Broccolini Breakfast Muffins

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One word: YUMMY!  I love these savory breakfast muffins!  They are super easy to throw together, are super healthy, and are absolutely scrumptious!

There’s plenty of veggies in these guys, such as onion, garlic, shallots, arugula,… but the one I’m going to touch on here is broccolini!  Broccolini is a type of broccoli that has a little bit of a sweeter taste than regular broccoli.  Don’t let that make you think it doesn’t still share all of the health benefits of broccoli though!

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Broccolini is high in folate, vitamin C, Beta-carotene, and potassium.  Because of this, it has the following health benefits:

  • Slows down/prevents the thickening of artery walls making it excellent for fighting against heart disease.
  • Aids in prevention of certain cancers.
  • Excellent for boosting the immune system.
  • Helps prevent macular degeneration.
  • Encourages skin repair from sun damage and other environmental toxins.
  • Helps to maintain a healthy nervous system.

So, those are just a few of the reasons why I love broccolini!  It’s definitely a veggie you want to be adding to your diet regularly, and these breakfast muffins provide a great way to do that!

BROCCOLINI BREAKFAST MUFFINS

Ingredients (makes 9-10 muffins):

  • 2 cups chopped broccolini
  • 2 cups chopped arugula
  • 1 chopped red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 chopped shallot
  • 7 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. Olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

1.) Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a muffin tin with olive oil.

2.) Heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add the onion and shallots.  Cook for 3 minutes.  Add the broccolini and garlic cloves.  Cook for 3 minutes.  Add the arugula and cook until completely wilted.

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3.) To the side, stir together the egg whites, the grated cheese, the eggs, and a bit of salt.

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4.) Distribute the veggie mixture evenly between cups in a muffin tin.  Portion out the egg mixture into each of the broccolini mixture-filled tins, and place the muffins in the oven.

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5.) Bake the muffins for about twenty minutes, and serve them immediately.

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See?  Super simple, and SO yummy!  Enjoy! 🙂