Looking for Paleo Breakfast Ideas
Raise your hand if you love bacon and eggs as much as I do! There really is nothing better than bacon and eggs in the morning- the classic smell of bacon as it’s cooking, the crack and sizzle of a fresh egg when it goes into the frying pan…it’s all is just too perfect to resist! This recipe is going to show you how to take that classic breakfast and turn it into something portable and paleo!
This recipe was actually one of my first ‘inventions’ when I began eating paleo and still one of the best. As I always eat breakfast on the run, I needed something portable but I still wanted my morning bacon and eggs! The downfall to loving bacon and eggs for breakfast is that it is only really transportable if you put it on top of something- aka a bacon and egg sandwich. When on a Paleo diet, grains and processed foods are off limits. Goodbye processed bread/bagels that use to carry my bacon and eggs so conveniently….
Paleo Bacon and Egg Muffins
So what to do? Well, I’ll tell you! Get out a muffin tray and get ready to make some easy bacon and eggs that will change your paleo breakfast ways! Baking anything in a muffin tray is a fantastic way to give a food a perfect, uniform shape that is convenient and easy to carry. So let’s make bacon and eggs in a muffin tray! Perfect!
By wrapping the bacon around each cup of the muffin tray, you create a nice little holder for the eggs to get cracked into (also the most mouthwatering muffin wrapper that I’ve ever seen…). When the eggs bake inside the muffin cup, they will seal themselves to the bacon giving you a wonderful little breakfast food that you can pick up with your hands, pack in your lunch box, or pop into your mouth in one bite. Could this get any easier?!? And guess what? No bread or grains or processed foods! 100% paleo!
Healthy Paleo Eggs
Now that you have the idea down and are probably getting ingredients out to make these little beauties, I have to tell you about the benefits of getting farm fresh eggs rather than just standard grocery store eggs. While eggs at the grocery store are okay (better than no eggs at all!), many of them come from chickens that live in cages and eat terrible diets. Those eggs are not nearly as nutritious or delicious as eggs that you can get from a local farm. When you’re already trying super hard to stick to a paleo diet, why not go the extra step and get some better (and totally more tasty) eggs?
Pasture raised eggs are a better source of vitamin A, E and D than standard eggs found in most grocery stores. Several studies have shown that eggs from happy, free range chickens contain less cholesterol, less saturated fats, and more Omega-3 fatty acids. And the total seller is the taste of an egg right off the farm. If you have never tried one, I insist you do! Just crack open an egg from a free range, farm raised chicken and you will immediately notice the bright orange yolk. That egg will also taste creamier, have more flavor and just…be…better! Try it, you’ll see!
So you have your eggs (straight from the farm if you are lucky!) and your bacon ready to go, now go make some paleo muffins! Pack a few of them to eat on your morning commute and you will be eating a super satisfying breakfast that is easy and 100% paleo. I am telling you, this recipe is going to change your morning for the better.
More Simple Paleo Recipes
Hope you Enjoy! =)
- 12 strips bacon
- 12 whole eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400(F) degrees and prepare a muffin pan with non-stick spray. Wrap one piece of bacon around the edge of each muffin cup then crack one egg into the middle of each.
- Sprinkle with salt + pepper to taste then bake for about 15 to 17 minutes or until the yolks are fully cooked. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.