Breakfast has to be my absolute favourite meal of the day. There are so many versatile healthy options out there; whether that be overnight oats, banana pancakes, poached eggs, smoothies… the list is endless.
However, it wasn’t always that way for me and there were days when my go to meal to start the day would be a bowl of chocolate coated puffed rice and milk. I also fell into the trap of munching on the delicious shop brought granola during my first pregnancy, fooling myself into the mindset that it was good for me. Naturally I hadn’t checked out the sugar content because I’m pretty certain that the vast quantity I consumed daily is largely responsible for the vast amount of weight I put on.
Any way fast forward a few years and I don’t go near the stuff now; although I won’t lie I do occasionally enjoy a bowl of coco-pops with my daughter when we have them in the house, because lets face it life is too short to totally deny yourself a sugar-coated treat once in a while. I am now just more mindful of the amount I eat.
These breakfast muffins are my absolute favourite though. They are simple to make; so delicious and keep my energy levels up until lunch time. They can be cooked to your liking if you prefer a softer yolk; I tend to cover with tin foil and if you prefer a harder yolk and like the ham to crisp up just leave the foil off and leave to rest in the oven for a further 10 minutes after the cooking time.
Preset the oven the 180°C
Lightly grease a muffin tray with a little coconut oil or olive oil
4 Large free range eggs
4 tablespoons of soft cheese
A large handful of freshly washed spinach leavaes
8 slices of free range thin sliced ham/ bacon works just as well with the fat removed but thin cut ham is easier to mould into the muffin trays.
- Place a slice of ham in the base of each muffin tray and layer with spinach.
- Spoon 1 tablespoon of soft cheese into the centre
- Crack one egg into each and place one slice of ham over the top
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the whites are cooked.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool just slightly before removing with a metal spoon.
- Serve hot and eat immediately.