Pepperoni Pizza Egg Muffins are low carb and gluten free. They make the perfect easy grab -n -go breakfast or make brinner, breakfast for dinner! Either way, it's so simple your teen can make them!
When I was asked to incorporate a theme into my writing for working with Silk milk this year as an ambassador I didn't realize how helpful this would be for our family. My inspiration began when it occurred to me that as the mom and the main cook in the family, I was just doing everything.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all on me and therefore making my kids very dependent on me. All. The. Time. Can you say frustrated? Yep. I have been doing so much that I rarely let my kids get in the kitchen and fend for themselves.
So last month I decided to pick a child each month to work on their kitchen skills with me and by the time this venture is complete over the next year they will have a repertoire of recipes they can easily make for themselves or the family when mom is gone. Las month I started with my 12 year old daughter and she made a no bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe which she and I and her daddy just loved!
This month I decided to take on the 15 year old who would rather never lift a finger in the kitchen and be waited on hand and foot. You've never probably met a reluctant teen who'd rather skip learning to cook right? Although this young man of mine is a boy scout and does know how to cook in the outdoors, in the kitchen he'd prefer to just let mom do all the work.
NOT today my friends, not today. He worked. And I think he liked it.
See that pic there? I see a small smirk on his face, could even be considered a grin, a happy grin right? Yeah that's what I'm going with.
He needs some work on whisking all ingredients together as you can see from the pic below.
Half were not mixed well and the other half were when he noticed all the tomato paste was in the bowl and not incorporated. We will be working on this skill again for sure. But at least we've started!
Maybe you're wondering how the idea of a pizza egg muffin came to be?
Simple. This child of mine eats pepperoni out of the package upon waking first thing in the morning. He is a pepperoni fiend and proud of it. When I mentioned let's add some protein to that pepperoni he was not interested and certainly didn't think they would taste good.
He even gave me a smug and sighed as I told him to add some tomato paste. "Huh? yuck, why? "
He was wrong of course. He tried one without a bun and one in a grain free bun.
He decided the tomato paste was a good idea after trying one that wasn't mixed as well and the other mixed well with tomato paste, "Cause it really tastes like a pizza, Mom, a healthy pizza."
KETO LOW CARB PEPPERONI PIZZA EGG MUFFINS
Pepperoni Pizza Egg Muffins
- 10 eggs
- ½ cup Heavy cream or milk of choice
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 teaspoons tomato paste
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- 2 ounces pepperoni (we used mini slices)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Whisk the eggs in a bowl.
- Whisk in the milk, Italian Seasoning, tomato paste and salt and pepper.
- Pour the mixture evenly into a greased 12 capacity muffin pan.
- Top evenly with shredded cheese and pepperoni.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Enjoy immediately!
- Refrigerate left overs and reheat for 20-30 seconds in microwave.
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.
New at all this. Do you fill the treys only half full? My first batch really fluffed up. 🙂
Can you use pizza sauce or marinara-as opposed to the tomato paste?
Which recipe did you use for the buns that the egg muffin is in? I am going to try Pepperoni Pizza Egg Muffins, and love the idea of putting them on a grain free bun! Thanks so much for all of your recipes!
Those buns are store bought at Whole Foods but not low carb but they are grain free by the brand Against the Grain which I use for my kids. I have a cheddar low carb bun recipe here:https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/grain-free-italian-herb-cheese-sandwich-buns/
I'm wondering what kind of pepperoni you use and if it has dextrose in it?
Wellshires brand has uncured pepperoni with few ingredients and no dextrose.
There is something very empowering (for the the parents and the kids) about teaching your kids how to cook. My boys have started to take over the kitchen, particularly for breakfast and lunch, and I love it! These egg muffins would be right up their alley!
Amanda @ The Kitcheneer
I love egg muffins and I also love this version's marriage to pizza! And you are awesome to get your kids involved!
Lauren @ Healthy Delicious
Um, these are pretty brilliant. Also, I'm right there with him eating pepperoni straight from the package. That stuff is so good!!
Angie | Big Bear's Wife
My husband is in love with pepperoni pizza! He would love these for the mornings! You know, we don't have kids and I still feel like I'm the main person that has to keep us fed! I may have to send this over to him so he can make some of these!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
I love when kids get involved in the kitchen! They have such yummy ideas too! These muffins are rocking!
The Food Hunter
I love the idea of having the kiddos cook! Kuddos to your son for a great recipe
Erin @ Texanerin Baking
Aww. That's awesome that your son made these! And I love his chimp shirt. 😀 What grain-free buns did you use? They look really close to the "real" thing!
Ashley @ Wishes & DIshes
This is such a great idea! I'm gonna use this for our next "Brinner" night!
Loving these pizza egg muffins! And I love that you got your big guy to help out in the kitchen. These look delicious!
Lana | Never Enough Thyme
Love that you're working with your children to teach them kitchen skills. Everyone needs to know the basics. Also loving these pizza muffins - great idea!
It looks very, very delicious!
These look great and so convenient to take to work for breakfast or lunch. Do you think they would freeze well? Great idea to have the kids do some of the cooking. They say when they cook or help prepare meals they are more likely to try new things because they made it! Thanks.
I do think they will freeze well, then defrost the night before you want them and reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds.