SCRAMBLED EGG MUFFIN

 

DSCF8431The Farmers Market starts in 10 days so I have been busy testing out new recipes. The one vendor who sells freshly cooked egg sandwiches will not be attending this summer, which is a shame as I love her breakfast snacks. I was on a mission to find a possible recipe that could fill the missing egg sandwich void. I wanted the product to revolve around my brothers new goat cheese cheddar, hmmm so tasty!  I tried a bacon, maple, cheddar biscuit. Sounds yummy right? Well it looked great but I was not a fan, it was dense and heavy. I tested a cheddar, onion, herb scone. It was very good but was missing that egg breakfast idea I wanted so badly. Finally I found the perfect recipe from Food52  ; Scrambled Egg Muffins. If you dont follow this site, stop what you are doing right now and sign up for their newsletter and follow their blog. The site has amazing recipes and a wonderful online store. I was drawn to this recipe for two reasons; you fold scrambled eggs into the batter-cool, and the roasted corn ingredient. The latter reminds me of my mothers famous quiche that she makes with corn. I made some minor changes to the recipe that I think work really well with the flavour combinations.

Scrambled Egg Muffin

(adapted from Food52)

Makes 12 muffins

Heat oven to 400

– line muffin pan with paper liners/I use these brown tulip liners that look great

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Ingredients

1/2 cup butter (divided)

1 cup fresh or frozen corn

1 1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp sugar plus 1/2 tab sugar

4oz ham – cut into small cubes ( 1 cup )

2 tab maple syrup

6 eggs (divided)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cornmeal

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp smoked paprika- Plus 1/4 tsp (topping)

1 tsp dried onion flakes

1 tsp black pepper

2 cups goats cheese cheddar -Plus 1/4 cup for topping I used C’estbon

2/3 cup red sweet pepper  (cut into small cubes)

1 cup cream (18% or more)

 

Directions

1) melt 1 tab of butter in frying pan and add corn and 1/2 tsp of sugar, cook until brown: remove and place in medium small bowl

2) melt 1 tab of butter in frying pan and add ham, cook until begins to brown and add red pepper, cook for 2min and then add maple syrup; cook until glazed: remove and add to corn

3) melt 2 tab of butter in frying pan and scramble 4 eggs; cook until barely cooked through: remove and place in small bowl

4) in another small bowl add flour, cornmeal, 1/2 tab sugar, 1 tsp salt, baking powder, baking soda, cayenne pepper, paprika, onion flakes, black pepper- and whisk until blended

5) in a small bowl add cream, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup melted butter(cooled)- stir until combined

6) mix dry and wet ingredients together until combined

7) add corn, pepper, ham mixture to above and mix until combined

8) fold the scrambled eggs into the batter

9) scoop into prepared muffin cups top with grated cheese and smoked paprika and bake for 15-18min or till toothpick comes out clean

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Best right out of oven but also good re-heated in toaster oven or microwave. I kow this because the next day I heated a muffin in microwave for 30secods and gave it to my hubby to test. He loved it BUT then proceeded to eat 2 more muffins cold. (he likes anything cold-he is odd that way)

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I thought these were the perfect blend of all your super breakfast elements. Protein, vegetables, dairy, and grains. All the basics are covered! I love anything sweet for breakfast. I can eat cake, pie, scones, muffins and I have even been known to enjoy chocolate in the morning (OK dont judge me) Saying that I would switch my morning sweet for this savoury muffin any day. The wonderful thing about this recipe is it is so versatile. You can switch up the vegetables, maybe broccoli or spinach could replace the corn. If you wanted a more intense flavour adding some fresh herbs like thyme, sage or basil could be a great addition. Also the cheese is fair game, I am seeing a Gouda, caramelized onions combo in my near future. What ever you choose to do with this recipe I know you wont be dissapointed. Love to hear from you, let me know how you made the scrambled egg muffin your own.

 

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