Breakfast Prep Baked Egg Cups

These healthy baked egg cups make the perfect breakfast meal prep for when you are rushing out the door but still want your protein-packed nutrient dense meal. They also make a great snack as well! And they’re paleo and whole30 friendly!

breakfast baked egg cups in meal prep containerBreakfast Egg Cups Recipe

This recipe goes out to all of those people who LOVE and NEED a good breakfast but don’t always (read: ever) have time in the morning to whip up a freshly cooked eggs! These easy oven baked breakfast egg cups are nutrient dense and so delicious! Make these on Sunday and you’ll be thanking yourself all week you did!

This breakfast meal prep eggs have a sweet potato bottom crust and and you can top with two different options: sunny side up with bacon or veggie omelets! You choose! And if you are feeling it, you can mix and match and make both!

sunny side up baked egg cup

Make it how you like it!

The best part about these baked eggs is that you can truly customize it the way you like it! We love the sunny side up with some crumbled bacon, but you can omit the bacon to make them vegetarian or add in another type of meat like ham!

The veggie omelets have a standard pepper, onion and tomato mix but you can literally add in any veggie here, so long as you chop them up small enough, or precook them. 

Here are some other suggestions you can add to the egg muffin cups:

Can you freeze them?

Yes! Make sure to cool the egg cups completely before placing in a air tight container and freezing for up to 1 month. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator and warm it up in the toaster or microwave before serving.

sweet potato crust in muffin tin

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Breakfast Prep Baked Egg Cups

These Saucy Chorizo Skillet Baked Eggs are a great addition to your next Sunday brunch! It’s low-carb, paleo and Whole 30 friendly, dairy-free and most definitely delicious.

Skillet baked eggs with chorizo before serving.Skillet Egg Bake with Chorizo and Beans

This savory egg bake recipe is delicious way to start off the day! It’s almost like a southwestern version of Shakshuka, flavored with paprika, cumin, and spicy chorizo. We opted to add black beans to this skillet egg bake to round out the lower carb and dairy-free dish, but you can feel free to omit for paleo or Whole30.

Up close portion of skillet baked eggs

What ingredients you need for these easy baked eggs:

What skillet should I use for this recipe?

Any oven safe skillet will work here. If you are using cast iron, make sure it is enameled as prolonged tomato exposure can ruin the seasoning on a regular cast iron skillet.

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Saucy Chorizo Skillet Baked Eggs

These Saucy Chorizo Skillet Baked Eggs are a great addition to your next Sunday brunch! It's low-carb, paleo and Whole 30 friendly, dairy-free and most definitely delicious.


Yield 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 36 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes
Recipe Type: breakfast, brunch
Cuisine gluten-free, paleo, whole30, low carb

Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chorizo sausage, casing removed (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1-15 ounce can diced tomato
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1-15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained (optional)
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 4 eggs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot add chorizo until cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add oil and onion and and let cook for 5 minutes, stirring often until softened.
  4. Add diced tomato, salt and pepper, cumin, paprika, and beans and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in spinach until wilted.
  6. Remove from heat and using a spoon, make 4 indentations in the mixture for the eggs.
  7. Gently crack in eggs sprinkle with salt.
  8. Place skillet in oven and let bake for 15-18 minutes until eggs whites are cooked through.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can also use the fully cooked chorizo sausage here. Dice it up and cook it until it is fully heated through and then proceed to the next step.
  2. This recipe was updated on 4/24/19 to reflect a more streamlined process and it eliminated the addition of bacon in the original recipe.

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There are so many options out there for natural Easter egg dye using ingredients you have already in your kitchen and we’re showing you some of the options we loved with tips, tricks, and more!

Naturally Dyed Easter eggs in cartonNatural Easter Egg Dye

Did you know that it is so easy to naturally dye Easter eggs with food ingredients you likely already have in your pantry? It will be no surprise if you’ve been on this website for a while that we love to switch out artificial colors and unnecessary chemical additions to foods as much as we can, like these Naturally Colored Buttercream and these plant based decorated Sugar Cookies. If we wouldn’t eat a product with a long list of ingredients we can’t recognize why would we add chemicals in the form of artificial dyes to the food we make at home?

Some might say that you are just dyeing the outside of the egg: but anybody who has ever colored eggs know more often than not that color seeps in through the shell and colors the egg. So making festive colored eggs with actual FOOD coloring is a no-brainer. And honestly, it’s so simple and so FUN to experiment. You can create unique looking eggs that even will change color over time, the longer they sit. Kids and adults alike will find this holiday craft turned science experiment so fun!

Results of natural Easter egg dye recipe

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

Take a look in your pantry! We used white eggs, but you can experiment with brown eggs as they will have a different effect. All the eggs you see in these photos were dyed with these four foods:

Other natural color suggestions:

Natural Easter egg dyes in jarsHere is what you need to know to naturally dye eggs:

  1. Make the boiled eggs. We recommend using the water boiling or steaming method. Check out this post here. We normally love the Instant Pot for steaming eggs, but not here. We don’t recommend using the Instant Pot for colored eggs because they are more likely to crack in the food coloring. Let the eggs cool completely before coloring.
  2. Bring the food item in 2 cups of water up to a boil, cover and let simmer for 20 minutes. Strain and let cool. Once cool add 2 teaspoons of vinegar.
  3. Gently drop the white eggs in the color. They must be completely submerged.
  4. The longer the eggs sit in the color, the more brilliant the color will be. Letting the eggs soak overnight yielded the best color for us.
  5. When you are ready to take the eggs out of the color, place a clean kitchen towel down and gently pull out the eggs and place on the towel, or you could place them on a wire rack to prevent and the towel from wiping off any of the color. Let it air dry, do not rub it. If you’d like to dip the egg again to get a darker hue do that once it has dried. In addition, if you want to combine colors to make different hues (think coloring an egg first yellow, then blue=green) now is the time to do it.
  6. Once completely dry you can gently rub it with oil to help prevent the color from changing. We found that some of the eggs changed colors over a few days time (especially the beet one). Do them the day before Easter if you’d like them to be as close to the color as you want as possible.

Eggs dyed with natural egg dyeHow to Make Green Naturally Dyed Eggs:

To make green we first dyed the egg with turmeric (yellow) and then dyed it with red cabbage (blue) to make the egg green!

Do you have to use vinegar to dye eggs?

Yes! Without going into all the science behind it, the short answer is that the added acid from the white vinegar brings it to the correct pH level needed for the dye to adhere to the egg shell. The approximate amount of vinegar needed is about 1 teaspoon per 1 cup of dye. We experimented by adding more vinegar to some of our dyes and we got a cool spotted effect.

How to Make Different Effects on Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

  1. Add more vinegar: When we added more vinegar to the dye it created a bubbly effect which created the dots you see on our eggs.
  2. Dip for different lengths of time: You can try dipping the eggs for shorter periods of time. For our pink spotted eggs seen above we just briefly dipped the eggs in the beets for like 10 seconds and then let it dry.
  3. Double dipping eggs, depending on the different colors can create different effects. Honestly we had different results each time, so have fun experimenting.
  4. To create an ombre effect you can start dying a batch of eggs, and then every few hours take one of the eggs out of the dye.

Should eggs be cold or at room temperature for coloring?

You want both the boiled eggs and the natural dye to be cool during the dye process, so that not only do the eggs not overcook in the natural dye, but also for safety. Leave the eggs in the dye in the refrigerator overnight.

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How to Naturally Dye Easter Eggs Using Food

This Easy Corned Beef Hash is the best way to use up leftover corned beef OR the best excuse to make corned beef from scratch! It’s a simple dish that is hearty and comforting, made under 20 minutes with only a handful of ingredients. Top with a fried egg, a splash of hot sauce and this gluten-free and paleo and whole30-friendly breakfast is ready!

Corned beef hashEasy Corned Beef Hash

We don’t know what we look forward to more when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day eats, the actual Corned Beef and Cabbage or the subsequent leftover meal that follows: this Easy Corned Beef Hash. It’s such a hearty, comforting breakfast: meat, potato and eggs. It’s such a classic meal and the best part is that the components are mostly already cooked so it’s just a matter of heating them all up together and topping with an egg, if desired. If you don’t have leftover corned beef laying around, trust us this breakfast is totally worth cooking corned beef for.

This is one of those recipes that really is more of a guideline. If you have leftover carrots, or onions or root vegetables that were cooked with your corned beef you can feel free to add those in! This can also work with any other leftover beef you may have, though it won’t have that classic flavor as it does when cooked with the corned beef. If you have leftover roast beef, pot roast or even steak, you can make this work. If you don’t have any leftover potatoes you can cook up some fresh. Just dice up some potatoes and boil for about 12-15 minutes, or until fork tender. They brown better when they are cold, but fresh cooked will work in a pinch.

How to Make Corned Beef Hash

How do you make corned beef hash from scratch:

  1. Cook some onions
  2. Add cooked corned beef and potatoes and cook for 5 minutes undisturbed, and then flip and cook another 5 minutes
  3. Season with garlic powder and pepper, and add salt if needed.
  4. Serve with eggs!

Why is corned beef so salty?

We talk extensively about the process for brining your own corned beef here, and then go into details about how to cook it from scratch here. If cooked properly (meaning rinsed really well and cooked in enough water) corned beef shouldn’t be overly salty, but when making corned beef hash you definitely want to taste the dish before adding any additional salt!

Corned beef hash recipe

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This Easy Corned Beef Hash is the best way to use up leftover corned beef OR the best excuse to make corned beef from scratch! It's a simple dish that is hearty and comforting, made under 20 minutes with only a handful of ingredients. Top with a fried egg, a splash of hot sauce and this gluten-free and paleo and whole30-friendly breakfast is ready!


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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes



Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, small dice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-½ cups leftover corned beef, fine dice
  • 16 ounces leftover potatoes, about 12-14 small potatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Eggs, for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat a large cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once hot add oil and onion. Cook until soften, about 8 minutes.
  2. Add butter to the pan and turn up heat to medium high. Add beef and potato and stir to combine. Then let cook, undisturbed for 5 minutes. Flip over the hash and cook on the other side for another 5 minutes, or until the hash is heated through.
  3. Add garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste and serve with hot sauce and a fried egg (if desired)

Recipe Notes

  1. This can also work with some other cooked cuts of beef like brisket or pot roast.
  2. To make fully dairy free feel free to sub in ghee or additional oil in place of the butter.
  3. If you are using an oven proof skillet you can also crack a few eggs inside of the hash after step 2 and cook under the broiler for a few minutes until the eggs are cooked!

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Easy Corned Beef Hash

This Breakfast Fried Rice is made using only 4 ingredients and is a super easy meal to whip up anytime of day, not just in the morning! It takes the base of leftover rice and switches up the traditional fried rice by adding in the leftover breakfast staples of bacon and eggs. You can have it on the table from start to finish in less than 15 minutes which makes it a breakfast (or dinner) win!

Breakfast fried rice recipeBreakfast Fried Rice

After testing and testing and testing our Best Rice Ever recipe a few weeks back we found ourselves with piles of rice in the test kitchen. Not that we are complaining or anything, because it really is the best rice ever, but we knew we needed to put that rice to good use by testing a few new leftover rice recipes, and this Breakfast Fried Rice was one of them!

We love the idea of being able to make a double batch of something easy, like rice, when you are cooking dinner and then also being able to use up the leftovers again for a fresh meal later in the week. This Breakfast Fried Rice is the perfect example of this. This dish takes a total start to finish time to make of 15 minutes! On busy days (which they seem to be innumerable) this is the perfect breakfast, or lunch or dinner! And likely you already have the ingredients on hand or in your freezer: bacon, eggs, rice and green onions.

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What is in a Breakfast Fried Rice?

This is not the most traditional Asian-style type of fried rice, as we really wanted to keep the ingredient list as minimal as possible so there aren’t any add-ins like coconut aminos or other spices. Think of this as more of a breakfast stir fry! We wanted this to be a savory options for breakfast made with ingredients you likely had on hand that could be a satisfying meal. We limited it to bacon, eggs, green onions and leftover rice with optional hot sauce.

What are some other options to add to Breakfast Fried Rice?

If you wanted to add in a few more things there are plenty of options. You can add in:

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Breakfast Fried Rice

This Breakfast Fried Rice is made using only 4 ingredients and is a super easy meal to whip up anytime of day, not just in the morning! It takes the base of leftover rice and switches up the traditional fried rice by adding in the leftover breakfast staples of bacon and eggs. You can have it on the table from start to finish in less than 15 minutes which makes it a breakfast (or dinner) win!


Yield 2
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes



Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a nonstick skillet or well seasoned cast iron pan, cook bacon until crispy, about 6 minutes. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat. Reserve leftover bacon fat for another use or discard.
  2. Lower heat to medium low and add scrambled eggs. Using a spatula move the eggs around the pan until they are fully cooked, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add rice and green onion and cook, breaking up the rice if needed with a spatula, until it is heated through about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Check the seasoning and adjust with additional salt and pepper if needed. Divide between two plates and garnish with hot sauce if using and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you are using seasoned leftover rice (like our recipe for the BEST RICE EVER) you will not need any additional salt because the rice and the bacon add salt to the dish already.

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Breakfast Fried Rice

Learning How to Make Marshmallow Fluff may seem intimidating, but as long as you have a thermometer and an electric mixer and a few simple ingredients, you can have this made in under 20 minutes and it’s far superior to any store-bought version. This version is made using only honey and maple syrup!

Easy Paleo Fluff

How to Make Marshmallow Fluff

Here in the New England area Fluff is so beloved that a local Boston suburb has a festival every year to celebrate the iconic Marshmallow Cream. If you haven’t tried Fluff, it’s basically a sticky sweet marshmallow spread that is classically known to be the other half to peanut butter in a Fluffernutter Sandwich and it’s delicious. The bad news is that it’s made with corn syrup and a few other suspect ingredients. The good news, we’ve cracked the code on How to Make Marshmallow Fluff at home because it’s easy and a super fun treat! And what makes it even better is making Homemade Marshmallow Fluff at home uses only a few simple ingredients: egg whites, cream of tartar, honey, maple syrup and vanilla! And we promise, it’s really simple!

Easy Paleo Fluff

Tips and Tricks for Making Marshmallow Fluff

The first thing you need to know about How to Make Marshmallow Fluff is that you are making candy! You’ll be cooking up a very hot sugary syrup and then pouring it into beaten egg whites and whipping them up until the whole mixture has transferred into magical Marshmallow Fluff. It’s like a marshmallow without the gelatin to set it.

  1. If you are wondering if this is a lot of sugar—it is. You are making candy and one of the principal components of candy is: sugar! If you lower the sugar content it may not work. We orginally tried this recipe with less than ½ cup maple / honey and it failed miserably. We did successfully make it by reducing the honey from 3/4 cup to 1/2 cup, but really liked the stability that this amount of sweetener offered.
  2. The bowl and whisk attachment must be cleaned well because if there is any grease in it, it will prevent the egg whites from whipping up properly.
  3. Use a large pot in case the sugar boils up high. If it is still coming close to the edge lower the heat a bit. It will take longer to get to the correct temperature but it will still work without boiling over.
  4. The added water in the sugar mixture helps the sugar come to a boil without burning. Put the water in the pot first, then the other two sweeteners. Do not stir the pot. Do not move the pot. You run the risk of crystallizing the sugar. If you have one, use a candy thermometer, or you can also use an instant read thermometer.
  5. You want your sugar mixture to reach the “soft ball” stage or 235ºF-240ºF. This stage gets it’s name from the fact that if you put a droplet of cold water into the boiling sugar, it will turn into a soft ball. This hot sugar mixture is what cooks the egg whites and turns it into Marshmallow Fluff.
  6. Troubleshooting: If the egg white mixture hasn’t thickened up and become glossy, either the sugar syrup was not the proper temperature, or you haven’t whipped the egg whites long enough. So If it isn’t looking thick and glossy, try whipping longer. And of course use a thermometer to make sure the sweetener has boiled enough!
  7. You can store the Marshmallow Fluff in an airtight container at room temperature for about 1 week, though we recommend using it within the first 3 days. After a few days the mixture might start to weep, and this is totally normal for Fluff made without any artificial ingredients. All you have to do is re-whip the whole thing until it is glossy and thick again. Do not store your fluff in the refrigerator.
  8. This Fluff tastes amazing toasted with a kitchen torch!

Marshmallow fluff filling for cakeWhat recipes can you use this Marshmallow Fluff with?

  1. You can’t go wrong with a fluffernutter! This is a peanutbutter and marshmallow fluff sandwich!
  2. Use it in this Gluten Free Hostess Cupcakes recipe.
  3. Use it in this S’mores Pie recipe.
  4. Use it to make marshmallow cream s’mores.
  5. Use it to top any pie!
  6. Use it as a frosting on any cake! This is a great option because it’s dairy-free!

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How to Make Marshmallow Fluff (Paleo)

Learning How to Make Marshmallow Fluff may seem intimidating, but as long as you have a thermometer and an electric mixer and a few simple ingredients, you can have this made in under 20 minutes and it's far superior to any store-bought version. This version is made using only honey and maple syrup!


Yields 8 cups

Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes



Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a clean mixing bowl for an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, add egg whites.
  2. In a large pot add water, honey and maple syrup, in that order, being careful not to get any of the mixture on the sides of the pot. Turn the heat to medium and let the sugar mixture cook undisturbed.
  3. When the sugar syrup reaches about 225°F, start whipping the egg whites on medium-high speed. Once they have started to get frothy add the cream of tartar and salt. Whip to soft peaks.
  4. When the the sugar syrup has reached 240°F, remove from the heat, turn mixer to medium and very slowly and carefully pour the sugar syrup into the egg whites in a thin, steady stream. Aim to get the syrup in between the bowl and the whisk attachment so you don’t spray the hot mixture everywhere.
  5. Once all of the syrup is in, increase the speed and continue to whip for 8 minutes, or until the mixture is thick and glossy.
  6. Add in vanilla extract and whip for one one more minute.

Recipe Notes

  1. Read through the whole article to get additional tips.
  2. The bowl and whisk attachment must be cleaned well because if there is any grease in it, it will prevent the egg whites from whipping up properly.
  3. You can use a candy thermometer attached to the pot to monitor the temperature, or an instant read thermometer.
  4. Use a large pot to prevent the sugar mixture from boiling over. If it is still boiling close to the edge of the pot lower the heat. It will take longer to come up to the correct temperature, but it will eventually.
  5. Troubleshooting: If you mixture hasn’t thickened up and become glossy, either the sugar syrup was not the proper temperature, or you haven’t whipped the egg whites long enough. So If it isn’t looking properly try whipping longer to see if that helps.

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How to Make Marshmallow Fluff (Paleo)

This holiday season it is time to get fancy because we’re showing you How to Make Creme Brulee! This dairy-free and refined-sugar free version is just as decadent as the classic version but lightened up with a secret healthy ingredient! It’s perfectly sweetened with a blend of honey and maple sugar and despite it feeling fancy it is really easy to make! We’re showing you all the tips and tricks to place this spectacular dessert on your table this holiday season! Made in partnership with my friends at Vital Proteins!

Dairy free creme brulee coconut cream

How to Make Creme Brûlée (Dairy-Free)

Today we’re talking about How to Make Creme Brûlée because holidays are made for this special treat! But I’m here to let you in on a little secret: it’s really easy to make! Creme Brulee is just simply a custard baked in the oven and topped with caramelized sugar. See? When you spell it out that way, it sounds so SIMPLE (it is)! We made our lightened up version a little extra special with the addition of my favorite Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. Nobody will know it’s there but it gives your dessert a little extra boost of health benefits! Great for your hair, nails, skin, gut, and so much more- it’s the perfect sneaky addition!

Making the Custard

Let’s talk about custard. Custard is essentially just a liquid mixture that uses eggs to set up that is baked slowly and gently in the oven. Traditionally custard uses dairy milk and heavy cream as it’s base, but we’re using a mixture of almond milk and coconut cream. We didn’t want the Creme Brûlée to take on too much of the taste of coconut so we found the balance of those two really allowed the vanilla flavor to shine through without any coconut interferrence. Similarly we used a blend of maple sugar and honey as a sweetener for the same reason, using only one ran the risk of taking on too much of that flavor. You’ll need the maple sugar for the caramelized sugar on the top too at the end! Our Creme Brûlée is JUST sweet enough, but if you prefer your desserts on the sweeter side you can add an extra 2 tablespoons of honey.

To make the custard you must first temper the eggs. All this means is that you are going to gently warm up the liquid and slowly ladle and whisk it into the eggs. The reason for doing all of this is so that the custard bakes evenly in the oven. You want to make sure you do not scramble your eggs, so do not boil the liquid mixture and then dump it all in to the egg mixture all at once–you’ll end up with cooked eggs!

If your mixture has a lot of froth (from over-mixing) a great trick is to use your kitchen torch and very quickly turn it on and burn off the bubbles. It takes just one second or so and they pop and disappear making for a smooth custard (and it is kind of fun)!

Baking the Custard

After you’ve tempered the eggs and added in all the ingredients you’re going to cook these custards slowly and gently in the oven.  This means using a water bath! You’ll want divide the custard mixture into 4-6-ounce ramekins that are placed in a roasting pan. In the roasting pan you’ll pour in hot water to come up the sides of the ramekins by about half way.

Bake in the oven until the custard is just set! This means the outside edges are set but the middle part is still a little wobbly. Once they’re cooked through let them cool down slightly and then let them chill in the refrigerator until they’re just set. You can do this 1-2 days ahead of time.

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The fun part… Caramelizing the sugar:

Once your custards are completely set and you are ready to serve the creme brûlée you’ll want to put about 1 scant teaspoon of maple sugar on top and shake it gently until the sugar is even. Light up your kitchen torch and begin to caramelize the sugar! Set the flame a few inches from the sugar and let it slowly go from light brown to darker brown, but do not let it go so long that it turns black. The sugar will harden once it cools after a minute or two. Serve right away so there is still that nice crunch on top!

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

I am so excited to bring you today’s recipe with a little sneaky favorite ingredient of mine! My love for collagen peptides is well documented, and I never tire of ways to make it part of my daily routine. I use it in my coffee each morning, but there are so many ways to use it because it totally dissolves and is tasteless. Adding collagen to your diet can be a great way to improve and promote bone and joint health, aid in healthy digestion and gut health, improve sleep and nourish your skin. It can be added to just about anything including this Creme Brûlée recipe!

Dairy free creme brûlée almond milk

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We're showing you How to Make Creme Brûlée and this dairy-free refined-sugar free version is just as decadent as the classic version but lightened up with a secret healthy ingredient! It's perfectly sweetened with a blend of honey and maple sugar and really is so easy to make!


Yield 4
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 7 hours



Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut cream, chilled when separated (see note)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons honey (see note)
  • ¼ cup maple sugar, plus extra for tops of Creme Brûlée
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 scoops Vital Proteins Unflavored Collagen Peptides

Directions

  1. Preheat oven 325ºF. Place 4 - 6 ounce ramekins in a roasting pan.
  2. In a pot heat coconut cream and almond milk until about to steam, to about 150ºF.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, yolks, honey, maple sugar, and salt until they are fully combined.
  4. Temper the eggs: Using a ladle slowly pour a little of the hot cream at a time to the eggs while continually whisking, until all of the cream is combined. Add the vanilla extract and Vital Proteins and whisk to combine.
  5. Divide into ramekins and place in the oven.
  6. Carefully pour hot water (very hot tap water is fine) into the roasting pan until it reaches halfway up the side of the ramekins.
  7. Bake until the outside of the custard is just set with still slightly wobble in the middle, about 35-40 minutes (see note).
  8. Let cool to room temperature and then chill in the refrigerator until completely set, at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.
  9. Right before ready to serve, evenly sprinkle a thin coat of maple sugar, about 1 teaspoon, on top of custard. Using a kitchen torch melt the sugar until caramelized.
  10. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  1. Coconut cream is the thick non-liquid separated portion in coconut milk. You can buy either full-fat coconut milk and just scoop of the top until you reach one cup, or you can purchase coconut cream, just take care to leave behind any liquid at the bottom of the can. Either one needs to be thoroughly chilled before you scoop off the coconut cream for at at least 12 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. This creme brûlée is just sweet enough, but if you prefer your custard more on the sweet side add up to 2 more tablespoons of honey.
  3. If you bake your creme brûlée in smaller sized ramekins your baking time will be shorter so watch carefully for the just set outside but still wobbly middle.

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How to Make Creme Brûlée (Dairy-Free)

These Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Chives are your answer for an easy-to-make appetizer to please a crowd! They are so delicious and can even be made ahead of time! The addition of bacon and chives bump these deviled eggs up to the next level! These are great to serve during the holidays but also make a great protein filled snack for any time of year and are compatible with Keto, Paleo and Whole30 diets!

Best deviled eggs with bacon on a plateDeviled Eggs with Bacon and Chive Recipe

This Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Chives recipe is the perfect savory treat to make or bring along to your next holiday gathering! They’re simple to prepare and can be made ahead of time clearing out your schedule during this busy time! The bacon and chives really add something special to this classic deviled egg and we know they’re going to be your new favorite!

They are also great to have for the upcoming new year as everybody gives a new diet a try! You can have one or two (or ok… three) for a protein fueled snack and feel satisfied for a few hours until your next meal. This recipe is compatible with Keto, Whole30 (make sure you are using compliant bacon) and Paleo diets. And they are super delicious!

Deviled egg recipe with bacon

How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs on the Stove and Instant Pot

We can’t talk about deviled eggs without talking about how to make the perfect hard-boiled eggs! If you are like me, you’ve tried EVERY method for boiling eggs and always fallen short. That is until I was introduced to the steaming method. Steaming eggs leaves them perfect every time, and incredibly easy to peel.

You can steam eggs on both the stove top and using the Instant Pot. Using the Instant Pot to cook hardboiled eggs is 100%, hands-down, my first choice because the shells peel off so easily! If you haven’t tried cooking eggs in the pressure cooker, be prepared to be amazed!

Piping deviled eggs

As you can see, we piped our filling, which makes them look extra fancy, but have no fear, you don’t need to if you don’t have the tools! You can fill up a plastic bag with the egg yolk filling and snip the end to pipe, or you can use a small spoon to scoop up something filling and use a second spoon to knock the filling in place!

Can you make deviled eggs in advance?

Deviled eggs can be prepared up to two days ahead of time. Wrap the egg white halves well and keep the egg yolk filling sealed in a resealable plastic bag with all the air squeezed out! If desired you can keep the filling separate and pipe into eggs right before serving.

Tools we used in this recipe:

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Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Chives

These Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Chives are your answer for an easy-to-make appetizer to please a crowd! They are so delicious and can even be made ahead of time! These are great to serve during the holidays but also make a great protein filled snack for any time of year and are compatible with Keto, Paleo and Whole30 diets!


Yields 24


Total Time



Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Peel and slice the eggs in half lengthwise and take the yolks out and place into a mixing bowl. Place the egg whites on a serving platter and set aside.
  2. Using a potato masher or fork, mash the egg yolks into a uniform paste. Add cooked bacon, mayo, 1 tablespoon chives, dijon mustard, vinegar, garlic powder, black pepper and combine. Check the seasoning and add salt if desired.
  3. Place the filling into a piping bag and pipe into the center of the egg whites.
  4. Garnish with remaining chives and serve. 

Recipe Notes

  1. If following a special diet such as Whole30 check to make sure the bacon you use is compliant.
  2. This recipe serves a crowd! If you don't need to, feel free to halve the recipe for weekly snacks!
  3. We recommend two ways to hard boil eggs: in the Instant Pot or Steaming on the stove. Check out these posts for directions on both.
  4. Deviled eggs can be prepared up to two days ahead of time. If desired you can keep the filling separate and pipe into eggs right before serving.

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Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Chives

This Sheet Pan Chorizo and Egg Bake is probably my new favorite breakfast. It’s hearty, packed with the perfect amount of spice, and made easy with only one pan. It’s gluten-free and paleo-friendly and the perfect breakfast everyone will enjoy!

Sheet Pan Chorizo and Egg Bake

Sheet Pan Chorizo and Egg Bake

Sheet pan cooking for breakfast or brunch tends to be overlooked, but it is such an easy way to get a meal on the table at any time of day. We love this one for it’s unique Mexican inspired flavors that makes for a really great brunch.

Tips for sheet pan cooking:

Sheet Pan Chorizo and Egg Bake

Sheet pans for the win! This hands-off cooking method makes getting a delicious meal on the table simple and the clean up is a breeze. We just love that utilizing the sheet pan allows for unattended cooking, giving us EXTRA time in our busy lives.

Sheet Pan Chorizo and Egg Bake

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Sheet Pan Spicy Chorizo and Egg Bake


Yield 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes



Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium yellow potato, diced to 1/2"
  • 1 small sweet potato, diced to 1/2"
  • 1 onion, diced to 1/2"
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • pinch cayenne (optional)
  • 1-15oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 fully-cooked chorizo sausages
  • 4 organic, pasture-raised eggs

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a large bowl combine diced potato, sweet potato, onion, avocado oil, and all spices. Toss to combine and pour onto a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove pan and add beans to potato mixture and using a spoon combine on the pan. Move the mixture to one side of the sheet pan add the whole chorizo sausage to the other. Return to oven for 10 minutes. (see note)
  5. Remove from oven and create four small divots in potatoes to crack the eggs. Crack eggs in the divots and return to oven to bake for 8-10 minutes. Bake until eggs are cooked for desired texture. 8 minutes are soft runny yellow yolks. 10 minutes for more fully baked eggs.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you prefer to slice up the chorizo and bake the slices instead of the whole chorizo you can do that at this step.
  2. Omit beans for Whole30 and Paleo.

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Sheet Pan Chorizo and Egg Bake

This Sheet Pan Classic Breakfast is made up of Eggs, Bacon, & Home Fries and comes together in a pinch and made using only ONE PAN. It’s a great one pan breakfast bake that is perfect for a weekend brunch or breakfast to feed a crowd with little to no mess!

One Pan Breakfast Bake

Sheet Pan Classic Breakfast Bake

We are so excited to kick off this sheet pan series! Each Wednesday for the next few weeks we will be sharing sheet pan meals that are simple to make and packed with flavor.

We love sheet pan recipes for so many reasons: they’re easy to prepare and easy to clean. When creating this series our main goal was to always have a meal packed with flavor while also being hands-off to give you a little extra time in your life. Yes, there are a few steps to follow in these recipes, but aside from mixing a few ingredients together or chopping a few vegetables the cooking process is mostly hands-off! Check out the tips below to make sheet pan cooking a breeze.

Making a full on brunch spread on a sheet pan allows for a more relaxing morning before guests arrive, and if cooking for a crowd, it will certainly be way more efficient. You can easily double the recipe to use two sheet pans and create a full meal for 8 people without breaking a sweat. And you can even enjoy that mimosa while you’re at it!

Sheet Pan Breakfast Potatoes

Tips for sheet pan cooking:

If you like this recipe, try these other sheet pan meals:

Sheet Pan Breakfast Bake

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Sheet Pan Classic Breakfast (Eggs, Bacon, & Home Fries!)


Yield 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

  • 2 large yellow potatoes, cleaned and diced to 1/2" cubes (see note)
  • 1 medium onion, small dice
  • 1 red or green bell pepper, small dice
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil (see note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 6 pieces nitrate-free bacon
  • 4 pasture-raised eggs, more as desired
  • fine sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste (see note)

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400ºF and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine diced potato, bell pepper, onion, avocado oil, and spices. Toss to combine and pour onto a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove pan and move vegetable mixture to one side of the pan. Add bacon in strips to the other side and return to oven for 12 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and move bacon to the side.  Move the hash brown mixture around with excess bacon fat to get the potatoes nice and crisp. Move potatoes back to the side and create four small divots in potatoes to crack the eggs. Crack eggs in the divots and return to oven to bake for 8-10 minutes. Bake until eggs are cooked for desired texture. 8 minutes are soft runny yellow yolks or 10 minutes for more fully baked eggs.
  6. Plate the hash browns and eggs on to a plate and briefly drain the bacon of excess fat on paper towel before plating and serving. Salt and pepper to taste (but taste first as the bacon does add salt to the dish).

Recipe Notes

  1. Can use sweet potatoes if desired
  2. We only use a small amount of oil here to help the vegetables cook because the bacon will release fat that we will use to crisp up the hash browns later.
  3. The bacon releases a lot of salt, which is mixed in with the hash browns so make sure to cook the recipe through and then taste and add salt (and pepper) then.

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Sheet Pan Classic Breakfast Bake (Eggs, Bacon, & Home Fries!)

We have been eating this Easy Pizza Scramble at least 3x week lately for breakfast! It has all the pizza flavors you love, while being low carb and keto, and FOR BREAKFAST. I mean, who doesn’t want pizza for breakfast? I serve mine with warm marinara sauce for dipping!

Easy Pizza Scrambled Eggs

Easy Pizza Scrambled Eggs

If omelettes or scrambles are the option, I go scramble every single time. A well-made scramble is my favorite! It can’t be too dry, and has to be soft and creamy without adding any milk!

When I really wanted pizza one morning and ended up with this scramble, I knew it would be on repeat. It’s SUPER simple to make, and SO delicious.

Easy Pizza Scrambled Eggs Without Milk

Scramble FAQs!

How do you make perfect scrambled eggs?

Do you have to put milk in scrambled eggs?

No! When scrambled eggs are made right, they’re light, soft, and creamy without the addition of milk or  cream.

What can I put in my scrambled eggs?

You are going to love this pizza scramble. It’s one of my favorite unique ways to spice up scrambled eggs!

Easy Pizza Scrambled Eggs with Cheese

If you like this egg scramble recipe, try these other egg recipes:

How do you make fluffy scrambled eggs


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Easy Pizza Scramble


Yield 2
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a bowl whisk together eggs.
  2. Add pepperoni, tomatoes, and spices and mix to combine.
  3. In a medium size skillet over medium-low heat,  and oil and when oil is hot add scramble mixture.
  4. Slowly fold scramble as it cooks into ribbons.
  5. Once cooked to desired likeness, serve immediately with marinara sauce!

Recipe Notes

  • Omit cheese for Whole30

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Paleo Brown Butter Banana Bread | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Paleo Banana Bread made with chocolate chips and walnuts is so delicious and moist. It’s the ultimate gluten-free banana bread that is freezer-friendly, using almond flour and coconut flour and very little added sugar! It’s taken me years to perfect this recipe, and I finally achieved the exact texture I wanted for the ultimate, easy, banana bread that is freezer-friendly, too! Perfect for a holiday morning, or a snack anytime of the week!

Paleo banana bread recipeEasy Paleo Banana Bread Recipe

Is there anything more satisfying than the smell of fresh banana bread cooking? Well, besides the taste of course! Banana bread is such a simple and delicious morning treat and this paleo version, with option to use brown butter if you tolerate dairy, is just downright decadent. I love how simple it comes together and can’t get over how delicious it smells when baking!

Grab a slice with a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy! This also freezes well, so if you want, make a double batch with one for now and one for later or for a gift.

Slices of gluten free banana breadIngredients Needed:

paleo banana bread almond flour

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Paleo Brown Butter Banana Bread



Yield 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

    Dry Ingredients

    Wet Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Pre-heat oven to 350 °F and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
    2. In a small saucepan, heat butter over medium heat until it turns a toasty brown color, about 3-5 minutes. Swirl the pan occasionally to make sure the butter cooks evenly. Once brown, take off heat and pour into a heat-proof bowl to let cool until ready to use.
    3. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together dry ingredients.
      n a separate medium mixing bowl, mash the bananas. Add in the rest of the wet ingredients, including the brown butter when done. Make sure to stir until the eggs turn frothy.
    4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined. Mix in walnuts and chocolate chips and pour the batter into the loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Smooth the top with a spatula and add any additional chocolate chips if desired.
    5. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean!

    Recipe Notes

    • Freeze for up to 3 months!
    • If you can't tolerate butter, simply sub ghee or coconut oil.

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    Paleo Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

    Breakfast Burritos Freezer Friendly | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    These Freezer Breakfast Burritos are the perfect grab and go breakfast filled with all of your favorite breakfast fixings! They are great when cooking for others or for when you needed a meal prep breakfast ready to go! They’re customizable based off of what you love and easy to make.

    Unwrapped freezer breakfast burritoFreezer Breakfast Burritos Recipe

    Monday mornings come fast after a long weekend, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a healthy, filling breakfast. Cue the make ahead Freezer Breakfast Burritos! These burritos can be customized to your liking, frozen ahead of time and heated up for a handheld on-the-go breakfast! The prep doesn’t really take that long, and when you pull one of these from the freezer you’ll be thanking yourself you did it. I stuffed my burrito with home fries, ground Spicy Italian Sausage, bacon, fluffy scrambled eggs and beans for the ultimate protein packed quick and easy breakfast! But feel free to get creative and add your favorite burrito add-ins!

    Meal Prep Breakfast Burrito Filling Ideas

    The truth is you can put just about anything you like in your meal prep breakfast burritos. The trick is to make sure the filling is too wet, or else it will make the burrito soggy. Here are some of the filling ideas we used for our breakfast burritos, but feel free to get creative.

    Breakfast Burritos Freezer Friendly | Lexi's Clean KitchenHow to Store Freezer Breakfast Burritos

    The first tip I have to offer is to make sure that when you assemble your burritos that the filling isn’t very hot. Let it cool slightly before packing it. The quicker you can get this to freeze, the better.

    Once you’ve assembled and wrapped your burritos in either plastic wrap or aluminum foil, lay them on a sheet pan to flash freeze in your freezer. Once they’re fully frozen, place them in a tightly sealed bag for long term storage. You can store these up to 3 months in the freezer.

    How to Heat them Up

    To reheat, unwrap them and place on a plate with the seam side down. Reheat in a microwave for 2-4 minutes until heated through, or place in a toaster oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until heated through.

    Breakfast Burritos Freezer Friendly | Lexi's Clean KitchenIf you like this meal prep recipe, check out these others:

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    Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos


    Yield 8
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 40 minutes



    Author: Lexi
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    Ingredients

      Classic Home Fries from page 42 of the Lexi's Clean Kitchen Cookbook

      • 2 cloves garlic, minced
      • 1 large onion, diced small
      • 1 green bell pepper, diced small
      • 1 red bell pepper, diced small
      • 2 tablespoons ghee, butter, or oil of choice
      • 4 medium russet potatoes
      • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
      • 1 teaspoon paprika
      • 1 teaspoon sea salt
      • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
      • Optional: 1/8th teaspoon cayenne pepper

      Other

      • 1 package nitrate-free bacon, cooked according to package instructions
      • 1 cup cheddar cheese, more as desired
      • 2 tablespoons scallions
      • 1 Spicy Italian Sausage, casing removed
      • 1 15-ounce can black beans
      • 4 eggs, soft scrambled
      • 1 package gluten-free tortillas or tortillas of choice
      • 1 avocado, diced
      • 1 tablespoon scallions, sliced thin

      Directions

      1. Pre-heat oven to 375 °F.
      2. Heat the ghee in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat until hot, about 5 minutes.
        Add the minced garlic, diced onion, and diced pepper to the skillet. Cook stirring often, until the vegetables are slightly soft, about 5 minutes.
      3. Add in the potatoes and cook stirring often for about 10 minutes. Add more ghee here if the potatoes are sticking to the pan.
      4. Add in spices and mix until well combined.
      5. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until the potatoes are soft, tender and golden brown.
      6. Let cool slightly. Place in a bowl and set aside for assembly.
      7. While the potatoes bake, cook the bacon, the sausage, and the scrambled egg in three separate skillets.
      8. For the Italian sausage, heat a medium skillet with ghee or oil of choice. Add the sausage to the pan and cook until fully cooked through and no pink remains. Once cooked through, remove from heat and let cool slightly. Place sausage in a food processor and pulse once or twice. Pour into a bowl.
      9. Assemble: Lay a tortilla flat. Place home fries, bacon, sausage, black beans, scallions, and avocado in the center of the tortilla. Fold in the sides and roll, making sure to use your fingers to keep in all of the filling while rolling. Either eat right away or wrap individually in tinfoil, freeze or refrigerate to enjoy for later!

      Recipe Notes

      1. Refrigerator: The burrito will last for 3-4 days.
      2. Freezer: The burrito will last for up to three months. To thaw the frozen burritos, remove the tinfoil and place the burrito on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave for 60-90 seconds, or until warmed through. You can also thaw the burrito in the oven: pre-heat oven to 375 °F and bake for 30 minutes in the tinfoil, or until warmed through.

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      Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

      Huevos Rancheros | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

      Looking for the perfect Huevos Rancheros? This classic Mexican breakfast is made with a hearty tomato sauce, homemade refried black beans, topped with the perfect fried egg, and all the fixings! Easy enough for a weekday breakfast and perfect for a festive weekend brunch!

      Huevos Rancheros - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

      I am so excited about today’s post. Huevos Rancheros are one of my all-time FAVORITE brunch recipes, and I’ve finally made my own! Use my Homemade Tortillas or my new favorite grain-free tortillas for the ultimate breakfast, brunch, lunch, or brinner- any day of the week.

      Huevos Rancheros - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

      Hearty sauce.

      Refried black beans.

      Perfectly cooked eggs.

      Hot sauce.

      Avocado and ALL THE TOPPINGS!

      A squeeze of lime and it’s time to eat!

      Huevos Rancheros - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

      Huevos Rancheros - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

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      Huevos Rancheros


      Yields 4
      Prep Time 10 minutes
      Cook Time 20 minutes
      Total Time 30 minutes



      Author: Lexi
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      Ingredients

        Huevos Rancheros Sauce

        • 1 onion, diced
        • 1 red pepper, diced
        • 1 green pepper, diced
        • 1 garlic clove, minced
        • 1 14.5 can crushed tomatoes
        • 1 teaspoon cumin
        • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
        • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
        • Optional: 1/4 dried chili pepper, finely chopped. Depending on the type of dried chili you use, it could be very spicy. Depending on how much you love spice use more or less. If you love spice and want to try more, hold off on adding chili powder until the last step.

        Refried Black Beans

        Everything Else

        • 4 eggs, fried or cooked as desired
        • 4 tortillas, store-bought (Siete Foods Tortillas) or homemade (see notes)
        • 1 Scallion, sliced for garnish
        • 1 Jalapeno, sliced for garnish
        • 2 tablespoons Cilantro, roughly chopped for garnish
        • 1 Avocado, sliced into half moons for garnish
        • 1 lime, sliced into wedges to serve with!
        • Optional: 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

        Directions

        1. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, sauté onion, peppers, and garlic for 2-3 minutes until fragrant, or until onion begins to turn translucent.
        2. Add in all spices, except for the dried chili if using, and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
        3. Pour in crushed tomatoes and bring the mixture to a simmer. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Taste and adjust spices as needed. If the sauce is too chunky, place in a high-speed blender and pulse. If using the optional dried chili, mix in after blending.
        4. While the sauce is simmering, make the refried beans. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add in garlic and spices and let cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Drain the liquid from the beans and rinse well, then add the beans to the saucepan. Turn down heat and stir well. Add in lime juice and water. Simmer for 1-2 minutes. Take off heat and mash well using a potato masher or fork. Set aside until ready to serve.
        5. Fry eggs, or cook  them as desired and set aside.*
        6. In a large skillet, heat avocado oil over medium-high heat. Add tortillas and cover the skillet. Heat until slightly browned on both sides, should take about 2-3 minutes. If using cheese, place 3 tablespoons of cheese on the tortillas once you have flipped them once and cover until the cheese has melted. Place the tortillas on a plate and set aside.
        7. Assemble: Spread huevos rancheros sauce on each tortilla. Add the refried black beans, scallions, cilantro, jalapeno, and top with an egg. Squeeze a little lime over the eggs and devour!

        Recipe Notes

        • *Check out how to cook eggs all different ways on page 66 of the Lexi's Clean Kitchen cookbook!
        • *Homemade Tortilla Recipe

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        Healthy Mexican Inspired Meals - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

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        We’ve developed a fool-proof, super-simple baked chilaquiles recipe that’s packed with protein (thank you beans and eggs!) and Mexican flavor!

        Lindsay from Cotter Crunch made you Mexican Avocado Egg Salad Collard Green Wraps

        These Mexican avocado egg salad wraps make for a perfect low carb veggie packed lunch! Paleo Avocado Egg Salad seasoned with Mexican spices and jalapeno, then all wrapped up in collard greens! Whole 30 friendly.

        Taylor from Food Faith Fitness made you Whole30 Mexican Shakshuka

        This quick and easy, gluten-free Shakshuka recipe has a little, spicy Mexican twist! It’s a lower carb, healthy and whole30 compliant dinner or breakfast!

        Brittany from Eating Bird Food made you Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

        These sheet pan shrimp fajitas make for an easy weeknight meal with Mexican flavor. Simply bake your shrimp, peppers and onions together on one sheet, load up your tortillas and enjoy!

        Gina from Running to the Kitchen made you Turkey Chili Pie

        This turkey chili pie combines a healthy, leaner turkey chili recipe with a hearty gluten-free cornbread topping, all baked together in one skillet.

         

        Huevos Rancheros

        These Gluten Free Classic Potato Latkes are just like grandma makes them, only made without any refined white flour! They have the classic delicious flavors you want, and I guarantee that nobody will know they are gluten-free!

        Gluten Free Potato Latkes

        Classic Gluten Free Latkes Recipe

        There is almost nothing better than a crispy classic potato latke. Whether or not you serve yours with sour cream or applesauce, you are going to love this classic version, with straightforward flavor. The only difference here? It’s made with arrowroot starch to keep this gluten-free for those who need it. But don’t worry, nobody will notice the difference. Serve hot and crispy and make extra because these are going to go fast!

        Ingredients for Potato Latkes

        Classic Potato Latkes made gluten free

        How to Make Gluten Free Latkes?

        1. First start by peeling the potatoes. Then grate the potatoes and the onions into a strainer lined with a cheesecloth and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Place strained mixture into a large bowl and add in the remaining ingredients.
        2. Place oil into a large pan and heat the oil on medium-high heat.
        3. Once oil is hot, make patties out of the potato mixture (squeeze out even more excess liquid as you make patties) and pan-fry until brown on both sides.
        4. Should take about 3-4 minutes on each side but watch closely to avoid burning. Add more oil as needed.
        5. Serve with applesauce or sour cream and enjoy!

        Potato Latke Pro Tips:

        Gluten free latkes dipped into apple sauce

        Do I need to peel potatoes for latkes?

        Wash and scrub the potatoes if you want to keep the skins on, or peel them!

        Fry the latkes an hour or two ahead, place them on baking sheets in a single layer, then re-heat them in the oven when ready to serve! They taste best when hot and crispy!

        Gluten-Free Classic Potato Latkes

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        Gluten Free Classic Potato Latkes

        This Fall Hash Brown Breakfast Skillet is packed with all  of the quintessential flavors of autumn! It’s the perfect hearty weekday breakfast (or brinner), and great for a weekend brunch! Hearty, nutrient-dense, and delicious!

        Fall Hash Brown Breakfast Skillet

        The hash browns in this dish make it SO perfect. Instead of dicing the potatoes, simply shred them! It adds wonderful texture to the dish.

        P.S. Did you miss that I announced the first leg of the LCK BOOK TOUR? Make sure to RSVP before tickets run out!

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        I hope you have an awesome weekend and that you LOVE this skillet! 

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        Fall Hash Brown Breakfast Skillet

        SPRING is here and I am loving that the sun is now setting a bit later in the day! High five for daylights savings and being able to shoot recipes for you after 4pm!

        Today, I want to talk about kick-starting your Spring, and your mornings, with delicious and nutritious breakfast recipes that will give you proper fuel to keep you energized and moving!

        8 Healthy Breakfast Recipes

        Breakfast is an important meal of the day, so why does it often get skipped over? Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite LCK breakfast recipes– some that come together in under 15 minutes, some that are grab-and-go, and a variety of types of recipes to satisfy everyone. All of the recipes are packed with good-for-you ingredients to fuel your morning.

        A good idea is to prep the night before so you can get up and nourish your body!


        On-The-Go Egg Nests

        Egg Nests

        Morning Glory Muffins Gluten-Free Morning Glory Muffins

        Mexican Breakfast Casserole Mexican Breakfast Casserole

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         What is your favorite breakfast to eat in the morning?

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        Sometimes we wake up on a Saturday and I come up with a really good idea for breakfast. Other times it’s your usual eggs and bacon, frittata, and so on. But then there are days where this comes out of the kitchen and breakfast is essentially changed forever. Slight exaggeration, but not really. It’s all about breakfast pizza. 

        The best part? It’s totally customizable! Start with your pizza base and get cooking! Breakfast pizza in 30 minutes. BOOM!
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        Paleo Breakfast Pizza





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        Author: Lexi
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        Ingredients

        Breakfast Toppings

        • Ground beef
        • Chorizo or Chicken sausage
        • Sauteed Spinach
        • Eggs
        • Bacon
        • Tomato Sauce
        • Fresh Tomatoes
        • Fresh parsley for garnish

        Directions

      • Preheat oven to 350
      • In a bowl combine tapioca, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, and flax
      • Add in warm water and mix well
      • Add in palm shortening and egg; mix well
      • Line a baking sheet with slipat baking mat or parchment paper; sprinkle with tapioca flour
      • Roll the dough into a ball (it'll be somewhat sticky- it's okay)
      • Plop the ball onto your baking sheet and cover with an additional peach of parchment paper
      • Using a roller, gently roll out dough until thin*
      • Bake for 10 minutes, add breakfast toppings and an egg and place back in the oven for 20 minutes or until egg whites are opaque
      • Recipe Notes

      • *If you make it too thin, it'll be hard like flatbread, you want it about 1/3 inch so it rises and is dough-like.
      • **Make sure the crust is raised so the eggs sit in the center and don't go over
      • ***Yields 1 large pie or 2 individual pies

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        Breakfast Pizza

        This easy Shakshuka recipe is hearty, flavorful, and the perfect breakfast, brunch, or even DINNER. It’s paleo, whole30, gluten-free, and packed with flavor! It’s a one pan dish that requires minimal clean up! 

        Homemade Shakshuka

        Shakshuka

        Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern dish. I first discovered it on my trip to Israel years back. Now, they probably wouldn’t approve of my sausage addition, but I was served a version of Shakshuka last weekend at a brunch (at The Beehive in Boston), and it was served with Moroccan sausage. I loved it. So naturally, my version has sausage added to it. 

        It’s breakfast, but hearty and sophisticated making it a perfect dinner. I’m thinking it’s a must for weekend brunch, too. 

        Shakshuka Recipe For One

        It’s no secret I love me some breakfast! Breakfast for dinner? Even better. It’s also even better on a night you just don’t feel like cooking. Ever have those? I do about once a week. I made this on Monday night and it was requested Tuesday night again for dinner. Does that tell you something? A winner all the way!

        If you like this savory breakfast recipe, try these favorites: 

        Shakshuka Recipe

         

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        Shakshuka



        Prep Time 5 min
        Cook Time 25 min
        Total Time 30 minutes



        Author: Lexi
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        Directions

      • 1. Heat oil in a skillet
      • 2. Add sliced onions and red bell pepper, sauté for 5 minutes until translucent
      • 3. Add in sausage and spinach, let sausage cook and spinach wilt
      • 4. Add in diced tomatoes, chili powder, sea salt, cumin, and cayenne; mix to combine
      • 5. Gently spread an area and crack an egg in, continue with remaining eggs
      • 6. Let cook until egg whites are opaque
      • *For quicker cooking, cover your skillet
      • 7. Garnish with parsley, additional cayenne pepper, and freshly cracked black pepper
      • Recipe Notes

      • You can leave out the sausage for an equally delicious Shashuka

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        What is your favorite way to eat eggs?

        Shakshuka

        Last week I realized that there are so many recipes that I love and/or want to conquer that aren’t on LCK in any variation. Well, I didn’t just realize this last weekend, but a little light went off in my head that reminded me to do some work on my ever-growing recipe idea list (major fun lists in the note section of my iPhone).  A sneak peek into my notes? NY-Style Coffee Crumb Cakes, Jamaican Jerk Chicken Bites, Black and White Cookies, “Spaghetti” Alfredo with Bacon and Caramelized Onions, Oreos, Mini Cheesecakes, the list goes on and on and I am certainly ready!

        SAVORY SUNDAYSIf you have been here before you may already know that I love to entertain. I also love to prep meals in advance for the days ahead. Casseroles, in particular… totally missing from here! I have one bake, which I love and am now reminded that I need to make that dish way more often. They are pretty perfect for exactly what I love, having family and friends over for a nice brunch, and making a meal that last for a few days. 

        Mexican Breakfast CasseroleTotally perfect. Mexican is one of my favorite cuisines, and I firmly believe it’s even better for breakfast.

        Mexican Breakfast Casserole

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        Mexican Breakfast Casserole

        Mexican Breakfast Casserole

        Mexican Breakfast CasseroleNow that you’ve seen a peek into my LCK to-do list, what would you like to see? What are your all-time favorites that you wish could be made clean, light, and allergy-friendly?

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        Mexican Breakfast Casserole



        Prep Time 5 min
        Cook Time 40 min
        Total Time 45 minutes



        Author: Lexi
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        For serving

        Directions

      • 1. Preheat oven to 350
      • 2. In a skillet, heat oil and garlic for 30 seconds
      • 3. Add in sliced onions and peppers and let cook for 5 minutes, mixing often (if adding in potato option, do it here)
      • 4. Add in ground beef and cook until beef is browned
      • 5. Add in diced tomatoes, paprika, cayenne pepper, and Himalayan sea salt (if adding in beans, do it here)
      • 6. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired
      • 7. Using a slotted spoon, transfer mixture to your 9 in. casserole dish (leaving excess liquid behind)
      • 8. Crack eggs on top and bake for 25-30 minutes or until egg whites are cooked
      • 9. Serve hot with your favorite Mexican toppings!
      • Recipe Notes

      • Note: information done with grass-fed beef, servings can be split for 6 as well
      • Servings: 4
      • Amount Per Serving: 1
      • Calories: 400
      • Fat: 25g
      • Carbs: 10g
      • Protein: 31g

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        Mexican Breakfast Casserole

        Sweet Potato Buns | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        These Sweet Potato Buns make for the perfect nutrient-rich bread-alternative! I love how creative you can get with them. Breakfast sandwiches, the traditional BLT, avocado toast… the options are endless!

        Sweet Potato Buns - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        Sweet Potato Buns are my favorite! You can make them bigger or smaller, you can make them for  breakfast, for lunch, or for dinner! You can make them open face sliders or full sandwiches! So versatile!

        Sweet Potato Buns - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

        Simply roast the sweet potato, load with desired fillings, and DEVOUR! Whole30 compliant, grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free!

        Sweet Potato Buns - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

         
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        Sweet Potato Buns



        Prep Time 5 min
        Cook Time 25 min
        Total Time 30 minutes



        Author: Lexi
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          Sweet Potato Buns

          Make It Into A Breakfast Sandwich

          • Eggs, as desired
          • bacon, cooked
          • baby spinach, wilted

          Directions

          • Preheat oven to 400°F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
          • Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch thick rounds. Toss with oil, cinnamon, and sea salt.
          • Lie flat on baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until fully cooked, flipping over halfway through.

          Recipe Notes

          • *This recipe was updated in March, 2017.

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