Pesto Egg Muffins

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Egg muffins are incredibly easy to make and perfect for breakfast or snacking . I used my Basil & Macadamia Pesto to make these muffins but you can also try any of these pesto sauces: Paleo Avocado Pesto and Red Pesto - all take just a few minutes to make and add an amazing flavour boost to your meal!

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Nutritional values (per muffin)

1.2 grams 0.7 grams 6.9 grams 10.2 grams 3.5 grams 125 calories
Total Carbs1.9grams
Fiber0.7grams
Net Carbs1.2grams
Protein6.9grams
Fat10.2grams
of which Saturated3.5grams
Calories125kcal
Magnesium19mg (5% RDA)
Potassium139mg (7% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (4%), protein (22%), fat (74%)

Ingredients (makes 10 egg muffins)

  • 2/3 cup frozen spinach, thawed and excess water removed (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 3 tbsp pesto (45 g/ 1.6 oz) - you can make your own
  • 1/2 cup kalamata or other olives, pitted (50 g/ 1.8 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 125 g soft goat cheese or other soft type of cheese such as feta (4.4 oz)
  • 6 large eggs, free-range or organic
  • salt and pepper to taste (I like Pink Himalayan salt)

Note: You can also use fresh spinach and blanch it in boiling water for just a minute. Then, transfer to cold or icy water to cool down and stop cooking. Finally, squeeze out the excess water before using. When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F. Squeeze out the excess water from the spinach, deseed and slice the olives and chop the sun-dried tomatoes. Crack the eggs into a bowl, ... Pesto Egg Muffins
  2. ... add the pesto and season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix until well combined. Pesto Egg Muffins
  3. Divide the spinach, crumbled goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and olives evenly into the muffin pan (I used a silicon muffin pan). Pour in the egg & pesto mixture and transfer into the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until browned on top and cooked inside. Pesto Egg Muffins
  4. When done, remove from the oven and set aside to cool down. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Enjoy! Pesto Egg Muffins
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (29)

When I make this it and fill it like in your picture it's just barely fitting my medium muffin tin (makes 6) - could my eggs be medium instead of large? The carton says large but I'm having a hard time thinking that's correct if this is meant to make 10 muffins :/

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I'm not sure, I could barely fit them. I used a 6-muffin tray (medium muffins) and then made another 4 in another tray. It could be the eggs but I find it hard to believe that they would make such a big difference. Maybe your muffin tin is bigger? Mine is about 1/2 cup per muffin.

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Hi,
What would be a good substitute for the tomatoes?
Cheers 😊

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You could just skip them or use more olives or capers. Or maybe sliced red pepper, mushrooms, ...?

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My muffins looked great just like the picture and after taking them out of the oven, they deflated and no longer had a "muffin top".
Do you know what went wrong?
They still tasted great though!

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I'm not sure why they deflated but the ones I made only had a small muffin top - they they won't raise like sweet muffins. I suppose that the size of the muffin pan may also affect it.

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Hi,
I noticed there are many dishes with eggs ....which is just fine but I am allergic to the YELLOW so making them with  egg white.. should be just fine?!?
thanks .....

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Unless you are absolutely sure that you can use the whites, do not use eggs. You can use the filtering tool on my blog to search for all dairy-free recipes: KetoDiet Blog: Recipes

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Just made these for the first time. They came out perfect and we're absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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Hi was looking at the pesto egg muffins and was wandering what I could use instead of cheese? Thanks

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Hi Anthony, you can skip the cheese or use any other toppings: bacon, chorizo, ham, peppers or even sliced zucchini.

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Hi Martina,
I'm about to start your vegetarian keto diet plan.  I'm looking forward yo trying these muffins, please can you let me know if they can be frozen.
Thanks for your plan and advice, I've learnt loads already.
Rachel

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Hi Rachel, yes, they freeze well. Thank you for your kind word!

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If I freeze them, how do I prepare them to eat after frozen?

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I keep them in the fridge overnight or until defrosted and then eat cold or reheat them in the oven 😊

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What would be a good substitute for the olives?

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You can try capers (careful, these are very salty) or some sliced and butter-roasted mushrooms.

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I have started keto diet plan two days ago and feel that my acne increased and will continuing on this diet increase acne further?

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I think this is temporary and just a result of the change in your diet. Give it a week or two and make sure you eat enough electrolytes: Keto-Flu and Sufficient Intake of Electrolytes

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Awesome!  These recipes have been so helpful on my vegetarian keto journey.  What are the nutritional values without the cheese?  I eat eggs but can't do dairy...

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Hi Nicole, without cheese they are: 92 kcal, 1.2 net carbs, 4.5 g protein, 7.6 g fat and 0.7 g fibre. However, if you skip the cheese and want to still make 10 muffins, you may need to use 2 more eggs instead, so in the end, nutrition facts won't be much different 😊

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Thanks for the great recipe!  What size muffin tins did you use?  Hard to tell based on photo.  Thank you!!!

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The pan is for medium-sized muffins, I'd guess about 1/2 cup 😊

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Hi Martina! Cooked these with my mother for the whole family tonight! I've just started embarking on my ketogenic, paleo diet and your recipes are making it so much more tasty and enjoyable. I was curious: how many muffins equal one serving? My mom swears she thinks she read 3 somewhere, but I don't see it (at least on the mobile version of the blog)! Sorry!

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Thank you Kathryn! I think she might have seen it in one of my diet plans where I recommend 2-3 per serving: 2 Week Vegetarian Keto Diet Plan
Other than that, nutrition facts listed above are per one muffin 😊

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How many calories are in each muffin please? Taste great btw!

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Hi Laura, thanks! All nutrition facts are in the table in this post (125 kcal per muffin) 😊

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Love the egg muffins from your app! My hubby is a vegetarian so I make them without the bacon just for him. I've made your avocado pesto (yummy!!) and will have to give these try. Thanks for sharing!

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Thank you Kelly!

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