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Keto Breakfast Sausage Cauliflower Muffins

February 4, 2017
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‘Savory breakfast sausage cauliflower muffins will bring all of the comforts of Thanksgiving flavors into your home anytime of the year!’

Definitely a bit strange, but this is actually a follow up from my most recent kids breakfast prep posts!  I originally made these keto breakfast sausage cauliflower muffins for myself, but my daughter (and husband) ended  up liking them so much I had to make a whole new batches just for them!  The preparation is exactly the same, but I just changed up the rest of my meal to make it full keto/low carb/grain/gluten free/dairy free.

When I first came up with this idea, I was entirely unsure if I could pull it off, but I gotta say… these turned out even better than I could have imagined.  I knew I wanted to incorporate vegetables into them somehow (because thats I how I keto and eat :)), but couldn’t decide between zucchini, yellow squash, kale, or spinach.  Those options all seemed a little too boring to me and if I was going to even get my family to try these, I knew the veggies couldn’t be quite so ‘pronounced’ and in your face!  However using riced cauliflower not only provided a great texture, it also had a subtle savory taste, and the color is completely neutral as well so its virtually undetectable for those picky eaters in your life!

A HUGE bonus to this recipe is it works great for meal/food prep, it requires fairly basic ingredients, its EASY to prepare, AND these can even be frozen and stored for future use!  A winner on all accounts if I do say so myself!

Lets get the ingredients together:

  • riced cauliflower
  • nutritional yeast
  • eggs
  • spices
  • milk
  • melter butter
  • cooked sausage (turkey, pork, beef, chicken) and onions

Keto Breakfast Sausage Cauliflower Muffins

Cook off onions and ground sausage.  Once the the mixture is cooled, throw ALL ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer.  Mix at medium speed for about a minute until everything is well incorporated and combined.

Keto Breakfast Sausage Cauliflower Muffins

It will look like a big wet, sticky blob!

HOLD UP… I just realized these could also be made into quick little patties and fried up in some ghee or butter… mmm, that sounds good also 🙂  Cooked on a cast iron skillet to make an extra crispy coating.  Yeah, that would work too!!!

Keto Breakfast Sausage Cauliflower Muffins

At any rate, whichever method you decide to cook these, you’ll love them!  Let the “dough” sit for a couple of minutes to thicken up even more.  If you’re sticking with the original cooking plan… then add about a teaspoon of butter or ghee the bottoms of a cupcake pan.  Coat the rest with non stick spray and pop this into the oven while it preheats.

Keto Breakfast Sausage Cauliflower Muffins

Once oven reaches temperature, pull the pan out carefully.  Divide and portion dough and add about 1/4 to 1/3 cup to the pan (right on top of the now melted butter).  Its going to sizzle and soak right into the bottom of these…. YUM.

Keto Breakfast Sausage Cauliflower MuffinsKeto Breakfast Sausage Cauliflower Muffins

Pop the them in the oven and cook until the edges are ALL deliciously golden brown and crisped!  They will also slightly be pulling away from the pan.  You’ll want to taste them immediately because the smell in your kitchen/house will be utterly overwhelmingly delicious, but resist the urge.  They are great just like this, hot right of the oven BUT even better with a little ghee melted right on top.  Oh. My God.  Ghee.  Best part of being keto, I swear.  If you missed that train, catch up.  You’ll wonder how you ever lived without this beautiful clarified butter in your life!  I digress… always when it comes to ghee!!!

Keto Breakfast Sausage Cauliflower Muffins

Keto Breakfast Sausage Cauliflower MuffinsOh happiness.

I LOVE that the spices and texture are so pronounced, yet they remain so perfectly balanced.  I swear these taste like “Thanksgiving”… so rich, warm, and comforting.

Keto Breakfast Sausage Cauliflower Muffins
Keto Breakfast Sausage Cauliflower Muffins

Eat them plain, reheated in the toaster oven, on the go, OR build your breakfast around them like I did!  These “hidden veggie” sausage muffins can take an everyday boring keto meal (eggs & bacon) up about 15 notches, easily.  They make you feel like you’re having something far more substantial as well!  My daughters muffins were paired with some extra carbs, but for my husband and my portions I served the muffins on top of fresh baby spinach and alongside a couple of fried eggs!  Yeah, this was a pretty hearty meal even for me 🙂

Keto Breakfast Sausage Cauliflower Muffins

Breakfast Sausage Cauliflower Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 Large whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter or coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cups milk of choice
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons psyllium husk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup riced cauliflower
  • 1/2lb cooked & cooled ground sausage

Optional

  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Directions

Step 1
Preheat a cast iron skillet or pan and coat with non stick spray or butter. Cook sausage thoroughly. Remove from heat and let cool.
Step 2
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and coat with non stick spray. Add 1 tsp of butter or coconut oil to the bottom of each 'cupcake' space.
Step 3
In a large bowl or stand mixer add egg, butter, and milk. Whip until frothy. Add remaining ingredients (cauliflower, cooked sausage, coconut flour, psyllium husk, and spices). Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Stir in optional cheese if desired.
Step 4
Remove heated pan from oven and portion/scoop batter on top of melted butter. Cook for 30-35 minutes until top and edges are golden brown.

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 muffin
Servings Per Container 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 82 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 6g 12%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    Theresa
    February 12, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    I can’t wait to make these! I’m training for my first Ironman and I thank you for all the meal ideas and recipes! Have you heard of KetoKrate? It’s a subscription box for kept friendly snacks– my cousin is actually featured with her sugar free coconut candies from Curly Girlz Candy!

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