egg white tortilla cups

63 calories!

when was the last time you could say 63 calories made a fulfilling impact on your life?

well, the time is now! and these delicious egg white tortilla cups are the giver of good news!

{breakfast tortilla cups}_

breakfast is a tough topic for me.

i was never much of a pancake gal. and eggs, well let’s just say they don’t rev my engine quite like they do the rest of the world.

don’t get me wrong, i LOVE a perfectly poached egg. but that’s as long as a toasty piece of sourdough, the size of my head, is alongside it to dip in the golden goodness.

steak-n-eggs. SOLD.

eggs benny with extra hollandaise. SOLD.

but weekday morning breakfast? eh. i’ll wait to stuff my face with french fries for lunch.

{breakfast tortilla cups} customizable ingredients make these a total home run!

but. my lunch theory could only last for so long.

and yes, i’m talking until my metabolism caught up with me in my late twenties.

i also started to come around to the fact that humans need breakfast. FACT.

so once i found these customizable little tortilla cups, i just knew i was embarking on a long breakfast-on-the-go love affair.

{breakfast tortilla cups} super simple to assemble for bake time!

these breakfast delights are super simple to assemble, a breeze to bake + endlessly customizable.

they also taste just as dreamy when reheated as they do fresh out the oven. {are you catchin’ what i’m throwing down?} this means you can whip ‘em up on a sunday afternoon, toss ‘em in the freezer + not have to worry all week about amping up that morning blood sugar – you’re answer is only seconds away from freezer to microwave!

what more could you ask for!

{breakfast tortilla cups} customizable, easy + cheesy!!_

as one who cooks a great deal, veggie scraps are a common occurrence in my fridge at week’s end. these little cups were basically made for that! truly, i think that’s the greatest part!

because you can whip these little tortilla packages up each week, change up the toppings to clean out the fridge + voila! you’ll never tire of ‘em!

but. most importantly. . 

{breakfast tortilla cups} customizable, easy + cheesy!_

did you hear me say they are only 63 calories a cup!?! each little tantalizing tortilla cup!

now, that my internet friend, is a weekday win!

wake up, eat as many as leave you satisfied + you’ll totally have room to splurge on that side of cheese for your lunchtime fries. 😉


egg white tortilla cups
 
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Serves: 12 tortilla cups
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups egg whites
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup of milk, greek yogurt or sour cream {this adds a great fluffiness!}
  • ¾ cup shredded cheese of choice {i used a mexican blend here!}
  • 6 10" flour tortillas, cut into quarters
  • 1 cup finely diced toppings {i used jalapeno, green bell pepper, white onion + steak}
  • salt + pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. preheat the oven to 350º
  2. spray the muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. {i love trader joe’s coconut oil spray - 0 cals!}
  3. press the tortilla quarters into each muffin spot, forming a little ‘cup’. {you should be able to use 2 quarter pieces per muffin cup, don’t worry if they don’t fit perfectly - they will settle once the ingredients are in!}
  4. distribute your diced toppings into the cups.
  5. in a medium bowl, whisk together egg whites, eggs + milk/sour cream.
  6. pour the egg mixture into each cup, filling about ⅔ the way full.
  7. sprinkle cheese generously on top of each cup.
  8. bake for 20 minutes, then turn the oven to low broil + continue baking for 3-5 minutes more or until cheese is bubbly + tortilla crust is golden.
  9. remove from the oven, let the cups cool a bit before removing from the pan {a knife around the edges works great!} + enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 tortilla cup Calories: 63


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 63 calories per muffin includes using reduced fat cheese, skim milk or 0% greek yogurt + does not include any of the topping add-ins!

tiny leftovers

 to freeze: bake as the recipe indicates + let the tortilla cups fully cool from the oven. then remove them to a freezer-safe container {ziploc bags work as well}. to reheat, simply place desired amount on a paper towel in the microwave + zap for about 30 seconds!

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i suggest using 10″ flour tortillas here. but really anything tortilla-related will work!

if using smaller tortillas, i suggest to use something with a rim {cup, can, bowl..} to cut them into a smaller circle to fit one per muffin cup.

corn tortillas give a great lend of flavor to mexican-inspired toppings. and even low-carb wraps can be subbed in {just be conscious they might get a bit crispier}.

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 toppings are endless! i think using these little guys as a ‘clean your fridge’ vessel is a great key to success, but if buying the add-ins just be sure to precook any meat {bacon, turkey sausage, chicken, steak. .} before adding into the tins for cooking! veggies do not need to be cooked!

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 these also make for an awesome brunch dish! you could whip up a few kinds -veggie lovers, meat lovers, pizza lovers- and serve on a platter! they are super cute + handheld friendly!