Healthy Recipe for Fluffy Cloud Eggs

May 31 2017
Question@2x Hi Hungry Girl,

I've been seeing pictures of "cloud eggs" all over the internet. Have you heard about this trend? Please tell me you have a simple recipe!

Head in the Cloud Eggs
Answer@2x Hi Head in the Cloud Eggs,

Cloud eggs are everywhere! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the phenomenon, cloud eggs are super-fluffy pillows of egg whites baked with the yolks nestled on top. They're beautiful, delicious, and a fun change of pace if you're used to scrambles and hard-boiled eggs. We first tried baking them on a baking sheet but found the results fell flat. So we broke out a jumbo muffin pan, and the outcome was spectacular! Here's HG's super-easy, super-awesome recipe...
HG's Healthy Cloud Eggs Recipe

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1/2 of recipe (1 cloud egg): 72 calories, 4.5g total fat (1.5g sat fat), 149mg sodium, 0.5g carbs, 0g fiber, <0.5g sugars, 6g protein

SmartPoints®
value 2*

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

2 large eggs

Dash each salt and black pepper

Optional seasoning: everything bagel seasoning blend (like the kind by Trader Joe's), additional salt and black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Spray 2 cups of a jumbo muffin pan (like this one) with nonstick spray. (If you don't have a jumbo muffin pan, use two small oven-safe bowls.)

Separate egg whites into a large bowl, and gently place yolks in a small bowl without breaking them.

With an electric mixer set to high speed, beat egg whites until fluffy and slightly stiff, about 4 minutes.

Divide egg whites between the two sprayed cups of the muffin pan.

Using the back of a spoon, create a small indentation in the center of each egg white. Gently place a yolk in each indentation.

Season with salt and pepper. Bake to your preference, 5 - 7 minutes (5 minutes for runnier yolks; 7 minutes for firmer ones).

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

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