins out and let them cool on a cooking rack for about 10 minutes.
Pretty tasty. Big O complained that they were drier than the mini frittata muffins but I liked that these are more muffin-y. You can’t get the carb addict out of the girl…
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