Healthy Recipe for Fluffy Cloud Eggs
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
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...
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
Green Plan SmartPoints® value 2*
Blue Plan (Freestyle™) SmartPoints® value 0*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 0*
Cook: 10 minutes
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
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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