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Quiche Cupcakes

April 14, 2013

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These Quiche Cupcakes are a great way to have a healthy breakfast without spending time in the kitchen since they can be made ahead of time and popped in the microwave.  Bonus – they are only 1 Weight Watcher point each!!!

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Spray a muffin pan (12 cup) with non-fat cooking spray.

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Spray a saute pan with cooking spray.

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced  

Saute the onions and garlic until the onions begin to become translucent.

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3 cups fresh baby spinach (I like to break the stems off but this is not necessary)

Add spinach and continue to saute until wilted.  Remove from heat.

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3 whole eggs

3 egg whites or 3 more whole eggs

1/4 cup non-fat milk

salt or seasoned salt

pepper 

garlic granules (optional)

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the whole eggs, egg whites, milk, and seasonings.

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1/2 cup (1 1/2 oz.) part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded  (You can use any type of cheese that you like.  If you are counting Weight Watcher points – use the correct amount to add up to 3 PointsPlus)

Stir in the spinach mixture and cheese.

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12 slices of ham  Oscar Meyer Deli Select is the perfect size and low in points

Push the ham into each muffin hole, gently pressing it in the bottom so the ham creates the “crust” for the quiche.  Try to make sure the ham isn’t sticking too far over the edge to prevent burning during cooking.

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Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour the egg mixture into each muffin hole.  To get 12 cupcakes out of the recipe, use less than a 1/4 cup.  Don’t worry if the ham has a hole in it or egg mixture spills into the muffin hole.  It all cooks just fine.

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Cook for 20 – 23 minutes or until the egg is cooked through and becomes fluffy.

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Serve topped with salsa if you like.

Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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WEIGHT WATCHERS – If using the 3 whole eggs with 3 egg whites – 1 PointsPlus each.  If using 6 whole eggs – 1.5 PointsPlus each.

 

RECIPE SOURCE:  Revised from Slender Kitchen

 

FULL RECIPE WITHOUT PICTURES —

QUICHE CUPCAKES

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced  

3 cups fresh baby spinach (I like to break the stems off but this is not necessary)

3 whole eggs plus 3 egg whites OR 6 whole eggs

1/4 cup non-fat milk

salt or seasoned salt

pepper 

garlic granules (optional)

1/2 cup (1 1/2 oz.) part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded  (You can use any type of cheese that you like.  If you are counting Weight Watcher points – use the correct amount to add up to 3 PointsPlus)

12 slices of ham  Oscar Meyer Deli Select is the perfect size and low in points.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Spray a muffin pan (12 cup) with non-fat cooking spray.

Spray a saute pan with cooking spray.

Saute the onions and garlic until the onions begin to become translucent.

Give the spinach a rough chop.

Add spinach and continue to saute until wilted.  Remove from heat.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and seasonings.

Stir in the spinach mixture and cheese.

Push the ham into each muffin hole, gently pressing it in the bottom so the ham creates the “crust” for the quiche.  Try to make sure the ham isn’t sticking too far over the edge to prevent burning during cooking.

Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour the egg mixture into each muffin hole.  To get 12 cupcakes out of the recipe, use less than a 1/4 cup.

Cook for 20 – 23 minutes or until the egg is cooked through and becomes fluffy.

Serve topped with salsa if you like.

Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freeze in a freezer bag.

WEIGHT WATCHERS – If using the 3 whole eggs with 3 egg whites – 1 PointsPlus each.  If using 6 whole eggs – 1.5 PointsPlus each.

RECIPE SOURCE:  Revised from Slender Kitchen

 

 

 

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