Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Good Morning: Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Egg Muffins


I always bake an extra sweet potato for dinner so I have one for tomorrow.

You probably would never think that this orange potato is so valuable.

It is one of the healthiest foods you can eat.


It has 90% of your daily vitamin A and is super high in potassium, beta-carotene and rich in fiber.
As long as you don't mash it with brown sugar and butter, or top it with marshmallows (no thank you), you are golden.

When I am on my lose 5 lbs. diet (which I often am), a sweet potato is part of my breakfast, lunch or dinner.
It's good for blood sugar and it's included in the Weight Watchers program (I believe 2 points).

You sold yet?

I love them, so I don't care how many points they are.

Here is a great site w/ 18 recipes to make with leftover sweet potatoes.

These little breakfast muffins are a great way to start your day.

You can use goat cheese or feta, and jarred roasted peppers are just fine.
I added quinoa, because I had some leftover from last night.

If you have the sweet potato and quinoa already cooked from last night, this recipe is a no brainer.

If not, you can start from scratch.
Bake a sweet potato at 400F for about an hour & cook the quinoa as per directions on the package.


Sweet Potato & Goat Cheese Egg Muffins: (makes 9 muffins)

1 cooked sweet potato (skin slips off easily when the potato is cold), diced
1/2 cup cooked quinoa (optional)
1/2 jar roasted peppers, chopped
4 eggs
1 tbsp milk or cream
salt & pepper
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup feta or goat cheese

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, adding in the eggs last.


Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and pour the egg mixture into the cups.

Bake 20 minutes until puffed and golden.


Let rest 5 minutes in pan, then remove to a cooling rack.

Garnish with sliced avocado (of course!), and enjoy!


3 comments:

Natalia B said...

Yay - someone else who loves sweet potatoes (although I always thought that the orange potato was a yam). I'm a big fan of yams - I can eat them all the time. This sounds like a yummy recipe, kind of a sweet and savory egg muffin. Can't wait to try this!

(you look fab in your photos - can't imagine you needing to lose 5 lbs ever.) :)

Content in a Cottage said...

Stacey...Those muffins look delicious. Have you ever tried baking sweet potatoes in the microwave? That's the way I cook mine when I want one for lunch and it comes out perfectly. My dog loves them too.

Oui Chef said...

Love the idea of this dish, it includes all of my favorite foods!