Monday, November 7, 2016

Grab N Go Breakfast Cups

Sorry that I have been M.I.A with my city's team--The Chicago Cubs--winning the World Series 2016 and putting The Curse of the Goat to rest after 108 year drought! Some things take priority!  



That said, I certainly did not miss noticing a few fantastic recipes for those of us always on the go and rushing to our next event...like all-night celebrations! Nothing worse than waking up late for work, or class (as it was for 5 million Cubs fans the morning after);and, fending for food with your eyes glazed over and a pounding headache. 

 


Was it worth every moment of stress? Of course it was--but the next day could have been so much better with a few of these incredible Grab and Go Breakfast Cups in my fridge...we could have headed to work, or class, tired but satisfied.

No worries! The 2016 Presidential Election is tomorrow--this might be as good of a time to prep as any given the late night most of us will have this week! 

Keep these simple mini-meals for 3-5 days in your fridge (20 second microwave) or freeze them up to 3 months instead (30 second microwave)!  


(Adapted from Better Homes & Garden One Pan Recipes magazine recipe 'Upside Down Waffle and Egg Cups')

Grab 'N Go Breakfast Cups

Equipment:
One 12-muffin cups baking sheet
PAM Spray

Ingredients:
12 Frozen Mini-Waffles, toasted
Maple syrup

6 eggs, lightly beaten (I used egg whites for 1-2 eggs)
3 Tbls milk
2 Tbls parmesan (optional)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt



Filling:
11/2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
6-8 Sausage Breakfast links, seared and sliced
2 green onions, thinly sliced


Instructions:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Preheat oven to 375F degrees
3. Spray muffin cups with PAM, toast waffles and sear sausages.



4. Place a single mini-waffle in the bottom of each muffin cup.
5. Divide the shredded cheese across all 12 muffin tins.
6. Add sausage and green onions.



7. Lightly beat eggs, parmesan, salt and pepper, and fill each muffin tin 75% to rim.





8. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
9. Allow to cool before removing from tin and drizzling with maple syrup...or not!
 

9. Of note, the mini-waffles tend to get absorbed into the egg mixture, and really are not visible once the muffins are baked...so, I stuck one on top just before eating to demonstrate what should have happened!


 10. These were gone in 24 hours. The next morning, and 20 seconds later, my stomach was happy out the door!