Butternut Egg “Muffins” (Paleo)

I envy people who are able to make and leisurely eat egg muffins.

You see, my dad buys about 3 dozen eggs a week and goes through a good chunk of them on his own. Since he only eats them raw, he thinks it’s a waste of egg to cook them.

Therefore, I can hardly use a dozen eggs to make a dozen (or less) egg muffins.

Instead, I needed to find a way to stuff them up with something else. And butternut squash was the solution!

Paleo Butternut Egg “Muffins”

Paleo Butternut Egg “Muffins” 

Ingredients:

*1/2 cup butternut squash (pureed and completely cooled)

1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped

1/4 cup cooked ham, sausage, or bacon, chopped/crumbed into fine pieces

2 tbsp coconut flour

2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk

1 organic, cage free egg

1/2 tbsp dried chives

1/2 tsp garlic powder (optional)

1/4 tsp baking powder

salt and pepper, to taste

*To make puree, slice the butternut squash in half long ways and place face-down (peel side up) on a foil-lined baking pan. Roast in the oven at 425 degrees for 45 minutes. Flip face-up and roast for 10 more minutes. Once cooled, scoop out squash flesh and blend in a food processor until smooth. 

Directions: 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Combine all the ingredients and pour into greased muffin tins. Bake for 27 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before taking out of tins. Makes 6 large “muffins.” If saving for later, store in the fridge.

Paleo Butternut Egg “Muffins”

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13 responses to this post.

  1. I am really considering going Paleo as a means of trying to manage some autoimmune issues. your blog is very encouraging! Thanks, Glyn

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    • Thank you! I’ve been doing a lot of research on the paleo lifestyle (I recommend reading Practical Paleo- very informative!). It’s definitely making me consider changing up my eating habits as well.
      Good luck!

      Reply

  2. Ooo, these look delicious. I would never have thought of using butternut squash instead of eggs.

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  3. My wife loves anything with butternut squash in it, so naturally, I’ll give this to her and see what she things. I’m sure it’ll end up cooked some day or another!

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  4. What a great idea! Both delicious and good for you. Doesn’t get much better. Thanks for posting

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  5. Reblogged this on food thoughts to share and commented:
    Thought this was quite ingenious

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  6. Posted by biggsis on January 9, 2014 at 6:35 am

    I love the idea of combining egg and butternut squash. Mmmm!

    Reply

  7. Love that these are gluten free and more veggies at breakfast time :) yum!

    Reply

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