Paleo Baked Egg Cups with Tomatoes, Spinach, and Prosciutto
The beauty of these baked egg cups is that they are very simple to put together and they don’t require an exact ingredient list. Once you have the essentials you can experiment with whatever you have around the house, making every breakfast with these cups different and fun.
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C, or gas mark 4). In a skillet over medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Add the chopped spinach, cherry tomatoes, and garlic and stir. Continue to sauté the spinach and tomatoes until the spinach has wilted down and the tomatoes are soft, about 1 to 2 minutes. Line each of 4 ramekins with 1 slice prosciutto. Divide the spinach and tomato mixture equally among the ramekins and then top each with a dollop of pesto. Finally, crack an egg into each. Season the tops with a little sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, until egg yolk has set. Serve with an additional dollop of pesto or freshly chopped basil. These are best enjoyed the day you make them, but they can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, and reheated the next day.
Makes 4 servings
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coconut oil or ghee
- 2 cups (60 g) spinach leaves, chopped
- 1⁄3 cup (50 g) cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 4 slices prosciutto
- 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 ml) Spinach Basil Walnut Pesto (recipe follows), plus more for serving
- 4 pasture-raised eggs
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Chopped basil, for serving (optional)
About the Author
Heather Connell is the author of the popular food and lifestyle blog, Multiply Delicious. As a mother of twin daughters and a passionate home chef, Heather spends each day focusing on providing her family and her blog followers with great recipes made from the very best ingredients. www.multiplydelicious.com
Julia Maranan is an award-winning health writer. Formerly an editor for Natural Health magazine, Julia has written hundreds of articles for publications such as body + soul, Shape, Fit Pregnancy, Family Circle, and Dr. Andrew Weil’s self-healing newsletters.
Heather Connell, R.H.N.C., is a busy mom to twin daughters and the creator and voice of Multiply Delicious, a blog where she shares her passion for Paleo cooking and baking. She is also the author of Paleo Sweets and Treats (Fair Winds Press, 2013). Heather discovered Paleo after suffering health issues of her own. Just by following the Paleo diet, she regained her health and hasn’t looked back since. She is now a certified holistic nutrionist and is committed to educating others on how Paleo can help them live a healthier lifestyle. She enjoys using the knowledge she has gained inside and outside the kitchen to help families inorporate the Paleo lifestyle successfully into their lives.
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