Rising and shining isn’t how we all start the day. When the snooze button’s been hit more times than you care to admit and the coffee couldn’t brew any faster, a basic breakfast isn’t going to cut it. Bypass the sugary cereal flakes, syrup-slathered pancakes and pop-up toaster pastries. All that sweetness might get your engine up and running, but you’ll have to pull over to refuel just a few miles up the road. Instead, make these hot, hearty and wholesome muffins to kick start your morning. They’re protein rich and Paleo-diet friendly. You’ll be speeding ahead until lunchtime—maybe even with some of that brightness you envy in the early birds.
Paleo Turkey Sweet Potato & Spinach Muffins
1 lb. 99% lean ground turkey breast
1 large sweet potato, quartered and cooked
2 cups spinach
1 Tbsp. dried rosemary
3 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 tsp sea salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In food processor, combine all ingredients and pulse until mixture is well blended. (Note: If you don’t have a food processor, mash sweet potatoes and mix in remaining ingredients by hand.)
- Spray a 12-cup muffin tray with cooking spray or insert paper liners. Evenly divide mixture among cups.
- Bake muffins for 30 minutes.