Delicious new ways to enjoy eggs for breakfast

I’ve always been a breakfast lover and a perfect way to create a filling, nourishing breakfast is to have eggs.  Since being pregnant, eggs are something I’ve been eating more often as they’re not only a good source of protein, but they’re really nutrient dense too.

Eggs are one of the few food sources that contain vitamin D. We make the majority of vitamin D when the sun hits our skin, but because we have our skin covered in winter and there is less sun, vitamin D levels drop. So including more food sources is especially useful in winter.  Eggs also contain 10 other vitamins and minerals plus the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin which promote good eye health.

Whilst people used to avoid eggs because of their cholesterol, evidence now suggests there’s no need to.  Eggs can be eaten regularly as a low cost, nutrient rich wholefood protein source. Yah!

Eggs for breakfast can be more than poached or scrambled too. And to get you inspired with some new ideas, here’s three egg recipes I’ve been enjoying lately for breakfast – from the super quick, to the prep in advance. There’s even a sweet option too.

Enjoy.

 

2 minute microwave pesto eggs

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Eggs for breakfast don’t have to take a lot of time.  This is my favourite way to have a quick egg based breakfast (especially during the week before I head off for a busy day of work!) – plus it’s a good way to get an extra serve of vegetables into your day.

Ingredients

2 eggs
Optional – 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs (eg parsley, basil)
1-2 teaspoons pesto
Juice from ½ lemon
¼ avocado, sliced
2 handfuls baby spinach
Wholemeal sourdough bread (or whatever bread you fancy)
Salt and pepper to season

Method:

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Simply crack 2 eggs into a ramekin, mix well with a fork, season with pepper, add the herbs if using and microwave for 1 ½ minutes, stirring half way.  Cover it well with  paper towel as the egg can ‘pop’ and make a mess!  Or if it pops when you take it out it could hit you and hurt!

Place a handful of baby spinach on a slice of toasted bread, top with the cooked egg and sliced avocado.  In a small dish, mix the pesto and lemon juice and drizzle over the egg.

Season with salt and pepper and enjoy for a super quick, protein packed breakfast that also gives you a serve of vegetables too.

 

Kumara hash egg muffins

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These kumara hash egg muffins are kind of like a cooked breakfast in one.  These ‘muffins’ have a kumara hash bottom, a layer of spinach, mushroom and cheese and are then topped with an egg.  A couple of these provide a nourishing breakfast you can eat on the run.

Ingredients (makes 6 texas size muffins)

1 large kumara, peeled and grated
1 tsp powdered garlic
½ cup grated cheese
3 large handfuls of baby spinach, washed
6 large free range eggs
6 mushrooms, chopped
1 tablespoon pesto

Optional: Smoked salmon slices, or bacon

 

Method:

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

Place the grated kumara in a bowl and season with a little salt.  Mix and leave for a couple of minutes.  With clean hands, take handfuls of the kumara and squeeze out extra fluid. Place squeezed kumara back in the bowl and sprinkle over the garlic powder and season with cracked pepper.

Line texas muffin tins with baking paper, or grease well.  Press the kumara evenly into the bottom of the muffin tins.    Bake for 12 minutes.
While the kumara is cooking, heat a fry pan over a medium heat.  Add the chopped mushrooms and pesto, stirring often until cooked (around 4-5 minutes).  Set aside in a small bowl.  Add the baby spinach and heat through until wilted.  Squeeze out excess moisture – otherwise it will make the kumara soggy.

Grate the cheese.  When the kumara has finished cooking, sprinkle half of the grated cheese evenly over the kumara bases.  Add the mushrooms and spinach, then top with remaining cheese.  If using smoked salmon or bacon, you could add these now.  Cook the bacon before using so it’s crispy .

Crack an egg on top each of the bases.  Lightly prick the yolk with a skewer.

Bake for 15 minutes, or until the egg is cooked.

 

 

Chocolate banana & hazelnut omelette

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Sometimes I like my eggs on the sweeter side, and this is a delicious way to have them.

Ingredients
Serves 1

2 large size free range eggs
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon runny honey
1 ½ bananas, cut in half
1 small handful of hazelnuts, cut in half
3 tablespoons Greek yoghurt

 

Method:

In a bowl, beat the eggs, milk, cocoa and honey together until well combined.  Mash half the banana and add to the egg mixture and mix well.

Grease a non stick fry pan and heat over a medium heat.  Pour over the egg mixture and heat until cooked.

While the omelette is cooking, finely slice the other banana.  Once cooked place half of this banana over top of the egg on top of one half of the omelette and spread over a couple of tablespoons of yoghurt.  Flip in half and place on your plate.  Top with extra yoghurt, the remaining banana, hazelnuts and dust with a little cocoa.

For more delicious recipes, how to videos, health and nutritional information you can check out this website.

This post was made possible thanks to Eggs Inc

GIVEAWAY!

So you can head to the supermarket and pick up some goodies to create your own favourite eggy breakfast, I’ve got a $50 supermarket voucher to give away.  To be in the draw, simply comment below with what recipe you’d try or your favourite way to eat eggs.  Don’t forget to check out Eggs Inc for more recipe inspiration too.

CONGRATULATIONS Heidi! I’ve emailed you regarding your prize. Thanks everyone for entering.

Competition closes September 24th 27th 2016.  Open to NZ residents only.

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107 Responses to Delicious new ways to enjoy eggs for breakfast

  1. Mel September 12, 2016 at 9:51 am #

    Yum! I’m definitely going to try the pesto eggs (:

  2. Talia September 12, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    I cannot wait to try the Kumara Hash muffins, yuuuuummmmm! Although I’ll also be trying the pesto eggs too… I love eggs for breakfast, I often just have a boiled egg with tomato & avocado:) Delicious!

  3. Bex September 12, 2016 at 7:31 pm #

    Yum I want to try all of them!! But I’m a chocoholic any excuse to eat it!! Hehe

  4. liz September 12, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    The chocolate hazelnut eggs look interesting!

  5. Victoria September 12, 2016 at 7:43 pm #

    So good – definitely going to try out the pesto eggs!

  6. Theresa September 12, 2016 at 7:52 pm #

    I do like the look of the chocolate omelet think I will try it. Love eggs in a nest learnt it at school 35 years later still a fav

  7. Jane September 12, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

    I love eggs for brekkie! My current fave is egg& egg white omelette with a t spoon of peanut butter to add a slightly salty depth mixed through the eggs with a dash of vanilla. All finished off with yoghurt, sliced banana & tinned peaches

  8. Lana September 12, 2016 at 8:10 pm #

    Chocolate banana & hazelnut omelette, breakfast or desert option they sound like perfection. A must try for this Sunday brunch. 🙂

  9. Marina September 12, 2016 at 8:12 pm #

    Omg. .. the chocolate of course ????

  10. Marina September 12, 2016 at 8:12 pm #

    Omg. .. the chocolate of course ????

  11. Rebekah Ochiai September 12, 2016 at 8:20 pm #

    I have neve thought of sweet eggs before and would love to try the chocolate omelette!!!

  12. Sarah Fitzpatrick September 12, 2016 at 8:24 pm #

    Yum! Can’t wait to try the choc omelette. I’ve never thought to have eggs sweet like that but it sounds delicious.

  13. Rebecca peacock September 12, 2016 at 8:44 pm #

    I’d definitely try the kumara hash and the chocolate omelette. Love eggs but I’m not very inventive. These all look delish!

  14. Lauren September 12, 2016 at 8:54 pm #

    That chocolate omelette looks diiiiivine! I will definitely be giving that a whirl!
    Yum

  15. Lisa September 12, 2016 at 9:45 pm #

    I love the sweet omelette too, yum! My fave is 2 eggs mixed with a dash of water, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a sprinkle of Natvia then cooked into an omelette. Topped with natural yoghurt mixed with some protein powder to thicken it and a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds and frozen blueberries, so good!

  16. Erin September 13, 2016 at 6:42 am #

    Yum! ????????
    My favourite way to eat eggs is in a moist savoury muffin, packed with fresh herbs and veggies! Looks like I’ll have to try those choc hazelnut pancakes though! (With a generous dollop of coconut yoghurt and some sliced strawberries of course! ????)

  17. Isabelle September 13, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

    I would love to make a sweet omelette! What a great twist on it – almost surprised I haven’t tried it before with my morning sweet tooth :).

  18. Kim September 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm #

    Definitely will try the sweet option and the spinach and pesto recipes !

  19. Sus Chesmar September 16, 2016 at 6:15 pm #

    I really want to try the kumura hash egg muffins, they look like something I’d enjoy! 🙂

  20. debbie September 18, 2016 at 7:17 pm #

    kumara hash egg muffins sounds so amazing and I reckon the family would gobble them up 🙂

  21. Deborah September 18, 2016 at 7:23 pm #

    Just made kumra hash egg patties so I’m very keen to try them in muffin form next time! 🙂

  22. Kushla Taloa-Davey September 18, 2016 at 7:24 pm #

    Kumara hash egg muffins sound scrumptious ;D

  23. nicky carson September 18, 2016 at 7:28 pm #

    I love my eggs scrambles, but OMG the 2 minute microwave pesto eggs looks amazing !

  24. Daisy Walsh September 18, 2016 at 7:43 pm #

    I’d have to try the chocolate banana & hazelnut omelette! I’ve never had a sweet omelette before! If it’s good I’ll be adding it to my ‘things I can cook’ list 🙂

  25. Adele September 18, 2016 at 7:53 pm #

    I eat eggs 6/7 days a week….. Always savory…. But the Chocolate Banana Hazlenut Omelette has got me curious!!!

  26. Karena September 18, 2016 at 7:58 pm #

    So want to try the chocolate banana & hazlenut omelette sounds delicious

  27. Bonnie September 18, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

    I love my eggs poached! Served on top of a pile of crispy fried potato, chorizo, bacon & wilted spinach… delish!

  28. Fiona September 18, 2016 at 8:16 pm #

    Omg….the kumara hash egg muffins sound so good and great to preprepare and heat for quick brekkie. Yum!! I do love runny poached eggs too though with avocado and feta smash and a sprinkle of chilli powder for a kick!

  29. Nikky Winchester September 18, 2016 at 8:24 pm #

    Some yummy recipes there but I doubt my fussy eating daughter would try them, unfortunately. We go for the classics here: fried, poached, scrambled, soft and hard boiled 🙂

  30. Rachel September 18, 2016 at 8:24 pm #

    The pesto eggs look good, but I’d have to try the chocolate banana & hazelnut omelet. Would have never thought to eat eggs like that for breaky – yumm!!

  31. Emily September 18, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

    Kumara hash egg muffins sounds yum!

  32. CaraC September 18, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

    Oohh I’d love to try the Chocolate banana & hazelnut omelette, I need a good change up in my morning egg routine & that would be perfect!!

  33. Miriam September 19, 2016 at 6:56 am #

    The kumara hash egg muffins are definitely on my meal prep list for next week. They look like a very tasty variation of my usual mini frittatas I make for snacking.

  34. Kim September 19, 2016 at 7:45 am #

    The Kumara Hash Muffins sound great. Keen to make these ahead and have for busy mornings!

  35. Michelle mackie September 19, 2016 at 7:46 am #

    Hash brown eggs looks sooooo yummy

  36. Karen September 19, 2016 at 8:59 am #

    The kumara hash egg muffins sound delicious 🙂

  37. Jade wallis September 19, 2016 at 9:42 am #

    Honestly my favourite way to eat eggs is just the good Ol’ fashioned poached eggs on toast! I eat it every day for either breakfast or lunch, I love adding beetroot and linseed also as an extra nutrient boost ?? Perfect meal for me as well seeing as I’m a breastfeeding mother! Love eggs ????????????????????

  38. Amanda F September 19, 2016 at 10:54 am #

    Those pesto eggs look amazing! I’d also make some lemon curd which uses a lot of eggs and is freaked delicious!

  39. Nicole Logan September 19, 2016 at 10:59 am #

    Def the kumera hash muffins – love my eggs scrambled!!! yum yum

  40. Becky September 19, 2016 at 11:41 am #

    Oo yum the Kumara hash egg muffins.

  41. Tyler September 19, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

    Definitely the kumra egg muffin. Yummy my 2 fav things

  42. Liz guilfoyle September 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    Would definitely make the chocolate banana and hazelnut walnut omelette, it looks delicious!!! I do love omelettes and havnt tried sweet version 🙂

  43. KarenD September 19, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

    I love making quiche with eggs. I can add any dinner left overs and a few fresh veges and make them go so much further. Plus any left overs are great cold for lunch the next day. Yum!

  44. Suzannah Newton September 19, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    The kumara hash egg muffins look amazeballs! They’re on my weekend brunch menu.

  45. Corrine September 19, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

    Definitely will be trying out all of them, but the Kumara Hash in number one on the list! I have all the ingredients ready to make it for tomorrow!!

  46. Frances September 19, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

    Kumara Hash Egg Muffins sound delicious.. Definitely going to try..

  47. Steviie Nicole September 19, 2016 at 7:03 pm #

    Interested to try the banana hazelnut omelette! Looks good! The Kumara Hash eggs look good too! Love runny eggs. Poached eggs are my fav

  48. Corrin collins September 19, 2016 at 8:48 pm #

    Kumara hash egg muffins yum!

  49. Flick September 19, 2016 at 9:33 pm #

    The pesto eggs!!!

  50. Kate September 19, 2016 at 9:50 pm #

    Chocolate hazelnut and banana omelette sounds super tasty!

  51. Bikram Ghosh September 20, 2016 at 9:53 am #

    Chocolate banana & hazelnut omelette – this combination sounds killer. Drooling just thinking what it would taste like lol. ????????

  52. rose September 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    Yum! my two year old and I have an omelette with veges and sauerkraut most mornings.

  53. Angela Pedlar September 20, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    2 minute microwave pesto eggs

  54. Corina September 20, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

    2 minute microwave pesto eggs looks easy to make and looks so yummy

  55. Heidi September 20, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

    Might have a go at the microwaved eggs with pesto, I’m all about quick meals!

  56. Katie Beswick September 20, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    I love eggs benedict with bacon and hollandaise sauce but my husband would love your kumara hash edd muffins and I would love to try making your chocolate banana and hazelnut omlette!

  57. Vanessa Brom September 20, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    Kumara Hash Egg Muffins look delicious and simple. I just bought some garlic powder the other day too, it’s destiny

  58. Sandra Grant September 20, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

    We have been having banana pancakes (breakfast, lunch or tea). Yummo!

  59. Lydia September 20, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

    I am currently loving healthy banana pancakes for brekkie. Just mix together one egg, one mashed banana and a bit of cinnamon and put it on the pan. Serve with berries and natural yoghurt. So easy but so good!

  60. Ann September 20, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    That chocolatey omlette! Cheap and relatively healthy for a desert. I’ve copied it to try later this week! Can’t wait.

  61. Toni September 20, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

    Kumera Hash Egg Muffins!! Delish ??????????

  62. Theo September 20, 2016 at 11:54 pm #

    Chocolate banana & hazelnut omelette for sure! I also got a boatload of pesto recently so I’d go for the pesto loaded scrambled eggs tooooo. Maybe one for me and I could cook the other one for my flatmate =D although second breakfast is tempting…

  63. Alicia Necklen September 21, 2016 at 6:15 am #

    I love the sound of them all its hard to choose just one! But I’d probably try the coic hazelnut omelette, for something different.
    Yum!

  64. Serena September 21, 2016 at 6:27 am #

    I am going to have to try the Kumera hash egg muffins! Thanks for sharing these recipes.

  65. Kelly O September 21, 2016 at 11:14 am #

    I’m keen to try the sweet omelette with my kids – or maybe just I will eat it – oink 🙂

  66. Diana Deco September 21, 2016 at 11:25 am #

    The kumara mash muffins sound great. I like eating a pancake made with just eggs and cream cheese, with some berries sprinkled on the top. Try it!

  67. Debbie September 21, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    Chocolate banana and hazelnut omelette, this just appeals!

  68. Gemma September 21, 2016 at 2:03 pm #

    I would definitely try the Chocolate banana & hazelnut omelette – looks delicious! I have an omelette every morning for breakfast and needed some inspiration on mixing up the ingredients! : )

  69. Olivia Koolen September 21, 2016 at 2:07 pm #

    Kumura hash egg muffins. Savoury brekkie yum

  70. Sam September 21, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    My fave way to eat eggs is age old eggs and soldiers, but the kumara egg muffins look delicious!

  71. Hannah September 21, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    Hmm, shrimp and bacon omelet for dinner

  72. Eddy Gies September 21, 2016 at 7:41 pm #

    Love my eggs scrambled with pepper and a drop or two of chilli sauce on top.

  73. Char September 21, 2016 at 7:41 pm #

    Friggin delicious. Love all of these ideas.

  74. Allanag September 21, 2016 at 7:43 pm #

    I want to try kumara hash muffins and my favourite way to eat eggs is egg and soldiers

  75. Beth Fowler September 21, 2016 at 7:44 pm #

    The kumara hash egg muffins sound yum!

  76. Natale September 21, 2016 at 7:44 pm #

    We usually stick to poached eggs during the week but on the weekend mix it up with either a massive omelette full of mushrooms, cheese onions and ham OR poached eggs with homemade hollandaise!!

  77. Tracey Mantell September 21, 2016 at 7:54 pm #

    Scrambled eggs with pepper

  78. Alex September 21, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

    I need that omelette!!! Chocolate for breakfast yes please!

  79. Inge Struwig September 21, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

    Oh my. That chocolate banana and hazelnut omelette looks devilish. Definitely want to try that. My daughter loves egg and soldiers, fried eggs and mostly the white of a boiled egg. I love scrambled egg on wholewheat toast with avocado and a squeeze of lemon.

  80. Tamryn September 21, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

    I’ve always enjoyed Tabasco on my eggs whether it be poached or fried eggs 🙂

  81. Taryn September 21, 2016 at 8:11 pm #

    I’d try to chocolate, banana and hazelnut omelette on a day I had done a loooong run. Usually it’s just boiled eggs for me for lunch

  82. Emma van Niekerk September 21, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

    That Choc Banana & Hazelnut Omelette looks INCREDIBLE. The flavour combinations *drools* I would definitely be heading out to purchase the ingredients for this recipe!

  83. Libby Innes September 21, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

    Kumara Egg Hash would be a hit in our house hold! Definatley going to give it a go for our Sunday morning family brekie .

  84. Megan September 21, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

    The 2 minute microwave pesto eggs. They sound yummy and easy. Just what I need 🙂

  85. Robyn Booysen September 21, 2016 at 8:33 pm #

    Chocolate Banana & Hazelnut Omelette sounds very inviting and ‘eggcellent’!

  86. Angela Beaumont September 23, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

    I love cooking up a big batch of pancakes 🙂

  87. Bec September 25, 2016 at 6:08 am #

    Choc banana hazelnut omelette would deff giv that a whirl

  88. Sandra Grant September 26, 2016 at 9:41 pm #

    Banana pancakes are our go-to. Yummo

  89. Erica September 26, 2016 at 10:09 pm #

    Would love to try the pesto eggs

  90. Gloria Kim September 26, 2016 at 11:34 pm #

    Kumara hash egg muffins for sure!!!

  91. Nicola Wassell-Jones September 27, 2016 at 6:33 am #

    Chocolate banana and hazelnut omelette sounds interesting but I would have to use a different nut due to hazelnut allergy.

  92. Jan Sumner September 27, 2016 at 7:52 am #

    Egg with a dribble of soy sauce in a toasted pie

  93. Brooke Shergold September 27, 2016 at 11:26 am #

    Kumara hash egg muffins look delish!!

  94. Samantha Meiklejohn September 27, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

    I always get really ‘egg-cited’ when it’s asparagus season! I love making soft boiled eggs with grilled bacon wrapped asparagus soldiers!!!

  95. Marina Robertson September 27, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    Pesto eggs sound amazing

  96. Rochelle Selwyn September 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

    My (still) favourite way to eat eggs is the age-old soft-boiled eggs and soldiers, but I could give the chocolate banana and hazelnut omelette a try ????

  97. Claire Coakley September 27, 2016 at 6:01 pm #

    The Kumara spinach mushrooms Pesto and egg recipe is best ideal healthy comfort food recipe I’ve seen in ages and I will give it a go on the weekend when we are away with friends skiing! I love sneaking kumara into my family’s eating and something to grab and go will be a hit with the boys!

  98. Chantelle September 27, 2016 at 7:53 pm #

    Kumara hash eggs we love eggs

  99. Jen October 1, 2016 at 9:31 pm #

    I am totally trying that chocolate omelette

  100. Isabelle Cohen October 1, 2016 at 10:02 pm #

    Wow, I’m gonna have to try the chocolate omelette thing!

  101. Olivia Duncan October 2, 2016 at 8:58 am #

    The kumara one looks fantastic, I’ll keep those in mind for when I have to bring a plate too.

  102. Liz Duncan October 2, 2016 at 9:38 am #

    Hell yes to the chocolate, banana, hazelnut brekkie! I’m all over that!

  103. Shereen Booysen October 2, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

    Love omelettes but can’t wait to try your chocolate and hazelnut version … mmm

  104. Cheryl October 2, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

    Oh my gosh a sweet omelette? Chocolate!?! Yes please! Yum! I must try this!!!

  105. Sarah October 3, 2016 at 4:12 am #

    The pesto eggs! Yum! And I’ll try making the choc one with my son in the holidays!

  106. Donna Morrison December 9, 2016 at 6:53 pm #

    The Kumara hash egg muffins sound scrumptious

  107. Michelle January 9, 2017 at 3:05 pm #

    Yum, I’d like to try the chocolate banana omelette..I always struggle with breakfast

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