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Broccoli Cauliflower “Rice” Egg Cups + Updated Giveaway Winner!

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Hi all!  I hope your holidays are going swimmingly (don’t you just love that word…or maybe I am weird? ;))!  I promised you all that I would not leave you empty handed over my Christmas/New Years break, so I am popping in to share a quick recipe with you.  Though lets be honest, I wrote this post over a week ago in an effort to stay off of my computer as much as possible during my time off.

broccoli rice egg cups

I have been majorly crushing on pancakes, buckwheat bakes, and overnight oats for my breakfasts lately, but a few weeks ago I mixed things up a bit when I decided to take my eggs and veggies on the go.  Make up a batch of these egg cups on Sunday in preparation for the work week and you are good to go for several early morning meals.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

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Broccoli Cauliflower “Rice” Egg Cups

Servings: Makes 9 egg cups


2 cups riced cauliflower*
water or vegetable broth, for cooking
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup frozen or fresh cut broccoli
1 cup baby bella mushrooms, chopped
4 eggs, beaten
4 egg whites, beaten
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp onion powder

*To “rice” cauliflower: Process it in a food processor until it resembles rice.  Heat it in the microwave for 3 to 4 minutes (it will cook the rest of the way in the oven).


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Spray muffin tin pan with cooking spray.

2. Line a medium skillet with a thin layer of water or vegetable broth.  Heat over medium-high heat until very hot.  Once hot, lower the heat to medium and add in the garlic, broccoli, and mushrooms.  Cook for approximately 6 to 8 minutes, or until heated through.

3. In a large bowl, combine heated vegetable mixture, eggs, egg whites, and spices.  Stir until well-combined.

4. Pour into muffin tins in equal amounts to make 9 egg cups.

5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.

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You know me and my love of cauliflower “rice.”  It was only a matter of time before I started incorporating it into my breakfasts!

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One morning I served my egg cups with salsa, and on another morning I served them with spicy ketchup (sriracha sauce and ketchup mixed together).  They were both definitely killer combinations.

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Yummy, crispy goodness all packed with veggies and high in protein.  There’s nothing quite like getting your veggies in early on in the day!

Have a great rest of your break and a safe NYE!

Giveaway Update

I never heard from the original winner of the Happy Herbivore Light and Lean Cookbook giveaway, so I have selected a new winner.

Congratulations Meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles!  Please e-mail me at cleaneatingveggiegirl@gmail.com with your full name and mailing address.

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  • Marie @ Little Kitchie December 30, 2013, 6:48 am
    YUM! I would like these for breakfast right about now! :) Marie @ Little Kitchie recently posted...bagel and cream cheese breakfast casseroleMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 30, 2013, 8:16 am
      They are so great for breakfast on the go when you have a craving for eggs!
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life December 30, 2013, 9:38 am
    I need to get on the egg muffin train because I eat eggs prob 3/5 weekdays when I'm at home and I need to switch it up for the last two weeks that I'm here. These sound yummy! I don't know if I could do cauliflower in the morning (I'm weird) but I would give it a try! Ang @ Nutty for Life recently posted...Marvelous Food [MIMM #20]My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2014, 12:00 pm
      Yes, you do! These make breakfast on the go SO easy! I didn't think I could do cauliflower that early either, but in the "rice" form you really can't even taste it!
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes December 30, 2013, 10:08 am
    I LOVE egg cups - I always make 2 muffin tins full because #1 they are so flippin' easy and #2 They make the best leftovers!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2014, 12:01 pm
      I really need to start doing that. Have you ever tried freezing them? I wonder how well they would hold up?
  • Ashley December 30, 2013, 11:24 am
    I usually go for oatmeal or toast in the morning but these egg cups are such a great way to switch it up! I really need to try some new things to keep it interesting! Ashley recently posted...Reader Favorites 2013My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2014, 12:02 pm
      I get in a rut a lot, so anytime that I can switch things up a bit I usually try to. These would honestly make a great snack and/or meal too.
  • Tara December 30, 2013, 11:45 am
    I love these! I just got egg cups for baking and now I want to make mini everything! Tara recently posted...Vineyards In NapaMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2014, 12:02 pm
      Can't blame you there! Mini versions just taste BETTER! ;)
  • Meghan @fitnesscrEATures December 30, 2013, 12:22 pm
    YUM these sound so good! I love riced cauliflower too so I'm sure these are the best! Never thought to mix sriracha with ketchup - so smart! Meghan @fitnesscrEATures recently posted...Temporary Post Used For Theme Detection (e4ecd803-9452-4f90-876f-c22c04241b3e – 3bfe001a-32de-4114-a6b4-4005b770f6d7)My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2014, 12:03 pm
      Sriracha ketchup is pretty much amazing. I also love adding sriracha to vegan mayo. It's to die for!
  • Melanie @ Beautifully Nutty December 30, 2013, 1:43 pm
    Oooo I like how the edges are just a little bit crispy/golden brown. Those look delish! Melanie @ Beautifully Nutty recently posted...Orange Sesame Chicken with BroccoliMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2014, 12:05 pm
      THE best part!! I love some crispiness :).
  • meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles December 30, 2013, 2:24 pm
    Yay I am so excited! I can't wait to see this whole cookbook! And I really should make these egg cups for my son, he would love them for breakfast. meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles recently posted...Chocolate Cake On The Mind But Let’s Talk About DinnerMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2014, 12:21 pm
      You will love the cookbook!!! And yes, I am sure he would like these! Nothing like sneaking in some veggies in the morning!
  • Kat December 30, 2013, 3:29 pm
    So many veggies in these little babies!! Love it! I need a way to shove my veggies down my throat...Im so bad at cooking them for some reason! Kat recently posted...2013 In ReviewMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2014, 12:22 pm
      Haha, too funny!! Eggs ALWAYS make veggies taste good though ;).
  • Catherine @ foodiecology December 30, 2013, 4:35 pm
    "Swimmingly" is an awesome word, and I love making eggs/frittatas in muffin tins. Love the use of cauliflower rice in these! Catherine @ foodiecology recently posted...Christmas 2013My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2014, 12:25 pm
      Haha, thank you! I am glad I am not the only one who thinks so ;).
  • Tara | Treble in the Kitchen December 31, 2013, 3:58 am
    These look great!! I love egg muffins, but they ALWAYS stick to the pan which makes me not want to make them as often. Do these stick to the pan? Any tricks for getting the egg off the pan? :) Tara | Treble in the Kitchen recently posted...Weekend Recap: Our Final Date NightMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2014, 12:26 pm
      I sprayed the crap out of the pan with olive oil cooking spray so there was very minimal stickage..but I totally understand. That can be SUCH a pain to clean! :/
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness December 31, 2013, 10:09 am
    These breakfast cups sound like a great on the go healthy option. I have been trying to change up breakfasts from oatmeal and peanut butter toast to more protein filled options, I need to give these a try. Nicole @ FruitnFitness recently posted...Spiced Snack MixMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2014, 12:28 pm
      These would definitely be a good option because they have TONS of protein! :)
  • Jessie December 31, 2013, 9:31 pm
    I've made countless versions of egg cups, but never thought to include cauliflower "rice". Such a great addition. Jessie recently posted...WIAW: Monday’s MealsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2014, 12:29 pm
      Another crazy idea from my cauliflower "rice" obsessed mind! ;)
  • Lucie@FitSwissChick January 1, 2014, 7:26 am
    I love savory breakfast! And these are such a great take away option! Lucie@FitSwissChick recently posted...Recipe Roundup – Dessert!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2014, 12:30 pm
      Thanks Lucie!! You and me both :). I would definitely eat these for lunch or dinner too.
  • Emily @ More Than Just Dessert January 1, 2014, 6:08 pm
    I love making easy, portable dinner options in muffin tins! I've made quinoa pizza bites and mini pot pies...these are getting added! Sounds so good! Emily @ More Than Just Dessert recently posted...Three things 2013 taught meMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 2, 2014, 12:31 pm
      Mini pot pies?? That sounds SO awesome! What recipe did you use? I'd love to try making a veggie version.
  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies January 3, 2014, 10:23 pm
    These sound so yummy. My office neighbor always makes something like this, but his are mostly just egg, cheese, and meat. These look WAY better -- love the addition of cauliflower.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 5, 2014, 12:03 pm
      Yes, we don't need the meat now do we?? ;)
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien January 5, 2014, 10:59 am
    These are SO creative!! As soon as I get back to my beloved little kitchen I'm totally making these. Done and done! Hope you had a fab new year :) Alexis @ Hummusapien recently posted...The 13 Most Humbelievable Recipes of 2013My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 5, 2014, 12:13 pm
      Thanks so much Alexis!! I hope you have a great new year as well :).

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