Start your day right with these vegetable-packed high protein vegan Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups! This easy to make ahead breakfast is made with wholesome ingredients and is oil-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.
These Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups have a chickpea flour base to which seasoning and plant milk is added to make a batter. Then stir in chopped broccoli, shredded carrot, and onion, and bake for an easy breakfast.
I received the cookbook Simply Delicious Vegan from Abrams Books. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are my personal views.
Try this new recipe and serve these savory vegan chickpea muffins or "egg cups" as part of a brunch spread along with my JUST Egg Quiche, Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes, Vegan Banana Oat Pancakes or Vegan Banana Buckwheat Waffles. This savory recipe is a great option for meal prepping to get you through a busy work week.
Try this Vegan Cream of Wheat for a quick hot breakfast bowl.
If you would like to try another easy recipe utilizing chickpeas, try my Vegan Chickpea "Tuna" Salad!
In December 2020, Caitlin Shoemaker, the creator of From My Bowl, released her first cookbook, Simply Delicious Vegan. I will share her recipe for vegan Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups on page 28 of her new cookbook!
About the Simply Delicious Vegan cookbook
Caitlin Shoemaker offers 100 gluten-free, oil-free, and refined sugar-free plant-based recipes that will make you feel great and help you feel energized! Her whole plant-based recipes are delicious, easy to make, and budget-friendly, making it easy for anyone to include more plants in their meals.
There are plenty of helpful tips on cooking, roasting, and baking without oil, plus she includes a list of recommended kitchen tools and whole-food vegan pantry staples. Caitlin has several low-waste kitchen hacks, lifestyle tips, and tips on saving money by eating plant-based.
More recipes from the cookbook
After reading Simply Delicious Vegan, which has eleven chapters covering breakfast to dessert and everything in between, I can't wait to make these nourishing and quick-to-put-together recipes:
- Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole on page 53
- Grits Bowls with Sweet and Smoky Tempeh Bacon on page 57
- Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato Soup on page 68
- Chimichurri Quinoa Salad on page 91
- All-in-one Sushi on page 117
- Cheesy Battered Zucchini Fries on page 131
- Buffalo Cauliflower Penne on page 153
- Vegan Pad Thai on page 166
- Homemade Snickers on page 200
These are the simple ingredients you need to make this recipe for a healthy breakfast on busy mornings:
- Chickpea flour - garbanzo bean flour. I can find this in the grocery store or online. This acts as an egg substitute.
- Nutritional yeast - There is no cheddar cheese in this vegan version of broccoli cheddar egg muffins. The nutritional yeast adds a cheesy flavor; it is inactive and has many health benefits.
- Non-dairy milk - I used unsweetened organic soy milk made from whole soybeans. It is mild and creamy.
How to make Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups
It's easy to make this great recipe, even if it is your first time.
Start by preheating the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a 12-cup muffin tin with parchment paper or liners (or use a silicone muffin pan or silicone liners).
Whisk the dry ingredients (not the vegetables) together in a large bowl. Pour in the plant milk and mix until a thick batter forms.
Fold the broccoli, onion, and carrots into the batter or vegan "egg mixture."
Evenly divide the batter among the cups in the muffin tin.
Bake for 30 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
- Serve immediately once cooled, or transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Instead of broccoli, try bell peppers.
Instead of yellow onion, try green onions.
Add chopped fresh herbs such as parsley.
Try adding garlic powder or red pepper flakes to the seasoning mix.
Let me know your favorite way of making this recipe!
Let the muffins cool completely before storing them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- silicone muffin tin, muffin tin with paper liners, or silicone muffin liners
- mixing bowl
- cutting board
- chef's knife
- If you use a silicone muffin pan, place it on a baking sheet before filling it for a more effortless transfer in and out of the oven.
- These Broccoli Cheddar "Egg" Cups are especially delicious when they are still warm. I recommend reheating the leftovers.
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The recipe is reprinted with permission from Caitlin Shoemaker and Abrams Books, © 2020. You can get a copy of Caitlin's cookbook here.
Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups
- silicone muffin pan or muffin tin with paper liners
- mixing bowl
- Preheat the oven to 350℉ (175℃) and line a 12-cup muffin tin with parchment paper or liners (or use a silicone muffin pan).
- Whisk the chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, turmeric, paprika, salt, and baking powder together in a large bowl. Pour in the milk and mix until a thick batter forms.2 cups chickpea flour, ½ cup nutritional yeast, ½ teaspoon ground turmeric, ½ teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 2 cups nondairy milk
- Fold the broccoli, onion, and carrots into the batter, then evenly divide the batter among the cups in the muffin tin. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes.2 ½ cups broccoli florets, ¼ yellow onion, ⅓ cup shredded peeled carrots
- Serve immediately, or transfer to a wire rack to cool before storing in the fridge for up to 1 week.
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