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Flourless Spinach and Tomato Egg Muffins and A Photo Tip

by Spicie Foodie on September 25, 2013

Flourless Spinach and Tomato Egg Muffins Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #spinach #tomato #eggs #muffins #glutenfree

A couple days ago I promised to share with you how I used the orange tomatoes, all but one were roasted. The remaining one was cooked in these flourless egg muffins. The muffins are delicious and make a very convenient breakfast. In fact they can be prepared the night before or made in large quantities to last the whole week. Plus if you have members in the family with gluten allergy or blood sugar problems, they too can enjoy this protein packed meal.

Flourless Spinach and Tomato Egg Muffins Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #spinach #tomato #eggs #muffins #glutenfree

I’m not much of a morning person, and getting up to cook is not something I’m always in the mood for. I love making these egg muffins the night before so the following morning I don’t have to stumble into the kitchen, while half asleep, and figure out what breakfast will be. I simply pop them in the microwave for a minute and breakfast is ready. On days when I have to rush out the door this convenience is greatly appreciated.

Flourless Spinach and Tomato Egg Muffins Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #spinach #tomato #eggs #muffins #glutenfree

These muffins aren’t really muffins, I like to call them that because they’re made in a muffin pan and look like little muffins. What they are is a nutritious meal that will satisfy your taste buds and keep you full until lunchtime. The ingredients don’t include starches, processed wheat or sugars, and so you won’t have to worry about a blood sugar spike. Paired with some fruit, a tea or coffee and the occasional 100% juice, this is a very healthy way to start the day.

Flourless Spinach and Tomato Egg Muffins Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #spinach #tomato #eggs #muffins #glutenfree

5.0 from 2 reviews
Flourless Spinach and Tomato Egg Muffins
 
These little flourless egg muffins are a great make-ahead breakfast or a quick meal for any day of the week.
Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack, Vegetarian
Cuisine: International, Vegetarian,
Ingredients
  • 3 medium egg
  • 1 small handful defrosted or fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 medium orange plum tomato or any variety of choice
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of cayenne or chili pepper, optional
  • butter for muffin pan
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 175C or 345F, and rub a little butter on the muffin pan. Squeeze out as much water as possible from the defrosted spinach. Slice the tomato in half, scoop out all of the seeds, and slice into small pieces. In a bowl combine the eggs, spinach, diced tomato, sea salt and cayenne. Lightly beat until well combined, pour equal amounts into each muffin mould compartment. Place in center of oven and bake until set. I baked mine for 12 minutes but I suggest checking on them after 8 and until they have cooked to desired doneness. Allow to cool slightly before serving or completely if refrigerating.
Notes
These amounts make 4 small muffins. Feel free to double or triple as needed.


The amounts and ingredients can all vary depending on what you have on hand. Be creative and include your favorite ingredients.

 

Flourless Spinach and Tomato Egg Muffins Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #spinach #tomato #eggs #muffins #glutenfree

The best thing about these little flourless egg muffins is that you can use any ingredients and seasonings your heart desires. Sometimes I like to add either bacon or lean turkey deli meat; other times it’s cheese, mushrooms, peppers or even potatoes. The possibilities are endless.

Flourless Spinach and Tomato Egg Muffins Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #spinach #tomato #eggs #muffins #glutenfree

Now for my photo tip. If you make these or any other egg dish and want to photograph them for your blog, always do so straight after cooking. The longer they sit the more unappetizing they’ll look. Particularly these egg muffins, if you wait too long they become wrinkled and deflated — not pretty at all. I took them straight from the oven and onto the plate to shoot immediately.

 

Well, there you have it.:) I hope you are having a wonderful week and don’t forget to sign up to this month’s YBR roundup.

 

 

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{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa September 25, 2013 at 10:09 AM

A wonderful breakfast/brunch treat! Those healthy muffins look delicious.

Great tip. Yes, some things need to be photographed straight away…

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Thanks Rosa!

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3 Monique September 25, 2013 at 3:07 PM

They look great..I like to bake in the morning..but after I have had my little relaxed bites for breakfast with my green tea,,not get up and cook breakfast:) There are 2 of us and lightish eaters so no fuss..these would be good..plus the protein of the eggs.. to keep you going..
Your tip is perfect..Ice cream too..says she as she watched her ice cream melt before her eyes while shooting:)

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4 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Yes, I can imagine how difficult it is to photograph ice cream.

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5 claudia lamascolo September 25, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Outstanding photos and you know I just want to take a bite out of everything you make even the raw photos are gorgeous!

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6 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Thanks so much Claudia!

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7 Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) September 25, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Yum! My fiancée and I used to make these a lot, but we only ever used broccoli/spinach + cheese. I love the idea of getting some tomatoes in there, too. Especially those beautiful orange tomatoes!

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8 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

I love the idea of using broccoli and cheese — thanks, I’m going to give it a try next time.

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9 Laura (Tutti Dolci) September 25, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Egg muffins make such a great breakfast! Great tip – I agree that some food looks most appetizing right out of the oven or pan ;).

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10 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Thanks Laura!

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11 Angie@Angie's Recipes September 25, 2013 at 7:45 PM

They are great for a protein rich dinner too!

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12 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Yes, they’d be great for dinner too.

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13 john@kitchenriffs September 25, 2013 at 11:58 PM

I like these “muffins!” I’d probably make them for dinner – I might be less of a morning person than you when it comes to food first thing in the day! And you’re so right that some foods need to be photographed immediately or you lose the moment. Ice cream out of the freezer for more than a few minutes? Nice puddles! ;-)

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14 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

I don’t like to cook in the morning, but eating is another matter.:)

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15 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) September 25, 2013 at 11:58 PM

So pretty! I love making egg muffins at the beginning of the week for a quick breakfast :)

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16 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM

They are great for saving time, aren’t they?:)

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17 yummychunklet September 26, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Creative idea!

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18 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Thanks!

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19 THe Travelling Chopsticks September 26, 2013 at 1:56 AM

Nancy – they look amazing!! I’m always looking for flourless breakfast alternatives and these bad boys hit the nail on the head! Once my kitchen stuff arrives from Mexico, I will definitely be making these! I have pinned it for later ;)

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20 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM

I hope your shipment arrives soon!

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21 Joanne T Ferguson September 26, 2013 at 2:18 AM

G’day and YUM re the eggs Nancy, true!
Great photo tip and think we all have experienced that with lighting and what works right after cooking or baking…I learned trying to photograph something that was right out of the oven with icing sugar! lol At least I can laugh as after I did…I knew…was not getting that shot and had to re-do! :)
Cheers! Joanne

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22 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Hehe, I think we’ve all made that mistake, Joanne!:) Thanks

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23 mjskit September 26, 2013 at 5:49 AM

What a great little breakfast! I can see making this with some green chile. :) Great idea to make them the night before. I have the same problem of not feeling like cooking or actually eating until I’ve been up a while. By the time I’m ready to eat, the husband is starving. :) I discovered that tip about egg dishes last year when I was preparing from my quiche post. It’s really gorgeous when it first comes out of the oven, but give it 15 minutes, and overnight – forget it.

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24 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 4:03 PM

YES, to green chile version.:)

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25 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen September 26, 2013 at 8:21 AM

These are right up my alley!

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26 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Thanks Sylvie!

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27 Ash-foodfashionparty September 26, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Oh, these would be so good as lunch for kids too. Loving the idea and your tip. Cannot agree more, some dishes just can’t wait.

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28 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Absolutely, and perfect for the lunch box since they won’t fall apart. Thanks Ash:)

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29 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz September 26, 2013 at 7:39 PM

I a mo not much of a kitchen person in the am either. These look just lovely and I have made similar ones for brunches. The are tasty and filling for sure.

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30 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Yes they are, thanks Evelyne!:)

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31 Yelena September 27, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Great idea for breakfast Nancy, I just need to remember about it in the morning-)))

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32 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Lol:)

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33 Juliana September 27, 2013 at 3:19 AM

These muffins sound and look great Nancy, especially for people that are watching their carb intake…
Hope you are having a fantastic week :D

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34 Spicie Foodie September 27, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Yes, I forgot to mention that too. THanks and have a fab weekend!:)

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35 Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today September 27, 2013 at 7:40 PM

I am a morning person myself (or I think I am) and this is something I’ll enjoy with my coffee :)

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36 Spicie Foodie September 30, 2013 at 4:15 PM

That’s why you always have such great breakfast recipes on your blog.:)

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37 Ramona September 27, 2013 at 11:07 PM

These muffins are wonderful… I love that they are flourless… makes me feel like I can eat twice as much. :)

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38 Spicie Foodie September 30, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Yes, I think you could Ramona.;)

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39 Sandra September 30, 2013 at 12:12 AM

With holiday season right around the corner, I need a stash of these in the freezer.

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40 Spicie Foodie September 30, 2013 at 4:18 PM

That’s a great idea Sandra!

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