Spinach and Sweet Potato Egg Cups

  I needed a quick and easy recipe that I could whip up once and enjoy for the week. Something healthy and filling. Oh, yeah, and delicious! 

I’ve been struggling to eat healthy the last couple months. This week presented an opportunity to either fall off the bandwagon completely or really buckle down: my husband is working long hours and eating on the road, so I’m on my own for dinner! 

I decided to take the opportunity and run with it. Starting with breakfast. So I whipped up a spin on my stuffed sweet potatoes that was a little more portable and reheatable. 

Ingredients

• 4 large sweet potatoes or 6 small ones

• 1 1/2 cups chopped frozen spinach

• 14 eggs

• 1 tbsp butter (preferably grassfed) 

• salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Bake sweet potatoes. I like to use a microwave. Mine took 13 minutes to bake 6 small potatoes. 

  
Allow to cool slightly (to avoid burnt fingers!) then cut in half lengthwise. Scoop flesh into a bowl using a spoon.

  
Add spinach, butter and 2 eggs to the bowl and stir to combine. 

   

Grease a regular size muffin tin and fill each section with a scoop of the mixture. Use the back of the spoon to hollow out a well for the eggs. Crack one egg into each well. 

  

I used extra large eggs and they were a bit too big so medium or large eggs would probably be better. 

Bake in the oven for approximately 15-20 minutes or until eggs are set. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy! 

   

  

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14 comments

  1. Sarah says:

    OMG this recipe looks amazing. I have been looking for another alternative to eating breakfast. My family loves sweet potatoes this is a neat way to eat them.

    • Saving Sanely says:

      Thanks, Megan! The easiest way is in the microwave. They warm up in about 30 seconds for one or two depending on the wattage of your particular unit. You could put them in the oven- it would crisp up the sweet potatoes but might overdo the eggs and I’m sure that would take at least 5-10 minutes to heat but I haven’t actually tried it myself. Let me know if you do how it goes!

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